Factual Specials

Richard III: The King in the Car Park

In late summer 2012, a group of researchers and archaeologists began digging up a Leicester car park in search of the body of King Richard III, who died at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485. Initially the world’s press showed little interest and this event might have gone largely unrecorded, if it hadn’t been for the “King in the Car Park” documentary team. Two years in the making, this film follows everyone involved as they embark on an astonishing journey, to make one of the archaeological finds of the century.

The King in the Car Park was based on the original “Looking for Richard” project, devised and developed by Philippa Langley.

Broadcaster:Channel 4
Distributor:Endemol Worldwide Distribution
Genre:Factual Specials
Format:1 x 90 min
Production year:2013
Executive Producer:Simon Young, Julian Ware
Directed by:Louise Osmond
Starring:Simon Farnaby
Awards:
  • 2013 Royal Television Society (RTS) Award for Best History Programme
  • 2013 Broadcast Awards – Highly Commended in the Best Documentary category
  • 2013 Broadcast Press Guild Awards – nominated for Best Single Documentary
  • 2014 BAFTA – nominated for Huw Wheldon Award forTelevision – Best Specialist Factual