RATINGS WINNING MY FAMILY HEADLINES DLT ENTERTAINTMENT’S 2003 MIP-TV SLATE
Debuting Documentaries, Comedy and Lifestyle shows
(London February 10, 2003) DLT Entertainment, one of the world’s leading
independent production and distribution companies, is unveiling a diverse raft
of new programming at this year’s MIP-TV.
Headlining the slate are 14 brand new
episodes of comedy series My Family, produced by DLT
Entertainment UK in association with Rude Boy Productions for BBC ONE. Created
by Fred Barron (Executive Producer, Seinfeld; Executive Producer/Writer, The
Larry Sanders Show and Creator, Caroline in the City), My Family is written by a team of
writers and stars highly acclaimed actors Robert Lindsay and Zöe
My Family, the most successful new
situation comedy on BBC One in the last seven years is a series focussing on the
life of Ben Harper, a moderately successful family man and dentist. He is also
undergoing a mid-life crisis and trying to cope with the bizarre reality of
raising his three, very different, teenage children. Currently in its fourth
season on the BBC, a total of 49 x half hours are now available internationally.
In the UK, My
Family consistently draws high audiences reaching as high as a 38.5%
In addition to finished
programme sales rights in the US, Canada, Latin America, Germany, Austria,
Switzerland, Italy, Greece, Spain and Portugal, DLT Entertainment has the
worldwide format rights to the series. BBC Worldwide handles finished programme
sales in the remaining territories.
New lifestyle programme Gardening Gamble - the gardening show
with a twist - is also making its international debut at MIP-TV. The 12 x
one-hour series brings together two sets of friends or relatives as they switch
gardens to test their green thumbs. Each team has only two days, from dusk until
dawn, to transform each other’s gardens resulting in laughter, tears and
sometimes shock as the participants return home to find out just what their
friends have done to their garden! The series is also packed full of tips and
tricks from the landscape professionals, in-depth horticulture information and
hands-on demonstrations which will have the audience itching to take the gamble
into their own garden. DLT Entertainment has worldwide (excluding Canada) rights
to the series.
Ragin’ Cajun: Doug Kershaw in Concert
is a one-hour special focusing on the man known as “ The King of the Fiddle”.
For decades Doug Kershaw and his magic fiddle have been instrumental in bringing
the spirit of Cajun music and culture to the forefront of American Music. In
this live recording, set at a Cajun café on an authentic bayou in the South, we
experience the passion of Doug Kershaw and his exuberant music.
In association with Stage Direct DLT
Entertainment is debuting both Straight, an hilarious and subversive
excursion into the world of conversion therapy, where gays and lesbians are
reputedly ‘cured’ of their homosexuality and made ‘straight’; and The Magnificent Welles,
which captures Orson Welles at the height of his fame, on the brink of disaster
in his South American hotel room as he slowly realises that his masterpiece ‘The
Magnificent Ambersons’ is slipping away.
DLT Entertainment will also be bringing the
one off special, A
Tribute to Spiketo MIP-TV. Featuring the Square Smile charity event of
the same name the programme contains a host of well-known British comedy stars
including Harry Enfield, Eddie Izzard, Michael Palin, Terry Jones and Eric
Sykes. A Tribute to
Spikewill be available in both a 60-minute and a 90-minute format.
Concluding DLT Entertainment’s line-up of
new shows for the market is documentary Elvis: The Beginning. The 82-minute
special (also available as a one-hour format), charts Elvis’ first tour through
America. Using original archive radio interviews and reports, the film takes us
to the time before he was famous at the age of 19 back in 1954. It features
interviews with Scotty Moore, Elvis’ very first manager.
For further information please contact Janet
Balmforth or Aimee Norman at Premier Tel + 44 (0) 20 7292 8331, Fax +44 (0) 20
7734 2024 E Mail: email@example.com
Notes to Editors:
DLT Entertainment Ltd. is a New York and
London based company engaged in every aspect of television distribution and
production in the US, the UK and around the world, as well as stage production
in the US and in the UK.
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