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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...

Praise for Mars Uncovered: Ancient God of War

New show Mars Uncovered: Ancient God of War was very well received when it premiered at BBC4 last week. PICK OF THE WEEK ‘Engaging and clever’ The Observer ‘Hughes expertly traces Mars origins’ The Times ‘Hughes is a warm and authoritative presenter, always utterly engaged and at home amongst fallen columns...

C21Media: Back2Back reports weather series sale

BBC Earth and Discovery Italy are among the international broadcasters to have picked up a factual series on extreme weather conditions from UK-based funding and distribution outfit Drive. The World’s Deadliest Weather is produced by UK indie Back2Back and the third 13×60’ season has also been...

Drive linked to trailblazing by Realscreen

Realscreen’s Trailblazers: TCB Media Rights In an industry that seems to be changing on a daily basis, it’s hard to keep track of those changes, and the creative and strategic minds behind them. But we managed to catch up with several such individuals and companies for...