The critically-acclaimed documentary series The Sixties, produced by Tom Hanks, is heading to UK screens after UKTV’s Yesterday snapped up the rights from FremantleMedia.
The ten-part series examines the social and political changes which shaped the decade, including the rise of the Berlin Wall, the popularity of the Beatles, the increase in youth oriented culture and society, and the space race.
It was executive produced by Hanks with Gary Goetzman (HBO’s John Adams and The Pacific) and Mark Herzog (History’s Gettysburg) for CNN and will air on Yesterday later this year.
Adrian Wills, General Manager of Yesterday said, “The Sixties is a production of broad scope and tremendous ambition, with amazing rarely or unseen footage which is brilliantly put together. This series is a perfect fit for Yesterday’s proposition; fascinating factual stories.”
Jamie Lynn, Executive Vice President, Sales and Distribution, EMEA, FremantleMedia International added, “The Sixties taps into our deep seated fascination with this decade and the disproportionate impact that it had on our politics and culture.
“It epitomises the quality of FremantleMedia International’s factual catalogue and is a perfect show for the Yesterday’s discerning audiences. We have a long standing relationship with UKTV and are thrilled to have them on board as partners.”