London– BBC Worldwide will be launching two new factual entertainment titles, The Big Catch and Special Forces – Ultimate Hell Week at MIPCOM 2015.
The Big Catch presenter Ben Fogle and Jason Falla, a Special Forces veteran in Special Forces-Ultimate Hell Week are both in attendance at the market. Chris Evans will also be heading to Cannes with BBC Worldwide to meet international buyers. In June, the BBC announced Chris as the new presenter of Top Gear, the world’s biggest motoring entertainment show.
Six-part series, The Big Catch, is the brain-child of Samantha Beddoes (The Great British Bake Off) and Tim Martin (Natural World, Atlantic) and is produced by the BBC’s world-renowned Natural History Unit. The series sees eight passionate enthusiasts compete in an epic fishing contest as they set out on an adventure that takes them to the most dramatic and challenging fishing destinations around the world. Ben Fogle will present this highly anticipated series.
A BBC production, Special Forces – Ultimate Hell Week, is produced by Rachel Watson (I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here) and is presented by ex-professional sports man, Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff (Freddie Flintoff Goes Wild). It sees 29 super fit men and women take on the challenge of their lives when they have to endure 12 days straight of physical and mental endurance masterminded by some of the world’s toughest military units, to find out who comes out on top.
Other new factual entertainment content for the market from BBC Worldwide range from culinary delights The Great British Bake Off and Hemsley + Hemsley – The Art of Eating Well to ratings-winner Life Below Zero which has sold to over 149 territories and now returns for a third series of icy adventures.