Extra: New commissions for BBC4, ITV

In today's 'Extra,' BBC4, PBS and Arte commission the archaeology special After Stonehenge (pictured) and ITV Daytime greenlights the quiz show Cash Trapped.
May 24, 2016

BBC4 greenlights one-hour archaeology special “After Stonehenge”

London- and Northern Ireland-based indie 360Production has been commissioned to produce the one-hour special After Stonehenge (pictured) for BBC4, PBS and ARTE. Hosted by by professor Alice Roberts, the series is about the Bronze Age village discovered in a quarry at Must Farm near Peterborough in Cambridgeshire. The 3,000-year-old settlements were preserved in silt, giving archaeologists a glimpse at items such as the oldest cloth in Britain and the oldest complete wheel in Europe.

BBC4 has also commissioned 360Production to produce a fifth season of Digging for Britain (3 x 60 minutes) and a third season of Timewatch Guides (4 x 60 minutes).

ITV Daytime orders quiz show “Cash Trapped” from Possessed 

UK broadcaster ITV has ordered the daytime quiz show Cash Trapped (10 x 60 minutes) from Possessed, the entertainment label set up in 2014 by ITV Studios and former Endemol exec Glenn Hugill. Created and hosted by Bradley Walsh, the show sees six contestants answer a series of fast-paced questions while actively attempting to sabotage opponents. At the end of each episode, the player with the most cash will compete against the other five for the right to take their money home. Hugill is exec producing and ITV Studios Global Entertainment is distributing the series internationally.

DR acquires Matt Ogens-directed feature doc “Meet The Hitlers”

Distributor GRB Entertainment has sold Matt Ogens’ 2014 documentary Meet The Hitlers to Danish broadcaster DR. The doc, which is presented by Morgan Spurlock, explores the relationship between names and identity by focusing on the lives of people named Hitler. The company has also added the Ogens-directed doc Confessions of a Superhero to its catalog. That film is also presented by Spurlock and looks at the lives of three men who earn a living by dressing up as superhero characters on Hollywood Boulevard.

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