‘Monroe’ heads ITV slate

Hospital drama stars James Nesbitt, Sarah Parish

LONDON — The distribution arm of U.K. terrestrial web ITV will be offering buyers a hefty portfolio of drama at international TV mart Mip TV as it attempts to increase revenue from non-broadcast activities.

Fare on offer includes six-part medical saga “Monroe,” created by Peter Bowker and starring James Nesbitt and Sarah Parish. Show is produced by Mammoth Screen.

“Case Histories,” a series of two-parters based on Kate Atkinson’s novels, will make its international debut at the market, which bows April 4. The policer is made by Ruby Films in association with Monastic Prods. and was created by Ashley Pharoah, whose credits include high-concept skein “Ashes to Ashes.”

The central character, soldier-turned-cop Jackson Brodie, is played by Jason Isaacs.

Also being sold at Mip by ITV are the latest instalment of Lynda La Plante’s “Above Suspicion,” and supernatural drama “Marchlands,” whose cast features Alex Kingston.

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