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Channel 5 is set to unearth The Mysteries of the Pyramids (w/t) with comedian and presenter Dara Ó Briain at the helm in a brand new 2 x 60’ series produced by Wildflame Productions. Silverlining Rights is the exclusive worldwide distribution partner.

Dara Ó Briain will be joined by archaeologist Raksha Dave and Egyptologist Dr Chris Naunton to explore the most compelling questions surrounding pyramids.


They will also explore the more far-fetched theories surrounding the pyramids: Was one a giant power station? Were they built for, or even by, aliens? And the biggest mystery of all – why did the Ancient Egyptians start building them and then stop?


Debunking the many myths that encompass them, this definitive series will uncover the fascinating archaeological, historical, and scientific findings which tell the story of the Pyramids – revealing the secrets of these mega structures –- and will share eye-opening facts that will both surprise and captivate the audience.


Dara Ó Briain said: “What a joy to explore these great monuments to human ingenuity and effort; to sort out the amazing facts from the many, frankly, ridiculous fictions that surround them; but mainly to live out all my Indiana Jones fantasies, scrambling in sandy tunnels in search of treasure, just without all the Nazis or the snakes.”


Denise Seneviratne, Commissioning Editor, Non-Scripted UK Originals, Channel 5 commented: “To this day The Pyramids hold so much mystery – I’ve always had a bit of an obsession with them. I think Dara Ó Briain will bring his unique blend of genuine curiosity and wit to this series and I’m delighted to be working with Wildflame to bring it to life.”


Paul Islwyn Thomas, CEO, Wildflame Productions added: "Wildflame has a huge amount of experience in presenting history in different ways for different audiences. We are incredibly excited to be working with Dara on this project, who brings such a fresh take on the amazing story of the pyramids to Channel 5. And we’re delighted to be growing our relationship with the channel as one of the leading Wales-based factual indies."


Mysteries of the Pyramids (w/t), is a 2 x 60’ series.


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