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  • Living The Life

    12 x 50; S2 10 x 50; S3 8 x 50

    Featuring Jeremy Clarkson, This revealing and trailblazing biography show allows two well-known celebrities to open up about their private and professional lives to each other.

  • Sean Bean on Waterloo

    2 x 60

    For the 200th anniversary of Waterloo, "Game of Thrones" and "Sharpe" star Sean Bean tells the story of one of history’s bloodiest battles through the eyes of the soldiers who fought it.

  • War Art with Eddie Redmayne

    1 x 52

    Oscar-winning actor Eddie Redmayne takes an intensely emotional journey, visiting artists' studios, museums and travelling to battlefield locations to discover how artists have shone a powerful light into the abyss of warfare, leaving a unique legacy.

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Al Jazeera, Discovery MENA shop at TVF

Numerous MENA-based broadcasters have picked up a selection of factual programming from global non-scripted distributor TVF International.

Al Jazeera Media Network, BBC Arabic and Discovery MENA have all acquired shows that originally aired on UK channels including BBC4 and ITV4.

Science show The Amazing World of Gravity (2×45’), presented by theoretical physicist Jim Al-Khalili, and BBC4 documentary The Man Who Shot Tutankhamun (1×48’), celebrating the photos captured during the excavation of the pharaoh’s tomb, have been acquired by Al Jazeera Media Network.

Al Jazeera also bought Channel 4’s The Billion Dollar Flower Market (1×46’), which looks at the new generation of British florists, and Discovery Asia’s Flying the Great Wall (1×52’). The Maritime Silk Road (6×48’), which originally aired on Channel NewsAsia, was also picked up by the network.

BBC Arabic has taken The Checklist Effect (1×45’), produced by Collaborate: Ideas & Images, which talks to people in hospitals around the world, including patients, doctors and experts, to understand the challenges faced by surgical teams. It also bought PBS’s Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World (1×57’), which provides insight into Islamic culture.

Discovery MENA has picked up the third season of ITV4 fishing format The Big Fish (14×46’), while Kuwait TV has acquired a 25-hour package including Aerial Asia (4×46’), Autism: Challenging Behaviour (1×60’), and Brain Damage: The Truth About Trauma (1×52’).

Along with Dubai TV, the broadcaster also picked up packages of over 20 hours of science, space, health and travel and adventure programming from TVF’s specialist factual catalogue.

The MENA sales follow on quickly from TVF’s recent global deals in Australia, New Zealand, and Spain among others.


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