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Extra: CBS Reality true-crime series for UK, Poland; FIFA+ doc on eco-friendly team

CBS Reality readies true-crime lineup for UK, Poland UK-based factual entertainment channel CBS Reality has announced a fall slate of new true-crime series for the UK and Polish markets. The UK offerings begin ...
July 29, 2022

CBS Reality readies true-crime lineup for UK, Poland

UK-based factual entertainment channel CBS Reality has announced a fall slate of new true-crime series for the UK and Polish markets.

The UK offerings begin with The Truth About My Murder (10 x 60 min., pictured), from Yeti Television. Hosted by forensic pathologist and author Dr. Richard Shepherd, who has worked on many recent high-profile cases and has performed over 23,000 autopsies during his career, the series employs cutting-edge digital technology as Shepherd analyzes victims’ bodies in order to discover the actual causes of their deaths. It premieres on CBS Reality on September 22.

Next up is Wrongly Accused (10 x 60 min.), which examines investigations that led to wrongful convictions. Hosted by journalist and activist Louise Shorter, the series will document five cases per episode, with the first half covering the events that led to the wrongful convictions, and the second the investigations that eventually brought the real killers to justice. Produced by Monster Films, Wrongly Accused will premiere on November 15.

For Poland, the two-part docuseries Always Upholding the Law (2 x 60 min.) explores the disappearance of a police officer after he intervened in a robbery while off duty, and the subsequent investigation. Produced by Blueberry Media, the series debuts on August 13.

Lastly, A Crime Without a Body (5 x 60 min.) looks at murder cases in which the the body was disposed of by the perpetrators, and investigates how to get a murder conviction if no body is found. Produced by Jake Vision, A Crime Without a Body will premiere on CBS Reality Poland in the fall.

New streamer FIFA+ preps first doc, about carbon-neutral soccer club

The recently launched streaming service FIFA+ will premiere a new original film from Passion Docs on the Gloucestershire-based Forest Green Rovers football club, the world’s first UN-certified carbon-neutral sports team.

Directed by Bart Corpe and executive produced by Amy Foster for Passion Docs, Another Way: The Forest Green Rovers Story tracks the club both on and off the pitch throughout its winning season in EFL League Two, while also exploring the team’s efforts to ensure that it is the “greenest football club in the world.” These include powering the entire ground with renewable energy, to ensuring that fans, players and staff are served vegan food, to the ambitious project to build a 100% eco-friendly stadium.

“This is exactly why FIFA+ was created — to tell the very best stories that football has to offer, on a global scale,” said James Abraham, commissioning editor at FIFA+, in a release. “At FIFA+, we’re immensely proud to be able to give a platform to this story, and it was a joy to work with Forest Green Rovers — particularly in such a successful season.”

Added Dale Vince, chairman of the Forest Green Rovers: “It’s been great to work with FIFA on this film — one of the first to be on their new FIFA+ channel. There have been football documentaries before, of course, but none about a club like Forest Green, because there are no clubs quite like Forest Green.”

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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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