Travelogue Martin Compston’s Norwegian Fling tops TVF International’s Mipcom slateNew Article Page

Neil Batey, 11 October 2023
From C21

London-based distributor TVF International (TVFI) has unveiled its Mipcom slate, including travelogue series Martin Compston’s Norwegian Fling.

Produced by Zinc Media Group’s Tern TV for BBC Scotland and BBC Two, the series sees actor Compston (Line of Duty) explore the fjords and snowy peaks of the Scandinavian country.

Other travel formats to be shopped in Cannes include The World’s Most Remote Hotels (10×26’), No Luggage (260×29’) and Alleys: Off the Beaten Track (14×50’), while The Negotiators International (4×48’) and Brothers in Arms (2×48’) are both true crime miniseries.

Science and environment-skewing content includes The Longest Day (3×48’), The Last Seed (1×59’/1×79’), Forgotten Palate: A Future in Ancient Grains (2×48’), Planet of the Machines (2×52’) and One Billion Joules (1×48’).

TVFI’s current affairs line-up comprises Inside Indonesia’s Football Ultras (1×48’), Lombok’s Poisoned Gold (1×48’), Debt Bomb (2×48’), Veracity: Special Investigations (10×44), Prison Moms (1×44’), You’ve Been Posted: Revenge Porn (1×44’) and Katiba Banat: Sisters in Arms (5×25’/1×52’).

TVFI has added 30 hours of programming from New Zealand-based disability-first prodco Attitude Pictures, including reality dating format Down for Love season two, My Perfect Family (50×30’), Being Me (68×29’) and Bulletproof (32×30’).

Health and family titles Born Too Soon (3×60’) and Life is Precious (7×27’), and new factual entertainment docuseries Rescue 999 (6×60’) and Heart Hospital (4×60’) round off the slate.

Poppy McAlister, head of TVFI, said: “From hidden hotels to hostage negotiations, TVF’s Mipcom slate is bursting at the seams with blue-chip, premium factual and high-volume programming that truly speaks to our global outreach as a distributor.”