Tag Archive: BBC Three

  1. Banijay Rights Boards the BBC’s The Drop and Extraordinary Portraits

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    Banijay Rights today announces it has acquired global distribution rights to BBC factual entertainment shows The Drop and Extraordinary Portraits, as this week’s MIPTV gets under way.

    Created by Renowned Films for BBC Three and BBC iPlayer, streetwear competition The Drop (8 x 60’) sees the UK’s most promising up-and-coming creative entrepreneurs go head-to-head to win the chance to have their first clothing line stocked in a major UK retailer.

    Across the competitive business format, the contestants are mentored by Grammy Award-winning recording artist, style icon and S1C streetwear brand owner Miguel – who also serves as Executive Producer – as they complete weekly themed challenges to help them develop their brand and business. Banijay Rights holds global rights for the finished series and format.

    Meanwhile in Extraordinary Portraits (6 x 60’) – from Chatterbox Films for BBC One and BBC iPlayer – musician and passionate collector of art Tinie (formerly known as Tinie Tempah) matches members of the public with extraordinary stories to a selection of distinctive and celebrated portrait artists.

    The artists are then challenged to turn these personal and powerful experiences into compelling portraits using different mediums of art, from underwater photography to street art, with the final piece unveiled to the sitter and their family and friends.

    Cathy Payne, CEO, Banijay Rights, said: “The Drop and Extraordinary Portraits are two outstanding cutting-edge factual shows that showcase different crafts at the highest level, from dazzling streetwear design to intricate portraiture. These factual series epitomise the range and depth that sits within Banijay Rights’ multi-genre catalogue of more than 120,000 hours, and we’re in no doubt they will be a big attraction to international buyers this year.”

    Both The Drop and Extraordinary Portraits join Banijay’s outstanding slate of Spring 2022 highlights, which includes entertainment formats Starstruck, Limitless Win, The Courtship, Language of Love, Your Body Uncovered and Shaolin Heroes. On the scripted front, Banijay Rights is highlighting dramas including Rogue Heroes, Then You Run and Signora Volpe.



  2. Wonder Wins Double Commission from BBC Three

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    Wonder (previously known as 7 Wonder), a Banijay Group Company has been commissioned by BBC Three for two new factual series, Work It, 4×15’ and Deadstock, 4×15’.


    In Work It, three inspiring fitness instructors, who have each overcome incredible challenges, will be working with people in a very special gym that welcomes all shapes, sizes and physical abilities. Across the series, the instructors will meet inspiring people whose experiences will reflect issues such as grief, body image and low self-esteem. With unique fitness plans, they will aim to help people not only learn to love exercise, but love the skin they are in.


    With the second hand trainer market going through the roof, Deadstock will look at the serious amount of money that can be made from the most unexpected items and charity shop finds; from Pokémon cards to My Little Ponies and rare vinyl to designer bum bags. Two savvy ‘Resellers’ will set up the Deadstockwarehouse and offer free authentications, giving jaw-dropping valuations, whilst revealing the fascinating stories of how people came to own the unusual articles. The show will also follow the seller’s journey as they embark on putting their prized possessions on the market.


    Sarah Trigg, Executive Producer at Wonder said: “Both series have been hugely enjoyable and exciting to develop. It’s great to bring fresh new talent to BBC Three via two new fact-ent formats. Both shows mix entertainment with fun, fascinating and often moving stories from young people, on a platform that speaks directly to them.”


    Nasfim Haque, Commissioning Editor at BBC Three said: “I’ve loved working with Wonder and their fantastic new team in Birmingham. I am incredibly proud of both these series as they feel relevant, fresh, stylish and absolutely joyous to watch.”


    Both Work It and Deadstock were commissioned by Nasfim Haque, Commissioning Editor, BBC Three, with Sarah Trigg Executive Producing for Wonder. Work Itand Deadstock will be distributed globally by Banijay Rights.