TVF International Unveils Summer 2023 Slate


TVF International has revealed its summer 2023 slate, with a slew of sports, true-crime, history, lifestyle and wildlife titles.

Among the available sports programs are Driving Force and Possibilities. Driving Force features exclusive interviews with women athletes who have overcome physical and mental barriers to reach the top, including Dame Kelly Holmes, Dina Asher-Smith and Eniola Aluko. Possibilities showcases sportswomen across Singapore, Japan and the Philippines.

The three-part sports doc Kung Fu is also available, following action star Jacky Heung as he embarks on an adventure to discover the essence of the ancient martial art from its past to its future.

In true-crime, titles on offer include Satanic Panic: The Peter Ellis Story and Inside Crime Scene. Satanic Panic: The Peter Ellis Story gathers footage from lost tapes to unpack one of the most controversial true-crime stories of the 1990s, in which a gay childcare worker was falsely accused of child abuse, infanticide and cannabilism for satanic ritual. The paranoia led to wrongful imprisonment. Inside Crime Scene, meanwhile, investigates gruesome crimes and highlights how modern CSI techniques can shed new light on the most complicated cases.

Among the premium history titles available, Ancient Settlements of Europe uncovers lost pre-Christian civilizations and unveils their secrets with archaeological digs and CGI reconstructions. Neanderthal: In the Footsteps of Our Ancestors follows archaeologists as they race against time to preserve the world’s largest collection of prehistoric footprints, unearthing new discoveries that could alter our understanding of neanderthals.

Wildlife programs include Lions: Now or Never, exploring how to save the majestic species and investigates the truth about trophy hunting; Secrets of the Aquarium, taking viewers inside the U.K.’s largest aquarium; Bear: Koala Hero, following the detection dog Bear and his team as they rescue and rehabilitate injured koalas after destructive bushfires; and Galapagos: Edge of the World, bringing viewers on a journey around the islands that inspired Charles Darwin’s Theory of Evolution.

The lifestyle catalog features Growing Wild, exploring how urban gardening can help us reconnect to nature. The food slate includes Paula McIntyre’s Hamely Kitchen, showcasing traditional Gaelic recipes handed down through the generations. In current affairs, Time to Work examines the changing rhythms and practices of modern work culture.

Additionally, the Channel 4 documentary The Pill Revolution, exploring the myths and taboos surrounding contraception, is on offer.

“TVF have maintained a strong presence at key industry events throughout 2023 and our summer slate is a result of our commitment to doing in-person business,” said Poppy McAlister, head of TVF International.“Our stellar slate represents producers from all across the globe, in Europe, Australia, Asia and beyond. We can’t wait to share this with our broadcaster and streamer partners.”