DSP to follow Rosetta spacecraft as it lands on speeding comet
Our brand new project with NGCI, Rosetta: Comet Landing, will exclusively follow the spacecraft Rosetta as it chases, and lands, on a speeding comet, riding it towards the sun.
This one-hour special follows a team from the European Space Agency in one of the most complex and ambitious space missions ever undertaken. In a world first, the team will try and land Rosetta on to a comet travelling 600 million miles from earth. The mission aims to better understand the origin and evolution of our Solar System and to investigate the role that comets may have played in the beginnings of life on earth, and DSP will be there to watch it happen.
HASSELHOFF VS THE BERLIN WALL FOR 25TH ANNIVERSARY
We’re excited to announce the commission by National Geographic Channels International of DSP’s one-hour special, Hasselhoff vs. the Berlin Wall, to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
David Hasselhoff has a unique link to the Wall, having been invited to perform in Berlin to a million-strong crown from a newly united east and west Germany, singing on the broken barrier on New Year’s Eve in 1989. Hasselhoff was there to witness history in the making. Our new film will take viewers on an incredible personal journey, back to Berlin, retracing the Wall’s history, meeting the people who lived in its long shadow – the unbelieveable escapes and divided lives – and examining the fate of the Wall’s final remnants.
Hasselhoff says: “Looking for freedom behind the Berlin Wall, I discovered so much more. I witnessed firsthand the horror and the pain the East Germans experienced throughout their unwavering fight for freedom.”
And Simon Young, Executive Producer for DSP says: “David didn’t just witness one of the 20th century’s most historic moments, his song ‘Looking For Freedom’ also provided the soundtrack. Through David’s journey and the powerful stories he uncovers, the startling human cost of the wall is laid bare. And it becomes clear why David’s song meant so much to so many.”
DSP’s film Hasselhoff vs. the Berlin Wall will air later this year. Updates to follow.
Following the news on Friday that the reburial of Richard III will be take place at Leicester Cathedral, DSP will work with Channel 4 to broadcast the moment live, when the King’s body is finally laid to rest in early 2015.
DSP has spent months extensively filming with both Leicester and York following the broadcast of Richard III: The King in the Car Park last year. The reburial will be the culmination of an incredible story following the discovery, under a car park in Leicester, of the remains of the last English King to die in battle.
The broadcast will feature an authoritative team of presenters, historians and royal experts as well as representatives of the City of Leicester, the University of Leicester team which carried out the dig, the Looking for Richard project who originated the search and the Richard III Society. It will also look at the history of Richard’s reign and the impact of the discovery on the people of Leicester.
Simon Young, our Executive Producer, says: “In all the excitement surrounding this discovery – and the enormous publicity it has generated – it is important to remember the human being at its heart. Richard III was the last English King to lead his soldiers into battle. He put his life on the line for his Kingdom and it is fitting that he should now be laid to rest with all the dignity and respect that this sacrifice deserves. It is an honour to be part of this unique national event.”