Seadog Blog

A reunion 74 years overdue

Posted in Commercial
Remember Jimmy and Silvo from episode two of WWII’s Great Escapes? Silvio Alboni was just 13 years old when he found three prisoners of war outside a neighbour’s barn. Silvio was an orphan, he didn’t go to school, seldom wore shoes and had little ...read more

Invest in TV that matters…

Posted in Press
Invest in TV that matters... We’re releasing a limited number of shares to new and established investors We set up Seadog to tell significant stories about the world we live in, with real passion and professionalism. Our first two years of operatio ...read more

The Land Rover Marine Defender

Posted in Commercial
In 2013 Land Rover created something unique - a bespoke Defender designed to support expeditions and marine conservation projects. This is the Marine Defender. Designed for Monty to support his marine projects, the Marine Defender starred the Discovery ...read more

The Comet Line

Posted in Commercial
WWII's Great Escapes - Bob Frost
In episode 4 of WWII’s Great Escapes, Monty crosses the Pyrenees mountains, following one of the most challenging and famous escape lines out of France. It was called the Pat O’Leary Line, and was hugely effective in helping thousands of POWs and refu ...read more

Books to Accompany WWII’s Great Escapes

Posted in Broadcast
WWII's Great Escapes - Books
The Channel 4 WWII's Great Escapes series was the result of many many months of research and planning. The following books, amongst numerous others, proved invaluable in the production process (except one, which was written about the process itself) and a ...read more

Escaping Hitler Book Launch

Posted in Press
WWII's Great Escapes - Monty Halls Book
Monty's new book, 'Escaping Hitler: Stories of Courage and Endurance on the Freedom Trails', is now out and available to buy. Written to accompany the WWII's Great Escapes series on Channel 4, the book mixes new research, interviews with survivors and Mon ...read more

“Well lads, you’re on your own now”

Posted in Broadcast
WWII's Great Escapes - Len and Nick
In episode two of WWII's Great Escapes: The Freedom Trails, Monty follows the journey made by British Colour Sergeant Len Harley (above, left) after his escape from Campo 78, in central Italy's Abruzzo region. Len had been imprisoned for more than two ...read more

100 Miles as the Crow Flies

Posted in Broadcast
WWII's Great Escapes - Monty Halls Filming
In episode one of WWII's Great Escapes: The Freedom Trails, Monty heads to Slovenia to retrace the largest known successful mass escape of Allied prisoners of the second world war. In 1944, Australian Ralph Churches had been imprisoned in Stalag 18D, i ...read more

WWII’s Great Escapes

Posted in Broadcast
WWII's Great Escapes - TX Card
WWII's Great Escapes: The Freedom Trails, begins on Saturday the 16th of September, at 8pm on Channel 4. Watch the trailer. Over four episodes, Monty retraces extraordinary journeys as he treks the Freedom Trails of WWII, discovering what it took to es ...read more

Filming complete!

Posted in Broadcast
WWII's Great Escapes - Filming
Our crew have returned from the final leg of filming for our latest series. The programme is now being edited. We would like to thank all of our wonderful contributors, fixers and all the team for working so hard to make this series such a beautiful piece ...read more