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C21: Nine, Reelz pick up Diana doc

Nine Network in Australia and US cablenet Reelz are among the international channels to have acquired a two-part ITV documentary on the late Diana Princess of Wales.

The Diana Interview: Revenge of a Princess was produced by Minnow Films for UK commercial broadcaster ITV and centres on the controversial BBC Panorama interview with Diana in 1995.

TV2 in Norway, Servus TV in Austria, RTL Netherlands and TVNOW in Germany have all picked up the 2×60’ doc from UK-based coproduction funding agency and distributor Drive, which is handling international sales.

Meanwhile, Drive has sold true crime series Poisonous Liaisons (13×60’) to AMC Networks’ streaming service Sundance Now in North America.

The series traces the practise of poisoning and the perception of its use in connection with infamous crimes of the modern era. The programme is produced by Australia-based White Spark Pictures for C&I Network/History Channel UK and Iberia.

In addition, NHK in Japan and PBS Nova in the US have both acquired Reef Rescue (1×60’). Produced by Merit Motions Pictures, Les Films a Cinq/Capa Presse and Arte France in association with Canadian public broadcaster CBC and Vulcan Productions, the show follows the story of an international team of scientists who are developing corals that can survive in the oceans of the future.

At the same time, Israeli broadcaster Yes, ORF in Austria and SVT in Sweden have picked up Cured, the 1×60’ film that explores the story of the LGBTQ activists who challenged the American Psychiatric Association in 1973 to remove homosexuality from its manual of mental illnesses.

Cured is coproduced by Story Center Films, Singer & Deschamps Productions and the Independent Television Service.

Finally, Drive has sold Helicopter ER (30×60’) to Sky New Zealand and Spike in the Netherlands. Produced by Air TV for UKTV’s Really, the series follows a team of helicopter medics as they look to rescue the critically ill in some of the UK’s most extreme landscape

Published by Clive Whittingham on www.c21media.net on 11-03-2021.

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