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Greenlit: The Last Days of Anne Boleyn, BBC2

The Last Days of Anne Boleyn – The controversy surrounding Anne Boleyn’s death in 1536 is as intriguing today as it ever was. Featuring the Booker Prize-winning author of Wolf Hall, Hilary Mantel and other experts and historians,  this film explores why Henry abandoned Anne to the executioner’s sword. Did Henry’s foreign policy needs lead to the death of Anne or was she really guilty of sleeping around? What part did the dictates of theology, court faction, witchcraft and the attractions of Jane Seymour have to play? Making use of primary sources, the experts pit the arguments against each other to explore their significance and reliability. The result is a fascinating examination of the events that culminated in Anne’s beheading.

Channel: BBC2

TX: TBC

Source: BBC press release

Nicola Lees (8578 Posts)

I have worked in the media - radio & TV, production and post-production - for more than fifteen years. I have extensive experience as a TV development producer, and have originated, developed, written and pitched proposals for award-winning documentaries, docu-dramas and interactive TV events for a range of UK and US channels, including BBC, Discovery, TLC, Travel Channel and Science Channel. I'm the founder of TVMole.com, a website that provides industry intelligence to help TV professionals and aspiring filmmakers get their programme ideas commissioned. I've written two books for Methuen Drama/Bloomsbury: Give Me the Money and I'll Shoot! Finance Your Factual TV/Film Project (2012) Greenlit: Developing Factual / Reality TV Ideas From Concept to Pitch (2010) I've produced industry panels for Televisual's Intelligent Factual Festival (2010) and am a regular speaker at universities and film festivals (e.g. Sheffield Doc/Fest, Open City Docs Fest, Northern Nights Film Festival, Televisual Intelligent Factual Festival, Broadcast Video Expo). I've served on several film festival juries, including: FD4W International Film Festival, WFTV Awards, Northern Nights Film Festival and TV Collective Film Night at Portobello Film Festival.


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