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BBC Worldwide fights evil at MIPCOM

BBC Worldwide presents a thrilling mix of new British dramas at MIPCOM 2006


The eagerly anticipated psychological thriller, Torchwood (A BBC production in association with CBC), created by the acclaimed writer Russell T Davies, will be presented for the first time at this year's market.


The dark, wild and sexy sci-fi drama follows the adventures of a team of investigators who use scavenged alien technology to solve mysterious crimes.


Led by the enigmatic Captain Jack Harkness, played by John Barrowman, the Torchwood team delves into the unknown and fights the impossible.


The unique new adaptation of Robin Hood (A Tiger Aspect production for BBC in association with BBC America), starring Jonas Armstrong as the lead and Keith Allen as the evil Sheriff of Nottingham, will also be making its debut. Produced by Tiger Aspect, the series is a blend of exhilarating action-adventure, wit and romance - updating the popular legend for a contemporary audience.


Primeval, an Impossible Pictures Production for ITV, ProSieben and M6, sees evolutionary zoologist Nick Cutter make the terrifying discovery that prehistoric creatures are alive and well in the twenty-first century. The natural world is turned on its head and humanity faces extinction as unexplained anomalies rip holes in the fabric of time and allow creatures from the earliest stages of Earth's development to roam the modern world.


As well as fighting off evil forces in a range of cutting edge action-dramas, BBC Worldwide also premieres a raft of wonderful new children’s and factual programming in Cannes.


From the creative team behind the global phenomenon Teletubbies, comes In the Night Garden (A Ragdoll production for CBeebies), a thoroughly modern interpretation of a nursery rhyme picture book aimed at preschoolers. It takes children on an imaginative journey to meet a host of wonderfully silly characters living together within a happy and caring community.


The classic saga of Jane Eyre (A BBC/WGBH Boston co-production) has been brought vibrantly to life in a passionate adaptation of Charlotte Bronte’s much-loved novel.  Toby Stephens takes on the role of the fiery Edward Rochester while Ruth Wilson plays Jane Eyre in the star-studded BBC adaptation of this infamous tale.

Following the global success of Planet Earth, the BBC presents Galapagos, a breathtaking look at the islands, which inspired Darwin's 'Origin of the Species'.


Presented in a pioneering new visual style combined with exhilarating cinematography, the series examines the spectacular variety of wildlife and evokes the different characters of the islands.


In addition, BBC Worldwide will be showcasing a wide range of other new titles at MIPCOM including Nuremberg, Ancient Rome – The Rise and Fall of an Empire, The Wild West, Respectable and Superstorm.


Notes to Editors:


Production Credits



A BBC production in association with CBC
13 x 50 minutes


Robin Hood

A Tiger Aspect production for BBC in association with BBC


13 x 45 minutes



Impossible Pictures Production for ITV, ProSieben and M6
6 x 50 minutes


Jane Eyre                   

A BBC/WGBH Boston co-production
2 x 114 minutes/4 x 50 minutes



A Ragdoll Production for BBC


In the Night Garden           

A Ragdoll production for CBeebies
100 x 30 minutes


Planet Earth               

A BBC/Discovery Channel/NHK co-production in association with the CBC



A BBC/National Geographic Channel co-production
 - 3 x 50 minutes



Nazis on Trial - A BBC/Discovery Channel co-production
 3 x 60 minutes


Ancient Rome

The Rise and Fall of an Empire - A BBC/Discovery Channel/ZDF co-production
6 x 50 minutes



A Silver River Production for Five
6 x 25 minutes


The Wild West

A BBC/Discovery Channel Co-production
3 x 50 minutes



A BBC/Discovery Channel/ProSieben co-production, in association with M6 and NHK

3 x 50 minutes




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Date : 29.09.2006
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