Magazine article Screen International

BBC1 Drama Set for First Tax Credit

Magazine article Screen International

BBC1 Drama Set for First Tax Credit

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Tony Jordan's BBC1 drama By Any Means has become the first production to pass the cultural test to qualify for high-end TV tax breaks in the UK.

By Any Means is being produced by Jordan's Red Planet Pictures for BBC1. The primetime 6 x 60-minute drama will follow an undercover police department willing to go to any length to bring the criminal elite to justice.

It is being executive produced by Jordan and Belinda Campbell for the indie and Polly Hill for BBC1.

Red Planet Pictures production executive Alex Jones said: "After the nail biting wait for state aid approval we're all delighted the UK tax credits plugged the final financing gap on By Any Means and that principle photography could start as planned on this month. The UK high end tax credits are a welcome relief to the production sector as we struggle to close the finance on ambitious drama projects. …

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