UK public broadcaster the BBC has ordered Legacy, a Cold War drama from UK indie Slim Film + Television.
The one-off TV movie is based on a Alan Judd novel set in 1970s London at the height of the Cold War. It follows a young spy as he uncovers his father’s murky past.
Crawford Collins set up Slim Film + Television in November 2011 and Legacy is its first commission. It will air on BBC Two in the UK. A spokesman told TBI that BBC Worldwide will be the international distributor of the show.
Crawford Collins said: “My two guiding principles when I set up Slim was that I would only work on projects that I was absolutely passionate about and with people who I love working with. Legacy couldn’t tick those boxes more emphatically.”
Ben Stephenson, controller of drama commissioning at the BBC, said: “Legacy is a brilliant twist on a classic genre – a Cold War spy thriller with an emotional beating heart. “