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Broadcast: UKTV finds home for The Good Nazi

Domestic broadcaster among a range of international buyers of doc UKTV is among a raft of global broadcasters to have picked up a documentary about a Nazi officer who mirrored the work of Oskar Schindler. The multi-channel network has acquired Canadian 60-minute film The Good Nazi, which tells the...

C21: Drive unveils biggest ever Mipcom slate

UK-based production funding and distribution agency Drive is travelling to Mipcom with seven new shows as part of it’s largest slate to date. Among them is The Restoration Yard (working title), a 10×60’ factual show which revolves around expert restorer Gary Wallis and his mission to...

TBI Vision: Drive secures Good Nazi sales

UKTV in the UK, ZDF Info in Germany and Planète+ in France have picked up documentary film The Good Nazi from financier and distributor Drive. The show, which explores the exploits of Nazi officer Major Karl Plagge who risked his life to save thousands of Jews, will...

TBI Vision: Drive gets down with ‘Downton Abbey’ special

Ben Barrett and Lilla Hurst’s Drive has picked up a Downton Abbey special for international distribution. The Peninsula Television-produced special, Return To Downton Abbey (1 x 60 minutes), goes behind the scenes on the forthcoming film as well as the series, which ran from 2010 to 2015. The Drive-distributed special is...

C21: Channel 5 takes Alaska’s Drugs for Fun

UK broadcaster Channel 5 has ordered a formatted documentary series about recreational cocaine use from independent production company Alaska TV. Doing Drugs for Fun is a three-parter in which four cocaine users follow the drug’s trail from the Colombian rainforests to the streets of the UK. On...

C21 Media: Drive motors to Cannes with royals

UK-based production funding and distribution agency Drive will launch three new documentaries about the UK’s royal family and an eight-part talkshow at MipTV next week. Commissioned by TrueRoyalty TV, the royalty-themed SVOD platform launched last year in the UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, the...