Shiver’s “Secrets from the Sky” takes flight on ITV

UK broadcaster ITV will air a historical series entitled Secrets from the Sky from its in-house prodco Shiver, set to debut on the net in October. (Pictured: hosts Bettany Hughes, Ben Robinson)
October 2, 2014

UK broadcaster ITV has signed on for a historical series entitled Secrets from the Sky from its in-house prodco Shiver, set to debut on the net in October.

The 6 x 30-minute series is hosted by historian Bettany Hughes (pictured, left) and aerial archaeologist Ben Robinson (right), and uses an octocopter – a high-tech, remote-controlled helicopter with a camera – to travel over British landscapes and solve land-bound mysteries from an aerial perspective. Each episode sees the team travel to various historical sites, including Cornwall’s Tintagel Castle, Stonehenge and Scotland’s Antonine Wall.

Secrets from the Sky offers a unique and visually stunning insight into Britain’s rich history by giving a fresh, bird’s-eye-view perspective of our landscape,” said Jeremy Phillips, executive producer at the ITV Studios-affiliated Shiver, in a statement.

“I think viewers will enjoy seeing some of their favorite sites as they’ve never seen them before,” he added.

The series is produced by Michael Douglas and exec produced by Phillips for Shiver. It was commissioned by ITV’s director of factual Richard Klein and commissioning editor of factual, Katy Thorogood.

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