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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
Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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