BBCWW sells “Monsoon,” “Paradise” into Thailand

BBC Worldwide has penned deals with Thai and Australian broadcasters for wildlife titles such as Lands of the Monsoon and Attenborough's Bird of Paradise. (Pictured: Katherine Mills: Mind Games)
October 6, 2014

BBC Worldwide (BBCWW) has penned deals with Thai and Australian broadcasters for wildlife titles Lands of the Monsoon and Attenborough’s Bird of Paradise.

The 5 x 50-minute series Lands of the Monsoon was acquired by both Thai broadcaster PBS and Australia’s Network Ten, which also picked up Attenborough’s Birds of Paradise, Nature’s Misfits and Dolphins: Spy in the Pod.

Meanwhile, among the slate of BBCWW content headed to Cannes is the BBC Productions-made This Wild Life (12 x 30 minutes), which follows wildlife expert Saba Douglas-Hamilton and her family’s move to northern Kenya; the BBC and Science Channel copro Human Universe (5 x 50 minutes), on questions about humanity; and Jungle Atlantis (2 x 50 minutes), a BBC and Smithsonian Channel copro that follows a team of archaeologists uncovering mysteries about the lost city.

Additional titles include the Oxford TV and Film-produced Life is Toff (6 x 30 minutes), on the private lives of one of Britain’s aristocratic families; the Crook Productions- and Objective Productions-made Katherine Mills: Mind Games (4 x 50 minutes; pictured above), which follows the pop-psychologist and her social experiments; and comedy-reality series Bad Bridesmaid (6 x 45 minutes).

The distributor will also bring season 22 of Top Gear (12 x 50 minutes) and Top Gear: Ambitious But Rubbish (8 x 50 minutes) to Cannes.

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