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MIPCOM Picks ’15: The Detectives

This gripping three-part series follows the detectives of Manchester's Public Protection Division, a team created to investigate sexual offences.
September 1, 2015


Partners: Produced by Minnow Films for BBC2; distributed by Zodiak Rights
Length: 3 x 60 minutes
Premiered: May 2015 (UK)
Rights available: Worldwide excluding UK

This gripping three-part series follows the detectives of Manchester’s Public Protection Division, a team created to investigate sexual offences. Here, you’ll see the investigators grapple with the case of famed Manchester DJ Ray Teret, a friend of disgraced BBC host Jimmy Savile who is himself accused of a string of sexual offences against schoolgirls allegedly taking place in the 1960s and 1970s. In real life sequences that will appeal to fans of any crime procedurals, you’ll get a glimpse of the methodology behind the sleuthing, and be on hand as the team unearths clues to crack the case.

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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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