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  1. Susan Calman to Uncover More of Scotland’s Secrets with IWC and Motion Content Group for Channel 5

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    IWC, a Banijay company, and Motion Content Group, today announce Channel 5 has commissioned a third, extended 10×60’ seriesoffactual entertainment show, Secret Scotland.

     

    Susan Calman is back for another awe-inspiring journey around her native Scotland, getting private tours of iconic Scottish spots, uncovering hidden secrets of the past and present, and gaining special access to magnificent castles.

     

    In this third series, Susan will be visiting ten more stunning locations, from quiet countryside to brooding coastline, and from the East Neuk of Fife to the Western Isles. Along the way, she will take an in-depth look at the history, people and traditions of the area, and try her hand at learning some ancient skills.

     

    This longer series is building on the ratings success of Secret Scotland season two, which peaked at an audience of 1.6 million.

     

    Gerard Costello, Executive Producer at IWC said: “Scotland is home to some of Britain’s most beautiful locations, and having our series extended to ten episodes means that we can explore even more of what it has to offer, with Susan’s warmth and humour making her the perfect guide.”

     

    Guy Davies, Commissioning Editor, Channel 5 said: “It’s great to see Susan back on Channel 5 with even more secrets and hidden gems from her latest journey around Scotland. It’s business as usual with lots of laughs and fascinating people to liven up our lives in this unusual year, as the nights draw in.”

     

    The series has been commissioned by Guy Davies, Commissioning Editor, Channel 5, and is Executive Produced by Gerard Costello for IWC and Melanie Darlaston for Motion Content Group. Secret Scotland will be distributed globally by Banijay Rights.

  2. Susan Calman Continues to Explore Secret Scotland for Channel 5

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    Following the success of Secret Scotland earlier in the year, today Channel 5 announces the series has been recommissioned for a second series.

     

    The 6×60 travel series from IWC Media, a Banijay Group company, and Motion Content Group sees presenter, Susan Calman discover the big stories and the untold tales behind Scotland’s beloved spots, with privileged access to some of Scotland’s most famous locations. In a warm, light-hearted but always informative journey, Secret Scotland looks in-depth at the history, characters and treasures hidden in these stunning spots.

     

    This series is set to feature six new areas in Scotland and will air later this year on Channel 5.

     

    Susan Calman said:

    I was delighted with the response to the first series and I am so excited to get back on the road to show Channel 5 viewers what else this beautiful country has to offer

     

    Guy Davies, Factual Commissioning Editor Factual said:

    Susan was a great success with our viewers in the first series earlier this year and we can’t wait for her to bring back her wit, insight, enthusiasm and sense of fun in a second run of this lively travelogue

     

    Executive Producer at IWC Media, Gerard Costello, said:

    “We are thrilled that Susan is continuing with her wonderful journeys around Scotland, where there are many more places, and their secrets, left to explore. Susan is full of curiosity about her homeland and we know her natural humour and enthusiasm will be a joy to watch once again. ”

     

    Executive Producer at Motion Content Group, Melanie Darlaston commented:

    “What a fun way to discover the best of Scotland. With her infectious enthusiasm and sense of humour, Susan really is the perfect host.”