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MIPTV Picks 2015 – Seven Deadly Sins of the Animal Kingdom

Slothful bears, lustful roosters and other badly behaving animals are featured here, in this series hosted by Richard E. Grant.
April 1, 2015


Partners: Back2Back Productions for Sky 3D and Discovery; distributed by Sky Vision
Length: 7 x 60 minutes
Rights available: Worldwide excluding the UK, Latin America and the Caribbean
Richard E. Grant (Withnail and I) is such a mesmerizing on-screen presence that he could captivate an audience with a dramatic reading from a phone book. Thus, it’s not surprising that as the presenter of this series exploring the “seven deadly sins,” he throws himself into the subject matter with characteristic aplomb. The program, however, doesn’t explore the sins – lust, greed, et cetera – through the lens of human experience, but through that of the animal kingdom. Slothful bears, lustful roosters and other badly behaving animals are featured, with scientific research and the latest discoveries in animal behavior illuminating the reasons behind the “sins.”

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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