An espresso with Nicky Davies Williams, CEO, DCD Rights
We are excited to return to NATPE with a fresh new catalogue that spans across a number of genres and formats.
Eyed as a returnable legal drama, Striking Out witnesses a clash between professional and personal lives, as solicitor Tara Kearns challenges some of the biggest names in the legal and political industry and questions her own ethics in the process. Delving into the world of law enforcement, we follow the stories of former detectives who reveal the ‘garden shed’ cases that have haunted them, in the return of docudrama series Real Detective.
On the entertainment front, the sixth season of Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars reveals yet another series of celebrities divulging their darkest secrets and deceptions, in the hopes of repairing their damaged relationships. Aussie Gold Hunters sees miners old and new strike gold in the land down under, while Tour de Celeb follows the journey of 8 celebrities as they test their endurance, taking on one of the world’s toughest races – L'Étape du Tour.
Not all are safe in the hands of the healers, as we come to discover in the docudrama, Nurses Who Kill. The series follows an expert analysis of the shocking reasons why the very nurses with whom we entrust our lives, have a thirst for murder, and how they get away with doing it. The theme continues in Copwatchers, where we see citizen activists utilise modern technology, in a plight to expose the corruption behind the US Police Force.
We welcome the return of historian, Dan Jones, as he peels back the layers on the turbulent history of eight new castles in Secrets Of Great British Castles. Secret operations are exposed in SAS: Rogue Heroes, as Ben MacIntyre gives us an exclusive insight into one of the world’s fiercest fighting forces, with access to archives, interviews and first-hand memoirs.
Archaeologists dig deep into the heart of London in Mystery Of The Roman Skulls, unearthing dozens of beheaded skulls that had been buried in clusters during the capital city’s Roman occupation. Battle Of Jutland: The Navy’s Bloodiest Day takes a look at one of the worst conflicts in British Navy History, following the chaotic and violent hours that saw a fleet of British warships sink to the bottom of the North Sea.
Rivers With Jeremy Paxman takes us on a journey across four of Britain’s greatest rivers, showcasing their beauty, and the necessity to conserve them in a time where they face enormous pressure. The Beechgrove Garden, shows an appreciation of horticulture, giving viewers expert tips and tricks to keep their garden in tip-top shape.
Diving into the depths of the British Coastline, Shoreline Detectives explore some of the richest historical treasure troves on earth, while The Art Detectives track down some of the more artistic treasures, as they search the globe for missing masterpieces. Meanwhile, we see medical experts investigate the facts and stats behind an array of illnesses in Can I Catch It?, uncovering the truth behind the many common modern-day diseases.
Reggie Yates steps Inside The Billionaire’s Wardrobe, visiting some of the globe’s most exotic locations, in an investigation of world’s richest, and their insatiable appetite for luxury goods. Photographer and Director, Sam Jones, also explores world’s rich and famous in Off Camera, which sees him step out from behind the camera to ask questions about some of Hollywood’s hottest talents. Darcey Bussell does some digging of her own in Darcey Bussell: Looking For Margot, as she delves into the personal life of one of the world’s most renowned Prima Ballerina’s, Margot Fonteyn.
Taste buds are tantalised as celebrity chef Sarah Graham delivers yet another scrumptious season of Sarah Graham’s Food Safari, making her way through the spicy flavours of Mozambique and the north-east corner of South Africa.
A star-studded event with spectacular live performances from some of the biggest names in the industry, The BBC Music Awards celebrates 2016’s most successful artists and songs. Berlin Live brings to screens some of the world’s most accomplished musicians in a fusion of performance, reading, and storytelling, while The Great Songwriters goes behind the scenes to interview some of history’s legendary songwriters, discussing their creative processes and inspirations. Kevin Bacon takes us into renowned Madison Square Garden to celebrate Imagine: John Lennon’s 75th Birthday Concert, with a cast of all-stars paying tribute the rock icon’s musical classics. Meanwhile, Fashion Rocks China 2016 takes us behind the scenes at Shanghai Fashion Week, known to be synonymous with style, glamour and music.
Our team is buzzing with excitement, and are ready to tackle the New Year as we help you secure new additions for your 2017 schedules.
Nicky Davies Williams, CEO