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What is said to be compelling drama and powerful factual titles are making up lead offer of the MIPTV slate for the production and distribution arm of Sky, Sky Vision.
Catherine The Great 18March2019
Headlining the slate is Catherine The Great (4 x 60’), an epic historical romance starring Helen Mirren, that delves into the politically tumultuous court of the most powerful female monarch in history. It is produced by New Pictures Ltd and Origin Pictures for Sky Atlantic and HBO.

Five Bedrooms (8 x 60’), is a story of five loosely connected friends at the singles table at a wedding who decided to pool together to get on the property ladder. It is produced by Emmy and BAFTA-winning production company Hoodlum Entertainment for Network Ten.

From the factual slate comes Famous & Fighting Crime (4 x 60’), a series which takes celebrities out of their comfort zones to join police on the frontlines and deal with everyday crimes, criminals and victims. Stars such as model Penny Lancaster and presenter Katie Piper undertake the same training as real-life special constables and then hit the streets for two weeks, partnered with serving officers, confronting whatever is thrown at them that day. It gives them a unique and revelatory insight into the sharp end of policing. Produced by Blast! Films for Channel 4. It is also available as a 60 min primetime format.

“We have an extremely impressive MIPTV slate this year, from Helen Mirren’s outstanding performance in Catherine the Great, to tales of faith, love and redemption, and strong factual series such as the true crime documentary Killer,” said Sky Vision director of sales Leona Connell. “This is an incredible range of programmes that we’re proud to be taking to MIPTV, and we’re sure that global audiences will be hooked by these incredible stories.”