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Archive for November, 2011

Greenlit: Jools on London Songs, BBC2

Jools on London Songs – The nation’s favourite piano maestro, Jools Holland, embarks on a personal journey through the streets, historical landmarks, pubs, music halls and rock ‘n’ roll venues of London to uncover a history of the city through its songs, the people who wrote them and the Londoners who joined in the chorus. […]

Greenlit: Our Secret Streets, BBC2

Our Secret Streets (6 x 60′) – In 1886 Charles Booth embarked on an ambitious plan to visit every one of London’s streets to record the social conditions of residents. His project took him 17 years. On finishing, he had constructed a groundbreaking series of maps which recorded the social class and standing of inhabitants. […]

Greenlit: This is London, BBC2

This is London (1 x 60′) – Julien Temple’s love-letter to his home town. From musicians, writers and artists to dangerous thinkers, political radicals and, above all, ordinary people, this is the story of London’s immigrants, its bohemians and how together they changed the city for ever. Reaching back to the start of the 20th […]

Greenlit: The Market, BBC2

The Market –  Smithfield, Billingsgate and New Spitalfields are the great markets of Britain. They supply everybody from the Prince of Wales to the high street grocers and inmates at Pentonville prison. They are the crucial link in the country’s food chain, with over a million tonnes of food passing through their doors every year. […]

Greenlit: A Picture of Britain, BBC2

A Picture of Britain (1 x 60′) – This first-hand, eyewitness account charts the extraordinary growth of London and uncovers what the past really looked and felt like, excavating London’s history not just through familiar paintings, but by ranging right across the visual record: posters, cartoons, architectural sketches, maps, plans, photos and film. In a […]

Greenlit: A Tale of Two Cities, BBC4

A Tale of Two Cities – Dan Cruikshank follows in the footsteps of two of London’s greatest chroniclers to explore one of the most dramatic centuries in the history of the British capital. The 17th century saw London plunged into a series of devastating disasters. The Civil War, a murderous plague and the destruction that […]

Greenlit: Robbed, Raided and Reunited, BBC1

Robbed, Raided and Reunited (20 x 30′)  –  Series that follows the police investigation into burglaries and sees stolen property returned to victim of crime. Channel: BBC1 Daytime Producer: Leopard TX: Spring 2012 Source: C21

Greenlit: William & Kate: Inside the Royal Marriage, NBC

William & Kate: Inside the Royal Marriage (1 x 60′) – NBC Today anchor Natalie Morales hosts a look at the first six months of marriage between Prince William and his new wife. Channel:  NBC Producer:  Spun Gold TX: December 2011 Source: TBI Vision

Greenlit: At Home With the Noonans, Crime & Investigation

At Home With the Noonans (6 x ) – Documentary series that goes inside the Manchester-based family of notorious criminal Dominic Noonan. Channel: Crime & Investigation UK Producer: Eyeline Entertainment / Dare Films TX: Spring 2012 Source: Realscreen

Greenlit: Southwest Airlines series, TLC

Southwest Airlines series w/t (13 x 30′) – Docuseries that follows the passengers and crew of one of America’s biggest airlines. Channel: TLC Producer: ITV Studios America TX: TBC Source: Realscreen

Greenlit: Money, BBC2

Money (3 x 60′) – A three-part series on money explores our inner desire to accumulate wealth and documents the rise of the extraordinary new industry of wealth creation gurus. Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Wealth coaching was developed in America about 15 years ago and has gradually been imported into the UK. Wealth […]

Greenlit: The Party’s Over, BBC2

The Party’s Over (2 x 60′) – BBC Business Editor Robert Peston makes sense of the past 30 years of the global economy and predicts current government cuts are just the start of an era of austerity caused by the seismic rebalancing of the world economy between the West and the emerging economies led by […]

Greenlit: Your Money and How They Spend It, BBC2

Your Money and How They Spend It (2 x 60′) – In a year of spending cuts, the BBC’s Political Editor Nick Robinson examines how our politicians raise money and why they spend it in the way they do. He asks who gets the most from government and who gets the least, and he challenges […]

