Also new on the formats slate for Cannes are two original commissions for BBC Worldwide’s channels. Best in Town, devised by Richard Bacon’s Mox Productions, is a funny, highly competitive format in which small business owners battle it out to be named the local leaders in their chosen field, over two rounds scored by each other and a third by an industry expert. Million Dollar Intern, also originated for broadcast on BBC Worldwide’s global channels, taps into the creativity and dynamism of a new generation of young entrepreneurs. This factual entertainment format sees young tycoons from around the world go undercover for a week to revive the fortunes of failing businesses. 

Another new format set to make its MIPCOM debut is Why Don’t You Speak English?, a brave, warm and often humorous series in which four first-generation immigrants attempt to learn the language of their adopted country taught by a local.

BBC Worldwide is also bringing scripted format Twenty Twelve, the critically-acclaimed mockumentary about a team pulling together a major world sporting event, in this case the London Olympics.

Rounding off the slate are established formats The Great Bake OffAntiques RoadshowBeat the PackChefs: Put Your Money Where Your Mouth IsJunior Doctors – Your Life in Their Hands and Mastermind.