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Channel 5 Orders Secret Scotland Doc


IWC, a Banijay Group company, and Motion Content Group have been commissioned to produce the tentatively titled Secret Scotland with Susan Calman for Channel 5.

In the 5×1-hour series, host Susan Calman will pull back the curtain on some of Scotland’s most iconic destinations. From Loch Ness to Edinburgh Castle and Rosslyn Chapel to Skara Brae, Calman will uncover the untold stories behind a range of world-famous locations.

Calman said, “I’ve lived in Scotland all my life but it turns out that there were many secrets about the place left for me to uncover. In my journey around the country I’ve met wonderful people, seen some incredible scenery and managed to get behind the scenes of iconic buildings and ancient castles. I’m so excited to be joining Channel 5 and introducing one of the most beautiful places on the planet to their audience. I’ve laughed a lot and learned a lot on my way. I hope people enjoy watching it as much as I’ve enjoyed filming it!”

Gerard Costello, executive producer at IWC, commented, “Scotland has so much wonderful history to explore and enjoy and we’re so pleased Susan Calman has decided to go on this journey around her homeland. This promises to be a warm and fun series and, with Susan’s genuine and infectious enthusiasm for her subject, there is no better way to uncover the secrets behind some of the great icons of Scotland.”

Channel 5’s commissioning editor Guy Davies, remarked, “It’s great to welcome Susan Calman to Channel 5. She’s warm and funny in her journey through the hidden stories of these iconic locations. There’s no one better to be our guide to these beautiful, fascinating places, their mysteries and even their secrets.”

Melanie Darlaston, executive producer at Motion Content Group, added, “It’s great to be working with IWC again and a real privilege to be invited behind the scenes of some of Scotland’s finest landmarks. I look forward to seeing what Susan unearths….”

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