London TV Screenings 2024: Banijay unveiled a massive scripted and documentary slate

Main highlights include scripted series “Wolf Hall: The Mirror and the Light”; premium documentary “Front Row”; “The Summit”; “Deal or No Deal Island”, among others.

22 FEB 2024

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Banijay announced its offering for its dedicated London TV Screenings event, Banijay @ BAFTA, to be presented on February 28. During the event, the company will present its new scripted and documentary productions.

On the scripted front, Banijay’s offering includes UK dramas “Wolf Hall: The Mirror and the Light” (third party) for the BBC and Masterpiece PBS, based on the final novel of Hilary Mantel’s multi award-winning trilogy; “The Hardacres” (third party) for Channel 5; Steven Knight’s “This Town” for the BBC; Welsh drama “The One That Got Away (Cleddau)” for S4C; and “Invisible Boys” (third party) for Stan. Buyers can also expect a preview of the second seasons of “Marie Antoinette” for Canal+ and the BBC and “Rogue Heroes” for the BBC and MGM+.

In its documentary offering, “Front Row” takes center stage with “Anatomy of a Murder” and “Four Kings” for Prime Video. To complement the scripted and documentary offering, Banijay will showcase a blend of formats, including “The Summit for Nine Network,”; new spin-off, “Deal or No Deal Island” created for NBC; adventure reality format “Shaolin Heroes” for TV2; recent Channel 4 factual reality VOD “Banged Up”; innovative game show “Upside Down” for RTL4 and “The Fortune Hotel” (third party) for ITV1 and ITVX. A light will also be shone on returning formats like “Survivor,” “Big Brother,” “Star Academy,” and reality formats “Love Triangle” and “The Fifty.”

Cathy Payne, CEO at Banijay Rights, said, “This year’s line-up for Banijay @ BAFTA truly illuminates the breadth of our catalog and ability to showcase outstanding content across multiple genres. From high-end dramas to acclaimed factual series, we look forward to coming together later this month to celebrate great talent, captivating storytelling, and stand-out IP. We really do have something for everyone…”

James Townley, Chief Content Officer, Development and Lucas Green, Chief Content Officer, Operations at Banijay, commented, “The London TV Screenings provides an incredible opportunity for Banijay to demonstrate its commitment to delivering exciting emerging IP as well as tried and tested formats and reboots, which continue to compel audiences globally. From Shaolin Heroes to The Summit, and iconic format Deal or No Deal, we are sure to enthral buyers seeking fresh, innovative, and proven formats.”