Channel 4 to screen follow-up to Richard III documentary

Posted by de57 at Feb 20, 2013 11:05 AM |
New documentary featuring University of Leicester researchers tells the story of the science behind the search for Richard III

On the day that the University of Leicester announced the outcomes of its investigations in the Search for Richard III, Channel 4 aired a documentary by Darlow Smithson telling the story of the search that many readers will have tuned in to watch.

In fact, it was watched by 4.9 million viewers and following the success of Richard III: The King in the Car Park, Channel 4 has ordered a special follow up programme for More4.

Richard III: The Unseen Story, made again by Darlow Smithson Productions, will focus on the five months of archaeological and scientific detective work done by the University of Leicester that led to the discovery of King Richard III.

Featuring previously unseen footage and new interviews with the lead scientists, the programme will tell the story in detail and in full, from the first cut in the ground to the final DNA analysis.

Richard III: The Unseen Story will air on More 4 on Wednesday 27 Feb at 9pm.