David Beckham goes to the Amazon
- One-off documentary will be launched at the MipTV 2014 international TV sales festival in April
XIX Entertainment, BBC Worldwide and the BBC have announced a one-off 90-minute documentary film, directed by Anthony Mandler (the short Tropico) which follows celebrated British footballer David Beckham and three of his friends exploring and experiencing the isolation of the Brazilian rainforest on an expedition. The as-yet untitled documentary will air on BBC One this June.
Helen Jackson, Managing Director, Content, BBC Worldwide, said, “This is an unforgettable documentary set in the heart of the dense Amazon rainforest following David Beckham. Through his eyes, audiences will experience life in the jungle, something so distant from David’s life on and off the pitch and in the glare of the world’s media.”
Charlotte Moore, Controller, BBC One said, “In this special documentary for BBC One, David Beckham embarks on a top secret expedition to the Amazon that will see him encounter the other side of Brazil and journey through the tropical rainforest, a TV first for the global icon.”
BBC Worldwide hold international distribution rights for the programme and will be launching it at the MipTV 2014 international TV sales festival this April.
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