Up: Maressa Pullman, VP of Development & Production, Scott Free Productions

Maresa Pullman has been promoted to the post of Vice President of Development & Production at Scott Free Productions. Source: TVTracker.com

Greenlit: Lost and Found, History Channel (Australia)

Lost and Found(1 x 60′) – Documentary hosted by cartoonist Warren Brown, who explores the State Library in Sydney to find interesting objects that shed light on Australia’s history. Channel: History Channel (Australia) Producer: WTFN Entertainment (Australia) TX: 30th November 2011 Source: C21

Greenlit: Biggest and Baddest, Velocity / Animal Planet Canada

Biggest & Baddest (6 x 60′) – Explorer/wildlife biologist Niall McCann (Lost in the Amazon) goes after the largest, fiercest animals wherever they’re found in the world.  Niall follows up on reported sightings/capturing of legendary creatures: abnormally huge or dangerous animals- often in conflict with humans.  Climbing up mountain peaks, crossing jungle rivers, trekking across […]

In: Howard Swartz, Vice President, Development and Production, Discovery Channel

Howard Swartz, most recently executive producer of PBS’s NOVA series, has joined Discovery Channel as Vice President, Development and Production, effective immediately. Based out of the network’s Los Angeles, California office, his primary responsibility will be to supervise Curiosity, Discovery Channel’s landmark series created by its iconic founder John Hendricks. In this role, Swartz will […]

Greenlit: Apocalipsis Maya, Discovery en Espagnol

Apocalipsis Maya (3 x 60′) – As 2012 approaches there is a wave of speculation concerning catastrophic events associated with ancient Mayan prophesies. But what did the ancient Mayans really foresee at the end of their Long Count Calendar, ending on December 21, 2012? This series takes viewers deep into the heart of this extraordinary […]

Out: Dominique Walker, Commissioning Editor, Factual Entertainment, Channel 4

Dominique Walker is leaving her post as factual entertainment commissioning editor at Channel 4 to return to production. Read more: Televisual

Up: Emma Conway, Executive Producer, Development, Kinetic Content

Emma Conway has been promoted to the position of executive producer in charge of development at Kinetic Content in Santa Monica. Read more: Realscreen

Greenlit: The Great Big American Auction, ABC

The Great Big American Auction –  Ty Pennington (Extreme Makeover: Home Edition) travels the USA in search of valuable items hidden away in flea markets, alleys and attics. Heritage Auctions staff value the goods before they go up for auction. Channel: ABC Producer: Cineflix (Auction) Inc. TX: 8th December 2011 Source: Cynopsis

Greenlit: Pearl Harbor: 24 Hours After, History

Pearl Harbor: 24 Hours After (1 x 120′) – Documentary that focuses on how U.S. president Franklin D. Roosevelt reacted to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Channel: History Channel Producer: Time Travel Unlimited TX: 7th December 2011 Source: Realscreen

Up: Andy Cohen, EVP Development and Talent, Bravo

Andy Cohen is taking on a new role as Executive Vice President of Development and Talent at Bravo. He will focus on creating new original content as Bravo builds on its five nights of originals, developing new formats and identifying new ‘Bravolebrities.’ He will continue to serve as Executive Producer on Top Chef and The […]

In: Dan Snook, SVP Development, Firecracker Films

Dan Snook has been appointed as Senior Vice President of Development at Firecracker Films in Los Angeles. He was previously SVP of development for 3 Ball Productions. Read more: Realscreen

Greenlit: Tourettes: I Swear I Can Sing, BBC3

Tourettes: I Swear I Can Sing (1 x 60′) – Documentary about Ruth Ojadi who has dreams of being a professional singer, but who is also struggling to deal with a recent diagnosis of Tourettes Syndrome. Channel: BBC3 Producer: Leopard Films TX: December 2011 Source: Broadcast

In: Clare Handford, Commissioning Editor, Factual, Sky

Clare Handford has been appointed as commissioning editor, Factual across all Sky channels. Source: Televisual

