Magazine article Screen International

BBC's Storyville Benefits from DQF Initiative

Magazine article Screen International

BBC's Storyville Benefits from DQF Initiative

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The BBC's Delivering Quality First cost-cutting initiative has "smiled on" international film strand Storyville, opening up a regular late-night slot on BBC2.

The strand, part-way through a run on BBC4, will launch on BBC2 on 1 February for an initial 12 weeks on Wednesdays at 11.20pm.

BBC2 will showcase some of the best of Storyville's recent back catalogue, opening with Beeban Kidron's film Sex, Death and the Gods, about Hindu girls who are married to a deity in childhood, and Guerrilla - The Taking of Patty Hearst, Robert Stone's film about one of the most well-known political kidnappings in US history.

The BBC2 slot will host new films that fit in with topical items likely to appear on Newsnight, such as the Iranian elections in March and November's US elections. …

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