February 14, 2013

BBC Worldwide Strikes Deal with HBO Latin America for Top Dramas and Music Title

Deal includes dramas Top of the Lake and A Young Doctor’s Notebook

New York, NY – BBC Worldwide Americas, Sales and Distribution, today announced a multi-title deal with premium cable channel HBO Latin America for critically-acclaimed dramasTop of the Lake, A Young Doctor’s Notebook, Loving Miss Hatto, Room at the Top and music special, Coldplay Live 2012. These titles will air pan-regionally on HBO Latin America.

Helen Jurado, VP Sales & Distribution, BBC Worldwide Latin America, said:  “HBO Latin America is a perfect home for this broad range of programming acquisitions from the vast BBC catalog. We believe these shows have a powerful combination of great characters and award-winning talent that will be a great compliment to HBO Latin America’s existing line-up.”

Top of the Lake
From Oscar winning writer/director Jane Campion and the Oscar winning producers of The King’s SpeechTop of the Lake is a powerful and haunting mystery story set at the edge of the world where searching for a missing person becomes the obsession of an inexperienced investigator. Top of the Lake stars Elisabeth Moss (Mad MenThe West Wing), David Wenham (The Lord of the RingsPublic Enemies), Peter Mulland (War HorseTyrannosaur) and Holly Hunter (Saving GraceThe Piano).

A Young Doctor’s Notebook
Jon Hamm and Daniel Radcliffe star in this wry comedy drama about a young doctor’s fledgling career as he begins his new life in a small, backwards Russian village. Based on the semi- autobiographical short stories by Bulgakov, set on the eve of the Russian Revolution, it tells the story of the young graduate’s turbulent and brutal introduction to his practice, narrated by his older, more experienced self. The drama stars Jon Hamm (Mad Men30 Rock), Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) and Rosie Cavaliero (Little Dorrit).

Loving Miss Hatto
Starring Alfred Molina (An EducationRoger and Val Have Just Got In), and Francesca Annis (CranfordJane Eyre), and scripted by Victoria Wood, this moving drama charts the incredible story of pianist Joyce Hatto, considered among the greatest pianists in Britain, her relationship with her husband and the controversial recordings that made her famous.

Room at the Top
Set in post-war Britain, this drama follows a young man’s struggle to rise above the world of his childhood. An ambitious and attractive young man, he moves to a wealthy town and it’s not long before he’s attracted the attentions of a rich and very pretty girl. But he is already in love with another woman and he must choose between them. Room at the Top stars Matthew McNulty (Five DaysLark Rise to Candleford), Maxine Peake (SilkLittle Dorrit) and Jenna Louise Coleman (EmmerdaleWaterloo Road).

Coldplay Live 2012
Coldplay’s hugely successful fifth studio album Mylo Xyloto reached the top spot in dozens of countries and the supporting tour has seen the band perform in stadiums across the UK, Europe, UAE, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. This film brings together the highlights from shows that have thrilled fans in sold-out stadiums around the world.