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C4 commissions DSP’s ‘Roman Villa’

Darlow Smithson is putting six British builders to the test in a new series for Channel 4. Roman Villa (w/t) challenges those builders - a foreman, plumber, plasterer, carpenter, bricklayer and laborer - to leave behind their power tools to build a roman villa using tools and materials known to the Romans and abiding by the manual to Roman building, written by Roman engineer and architect Vitruvius in 25 BC. The full-sized Roman villa will be built in Shropshire and once complete, will be open to the public. The series will also test archeologists' theories as to how the Romans built their villas. Roman Villa was commissioned by Channel 4's history commissioning editor, Julia Harrington, and will be executive produced by Darlow Smithson's Julian Ware. Endemol Worldwide Distribution will be distributing the title internationally.
November 4, 2010

Darlow Smithson is putting six British builders to the test in a new series for Channel 4. Roman Villa (w/t) challenges those builders – a foreman, plumber, plasterer, carpenter, bricklayer and laborer – to leave behind their power tools to build a roman villa using tools and materials known to the Romans and abiding by the manual to Roman building, written by Roman engineer and architect Vitruvius in 25 BC. The full-sized Roman villa will be built in Shropshire and once complete, will be open to the public. The series will also test archeologists’ theories as to how the Romans built their villas. Roman Villa was commissioned by Channel 4′s history commissioning editor, Julia Harrington, and will be executive produced by Darlow Smithson’s Julian Ware. Endemol Worldwide Distribution will be distributing the title internationally.

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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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