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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
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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