London headquartered distributor and copro broker TVF International has revealed its summer slate of factual and factual entertainment programming in time for Sunny Side of the Doc.
The programming being shopped includes a two-part global affairs special titled 100 Years: China’s Communist Century by Mediacorp for Channel News Asia. The 2 x 48-minute special investigates key figures and eras that have shaped the CCP’s tumultuous history on the party’s 100th anniversary this year. The special examines periods such as The Cultural Revolution, The Great Famine and the Deng Xiao Ping reforms to see how these events affect China today.
TVF also is repping the 9 x 60-minute science series Super Tunnel made for BBC2 by Windfall Films. The series follows a team of more than 10,000 engineers and construction workers completing the Crossrail, the biggest engineering project in Europe.
The 4 x 48-minute series Deciphering South Korea is a topical cultural series by Peddling Pictures for Channel News Asia, hosted by Korean journalist Joi Lee. The series dives into different facets of Korean culture including K-Pop and the country’s tech industry, including a special episode on the realities of ‘Hallyu’: The Korean Wave, which covers the increasing global popularity of Korean culture in recent decades.
TVF also has two new food series in Food in Our Time (3 x 48 minutes) featuring Michelin-starred chef André Chiang, and Secret Delicious (6 x 30 minutes) with food blogger Aun Koh. The distributor’s summer slate also includes the travel series The World’s Most Amazing Festivals (12 x 30 minutes) from Pronto Prod and TVF, and the historical feature, The Great Wall of China: The Making of China (1 x 67 minutes) for Channel 5.
Some coproduction and pre-sale opportunities that TVF is bringing to market include the true crime series The Case I Can’t Forget (6 x 50 minutes) from Rare TV for RTE, where top detectives describe stand-out cases that shaped their careers, and Unbelievable Me (10 x 45 minutes) from Barcroft Studios, in which individuals talk about how they didn’t let physical differences stop them from living inspirational lives.