BBC producing escape show for TLC.

BBC producing escape show for TLC.
The BBC is producing a show based upon Castaway for TLC. Called Escape From Experiment Island, two teams of four people each will try to escape from an island in Scotland. Unlike in Castaway, however, teams will live in a castle. TLC is currently casting for the show; applications are due June 1.
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