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Passion locks sales for talent-led doc titles featuring Alan Cumming, Stacey Dooley

Tinopolis-owned factual distributor Passion Distribution has closed a number of international sales for a slate of talent-fronted unscripted series featuring the likes of Alan Cumming, Stacey Dooley and Robson Green. First ...
July 11, 2022

Tinopolis-owned factual distributor Passion Distribution has closed a number of international sales for a slate of talent-fronted unscripted series featuring the likes of Alan Cumming, Stacey Dooley and Robson Green.

First up is Miriam and Alan: Lost in Scotland (3 x 60 min.), in which actors Alan Cumming and Miriam Margolyes (pictured) set out to rediscover their mutual Scottish roots by traveling around the country via camper, visiting the cities, the Highlands, and some of its most remote and rustic locations. Produced by Blink Films for Channel 4, the three-parter (which has already been greenlit for a second series) has been picked up by ABC for Australia, Gusto and Living Discovery for New Zealand, UR for Sweden, for the U.S. by American Public Television (APT), and for Greece by Tanweer-owned ERT.

Moving farther south, Walking Hadrian’s Wall with Robson Green (3 x 60 min.), produced by Firecracker Films for Channel 5, follows the British actor and presenter as he travels the length of the massive fortification built to section off Roman Britain from what was then known as Caledonia. The series has sold to SBS (Australia), Top TV (New Zealand), APT (U.S.), UR (Sweden) and Ananey (Israel).

A pair of Stacey Dooley titles from Firecracker Films have also been licensed for several territories. Australia’s SBS, Sweden’s TV4, Finland’s MTV3 and Japan’s NHK have all sprung for Stacey Dooley: Inside the Convent (1 x 60 min.), in which the intrepid presenter learns what it’s like to live as a nun by spending 10 days within the walls of the Order of the Holy Paraclete Anglican community. Dooley’s prodco Little Dooley shares producing credit with Firecracker for the one-off doc, which was commissioned for BBC One.

SBS has also picked up the second Dooley-led title, series three of Stacey Dooley Sleeps Over, produced by Firecracker for UKTV’s W channel. The 4 x 60-minute series was also acquired by Bravo (New Zealand) and for Norway by both pubcaster NRK and commercial free-to-air channel TV2.

Last up is another W commission, Myleene Klass: Miscarriage & Me from Hall of Mirrors, which has been acquired by SBS (Australia), Nelonen (Finland), NRK (Norway), Ananey (Israel) and BBC Persia. The 60-minute doc special features the British singer and BBC/ITV presenter discussing her own experience with miscarriage in order to help other women cope with its emotional and physical trauma.

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Andrew Jeffrey joined Realscreen in 2021 as its news editor. Here, he helps to oversee assignment, reporting and editing for Realscreen's daily newsletter. Prior to his work covering documentary and non-fiction film and TV, he worked as a reporter and associate producer for CBC Edmonton, and as a reporter for The Star Calgary, where he covered daily news on beats such as local and provincial politics, health care and harm reduction, sports and education. His work has appeared in other Canadian news outlets such as TVO, the Edmonton Journal and Avenue Magazine.

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