BBC Worldwide Channels has confirmed two new factual titles set to launch internationally this year. Originating from Australia, Free Rein and The Kangaroo Gang: Thieves by Appointment come from the production powerhouses Lonely Planet TV, Freehand and The Full Box Productions, and will air locally on UKTV, as well as on international feeds of BBC Knowledge, BBC HD and BBC Entertainment. In Free Rein, a 1 x 50’ special for BBC Knowledge, film and television legends Bryan Brown and Rachel Ward (The Thorn Birds) go in search of the spirit of Australia on the ultimate horseback adventure across the Kimberley, one of the world’s last great wilderness areas. Now filming in the Kimberley, Free Rein is a Lonely Planet TV and Freehand production for BBC Knowledge. It will launch internationally on BBC Knowledge in 2011, and also air on BBC HD and BBC Entertainment. The documentary The Kangaroo Gang: Thieves by Appointment (1 x 90 or 2 x 60) will tell the story of one of the most successful shoplifting gang in history. The Kangaroo Gang was a band of Australian thieves who ran riot in London for more than a decade, crossing Europe to lay siege to the luxury emporia of Paris, Brussels, Rome and beyond. The Kangaroo Gang: Thieves by Appointment is produced by The Full Box Productions for UKTV in Australia and BBC Knowledge globally.