Northern Irish indie, Alleycats TV, is now shooting series two of its international cultural travelogue, Raiders of the Lost Past with Dr Janina Ramirez.

Raiders of the Lost Past with Dr Janina Ramirez was ordered for BBC Arts by Emma Cahusac. The show is executive produced for Alleycats TV by Emma Parkins and MD Ed Stobart.  Producer/Directors are David Starkey and Steve O’Hagen supported by Denis Minihan.

The series will continue to be distributed internationally as Lost Worlds and Hidden Treasures by eOne Entertainment.  The first 3 x 60 series was licensed by eOne into more than 60 territories worldwide including most recently to Discovery for the U.S. broadcast and SVOD rights.

The brand sees Oxford University’s Dr Ramirez head off around the globe in the footsteps of the world’s greatest explorer-archaeologists, this second series taking us to the blue seas and ancient palaces of the Greek island of Crete to discover the truth behind the myth of the minotaur; the vast Konya Plain of Turkey to uncover the world’s oldest city; and through the southern fjords of Norway to find the stunning Oseberg Viking Ship.

Ed Stobart Alleycats MD says: ‘Alleycats has huge expertise in international filming in challenging locations, which has stood us in great stead when we took on the challenge of safely shooting this series as the world came out of lockdown.   We’re delighted that at the moment when we’re all in need of some inspiration, Raiders will take BBC and international audiences on a journey to see some of humanity’s greatest achievements in a brand-new light.’


Jon Creamer

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