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.