Discovery Orders Three-Part Documentary Series ‘Tony Robinson’s Wild West In 3D’

Tony Robinson - Wild WestDiscovery is re-teaming with Tony Robinson for a new 3D documentary series.

The factual channel has given the green-light to Tony Robinson’s Wild West In 3D, a three-part series which follows the former Time Team host as he sets out to expose the untold story of the ‘Wild West’ and reveal the truth behind the Hollywood legends.

Much like Tony Robinson’s World War 1 before it, the three-parter will utilise never-before-seen 3D stereoscopic photographs to tell the trues story of the wild west, from the end of the American Civil War in 1865, when all the western territories in America were opened up to be civilised and exploited, up to the early 20th century.

“We are delighted to be delving back into the historical 3D archives with Tony, this time to explore life in the Wild West”, said Discovery UK’s Graham Laffetry. “The collection of forgotten images used to create the series were completely unknown to academics, experts and the public alike making the series truly ground breaking”

Across the three episodes of Tony Robinson’s Wild West In 3D, Tony Robinson will explore the clashes between the Americans an the native tribes, the infamous western bandits and the pioneers that capitalised on the opportunities of the west such as Buffalo Bill.

The series was commissioned by Dan Korn, the former Senior Vice-President of  Special Projects, and is being produced by independent production company Renegade Pictures. Alan Hayling and Catherine Bell are serving as the executive producers. Tony Robinson’s Wild West In 3D will air on Discovery UK and Sky 3D on November 8th.

  • hampster

    Why would Tony Robinson make a documentary series about American history? Any statements I’ve ever heard from Sir Robinson is that he greatly dislikes America. It seems very hypocritical of him. It is, also, comical: a Brit ‘trying’ to be an American cowboy? Rubbish!

    Go back to what you know, Tony. Ah…….now what was that, again? Hmmmmmmmmmmmm? Isn’t it jumping/prancing around archeological sites, revelling over ‘geo phys’ stuff, swooning about landscape ‘lumps & bumps’, and drinking pints after a day of digging?