Glasgow- and London-based factual prodco IWC, a Banijay Group company, has been commissioned to produce a new military history docuseries for UK commercial broadcaster Channel 5.
World’s Greatest War Ships (3 x 60 minutes) looks at the most iconic warships from 1900 to the present day, focusing on their backstories and the engineering breakthroughs that allowed them to stand out as game changers in important naval battles, including Jutland, Iwo Jima, The Cuban Missile Crisis, Vietnam, Pearl Harbor, Korea, Desert Storm and the Battle of the North Atlantic.
Using archive, expert interviews and CGI, each of the three episodes zeroes in on a specific class of vessel: Dreadnoughts, Word War II Destroyers and Aircraft Carriers.
The series is executive produced by IWC’s Dominic Bowles. It was commissioned by Guy Davies at Channel 5. Banijay Rights is handling global distribution.
“World’s Greatest War Ships will celebrate some of the most incredible naval engineering feats in history,” said Bowles in a statement. “With Channel 5, we will not only showcase the design and engineering that made these craft so special, but also tell the story of modern naval warfare.”
World’s Greatest War Ships will air later this year on Channel 5. A specific date has not yet been set.