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BBCWW presells Palin; starts shopping Nigella

BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the British public broadcaster, has presold Brazil with Michael Palin to a raft of international networks ahead of MIPCOM.

The travel documentary has been sold to ABC (Australia), RTL Pay (Germany), VRT (Belgium), Czech TV, Media Entertainment’s pan-Eastern European feed, the VPRO (Holland), Yle (Finland), RÚV (Iceland), NRK (Norway) and RTV (Slovenia).

The distributor will also be taking Nigella Lawson’s new series Nigellissima (pictured) to MIPCOM.

Lawson told TBI: “Italian food is interesting because not since Roman Empire has Italy had such dominion over the world. Italian food has colonized the world; everyone in the world seems to love Italian food. You don’t have to be strategic; I’m not a business person, I’m just someone who loves food.”

Other titles for sale in Cannes include Space Dive, Wonders of Life, Generation Earth, Wild Arabia and Chef Race.