Battle Castle Documentary Series Overview (2012)


Introduction

Battle Castle is an action documentary TV series co-produced by Parallax Film Productions Inc. with London-based Ballista Media Inc.

Outline

It explores the medieval arms race reflected in castle construction in the Middle Ages and, using location filming, re-enactments and CGI reconstruction, tells the stories of six castles tested by siege.

Hosted by Dan Snow, the series has aired on History Television, SBS Australia and, most recently, Discovery UK.

Trivia

  • There was a website featuring games, motion comics and extra video content not seen on the show.
  • Written by Dan Snow as an accompaniment to the show, the book Battle Castles: 500 Years of Knights and Siege Warfare details the stories of each castle featured in Battle Castle.
    • It was released on 27 September 2012.

Battle Castle Series

Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s):
    • Ian Herring … (6 episodes, 2012).
  • Producer(s):
    • Tom Clifford … executive producer (6 episodes, 2012).
    • Ian Herring … executive producer (6 episodes, 2012).
    • Maija Leivo … series producer (6 episodes, 2012).
    • Elizabeth Murray … producer (6 episodes, 2012).
    • Cassie Braban … executive producer for DNE (3 episodes, 2012).
    • Tom McCarthy … producer (1 episode, 2012).
  • Writer(s):
    • Hugh Hardy … (1 episode, 2012).
    • Rebecca Snow … (2 episodes, 2012).
    • Nicole Tomlinson … (6 episodes, 2012).
    • Nathan Williams … (1 episode, 2012).
  • Music:
    • Michael Richard Plowman … (6 episodes, 2012).
  • Cinematography:
    • Sean White … (6 episodes, 2012).
  • Editor(s):
    • Eric Hill … (2 episodes, 2012).
    • Brian Mann … (2 episodes, 2012).
    • Brad Rines … (2 episodes, 2012).
  • Production:
    • Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund (produced with the participation of).
    • Parallax Film Productions.
  • Distributor(s):
    • History Television (2011) (Canada) (TV).
    • Polyband (2013) (Germany) (DVD).
  • Release Date: 23 February 2012 to 29 March 2012.
  • Running Time: 44 minutes.
  • Rating: Unknown.
  • Country: UK.
  • Language: English.

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