Dangerous Book heading for TV

Publishing phenomenon to be turned into factual series for Five.
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The Dangerous Book for Boys is heading for our TV screens later this year, with Rocket Licensing revealing that independent TV producer Mentorn Media has signed up to create a factual series based on the book.

The series - Dangerous Adventures for Boys - will be in six parts and will be shown on Five. It will follow celebrity dads and their sons on expeditions, with the sons following in the footsteps of their dads' childhood heroes, including The Dambusters, Captain Scott, Nelson and The Black Knight.

Comedian Vic Reeves and his son Louis are already signed up to take part.

"I'm delighted to see fathers and sons celebrated on TV," said the book's author, Conn Iggulden. "I haven't had so much fun with an idea since I blew my eyebrows off making fireworks."

Mentorn's executive producer Malcolm Clark added: "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."

To date, The Dangerous Book for Boys has sold nearly 800,000 copies in the UK and an estimated two million copies worldwide.

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