C4 lines up Falklands War doc

London-based prodco Darlow Smithson Productions has been commissioned by UK broadcaster Channel 4 to make the one-hour documentary Vulcan Bomber: Mission Impossible (w/t).
November 11, 2011

London-based prodco Darlow Smithson Productions (DSP) has been commissioned by UK broadcaster Channel 4 (C4) to make the one-hour documentary Vulcan Bomber: Mission Impossible (w/t).

The doc will focus on the story of the crumbling, Cold-War era Vulcan, which flew a bombing mission with WW2 era bombs that changed the outcome of the Falklands War.

DSP will use first-hand testimonies and drama to tell a “fast-paced, funny” story, set in the midst of the Falklands War.

Julian Ware, creative director at Darlow Smithson, said: “Both comic and heroic, Vulcan Bomber: Mission Impossible is a feel-good tale packed with humor, jeopardy and intense drama, all played out against a seemingly impossible objective. We expect Channel 4 viewers will enjoy this extraordinary and entertaining story about the Falklands War.”

Vulcan Bomber: Mission Impossible was commissioned by Julia Harrington at C4 and is set to air this autumn. Ware exec produced the show, which was written and directed by Christopher Spencer and produced by Charlotte Surtees.

Endemol Worldwide Distribution holds the worldwide rights and will be selling the finished program internationally.

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