Proper’s Red Hot History goes into production

The new series for History Television gives historical figures the tabloid treatment and is being shot on location around the world.
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Putting a new spin on a tried-and-true format, Toronto’s Proper Television’s Red Hot History is now in production.

The series, which profiles historical personalities with a tabloid-style treatment, is being produced by Proper for a 2012 broadcast on Shaw Media’s History Television.

The series (13 x 30 min) is being shot in Toronto, as well as France, Germany, Italy, England, Russia and Egypt. The on-location footage will be combined with interviews, re-enactments, archival images and footage and CGI.

The series is being executive produced by Cathie James and Laine Drewery and produced by Jennifer Scott. In the director’s chair is Michelle Metivier.