In: Tracy Forsyth, Senior Vice President, Programming and TV Channels, BBC Worldwide

Tracy Forsyth (formerly commissioning executive at UKTV) has been appointed  in the newly created role of Vice President, Commissioning at BBC Worldwide. Reporting to David Weiland, Senior Vice President, Programming and TV Channels, Tracy will oversee the commissioning and co-production of programmes for BBC Knowledge, BBC Entertainment, BBC Lifestyle, BBC HD and UK.TV, BBC Worldwide’s […]

Greenlit: RBS – Inside The Bank That Ran Out Of Money, BBC2

RBS – Inside the Bank That Ran Out of Money (1 x 60′) – Three years ago a venerable and internationally renowned bank was saved from extinction by a £20 billion bailout from the UK Government. It was a humbling moment for Royal Bank of Scotland and a disaster for the thousands of employees forced […]

Greenlit: Mark Zuckerberg: Inside Facebook, BBC2

Mark Zuckerberg: Inside Facebook (1 x 60′) – Facebook is the hottest company in Silicon Valley. It has gained 800 million users in just seven years and is widely predicted to be worth $100 billion if it is floated on the stock market next year. With exclusive access to founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg and […]

Greenlit: Show Me What You are Made Of, CBBC

Show Me What You Are Made Of (5 x  ) – Five children from the UK travel across the world to find out how the everyday items they take for granted are made. The programme, presented by Stacey Dooley, follows the kids as they travel to Indonesia and the Philippines to work in the factories […]

Greenlit: Rollin’ With Zac, OWN

Rollin’ With Zach (6 x 30′) – Zach Anner is obsessed with travel. In Rollin’ With Zach, he takes an authentic and often humorous approach to seeing the country.  Anner may have cerebral palsy, but that’s never stopped him!  In every episode, Anner explores a new city and conquers his “top five” list for the […]

Greenlit: The Ambush Cook, OWN

The Ambush Cook (6 x 30′) –  Kristina Kuzmič has been passionate about cooking her entire life.  In The Ambush Cook, Kuzmič ambushes people from their everyday lives and takes them to her kitchen for an intervention in home cooking.  From married moms addicted to frozen foods and take-out, to single bachelors who still go to […]

Greenlit: America’s Lost Treasures, National Geographic

America’s Lost Treasures (10 x ) – Series that travels across the USA looking for families with valuable heirlooms. Those that are deemed to have the items that are the most important to American history are in line to win $10K. Channel: National Geographic Channel Producer: Original Productions TX:  TBC Source: C21

Greenlit: The Talent Show Story, ITV1

The Talent Show Story (5 x 60′) – Docuseries that charts the rise of TV talent shows illustrated with some of the headline-grabbing moments from shows such as The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent. Channel: ITV1 Producer: Shiver / TalkbackThames TX: Early 2012 Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: The Sex Stories That Changed Britain, BBC3

Undressed (1 x 60′) – A look back at the stories, scandals and events from the past 40 years that have changed the nation’s behaviour and attitude to all things sex. Channel: BBC3 Producer: BBC Vision Productions, Manchester TX: Spring 2012 Source: BBC Press Office

Greenlit: Undressed, BBC3

Undressed (1 x 60′) – An unflinching, surprising and thoughtful look at the lap-dancing industry through the stories of some of the young women who work in one of Britain’s biggest chains of clubs. Channel: BBC3 Producer: Twofour TX: Spring 2012 Source: BBC Press Office

Greenlit: Coming Out Diaries, BBC3

Coming Out Diaries (1 x 60′) – An observational documentary following the journeys of young people as they go through key moments of sexual discovery. Channel: BBC3 Producer: Betty TX: Spring 2012 Source: BBC Press Office

Greenlit: Jeff Leach – Am I A Sex Addict?, BBC3

Jeff Leach – Am I a Sex Addict? (1 x 60′) – A heartfelt and at times funny journey into Jeff’s sexual history in which he meets some of the women who have known him best and asks whether he can change his ways. Channel: BBC3 Producer: ZigZag TX: Spring 2012

