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C4 commissions DSP for unknown soldier project

Channel 4 has commissioned Darlow Smithson Productions (DSP) to produce a 1x90-minute documentary following the search for the identities of WWI's unknown soldiers. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has granted C4 and DSP exclusive access to document the exhumation of 250 unidentified British and Australian WWI soldiers whose bodies were found in six unmarked mass graves in Northern France.WWI: Finding the Lost Battalions will also follow three British families looking to find out if their relatives are amongst the exhumed bodies, will follow the team using DNA and personal effects found on the bodies to determine their identities and will document the burial of these bodies in the new Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery. C4's history commissioning editor Julia Harrington is behind the commission.
July 13, 2010

Channel 4 has commissioned Darlow Smithson Productions (DSP) to produce a 1×90-minute documentary following the search for the identities of WWI’s unknown soldiers. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has granted C4 and DSP exclusive access to document the exhumation of 250 unidentified British and Australian WWI soldiers whose bodies were found in six unmarked mass graves in Northern France.WWI: Finding the Lost Battalions will also follow three British families looking to find out if their relatives are amongst the exhumed bodies, will follow the team using DNA and personal effects found on the bodies to determine their identities and will document the burial of these bodies in the new Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery. C4′s history commissioning editor Julia Harrington is behind the commission.

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Andrew Jeffrey joined Realscreen in 2021 as its news editor. Here, he helps to oversee assignment, reporting and editing for Realscreen's daily newsletter. Prior to his work covering documentary and non-fiction film and TV, he worked as a reporter and associate producer for CBC Edmonton, and as a reporter for The Star Calgary, where he covered daily news on beats such as local and provincial politics, health care and harm reduction, sports and education. His work has appeared in other Canadian news outlets such as TVO, the Edmonton Journal and Avenue Magazine.

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