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Extra: “The Final Four” heads to Australia; BBC2 slates Yates’ Grenfell Tower doc

Australia acquires Armoza Formats’ The Final Four Local rights to Armoza Formats’ singing competition format The Final Four have been acquired by Australian prodco Screentime Australia, a Banijay Group company. The Final ...
November 9, 2017

Australia acquires Armoza Formats’ The Final Four

Local rights to Armoza Formats’ singing competition format The Final Four have been acquired by Australian prodco Screentime Australia, a Banijay Group company.

The Final Four was also recently picked up in Finland (ITV Studios Finland), New Zealand and pan-Asia by Context Media.

In The Final Four (13 x 90-120 minutes), four finalists are announced in the season premiere. Selected by a trio of top music judges, only the best will make the cut. But in every episode, talented hopefuls will attempt to steal one of the finalists’ spots. Anyone can become a contestant at any time via submissions on the dedicated app, but only the cream of the crop will be able to challenge the finalists. In the season finale, only one will be crowned the winner when the final four battle against one another.

The Great War Tour with Norm Christie – The Wounded slated for Remembrance Day premiere on TVO.

The one-hour doc The Great War Tour with Norm Christie – The Wounded is slated to have its Canadian premiere on Remembrance Day (November 11).

Produced by Breakthrough Entertainment and Norm Christie Productions, in association with TVO, The Great War Tour follows Christie, a historian, on a quest to tell the story of the men and women of the Canadian Army Medical Corps who cared for the 130,000 Canadian soliders who were wounded in the First World War.

Christie traces the harrowing trek of a soldier wounded on the battlefield: from the frontline regimental aid posts and casualty clearing stations to the base hospitals.

The Great War Tour with Norm Christie – The Wounded airs Nov. 11 at 9 p.m. ET on TVO and streaming online at TVO.org.

Reggie Yates explores Grenfell Tower fire in BBC2 documentary

Filmmaker and television presenter Reggie Yates will explore the untold stories of some of Grenfell Tower’s hidden victims in an upcoming documentary on BBC2.

From Expectation Factual, Reggie Yates: Searching For Grenfell’s Hidden Victims (w/t), aims to learn more about the many residents whose lives were lost in the fire and about whom so very little is known. Yates hopes to find the human stories behind the tragedy, putting individual identities and faces to the names.

The documentary will also spotlight the economic and cultural forces that continue to push people out of their homes and pull so many to London.

The executive producer of the film is Colin Barr. The doc was commissioned by Patrick Holland, controller, BBC2 and Clare Sillery, head of commissioning, documentaries.

Reggie Yates: Searching For Grenfell’s Hidden Victims (1 x 60 minutes) will be broadcast on BBC2 in 2018.

 

 

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