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Stuff The British Stole TV series coming to ABC and CBC

08/03/2022

08 03 2022 - Media release Stuff The British Stole TV series coming to ABC and CBC

Marc Fennell

Walkley award-winning journalist Marc Fennell (Mastermind, The School That Tried To End Racism, The Feed), will take audiences on a global adventure during Stuff The British Stole, a new six-part series based on his acclaimed, award-winning ABC Podcast.

This series of history-mysteries will be a wild, entertaining and visually stunning story of some of the most remarkable treasures acquired through the years of the British Empire and is set to air late this year.

An Australia-Canada co-production, Stuff The British Stole is co-produced by Wooden Horse, WildBear Entertainment and Cream Productions (Canada) for the ABC and the CBC. Principal production funding from Screen Australia. Financed with support from the Canada Media Fund, Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, Ontario Creates, and Content Mint. FremantleMedia will distribute the series world-wide.

Jennifer Collins, ABC Head Factual and Culture, said, We're thrilled to partner with the CBC and bring this captivating podcast to television screens across Australia and Canada. Marc Fennell is a phenomenal host, and we can't wait to see the mysteries of each object unfold.

Screen Australia's Head of Documentary, Alex West said, Stuff The British Stole promises to give voice to those who have been colonised and its bold exploration of the impact of the British empire is timely and necessary to keep discussions of cultural colonialism ongoing. We are excited to support Marc Fennell and his talented and passionate team in bringing his popular award-winning podcast to the screen in this Australia-Canada co-production.

Sally Catto, General Manager, Entertainment, Factual and Sports, CBC, said, We are excited to build on our valuable partnership with ABC and strengthen public broadcasting in both of our countries with this timely, authentic series that will open the eyes and minds of viewers while taking them on an entertaining journey through history.

Marc has created a history series that it is not only utterly compelling but helps us understand who we are today. For Wooden Horse, WildBear and Cream it is a privilege to partner with two great public broadcasters on other sides of the globe but with so much in common, said the Executive Producers from Wooden Horse, Wild Bear Entertainment and Cream Productions.

Stuff The British Stole begins filming this month and will air on ABC TV and ABC iview later this year and on CBC and CBC Gem in 2023.

To listen to Stuff The British Stole podcast, series 1 and 2, visit the ABC listen App.

Production Credit: An Australia-Canada co-production, Stuff The British Stole is co-produced by Wooden Horse, WildBear Entertainment and Cream Productions (Canada) for the ABC and the CBC. Principal production funding from Screen Australia. Financed with support from the Canada Media Fund, Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, Ontario Creates, and Content Mint. FremantleMedia will distribute the series world-wide.

Executive producers: Richard Finlayson and Jude Troy (Wooden Horse); Alan Erson and Michael Tear (WildBear Entertainment); and David Brady and Kate Harrison (Cream Productions). Co-producer, Writer, Host: Marc Fennell. ABC Commissioning Editor and Executive Producer: Kalita Corrigan. ABC Head Factual and Culture: Jennifer Collins. CBC Executive Director of Unscripted Content: Jennifer Dettman. CBC Executive in Charge of Production, Unscripted Content: Nic Meloney.

Notes for the Editors In June 2019, ABC and CBC announced a creative and commercial collaboration to enhance the reach and impact of their content across both countries.

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