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Summit ’14: Sideline Productions lands C5 commission

Irish company Sideline Productions, which makes its Realscreen Summit debut this week, has landed its first commission from UK broadcaster Channel 5, for documentary series Great British Castles. (Pictured: presenter Dan Jones)
January 26, 2014

Irish company Sideline Productions, which makes its Realscreen Summit debut this week, has landed its first commission from UK broadcaster Channel 5, for documentary series Great British Castles.

The 6 x 50-minute series will explore the secrets and histories behind some of Britain’s most popular castles, looking at their infamous inhabitants and battles. The program, hosted by journalist Dan Jones (pictured above), will also use aerial footage, CGI and reconstructions.

The series will be coproduced with GroupM Entertainment and will begin production this spring. Sideline creative director Billy McGrath will be at the Realscreen Summit from today (January 26) to  Tuesday (January 28).

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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