Jamie Theakston is returning to UKTV. The company’s Yesterday Channel has renewed their factual series Forbidden History – which is fronted by Theakston – for a second season. The show’s second season, which consists of six episodes, is set to air on Yesterday later this year.
Forbidden History follows DJ Jamie Theakston as he takes viewers on a journey to uncover the truth behind great myths about long-held conspiracy theories, ancient treasures, lost civilisations and war time secrets. In the show’s second season, Jamie travels around the globe, from Jordan to New York, as he investigates, scrutinises and analyses history’s most contentious secrets and takes viewers on his quest to discover the truth and unearth new evidence.
UKTV will again co-produce the series with Like A Shot Entertainment, with both having partnered to co-produce the show’s first season last year. The co-production agreement was brokered by UKTV’s Acquisitions and Co-Productions Manager Emma Sparks after being ordered by Adrian Wills, General Manager of Yesterday.
“The first series of Forbidden History was a huge success for Yesterday, achieving critical-acclaim and reaching an audience of over 1.5 million viewers, said Adrian Wills, General Manager of Yesterday. “In this brand new series every episode offers a fascinating insight into some of the world’s most hidden secrets, all told by Jamie Theakston whose captivating storytelling really brings each topic to life for viewers.”
While Henry Scott, Managing Director of Like A Shot Entertainment, added: “Like A Shot and our funding partners were very pleased with the look, tone and the ratings success of Forbidden History series one. We hope to raise the bar again by unearthing more great Forbidden History stories and by presenting them again in a very contemporary and entertaining fashion for series two.”