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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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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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