Orion Children's Books announce acquisition of DEADLY DIARIES by BAFTA award winning wildlife expert and adventurer, Steve Backshall

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Orion Children's Books announce acquisition of DEADLY DIARIES by BAFTA award winning wildlife expert and adventurer, Steve Backshall...


The deal for world rights in DEADLY DIARIES was negotiated by Orion Children's Books MD and Publisher Fiona Kennedy with Julian Alexander at LAW and Luigi Bonomi at LBA on behalf of BBC Worldwide.

DEADLY DIARIES is a brand new addition to the 'Deadly' publishing programme already launched with fact books, activity books, doodle books and an Annual in 2012 with further publishing in 2013 and 2014. Publication will be supported by major marketing and publicity activity throughout 2012 and beyond.

DEADLY DIARIES will be an in-depth and personal record showcasing full-colour photos, published for the first time, and a sneak peek behind the scenes with Steve Backshall and the Deadly team as they travelled across six continents in six months filming sixty record-breaking deadly animals for the new Deadly BBC TV series (series 3).

The DEADLY brand started with Deadly 60, one of CBBC's highest rated shows and now consists of different TV strands: Deadly 60, Deadly Art, Deadly Top 10, Deadly 360 and Deadly on a Mission, which have been viewed by 40 million adults and children in the UK An extensive DEADLY licensing programme is to be rolled out in 2012 including toys, games, stationery, clothing and collectibles.

Deadly won a BAFTA award for Best Factual Programme 2011, while Steve Backshall won the BAFTA for Best Children's Presenter 2011.

Steve Backshall is the hugely popular and fearless presenter of the Children's BBC series Deadly 60, Live and Deadly, Deadly 360 and Deadly Art. His eventful life is well documented: Steve travels the world to learn about the most inspiring predators, from boxing mantis shrimp to charging tigers. Steve is now a novelist and is an inspirational public speaker.

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