Englandland: BBC plans a theme-park

The BBC's commercial arm, BBC Worldwide, is in plans to build a themepark in the Thames estuary, in cooperation with a Kuwaiti property developer and Paramount Pictures.

The project has a £2B budget, and will feature attractions based on popular BBC programming and other parts of UK culture.

It is thought, given the nature of the resort – which will seek to attract foreign tourists to the UK as well as Brits who have grown up with the BBC – that international hits including Doctor Who, Sherlock and Top Gear are likely to feature.

Other BBC shows popular with foreign viewers include David Attenborough's natural history documentaries and local versions of Strictly Come Dancing.

Sherlock World? BBC shows lined up for £2bn UK theme park [Mark Sweney/The Guardian]

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