Building show goes into production for History Channel

bearcageA new series looking at the history of Australian homes has gone into production for the History Channel.

The six part series called Building Australia will screen on subscription TV’s History Channel to look at how the various styles of Australian houses such as the city terrace, the Queenslander or Federation House have helped build cities and country towns and shaped the country’s culture.

Hosted by John Doyle, directed by Serge Ou and written by Michael Cove, the series is produced by Bearcage’s Michael Tear and Harriet Pike.

Tear said: “We are delighted to announce that John Doyle will host Building Australia, which, across six episodes, will traverse our country both geographically and historically, as we look at how our homes have shaped Australian life and culture, and vice versa.”

Jim Buchan, general manager of Factual Foxtel, said: “The classic Australian house whether it be The Queenslander, the city Terrace or country shack are wonderful physical remnants of Australia’s social and economic past.”

“This series will illuminate the most interesting aspects of our collective history through these iconic Australian homes. Foxtel’s History Channel is delighted to team up with Screen Australia, Bearcage, John Doyle and the National Trust in a series first for us,” he said.


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