News Wiggin’s TV practice advises on new BBC drama The Outcast

The TV practice at specialist media and technology law firm Wiggin has advised on the production and financing of the latest BBC drama The Outcast.

Sadie Jones adapted The Outcast from her best-selling novel. Set in the years following the end of World War II, The Outcast follows the life of Lewis Aldridge, a young man who struggles to overcome the death of his mother, who drowned while he tried to save her. The novel was adapted to the television screen in a two-part drama produced by Blueprint Pictures and directed by Iain Softley (K-Pax, Inkheart). The first episode screened on Sunday evening on BBC1.

Wiggin Film & TV Partner Medwyn Jones led the team who advised on this adaptation. Medwyn began acting for the UK independent television sector in the late 1980’s and acts for many of the leading television production companies, as well as for rights owners, writers, on-screen and production talent. He advises on all aspects of development, finance, production and distribution of television programmes, as well as sponsorship and broadcasting issues, and the exploitation of secondary and ancillary rights.