UK broadcaster ITV has signed on for a historical series entitled Secrets from the Sky from its in-house prodco Shiver, set to debut on the net in October.
The 6 x 30-minute series is hosted by historian Bettany Hughes (pictured, left) and aerial archaeologist Ben Robinson (right), and uses an octocopter – a high-tech, remote-controlled helicopter with a camera – to travel over British landscapes and solve land-bound mysteries from an aerial perspective. Each episode sees the team travel to various historical sites, including Cornwall’s Tintagel Castle, Stonehenge and Scotland’s Antonine Wall.
“Secrets from the Sky offers a unique and visually stunning insight into Britain’s rich history by giving a fresh, bird’s-eye-view perspective of our landscape,” said Jeremy Phillips, executive producer at the ITV Studios-affiliated Shiver, in a statement.
“I think viewers will enjoy seeing some of their favorite sites as they’ve never seen them before,” he added.