Yesterday unveils hidden gems in World’s Greatest Palaces.
“Woodcut are once again producing an amazing, illuminating and accessible series. World’s Greatest Palaces will take Yesterday viewers on a journey through the history and secrets of some of the world’s most interesting palaces and castles and I hope they enjoy it. I’m personally really looking forward it.” – Daniel Thomas, Acquisitions Manager, UKTV
World’s Greatest Palaces investigates the remarkable history, incredible feats of engineering and pioneering design behind some of the world’s biggest palaces, as well as the inspiring visions of the ambitious monarchs responsible for their creation.
The ten-part series covers the elaborate baroque Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna, Hampton Court Palace in London – which King Henry VIII transformed into his principal residence, and Neuschwanstein Castle in Hohenschwangau that was built atop an isolated cliff so the reclusive monarch King Ludwig II could lock himself away from everyone, to mention just a few.
Employing dramatic recreations and specialist interviews, each episode has been brought to life using drone filming, unique access and stunning new footage, ensuring that World’s Greatest Palaces really cracks open the mysteries behind these amazing royal structures. The series also highlights the political, historical and social context behind the visions of each ruler, as well as some of the myths that have sprung up around them!
Woodcut Media devised the hour long editions with UKTV pre-investing in the series and it will air on the broadcaster’s leading factual channel, Yesterday, later this year.
“Some of the stories unearthed in this series are quite remarkable and will no doubt engage viewers as they ‘experience’ these majestic iconic structures and their unique back stories in a completely different way. As always, it’s a pleasure to be working with UKTV and TCB who share the same production values and vision for the series.”- Adam Jacobs, Executive Producer, Woodcut Media