jump to BBC Worldwide Gateway

global tv sales

New UK drama travels well

tv sales illustrationThe international appetite for UK drama has been reinvigorated in recent years through the
development of contemporary shows such as Spooks, Hustle, Doctor Who and Hotel Babylon. Their filmic quality, international storylines and high-quality production values make them very attractive to markets such as the USA, Australia and Asia.

In addition more established series are still very popular with continuing dramas like EastEnders, Holby City and Casualty being seen in countries from Finland to New Zealand and crime shows like Waking the Dead and Silent Witness being particularly popular in Poland and Slovenia.

Of course, buyers still look to the BBC to create top-quality costume dramas and the highly
praised BBC production of Dickens’ Bleak House, adapted by Andrew Davies, was much admired. It has already been sold to 12 territories including the US, Australia, Sweden, Poland and Israel.