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An espresso with Nicky Davies Williams, CEO, DCD Rights

The DCD Rights team are back at MIPTV with yet another exciting catalogue; jam packed with fresh new content across all genres and categories.

In Acceptable Risk, Sarah Manning takes on a powerful corporate and police conspiracy in putting everything on the line to discover the truth behind the murder of her husband Lee. Senior prosecutor Janet King returns for third season, to handle a conspiracy case that shakes the police, judiciary, and government to their core.

On the entertainment front, Aussie Gold Hunters is back for a second season with a whole new group of miners prepared to take on the land down under in the hopes of striking gold. Also up for a challenge are a fresh group of troubled celebrities, taking on Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars in the hopes of salvaging their marriage.

New additions to our factual catalogue include Alice Morrison’s adventure in From Here to Timbuktu, which sees her travel across the ancient ‘Salt Roads’ of North Africa to seek out the fabled sandstone city. Nick Knowles also goes on an emotional journey in Mind Over Marathon, as he teams up with trainers and nutritionists to get ten unlikely runners, all who bear the burden of mental health issues, across the finish line of the London Marathon.

Off Camera is back again, interviewing a fresh myriad of celebrities who step out from behind the camera to open up about life in the spotlight. Cyber-bullies and cyber-stalkers are also forced to step out from behind the screen as they are tracked down and exposed by the team in Trolls: We’re Coming to Get You.

In the world of mathematics, The Joy of Data sees Hannah Fry explore the role of data in the modern age, while in The Joy of Chance, Professor David Spiegelhalter tries to pin down what chance is and how it works in the real world. The Joy of Stats has Hans Rosling discovering the remarkable power that statistics have in changing our understanding of the world we live in. Meanwhile in The Joy of Logic, Dave Cliff looks at the way logic has given us the tools for sound argument and reasoning and enabled transformational technology. In a bid to explore the creative capacity of coding, scientists and musical theatre writers team up in the Computer Says Show, a bold and bonkers experiment to test whether computers have the capacity to create a West End musical.

James Martin’s French Adventure tantalises taste buds, as we head on a voyage through France to all the locations that inspired James’ culinary career. He introduces us to a world of flavours, and puts his own spin on traditional French favourites.

The BBC Music Awards celebrates 2016’s most successful artists and songs, in a star-studded event filled with spectacular live performances from some of the industry’s hottest talent.  Also featuring some of the world’s most accomplished musicians is Berlin Live. Brought to you from an exotic Berlin club, it presents a fusion of performance, reading, and storytelling.

Paul Simon also engages audiences at the Hard Rock Calling Festival in London’s Hyde Park, as he performs classics from his extensive songbook in the film Paul Simon: Live in Hyde Park. Also taking the stage is David Gilmour: Live in Pompeii, playing two historic concerts after returning to Pompeii for the first time in 45 years.

After a very busy first quarter, it’s full steam ahead for the DCD Rights team. We anticipate a very productive and exciting 2017, and are ready to help you fill up those 2017 schedules.


Nicky Davies Williams, CEO