5Production ramps up docudrama output

5Production, the shooting division of Channel 5, is increasing its docudrama output with three new historical series for the broadcaster, all of which recently wrapped.

Britain's Bloody Crown traces the history of the Wars of the Roses in the mid-15th century, with each of four episodes focussing on a key figure from the decades-long conflicts, reports industry magazine Broadcast.

Additional docudrama The Truth About The Great Train Robbery tells the story of the infamous 1963 theft of the modern-day equivalent of £50m from a Royal Mail train travelling between Glasgow and London.

Finally, historical drama Cleopatra charts the life of the iconic Ancient Egyptian ruler and her alliances with Julius Caesar and Mark Antony. The series doubled Morocco for ancient Egypt and filmed partly at Atlas Studios (pictured).

Morocco is one of the most popular countries in the world for desert filming locations and has doubled for the ancient world in various dramas such as the BBC's Atlantis and The Ark.


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