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Hardy links up with Harries, BBC

Left Bank, Worldwide take stake in new venture

LONDON — Highly touted U.K. upstart shingle Hardy & Sons is to relaunch as a new outfit in tandem with BBC Worldwide and Left Bank Pictures.

Worldwide and Left Bank, which bowed last year under the leadership of Andy Harries, one of the team responsible for “The Queen,” will each take a 15% stake in the as yet unnamed new company.

The remaining 70% will be held by Hardy & Sons owner and creative director, Justin Hardy, who has won a reputation for the combo’s high quality historical dramas including “The Relief of Belsen,” aired by Channel 4 in Blighty.

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