BBC Worldwide is continuing to send its slate of dramas around the globe with new sales for Top of the Lake, The Paradise and Father Brown.
Top of the Lake (6×60′), which debuted in the UK on BBC Two on Saturday, has been picked up by nearly 100 territories, including Canada (Space), South Africa (M-Net), France (Arte), Sweden (SVT), Norway (TV2), Japan (Mystery Channel), Portugal (RTP) and Denmark (DR).
The story of a detective’s search for a pregnant 12-year-old girl who suddenly disappears, it is produced by See-Saw Films for the BBC, Sundance Channel and UKTV in Australia. It is directed by Oscar-winning Jane Campion and stars Elizabeth Moss and Holly Hunter.
Shop-set period drama The Paradise (8×50′), produced by BBC in-house drama productions, will be on air in more than 130 territories including Australia (ABC), New Zealand (Prime), France (D8), Austria (Servus TV), Finland (YLE), Singapore (MediaCorp) and Germany (Passion).
Based on the French novel by Emile Zola, the second season is currently in production and has already been picked up by MediaSet in Spain.
Daytime crime drama Father Brown (10×45′), which airs in the UK on BBC One, has been sold to more than 50 broadcasters including ABC (Australia), TV8 (Sweden), DR (Denmark) and RUV (Iceland). It has also been sold to 40 public broadcasters in the US, with a reach of 30 per cent of households, ahead of its debut this autumn.
It stars Mark Williams as the eponymous character created by GK Chesterton.
Source: BBC Worldwide