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Lovers of Bri­tish docos are in for a treat this week with news that stream­ing ser­vice Presto has signed a dis­tri­bu­tion deal with BBC World­wide.

The part­ner­ship will see close to 100 hours of ac­claimed TV doc­u­men­taries from the Bri­tish broad­caster added to Presto’s con­tent sta­ble.

High­lights in­clude the best of Michael Palin’s (above) unique travel se­ries, Stephen Fry of­fer­ings such as Fry’s Planet World and Stephen Fry and the Great Amer­i­can Oil Spill. and raft of hit Louis Th­er­oux (be­low) doc­u­men­taries. There are also hours worth of in-depth bi­ogra­phies, sci­en­tific se­ries and more.

It’s good news for the stream­ing ser­vice, which has also re­cently an­nounced the pick up of a sec­ond sea­son of David Du­chovny’s latest TV pro­ject Aquarius.

And in more good news for po­ten­tial sub­scribers. Presto is cur­rently of­fer­ing a 30-day free trial in con­junc­tion with the latest re­leases, which will be avail­able to stream from July 16. Head to www.presto.com.au to find out more.

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