Yesterday, Britain’s biggest factual channel, has announced it is to air Raiders of the Lost Past, from producers World Media Rights.
Adrian Wills, General Manager for Yesterday, ordered the series which tells the stories of daring, dramatic and dangerous searches for some of history’s most legendary and possibly non-existent hidden treasures. The search for ancient ships which have come to rest in the Mojave Desert and the hunt for a Mayan City thought to be lost deep in the Central American jungle are just some of the stories featured in this third series.
As well as the thirteen part Raiders of the Lost Past UKTV has also picked up Secrets of the Bible which focuses on explorers on a mission to uncover the truth behind extraordinary biblical events. Both programmes are to air in early 2015.
“Many of the extraordinary band of adventurers featured in Secrets of the Bible have dedicated their lives to prove the scared testaments are true – and have put a lot of effort into researching them. These films show what they uncovered” – World Media Rights Creative Director, Matthew Barrett.
The UK deal follows a host of international licenses for this series, which is known internationally as Myth Hunters, covering the United States, Australia, Germany and Scandinavia. It is distributed by IMG Media. Yesterday currently reaches 12.88 million viewers a month.