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UK Commissions: Channel 5 reveals 2020 slate

Channel 5 reveals slate of 2020 programmes

Access-driven documentaries, history programming, natural history and heartland factual highlight a new slate of programmes heading to Viacom-owned broadcaster Channel 5 in 2020.


New history programming includes Anne Boleyn: Queen For 1,000 Days (3 x 60 minutes) made by Lion Television/Motion Content Group and also commissioned by Willis. The series charts the arrest, trial and execution of Boleyn in 1536 and how it played out in the Tudor age. The series is exec produced by Bill Locke for Lion Television.


Other programmes include Monarchy (10 x 90 minutes) from Voltage TV Productions/Motion Content Group, commissioned by Lucy Willis, which looks at some of the greatest monarchs in British history with each episode fronted by a different presenter who has a proven connection to the monarch in question


Channel 5’s natural history programmes include The Atlantic (4 x 60 minutes), co-produced by Tigress and Motion Content Group, and exploring the story of Europe’s Atlantic. Elephant Hospital (2 x 60 minutes) from Maverick Television and Motion Content Group, which goes inside Thailand’s largest hospital devoted solely to treating elephants.


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