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Ben Fogle visits Chernobyl for C5

The Chernobyl power plant site pictured in 2017 (photo: Tim Porter via CC)

ViacomCBS-owned UK pubcaster Channel 5 has greenlit a feature doc in which writer and adventurer Ben Fogle will spend time in the Chernobyl exclusion zone.

Ben Fogle: Inside Chernobyl (1×90’) will air this spring, produced by Banijay-owned UK prodco Remarkable Television, and will see Fogle live inside the exclusion zone for a week.

As well as meeting witnesses of the 1986 nuclear power plant disaster, Fogle explores the plant and Control Room 4 where the disaster unfolded, the infamous Hospital 126 and the deserted surrounding towns, and observes the wildlife returning to the area.

Fogle said: “I’m proud to share this incredible journey with viewers as we delve into the past of Chernobyl, uncover its secrets and bring awareness to its historic significance, while making an amazing discovery of wildlife returning, from horses to wolves and bears.”

The doc was greenlit by Channel 5 factual commissioning editor Guy Davies.


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