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MIPTV Picks 2014: Liberty of London

Produced by Rize Films for Channel 4, this program gives an unprecedented look into one of London's best-loved shops, as its staff gears up for a "make or break" Christmas shopping season.
March 21, 2014


Partners: Rize USA for Channel 4; distributed by DCD Rights
Length/volume: 3 x 60 minutes
Premiered: December 2013 (UK)
Rights available: Worldwide
The department store that this ob-doc gets its name from is a fixture of London’s Oxford Circus; a 130-year-old retail landmark. But in today’s world, even the oldest, most venerable brands are vulnerable to the winds of change, and the whims of taste. Produced by Rize Films for Channel 4, this program gives an unprecedented look into one of London’s best-loved shops, as its staff gears up for a “make or break” Christmas shopping season. Like the BBC’s Inside Claridges, another UK hit from the past year, Liberty of London provides a compelling snapshot of the faces behind the place.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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