ESG Drama Programmes Catalogue MIPCOM 2018

A Difficult Woman A Woman of Substance 5 Finished Programmes 2018 Drama Drama Finished Programmes 2018 6 From rags to riches From the best-selling novel by Barbara Taylor Bradford, this mini-series charts the rise of Emma Harte – from poor Yorkshire servant girl to one of the world’s richest tycoons. From humble beginnings she starts her business with a small shop, but over the next twenty years she expands her stores and invests in the growing textile industry. In the 1980’s Emma faces her biggest test – her children’s attempt to remove her as head of her company. Starring Deborah Kerr, Liam Neeson and Jenny Seagrove. Original Broadcaster: Channel 4 UK Original Producer: Portman Artemis Productions Original Territory: UK 6 x 60’ or 3 x 120’ This murder is personal Anne Harriman has it all, and expects nothing less. Her brilliant work as chief pathologist of a pharmaceutical giant has made her a trophy addition to any board or panel. But she’s prepared to put it all on the line when her old friend Giselle McKenzie is murdered. Relentless in her search for the truth, Anne becomes, in the eyes of the world, a difficult woman. But what are all the glittering prizes worth, if she can’t be true to herself, and prove herself a true friend? Starring Caroline Goodall. Original Broadcaster: ABC TV Original Producer: Southern Star Entertainment for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Original Territory: Australia 2 x 120’, 4 x 60’ or 1 x 120’ Act of Will From the novel by Barbara Taylor Bradford, this is a gripping story of a young girl deprived of her privileged childhood, then forced to marry out of her class, she finds consolation in her talented artistic daughter. The daughter, realising the sacrifice that her parents have made, abandons her promising career to become an acclaimed fashion designer. Her success is not always measured by her happiness, but in the end duty and sacrifice comes full circle. Starring Victoria Tennant, Elizabeth Hurley and Peter Coyote. Classic drama based on Barbara Taylor Bradford's amazing true- life story Original Broadcaster: ITV UK Original Producer: Portman Productions Original Territory: UK 4 x 60’