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Marc Fennell continues his global treasure hunt during Stuff The British Stole Season 2

01/08/2023

01 08 2023 - Media release Marc Fennell continues his global treasure hunt during Stuff The British Stole Season 2

Marc Fennell on Stuff The British Stole

The ABC, Screen Australia and CBC are thrilled to announce that filming has commenced on the second season of the acclaimed history-mystery series, Stuff The British Stole. Hosted by Walkley award-winning journalist Marc Fennell (Mastermind, The School That Tried To End Racism, The Feed), the eight-part series will take viewers on a globe-trotting, emotional quest for truth amidst bitterly contested histories.

The captivating new season will offer an in-depth exploration of eight new remarkable treasures acquired through the years of the British Empire. Expect a spectacular range of colonial bounty, priceless jewels, breathtaking antiquities and swashbuckling tales.

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 CBC. Major production investment from Screen Australia. Financed with support from the Canada Media Fund, Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, Ontario Creates. Produced in association with VicScreen. FremantleMedia will distribute the series world-wide.

Screen Australia's Head of Documentary, Alex West said, Stuff The British Stole embarks on another enthralling global odyssey, uncovering the hidden stories of precious objects, and how colonialised societies were plundered under imperial rule. I am thrilled that we can once again support the exceptional Australian team led by the acclaimed journalist Marc Fennell. This engaging and timely exploration delves deeper into the cultural and historical journeys of eight new artefacts, challenging perceptions and illuminating the complex and contested tapestry of the past in Australia and across the world. Prepare to embark on an emotional and intellectually riveting journey into these untold stories.

Kalita Corrigan, Commissioning Editor, ABC Factual and Culture said, The first season was wholeheartedly embraced by audiences and critics, so we're thrilled that Marc and the team are back to shed light on the cultural, historical and societal significance of eight new mysterious artefacts amassed by the British Empire.

Jennifer Dettman, Executive Director, Unscripted Content, CBC said, Audiences were captivated by this series which found a new and engaging way to tell the complex and multifaceted history of the British Empire and its impact across the globe. We are excited to partner with ABC on a second season.

Audiences came to season one in huge numbers, and we are proud to be working once again with two great broadcasters in the ABC and CBC in Canada. Marc's deft handling of these remarkable stories is not only grippingly entertaining but shows us that history is complicated, said the Executive Producers from Wooden Horse, Wild Bear Entertainment and Cream Productions.

Stuff The British Stole season 2, will air on ABC TV, ABC iview, CBC and CBC Gem in 2024. Until then, log onto ABC iview or CBC Gem to stream the first season of Stuff The British Stole.

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 CBC. Major production investment from Screen Australia. Financed with support from the Canada Media Fund, Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, Ontario Creates. Produced in association with VicScreen. 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). Executive Producer, Creator, Writer and Host: Marc Fennell. ABC Commissioning Editor and Executive Producer: Kalita Corrigan. ABC Head of Factual: Susie Jones. ABC Head of Screen Content: Jennifer Collins. CBC General Manager, Entertainment, Factual, & Sports: Sally Catto. CBC Executive Director of Unscripted Content: Jennifer Dettman. CBC Senior Director, Documentary: Sandra Kleinfeld. CBC Executive in Charge of Production, Unscripted Content: Nic Meloney.

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