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C4 commissions DSP for unknown soldier project

Channel 4 has commissioned Darlow Smithson Productions (DSP) to produce a 1x90-minute documentary following the search for the identities of WWI's unknown soldiers. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has granted C4 and DSP exclusive access to document the exhumation of 250 unidentified British and Australian WWI soldiers whose bodies were found in six unmarked mass graves in Northern France.WWI: Finding the Lost Battalions will also follow three British families looking to find out if their relatives are amongst the exhumed bodies, will follow the team using DNA and personal effects found on the bodies to determine their identities and will document the burial of these bodies in the new Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery. C4's history commissioning editor Julia Harrington is behind the commission.
July 13, 2010

Channel 4 has commissioned Darlow Smithson Productions (DSP) to produce a 1×90-minute documentary following the search for the identities of WWI’s unknown soldiers. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has granted C4 and DSP exclusive access to document the exhumation of 250 unidentified British and Australian WWI soldiers whose bodies were found in six unmarked mass graves in Northern France.WWI: Finding the Lost Battalions will also follow three British families looking to find out if their relatives are amongst the exhumed bodies, will follow the team using DNA and personal effects found on the bodies to determine their identities and will document the burial of these bodies in the new Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery. C4′s history commissioning editor Julia Harrington is behind the commission.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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