MIPTV Spotlight: BBC Worldwide


CANNES: Following on the success of the first season, Top of the Lake is returning for a second installment, titled China Girl, which BBC Worldwide has on offer.

Top of the Lake: China Girl stars Elisabeth Moss, Gwendoline Christie and Nicole Kidman. Jane Campion’s Top of the Lake “was a huge hit, so I expect audiences will be very eager to see the follow-up,” says Paul Dempsey, the president of global markets for BBC Worldwide.

The company is also promoting Broken, a Jimmy McGovern-penned drama centered on a priest in England, and White Gold, a comedy from Damon Beesley (The Inbetweeners) about a salesman in the 1980s.

“We are also very proud to be launching Ocean, the new landmark series from the BBC’s Natural History Unit,” says Dempsey. Other highlights include the entertainment formats Let It Shine and Let’s Sing and Dance.

“Our main focus is to continue the conversations with our clients that were started at BBC Worldwide Showcase in February,” says Dempsey.