22 FEB 2021

ABACUS MEDIA RIGHTS SECURES RIGHTS TO BRAND NEW BBC TWO DOCUMENTARY

Abacus Media Rights (AMR), a member of the Amcomri Media Group, has secured international rights (excluding the UK) to the forthcoming feature documentary “Four Hours at the Capitol”.

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Abacus Media Rights (AMR), a member of the Amcomri Media Group, has secured international rights (excluding the UK) to the forthcoming feature documentary “Four Hours at the Capitol,” it was announced today by its Managing Director, Jonathan Ford. Produced by Dan Reed, the show, which has been commissioned by BBC Two and will launch in September, will deliver a full investigative account of the storming of the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, and the planning and co-ordination which led up to it.

Conducted with exhaustive research, the documentary will reveal why it happened and ask the question – is the ideology that spurred the rioters still viral in America? A clear timeline of events will be portrayed by a wide-ranging cast of characters drawn from those involved on the day including security services, law enforcement, legislators, politicians, mainstream and alternative press, and the various tribes within the mass of rioters and protesters. With no voice-over, the astonishing story of "Four Hours at the Capitol" will instead be narrated by key participants and insiders across all aspects of the event through unique and reflective interviews drawing on personal stories.  

“Jamie is a rising star and he and I will continue to work closely to peel back the layers of this darkest day in America’s recent history and turn it into a gripping narrative with the pacing of a thriller,”   Dan Reed said about Jamie Roberts, the director of the documentary.

“We look forward to another exceptional piece of documentary film-making from Dan Reed and his team at AMOS Pictures. This will be a highly detailed, forensic examination of the events in the White House leading up to the events of January 6 that shocked the world, delivering a deep dive into the actions of former President Trump, his senior aides and the tangled network of alliances which resulted in this eye-popping assault on American democracy,”  Jonathan Ford commented.

Patrick Holland, Controller at BBC Two, added: “Jamie and Dan are a formidable filmmaking team and we are delighted to announce the commission of this major documentary about one of the most astonishing days in recent US history”.

Lastly, Jo Carr, Head of BBC Current Affairs, declared: “The US Capitol riot is one of the most extraordinary episodes in an extraordinary year, and we are thrilled to be working with the brilliant Dan Reed and his team, to add insight and depth to this important story”.

This will be a highly detailed, forensic examination of the events in the White House leading up to the events of January 6 that shocked the world” Jonathan Ford Managing Director at Abacus Media Rights