James May: The Reassembler Sold into 55 Countries


LONDON: A raft of new deals has been signed for Plum Pictures’ seven-part series James May: The Reassembler, which sees the motoring expert and TV personality reassemble beloved objects.

Produced for the U.K.’s BBC Four, James May: The Reassembler has already been sold by Hat Trick International to a total of 55 countries worldwide, with acquisitions signed by BBC Worldwide channels in Africa, Poland, Scandinavia, Australia and New Zealand, as well as to Viewcom in Belgium. The U.K.’s Dazzler signed for DVD rights.

Sarah Tong, the director of sales at Hat Trick International, commented, “We’re delighted to announce this first round of new deals for The Reassembler—the series really taps into the ‘slow TV’ phenomenon—as James May presents easy, gentle entertainment that relaxes and informs in equal measure. We recently showcased a host of new Plum Pictures titles at MIPCOM—including new content from the global favorite Amazing Spaces and the format Trainspotting Live, which caused a stir on BBC Four in the summer—and are expecting these to prove just as popular on the international stage.”