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Channel 5 searches for Great British Castles

UK broadcaster Channel 5 has signed a deal with British journalist Dan Jones, who will present a number of history-themed programmes.

Dan JonesThe first show from the partnership is the 6x50mins Great British Castles (WT), which Irish indie Sideline Productions is coproducing with ad firm GroupM Entertainment.

It will tell stories of the fortifications that were once at the core of British power structures using CGI renditions and reconstructions.

Jones has written a number of historical books and is a regular contributor to British newspapers and magazines. His further projects with Channel 5 will be announced in due course.