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BBC ‘Storyville’ acquires Lance Armstrong doc

BBC doc strand 'Storyville' has picked up Stop At Nothing: The Lance Armstrong Story (pictured) from Australia's ABC Commercial, which it will air in the UK on July 6.
June 23, 2014

BBC doc strand ‘Storyville’ has picked up Stop At Nothing: The Lance Armstrong Story (pictured) from Australia’s ABC Commercial, which it will air in the UK on July 6.

The film – a copro between ABC Commercial and Passion Pictures – promises to reveal new details about the disgraced cyclist’s doping scandal through insights from his former friends. It recently screened at Sheffield Doc/Fest and London’s East End Film Festival.

ABC Commercial holds worldwide distribution rights to the doc.

“This is a formidable piece of investigative journalism that gets to the darkest places in contemporary world sport and money,” said Nick Fraser, ‘Storyville’ commissioning editor, in a statement. “Armstrong ruled this world without scruple and by inspiring fear. I loved the film.”

Sharon Ramsay-Luck, head of sales and business development at ABC Commercial, added: “With the Tour de France starting in the UK this year, we hope that UK cycling fans enjoy this fascinating exploration of the man whose fame and success was centred around this iconic sporting event, which is now associated with his dramatic fall from grace.”

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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