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Greenlit: The Numbers Game, Nat Geo

The Numbers Game  – Take the index finger on your dominant hand and draw a capital letter “Q” on your forehead. Where did the tail on your Q land? Theorists believe that if it ended up over your right eyebrow, you’re presenting the letter as you would see it. You tend to lie less in […]

Greenlit: 1914-18: The Railway War, BBC2

1914-18: The Railway War w/t (5 × 30′) – Docuseries in which Michael Portillo explores the importance of railway infrastructure during WWI. Channel: BBC2 Producer: Boundless TX: TBC Source: C21 Media

In: Nav Raman, Director of Development, Pioneer Productions

Nav Raman has been appointed as Director of Development at Pioneer Productions in London, reporting to Creative Director Ailsa Orr. Read more: Realscreen

Greenlit: Barry’d Treasure, A&E

Barry’d Treasure –  Follows the exploits of Barry Weiss, the eccentric “collector” America fell in love with on Storage Wars. Now retired from the storage auction game, each week he’ll embark on a cross-country journey unearthing some of the nation’s rarest and most fascinating collectibles. Riding shotgun in Barry’s enviable assortment of automobiles is his motley […]

Out/In: George Dixon, Controller, RTE One to Commissioner, BBC WW

George Dixon has left his role as Channel Controller at RTE to take up the job of Commissioner at BBC Worldwide, responsible for development and commissioning for BBC Earth, BBC Brit and BBC First. Source: TBI Vision

Greenlit: Life And Death, BBC2

In Life And Death w/t (1 x 60′) –  Louis Theroux heads to Hollywood’s Cedars Sinai Medical Center to experience the American way of death. A huge amount of money is spent on treatment during the last year of life and Louis follows the stories of three patients as they grapple with their seemingly terminal conditions. […]

Greenlit: City of Dogs, BBC2

City Of Dogs w/t (1 x 60′) –  Louis Theroux heads to one of the toughest neighbourhoods in the south of Los Angeles to investigate how hundreds of neglected and often dangerous dogs roam the streets or suffer mistreatment in chaotic homes. Louis joins dog catchers from the city’s biggest pound as they enter some […]

Greenlit: Good Swan, Bad Swan: Dancing Swan Lake, BBC4

Good Swan, Bad Swan: Dancing Swan Lake  (1 x 60′) –  Tamara Rojo, world-famous ballerina and Artistic Director of English National Ballet, will take viewers backstage as she prepares for one of classical ballet’s biggest challenges, the dual lead in Swan Lake. It is the ultimate role for any dancer requiring her to play the […]

Greenlit: Secrets of the Dolphin House, BBC4

Secrets of The Dolphin House (1 x 50′) –  Documentary that explores an extraordinary inter-species experiment which took place in the 1960s. In 1965, physicist and neuroscientist John Lilly began a unique experiment, in which a fully grown male bottle-nosed dolphin and a young woman lived together, 24 hours a day, in a flooded house. […]

Greenlit: The Epic Meal Show, FYI

The Epic Meal Show w/t (16 x 30′) – With more than 600 million viewsin weekly webisodes and 6 million YouTube subscribers to date, Harley Morenstein, aka the “Sauce Boss,” and his kitchen crew are ready for primetime television. The Epic Meal Time team delivers recipes that are visually mind-blowing spins on food preparation and […]

In: Gareth Williams, VP Commissioning UK and EMEA, Food Network, Travel Channel and Fine Living

Gareth Williams has been appointed as Vice President of Commissioning for Food Network, Travel Channel and Fine Living channels in the UK and EMEA, from April 2014, reporting to Nick Thorogood, SVP Content and Marketing UK and EMEA. Read more: Realscreen

Greenlit: Dancing in the Blitz: How WW2 Made British Ballet, BBC4

Dancing In The Blitz: How WW2 Made British Ballet  (1 x 60′) – David Bintley, Director of the Birmingham Royal Ballet, explores how the Second World War was the making of British ballet and how fundamental the years of hardship and adversity were in getting the British public to embrace ballet. Bintley shows how the […]

