The Getaway Car Leads BBC Worldwide’s Format Slate


LONDON: Positioned as a family entertainment show, BBC Worldwide’s The Getaway Car watches as a couple’s relationship is put to the test in the intimate space of a car.

“With great sponsorship and advertising opportunities, this format offers an exciting prime-time package for broadcasters,” says Suzanne Kendrick, the head of global format sales at BBC Worldwide.

Ultimate Hell Week, meanwhile, taps into the trend of ordinary people taking on military-style endurance events. There are also scripted formats on offer, including the drama Doctor Foster, which looks at a marriage from the inside as it starts to unravel due to infidelity. The series will be returning to BBC One for a second season. Other scripted formats range from the crime dramas Unforgotten and The Interceptor to The Coroner and The Last Hours of Laura K to comedy capers Puppy Love and In the Club.

“Formats remain at the heart of BBC Worldwide’s strategy,” says Kendrick.

“With over 150 active non-scripted formats and over 50 scripted formats, we have a real breadth and variety of titles to talk through with clients at this year’s market,” she adds.