"Stuff The British Stole"
The ABC, Screen Australia and CBC has commenced the filming on the second season of the history-mystery series, "Stuff The British Stole", hosted by journalist Marc Fennell ("Mastermind"). The eight-part series will offer an in-depth exploration of eight new remarkable treasures acquired through the years of the British Empire and will air on ABC TV, ABC iview, CBC and CBC Gem in 2024.
An Australia-Canada co-production, "Stuff the British Stole" is co-produced by Wooden Horse, WildBear Entertainment and Cream Productions (Canada) for the ABC and CBC. Major production investment from Screen Australia. Financed with support from the Canada Media Fund, Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, Ontario Creates. Produced in association with VicScreen. Fremantle Media will distribute the series worldwide.
Kalita Corrigan, Commissioning Editor, ABC Factual and Culture, said: “The first season was wholeheartedly embraced by audiences and critics, so we’re thrilled that Marc and the team are back to shed light on the cultural, historical and societal significance of eight new mysterious artefacts amassed by the British Empire.”
Jennifer Dettman, Executive Director, Unscripted Content, CBC, said: "Audiences were captivated by this series which found a new and engaging way to tell the complex and multifaceted history of the British Empire and its impact across the globe. We are excited to partner with ABC on a second season."
Screen Australia’s Head of Documentary, Alex West said, “'Stuff The British Stole' embarks on another enthralling global odyssey, uncovering the hidden stories of precious objects, and how colonialised societies were plundered under imperial rule. I am thrilled that we can once again support the exceptional Australian team led by the acclaimed journalist Marc Fennell. This engaging and timely exploration delves deeper into the cultural and historical journeys of eight new artefacts, challenging perceptions and illuminating the complex and contested tapestry of the past in Australia and across the world. Prepare to embark on an emotional and intellectually riveting journey into these untold stories.”
“Audiences came to season one in huge numbers, and we are proud to be working once again with two great broadcasters in the ABC and CBC in Canada. Marc’s deft handling of these remarkable stories is not only grippingly entertaining but shows us that history is complicated,” said the Executive Producers from Wooden Horse, Wild Bear Entertainment and Cream Productions.
Audiences were captivated by this series which found a new and engaging way to tell the complex and multifaceted history of the British Empire and its impact across the globe.” Jennifer Dettman Executive Director, Unscripted Content, CBC