Greenlit: Darcey’s Ballerina Heroines, BBC2

Darcey’s Ballerina Heroines (1 x 60′) – Darcey Bussell tells the stories of the amazing ballerinas who inspired her and made ballet what it is today. Bussell spent two decades at the top, performing all the great roles in the classical repertoire and becoming one of ballet’s most famous faces. In this film she explores […]

Greenlit: Fonteyn ’59: Sleeping Beauty, BBC4

Fonteyn ’59: Sleeping Beauty (1 x 60′) – Prima ballerina Darcey Bussell introduces the highlights from Sleeping Beauty, a hidden treasure of the BBC archive featuring legendary ballerina Margot Fonteyn in the leading role, in this unique performance from the 1950s. The original BBC Television version was specially produced and shot in a studio for […]

Greenlit: Jeni and Olly’s West Coast Wine Adventure, Travel Channel

Jeni and Olly’s West Coast Wine Adventure –  Co-hosts Jeni Barnett and Olly Smith travel along the West Coast of America in search of the best wines. Channel: Travel Channel Producer: Pacific Productions TX: 5th March 2014 Source: C21 Media

Greenlit: Left for Dead by the Yorkshire Ripper, Channel 5

Left for Dead by the Yorkshire Ripper (1 x 60′) -Documentary that tells the story of the people who survived being attacked by serial killer Peter Sutcliffe. Channel: Channel 5 Producer: BriteSpark Films TX: March 2014 Source: C21 Media

Greenlit: Carvers, Syfy

Carvers –  Docuseries featuring people who carve unusual things. Channel: Syfy TX: 4th March 2014 Source: Cynopsis

Greenlit: Foxy & Co, Syfy

Foxy & Co – Popular former Face Off contestant Eric Fox (aka Foxy) is taking on Hollywood with his charmingly sinister personality and characteristic good humor. Foxy appeared on season four of Face Off and became an immediate fan favorite thanks to his original style, wild imagination and mad-scientist-like creations. This all-new special follows Foxy […]

Greenlit: Amy Winehouse: One Shining Night, Smithsonian Channel

Amy Winehouse: One Shining Night  (1 x 60′) – In October 2006, Amy Winehouse released Back to Black, her second studio album and the record that would define her. Winehouse went on to win a Brit Award, two Ivor Novello Awards, and in February 2007 five Grammys(R), including Best New Artist, Song of the Year, […]

Greenlit: Rocking the Opera House: Dr. John, Smithsonian Channel

Rocking the Opera House: Dr. John (1 x 60′) – Dr. John won his sixth Grammy last year, for Locked Down, a collaboration with Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys. This program tells the story of the New Orleans musician originally born as Malcolm John Rebennack Jr., and his evolution in the 1960s into “Dr. […]

In: Hannah Springham, Development Consultant, Crackit Productions

Hannah Springham has been appointed as Development Consultant and Executive Producer at Crackit Productions in London, reporting to Creative Director Elaine Hackett. Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: The Safecrackers, truTV

The Safecrakers (6 x 30′) – A new unscripted series that introduces viewers to a pair of Alabama locksmiths who specialize in opening even the toughest of vaults. The series follows expert safecracker Phil Crawford and his best buddy Blaze as they travel the country determined to unravel the mysteries and unlock the secrets lurking in lost and abandoned safes. Phil, Blaze and […]

Greenlit: Killer Magic, BBC3

Killer Magic w/t (6 x ) – A brand-new programme in which five young magicians compete against each other in a series of tasks, in the hope of avoiding having to face a killer trick – a notorious illusion or magic trick that has jeopardised the lives of those who have tried to perform it throughout history. […]

Greenlit: Phoolan Devi: Life and Legacy of the Bandit Queen, Super Channel

Phoolan Devi: Life and Legacy of the Bandit Queen –  Documentary that tells the story of a female leader of a murderous gang who went onto be elected to the Indian parliament. Channel: Super Channel (Canada) Producer: TX: TBC Source: C21 Media

