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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.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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