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Nat Geo Explores ‘The Bible From Space’; All3Media’s Caravan To Produce Albert Lin-Fronted Documentary Two-Parter November 29, 2018

Nat Geo is heading into space to find new stories about the bible in a big-budget documentary fronted by Lost Treasures of the Maya Snake Kings host Albert Lin. The factual giant has ordered two-part series The Bible From Space (w/t) from All3Media-backed Caravan. The documentary will reveal the truth behind the biggest stories from the Old Testament with Lin taking a journey through the Holy Lands and looking at the historical events that might lie behind biblical stories such as the Exodus and the parting of…

The Times: TV Review – James Bulger: The New Revelations November 20, 2018

James Bulger: The New Revelations sounded as if it might promise more than it delivered. Many programmes about this 1993 murder merely rehash details of unutterable horror. This didn’t. It offered fresh insights and details, chiefly from previously unseen documents. The judge had allowed Robert Thompson and Jon Venables’s anonymity to be lifted partly to enable debate on why — what had happened in two ten-year-olds’ lives that would make them so violent? But, said the programme, this never happened. Discussion was silenced…

Bulger film is C5’s second biggest doc of 2018 November 20, 2018

Caravan’s one-off investigation into the child murder that shocked the nation 25 years ago was the second best-performing new doc on the channel this year. Michael Palin in Korea remains the one to beat, with an overnight audience of 2.5m (14.9%) in September. The Bulger doc was also only marginally behind the top-rated episode of returner The Yorkshire Vet (1.8m / 9.5% in April). The film drew almost double C5’s 950,000 (4.9%) slot average and more than twice the audience of…