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The Famous Five among content offered to buyers in BBC Studios Mipcom slate

The Famous Five is based on Enid Blyton’s series of children’s adventure novels

BBC Studios (BBCS) has revealed its scripted and unscripted programming slate for Mipcom, including an adaptation of children’s literary classic The Famous Five.

UK drama prodco Moonage Pictures is bringing Enid Blyton’s series of adventure novels to the screen, co-produced with Germany’s ZDF and executive produced by Danish filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive).

Rebecca Glashow

Meanwhile, A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder (Moonage Pictures for the BBC and ZDFneo) stars Emma Myers (Wednesday) as Pip Fitz-Amobi, the schoolgirl heroine of Holly Jackson’s mystery thriller books.

Other scripted projects include the second season of Jimmy McGovern’s Time (BBC Studios Drama in a copro with BritBox North America), thriller Truelove (Clerkenwell Films for Channel 4) and missing person thriller The Castaways (Clapperboard Studios and Blackbox Multimedia for Paramount+).

BBCS’s Natural History Unit has made two new wildlife series: Mammals (co-produced by France Televisions, ZDF and BBC America) and Big Little Journeys (coproduced by PBS).

Earth, produced by BBCS’s Science Unit and NOVA for PBS and the BBC, tells the story of our planet’s four-billion-year history through cutting-edge CGI.

BBCS’s Documentary Unit has provided supernatural encounters factual show Uncanny, 1970s music doc Disco: Soundtrack of a Revolution and history doc Julius Caesar: Rise of the Roman Empire (w/t).

Factual entertainment content being shopped in Cannes includes Ultimate Wedding Planner, Inside the Factory, and fashion series The Unique Boutique.

In formats, Lost Dogs: Live helps reunite missing canines with their owners while Evil Genius is a historical comedy entertainment show (for AETN UK / Sky History) and ITV’s hit gameshow The 1% Club will also be offered to buyers.

Finally, children’s titles include two adaptations of best-selling books. Popularity Papers (Corus Entertainment’s Aircraft Pictures and WexWorks Media) is a comedy about two middle-school friends; and Stan Can is an animated preschool series produced by BBC Studios Kids & Family.

“We’re returning to Mipcom with a stellar line-up of content for international buyers,” said Rebecca Glashow, BBC Studios CEO for global distribution.

“What unites them all is the scale of their ambition and the first-class viewing experience they deliver for our global audiences.”

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