History UK Orders Docudrama ‘Bannockburn’

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History UK has ordered a new two-hour docudrama titled Bannockburn, which will investigate the well known Battle of Bannockburn in 1314 in which the spear-wielding Scottish force all but destroyed the largest and most powerful feudal army ever assembled. The docudrama will air in the UK in 2014 to mark the 7ooth anniversary of the monumental battle in the First War of Scottish Independence.

Bannockburn tells the story of the campaign of Scottish King Robert the Bruce against English King Edward II, and the culminating Battle of Bannockburn in 1314. It was the dramatic and unexpected victory of the Scottish army that secured the country’s independence from England for more than 300 years. The docudrama is being produced by Sky Vision and Canada’s Arcadia Content and will be shot using fast-paced, graphic novel-style dramatic reconstruction and expert historical analysis.

Speaking of the commission, Rachel Job, Head of Acquisitions and Commissions for A+E Networks UK said: “Bannockburn is an ambitious and enthralling docudrama and I am delighted that this original commission will premiere on History in the UK.”

While Danny Tipping, Head of Programming and Development for Sky Vision, added: “The graphic novel style of this documentary will bring it alive in a way not previously seen to give the viewer a more visual perspective on this famous clash between Scotland and England.”