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Quest UK orders Woodcut’s historical “Wings of War” docuseries

Discovery’s British fact-ent free-to-air channel Quest has commissioned London-based indie Woodcut Media to produce the military aviation docuseries Wings of War. Through expert interviews, authentic recreations, engineering graphics and archive footage, ...
June 19, 2017

Discovery’s British fact-ent free-to-air channel Quest has commissioned London-based indie Woodcut Media to produce the military aviation docuseries Wings of War.

Through expert interviews, authentic recreations, engineering graphics and archive footage, the 10 x 60-minute docuseries (pictured) will examine how planes and their pilots defined military history over 100 years of aeronautical warfare and how technology allowed aerial combat to advance.

Among the topics included in the series are the bombers of WWII; the Voisin used for artillery spotting; the Cold War’s military installation photographing Blackbird; the birth of the jet engine; and the Eurofighter Typhoon.

London-based distributor TCB Media Rights, who provided deficit financing, is distributing the series internationally.

Wings of War is exec produced by Woodcut’s Adam Jacobs and Kate Beal, and Jamie Watkins for Discovery. It was commissioned by Simon Downing, SVP, head of Quest and Eurosport at Discovery Networks UK and Ireland.

“Quest viewers love aviation programming, and with the centenary of the RAF in 2018, this series tells the incredible stories about planes, their pilots and the impact they have had on our military history,” said Downing in a statement.

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