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Channel 4 commissions ‘Illuminated River’ doc series

Channel 4 in the UK has tapped ITN Productions to produce a three-part series, London’s Great Bridges: Lighting the Thames, which documents the ambitious art project Illuminated River that will light up 15 ...
June 24, 2019

Channel 4 in the UK has tapped ITN Productions to produce a three-part series, London’s Great Bridges: Lighting the Thames, which documents the ambitious art project Illuminated River that will light up 15 bridges on the River Thames.

Presented by architectural designer Charlie Luxton, the series follows the progress of the infrastructure projects, and includes history, art and engineering to tell the story of Britain’s most iconic bridges, and will premiere in the summer.

The series features behind-the-scenes access to chart the journey of when the first four bridges – London Bridge, Cannon Street, Southwark and Millennium Bridge – will be illuminated this summer, from a partnership between artist Leo Villareal and the British-based architecture practice Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands. The completed project will span 15 bridges.

“ITN has done a great job capturing this jaw-dropping and ambitious project that is full of challenges for the men and women involved,” said Sean Doyle, Channel 4′s commissioning editor, in a statement. “It’s a fascinating project that will transform the great bridges of London.”

The three-part series was commissioned by Lizi Wootton and Doyle at Channel 4. Andy Dunn and Will Smith are executive producers for ITN Productions with Matt Reid as series producer.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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