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Nat Geo, C4 orders WW2 doc from Icon

Nat Geo, Channel 4 and Thirteen have ordered The Airmen & the Headhunters from UK indie producer Icon Films.

The 1x60mins World War II doc will tell the story of a crew of US airmen shot down over the jungles of Borneo who were rescued by a headhunting tribe and delivered to undercover UK special forces.

The film features interviews with survivors and tribesmen, alongside dramatic reconstructions of the events that took place.

The series will debut in November.

Thirteen programs a block on PBS. Nat Geo’s Nat Geographic Channels International arm ordered the series.