Greenlit: Famous, Rich and Hungry, BBC1

Famous, Rich and Hungry (2 x 60′) – Documentary series that explores the issue of food poverty in the UK. It sees four well-known personalities – Cheryl Fergison, Rachel Johnson, Jamie Laing and Theo Paphitis – put their lives of privilege and luxury behind them and experience what life is really like for people in […]

Up: Ross Babbit, SVP Programming and Development, Travel Channel

Ross Babbit has been named senior vice president of programming and development at Travel Channel. He’s guided the creative and editorial direction at the network during the past few years, and has been influential in the brand’s evolution and growth.  Babbit is based at the network’s Chevy Chase, Md., headquarters and will report to Shannon […]

Greenlit: Building Penguin Paradise, Nat Geo WILD

Building Penguin Paradise (1 x 60′) – Forty-five-foot-high icebergs, temperatures below freezing and hundreds of penguins … doesn’t sound like sunny Florida, right? Think again. SeaWorld Orlando is making the impossible happen with its biggest project since opening 40 years ago – it is building a penguin paradise. And this film show exactly how the […]

Greenlit: South Side Story, BBC3

 South Side Story (6 x ) – –  All the world is a stage and the cast really are the players, as budding dancers, singers, and performers from the streets of South London star in a  series that follows their real lives as well as showcasing their talents as performers. The series is the first to […]

Greenlit: Catch a Contractor, Spike TV

Catch a Contractor (11 x 30′) – Each year, millions of Americans set out to renovate their property in hopes of finally achieving their dream home.  Sadly, thousands of these unsuspecting homeowners instead become victims, duped and abandoned by the contractors they trusted their savings to and left with either unfinished or danger-laden, uninhabitable homes due to poor […]

Greenlit: Living on the Social, Channel 5

Living on the Social w/t – Documentary series that features people living on welfare benefits around Britain. Channel: Channel 5 Producer: Channel 5 TX: Late 2014 Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: No Man’s Land, History Channel

No Man’s Land  – Docuseries that follows five desert survivalists who live in remote areas of the USA such as Death Valley, California and the Sonoran Desert, Arizona. Channel: History Producer: Warm Springs Productions TX: 9th March 2014 Source: Realscreen

Greenlit: Cryptid: The Swamp Beast, History

Cryptid: The Swamp Beast – In every region of America, there are legends of strange, unidentified creatures that stretch back for centuries. In the northwest, many credible people swear to have sighted Bigfoot. In Lake Champlain, locals have sworn up and down to seeing a strange, prehistoric-like creature in the water. Down south in the […]

Up: Adam Barker, Acting Controller, BBC2 / BBC4

Adam Barker will be Acting Controller of BBC Two and BBC Four following Janice Hadlow’s move to become Controller, Special Projects and Seasons. Barker, who is currently Editorial Executive for BBC Two and BBC Four, will take up the role in March 2014, leading the channels until a permanent appointment is made. Source: BBC press […]

Greenlit: The Elaine Paige Show, Sky Arts

The Elaine Paige Show (6 x 60′) – Singer Elaine Paige hosts a studio show focussed the stars and songs of musical theatre. She will perform at the beginning and end of each show, and there will also be interviews with, and performances from, an array of stars from Broadway and the West End. Channel: […]

Greenlit: Runway in My Closet, Viasat3

Runway in My Closet – Competition reality format in which people attempt to turn tired old clothes into fashionable new outfits. Channel: Viasat3 (Hungary) Producer: Armoza Formats TX: TBC Source: Realscreen

In: Katherine Bovey, Head of Development, Riverdog Productions

Katherine Bovey has been appointed as Head of Development at Riverdog Productions in the UK, reporting to Tim Miller and Nell Butler.  ” Source: Realscreen

