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Channel 4 have commissioned Concorde: The Untold Story from Blink Films.

At the height of the Cold War, two superpowers and a new European consortium went head-to-head in a battle for supersonic passenger jet supremacy: the Anglo-French Concorde project, the Tupolev TU-144 in the Soviet Union, and the Boeing 2707 in the US.

They would all ultimately end in failure and tragic disaster. The ultra-ambitious swing-wing Boeing never got off the ground, while both Concorde and the Tupolev crashed, claiming 127 lives.

However, questions remain about the development and untimely end of these two engineering marvels, three decades, but just four miles apart – in particular why their appearance was so similar.

Dan Chambers, Creative Director, Blink Films said: "Concorde: The Untold Story scratches beneath its sleek supersonic skin to reveal a turbulent history steeped in engineering brilliance, international intrigue, and bitter political rivalries as it transports viewers into a Cold War world where being first and going fastest was worth any price."

Tracy Beckett, Commissioning Editor, Content for PBS International said: "We’re thrilled to be continuing our collaboration with the always innovating Blink Films on yet another ground-breaking film...

"Just as our last project together, Chernobyl: New Evidence, we look for this type of intriguing storytelling to bring to our broadcast partners for coproduction opportunities."

Concorde: The Untold Story is produced by Robert Davis. More details will be revealed in due course.


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