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BBC Worldwide brings new factual entertainment titles to Mipcom

MUMBAI: 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 motoring entertainment show.

BBC Worldwide president of global markets Paul Dempsey commented: “We’re delighted to be joined at Mipcom by Chris, Ben and Jason to celebrate the world’s favourite car show, the ultimate fishing competition and the toughest endurance challenge you can imagine.”

‘The Big Catch’ 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 is the presenter of this series. He has rowed the Atlantic Ocean and run across the Sahara. Now he will traverse the Channel to attend BBC Worldwide’s Factual Entertainment launch in Cannes.

A BBC production, ‘Special Forces – Ultimate Hell Week’, is produced by Rachel Watson 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.

Australian military expert, Jason Falla, contributes his years of training to push the competitors through their gruelling trials in Special Forces – Ultimate Hell Week alongside experts from the US Navy Seals, the Philippines’ Navsog (Naval Special Operations Group), the Russian Spetsnaz (Special Purpose Forces), Israel’s Sayret, Australian SAS as well as the UK’s SAS and will be able to share his experiences with buyers at the Factual Entertainment launch in Cannes.

BBC Worldwide head of factual entertainment Lifestyle Andrea Olsson said: “BBC Worldwide has a tradition of exploding niche passions into huge global hits, as demonstrated by ‘Top Gear’ and ‘The Great British Bake Off’. ‘The Big Catch’ and ‘Special Forces – Ultimate Hell Week’ build on that tradition by supersizing angling and endurance challenges, offering a real sense of adventure and escapism.”

‘The Great British Bake Off ‘ returns for a sixth season and is now shown in 202 territories globally. ‘Hemsley + Hemsley – The Art of Eating Well’ invites viewers to step into the world of passionate foodie sisters Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley as they take healthy eating to innovative new levels.