In: Lindsay Bradbury, Commissioning Editor, Factual, BBC

Lindsay Bradbury has been appointed as Commissioning Editor for Factual at the BBC, reporting to Alison Kirkham. Source: Broadcast

In: Jack Kennedy, Head of Format Development, Lime Pictures

Jack Kennedy has been appointed as Head of Format Development at Lime Pictures, UK. Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: The Man Who Fought the Planners: The Story of Ian Nairn, BBC4

The Man Who Fought The Planners: The Story Of Ian Nairn  (1 x 60′) –  This programme looks back at Ian Nairn, who in the 1950s, was part of a new breed of Angry Young Men. Aged just 25 and fresh out of the RAF, he burst onto the architectural scene with Outrage, a blistering […]

Greenlit: Best and Final Offer, Channel 4

Best and Final Offer –  Each episode follows one sizzling- hot home-for-sale and all of the hopeful contenders in the running to buy it; who will have their best and final offer accepted? Each week the programme features the owners of one very des-res that’s been placed on the market and the estate agent trying […]

Greenlit: The Brits Who Built the Modern World, BBC4

The Brits Who Built The Modern World (3 x 60′) – The definitive story of five of the most successful and globally recognised British architects of all time: Richard Rogers, Norman Foster, Nicholas Grimshaw, Michael Hopkins and Terry Farrell. The series will gives insights into how their youthful dreams of building a better world turned […]

Greenlit: World Wars, History / H2 / France Televisions / N24

World Wars (6 x 60′) –  Tells the story of three devastating decades of war from the perspective of the unique men who came of age in the trenches and later decided the fate of a world on the brink of disaster. The story is told through the eyes of the powerful men who held […]

Greenlit: Bring It!, Lifetime

Bring It! –  Founded in 2001 by Dianna Williams, or “Miss D,” the Dancing Dolls of Jackson, Mississippi, are one of the country’s preeminent dance troupes, with over 15 Grand Champion titles and more than 100 trophies under their belt. With their adorable smiles and unique high-energy dance style, the Dolls, ages seven to 17, […]

Greenlit: Bahama Lobster Wars, Sportsman Channel

Bahama Lobster Pirates – Docuseries following six lobster boats as they fish for spiny lobster whilst trying to fend off fishing from other boats who are encroaching on their hunting grounds. Channel: Sportsman Channel TX: 15th February 2014 Source: Cynopsis

Greenlit: Save My Bakery, Food Network

Save My Bakery – Stale bakeries turn to expert Kerry Vincent to revive their sweets and their sales. Armed with years of baking experience and a no nonsense approach, Kerry is on a mission to reinvigorate local bakeries, putting them back on their neighborhood radar. In hopes of also mending the strained relationships behind the […]

Greenlit: The Life of Ryan, ITV

The Life of Ryan (1 x 60′) – Documentary featuring Manchester United footballer Ryan Gigs. Channel: ITV Producer: Fulwell 73 TX: 2014 Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: Clash of the Ozarks, Discovery Channel

Clash of the Ozarks (6 x ) – Deep in the Ozark Mountains of northern Arkansas lies the town of Hardy. For the loyal folks who live here, there is no place they’d rather be. Those native to the area believe that it is the best place in the world to live, hunt, fish and […]

Greenlit: Drag Queens of London, London Live

Drag Queens of London (8 x 60′) – Docuseries following the working and personal lives of the performers of London’s drag queen scene. Channel: London Live Producer: The Connected Set TX: April 2014 Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: Everest Jump Live, Discovery Channel

Everest Jump Live (2  x 60′ + 1 x 120′ live broadcast) – The world is about to witness one of the greatest human feats ever captured on television – when California resident Joby Ogwyn attempts the first wing suit flight off the summit of Mount Everest. Discovery will take viewers along the journey  revealing Joby’s […]

In: Martha Housden, Head of Development, Twenty Twenty

Martha Housden has been appointed as Head of Development at Twenty Twenty tasked with developing new factual features, documentaries and entertainment shows. Read more: Realscreen  

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