Five is to turn the best-selling book, The Dangerous Book for Boys, into a new factual series.
In Dangerous Adventures For Boys, a six-part series made by Mentorn, celebrity dads and their sons will go on exciting expeditions to experience iconic, Boy’s Own adventures.
Infused with the spirit of the best-selling book, the sons will follow in the footsteps of their dads’ childhood heroes such as: The Dambusters, Captain Scott, Nelson and The Black Knight.
Among the celebrities lined up to take part is Jim Moir aka Vic Reeves and his son Louis.
Author of Dangerous Book For Boys, Conn Iggulden, said: “I’m delighted to see fathers and sons celebrated on TV. I haven’t had so much fun with an idea since I blew my eyebrows off making fireworks.”
Five’s Commissioning Editor for Factual, Julia Harrington, said: “I’m really excited about this new series. It’s an inventive history and adventure hybrid that allows us to follow a personal journey and tell iconic history.”
Mentorn’s Executive Producer, Malcolm Clark, said: “It should be riveting TV. We’ve got the chance to explore the relationship between fathers and sons, one of those touchstone contemporary subjects – but in a really fun warm-hearted way.
“We’re delighted to have secured the television rights to such a bestseller and we’re looking forward to transforming it into a series for Five.”
Dangerous Adventures For Boys is made by Mentorn for Five.
Executive Producer is Malcolm Clark and Series Producer is Sallie Clement. The commissioning editor for Five is Julia Harrington.