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Marketing Channel 4′s The Returned/Les Revenants
The Returned Fig 1 Channel 4′s promotion of The Returned/Les Revenants was a bit more fun than most foreign language drama ad campaigns. Were audiences turned on? Sarah Arnold reports. In May 2013, The Guardian announced Channel 4’s latest TV drama The Returned with the headline “Channel 4 aims to make a killing with subtitled French Drama,” adding: “The broadcaster’s first foreign-language drama series in 20 years features zombies, ...
Latest Scandi Drama Mammon Premiers on More4
Norwegian thriller Mammon gets its UK premier on 4More As Norwegian thriller Mammon gets its UK premiere on More4 this Friday, Eva Novrup Redvall looks at how subtitled Scandinavian drama is branching out beyond the BBC. BBC4’s 9pm Saturday night slot has been the successful home of a streak of Scandinavian drama series, including Wallander, The Killing (Forbrydelsen), Borgen and The Bridge (Bron).
Salamander Shines Spotlight on Flemish Drama
Matroesjka (Russian Dolls), part of a new wave of Flemish international hit dramas. As Flemish crime drama Salamander hits UK screens, Ilse Schooneknaep looks at some of the other Flemish shows sold to international markets in recent years. Salamander hit British television screens this month, becoming the first major Flemish series to be shown by a mainstream UK broadcaster. Televised Saturday nights at 9pm on BBC Four, the 12-part thriller took the slot vacated by ...
Flemish Crime Drama Salamander Hits UK Screens
Filip Peeters as police inspector Paul Gerardi in Salamander. Flemish crime drama Salamander was a hit in its native Belgium. But the initial audience reaction following its UK debut this month has been more mixed, according to Huw D Jones. Following the phenomenal success of Scandi crime dramas The Killing and The Bridge, BBC Four (UK) this month unveiled its latest foreign language import, Salamander. Filip Peeters as police inspector Paul Gerardi in Salamander. Set in Brussels, the 12-part thriller ...
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