Greenlit: Web Sex – Where’s the Harm?, BBC3

Web Sex – Where’s the Harm? (1 x 60′) – Ex-Hollyoaks star Nathalie Emmanuel investigates how the internet is changing the love lives of 16-24 year olds, revealing for the first time figures from an academic study which indicates what proportion of this age group are using the internet for sexual purposes. Channel: BBC3 Producer: […]

Greenlit: Cherry Healey on Losing Your Virginity, BBC3

Cherry Healey on Losing Your Virginity w/t (1 x 60′) – Cherry Healey explores why losing your virginity is such an important experience and is about so much more than sex. Channel: BBC3 Producer: Renegade TX: Spring 2012 Source: BBC Press Office

Greenlit: How Sex Works, BBC3

How Sex Works (3 x 60′) – Documentary series combining compelling real life stories, cutting-edge science and computer graphics to tell the story of the science behind sex. Inside the human body with CGI, the series will explore the physiological, neurological and psychological changes that happen before, during and after sex to investigate the science […]

Greenlit: Extreme Expeditions, Discovery UK

Extreme Expeditions w/t – Docuseries that follows hard-core vehicles as they tackle some of the most extreme environments in the world. Channel: Discovery UK (advertiser funded) Producer: North One Television / JWT Entertainment TX: 2012 Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: Jim’ll Fix It with Shane Ritchie, BBC1

im’ll Fix It with Shane Ritchie (1 x 30′) – A special edition of Jim’ll Fix It, hosted by Shane Richie. Originally devised and hosted by Sir Jimmy Savile and broadcast on BBC One between 1975 and 1994, Jim’ll Fix It was watched by millions on a Saturday evening. The BBC will now fix it […]

Greenlit: Bear Grylls’ Wild Weekend, Channel 4

Bear Grylls’ Wild Weekend w/t  Celebrities head into the wild outdoors with ex-SAS survival instructor Bear Grylls to see whether they can do what it takes to return unscathed. Channel: Channel 4 Producer: Dragonfly Television TX: TBC Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: Virgin Diaries, TLC

Virgin Diaries (1 x 60′) – Documentary following six adults who, for a variety of reasons, are still virgins. Channel: TLC Producer: PSG Films TX: 4th December 2011 Source: Realscreen

Greenlit: On Stage With My Idol, TF1 (France) / Al Jadeed (Lebanon)

On Stage With My Idol (26 x 60′) – Entertainment format in which people get the opportunity to sing on stage with their favourite singing star. Channel: TF1, France / Al Jadeed (New TV), Lebanon Producer: Banijay Productions France / Studiovision TX: TBC Source: Realscreen

Greenlit: Jodie Marsh – Bullied: My Secret Past, Channel 5

Jodie Marsh – Bullied: My Secret Past‬ (1 x 60′) –  The model and bodybuilder looks back on her experiences of being bullied and explores the ever-increasing seriousness of bullying in Britain today. Jodie reflects on her traumatic time at school where she was ruthlessly bullied; an experience that scarred her for life – she […]

Greenlit: Kate Thornton – Anorexic: My Secret Past, Channel 5

Kate Thornton – Anorexic: My Secret Past (1 x 60′) – Takes a candid look back on the TV presenter’s experience of her own eating disorder and meets a series of experts and other sufferers to gain a first hand insight into the debilitating illness. The film will consist of interviews with Kate’s friends and […]

Greenlit: Kym Marsh: Teen Mums and Me, Channel 5

Kym Marsh: Teen Mums and Me (1 x 60′) –  Kym Marsh, the actress and singer, goes back to her roots to uncover what life’s like today for the country’s teen mums. As the daughter of a teenage mum herself, Kym grew up on one of the poorest estates in Wigan and was just 19 […]

Greenlit: D.U.I., TLC

D.U.I (12 x ) – A raw, first-hand look at the consequences of drivers under the influence. The action unfolds as law enforcement works to prevent drivers from risking their lives and the lives of others. Viewers embark on a journey with some of Oklahoma’s most dangerous drivers as they are pulled over by police […]

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