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Greenlit: An RAF Summer, BBC2

An RAF Summer w/t (4 x 60′) –  Docuseries that follows the Royal Air Force’s aerial display work over the course of a a summer, as they perform at a series of events around the UK. Channel: BBC2 Producer: Archie Productions TX: Late 2015 Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: Building Cars Live, BBC2

Building Cars Live (2 x 90′) – The fascinating world of the car manufacturing industry will be uncovered with presenters James May, Kate Humble and Ant Anstead broadcasting live from one of Britain’s biggest and busiest car factories. The series will go behind the scenes to reveal the science, engineering and people that keep us […]

Greenlit: The Wonders of India, BBC2

The Wonders Of India  (2 x 60′) – Captures the glory of India’s wild world through the eyes of three special guides, scientist Liz Bonnin, actor Freida Pinto and mountaineer Jon Gupta. India is a land where the natural world has been woven into people’s lives, a place where you can see animals that exist […]

Greenlit: World’s Busiest Railway 2015, BBC2

World’s Busiest Railway 2015 (4 x 60′) – Dan Snow, Anita Rani and Robert Llewellyn experience the rush hour and go behind the scenes to reveal the ‘everyday miracle’ that is India’s busiest railway station: the iconic Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in Mumbai. In Mumbai, rush hour is known as ‘super dense crush load’ and every […]

Greenlit: One Morning in March, BBC2

One Morning in March (1 x 60′) – “I call it the shooting, because, well…I was shot.” On the 13 March 1996 a gunman walked into a primary school in the small Scottish town of Dunblane and shot dead 16 pupils and their teacher in a Primary 1 gym class. This film features, for the […]

Greenlit: Best, BBC2

Best (1 x 60′) – Ten years after George Best’s death, this film separates fact from fiction and the real man from the ‘idol’. With access to never before seen archive and a stellar cast of interviewees, director Dan Gordon will explore how and why George Best, a footballer whose golden years were so brief, […]

Greenlit: This is Tottenham, BBC2

This is Tottenham (2 x 60′ TBC) –  Tottenham has generated more than its fair share of headlines than anywhere else in the country: the Broadwater Farm Riots, Baby P, Victoria Climbie, the shooting of Mark Duggan. Thirty years on from the first riots, self-shooting producer/director Clare Johns, takes the temperature of one of Britain’s […]

Greenlit: The Mosque, BBC2

The Mosque (1 x 60′) –  Sees filmmaker Robb Leech gain unprecedented access to Britain’s biggest Muslim community, to capture a unique insight into the world behind its walls and the people who make up its congregation. East London Mosque is the largest in Europe. Over a quarter of a million people walk through its […]

Greenlit: Back in Time for the Weekend, BBC2

 Back in Time for the Weekend (6 x 60′) – The series will follow a family as they embark on a time-travelling adventure to discover how the way we spend our spare time has undergone a revolution over the last 65 years, transforming our homes, our hobbies and our family dynamics along the way. The […]

Greenlit: Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen Cracking China, BBC2

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen Cracking China (1 x 60′) – Documentary that follows what happens when presenter Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen tries to expand his business into China, starting with a new range of lingerie. Channel: BBC2 Producer: Firecracker Films TX: TBC Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: Special Forces: Ultimate Hell Week, BBC2

Special Forces: Ultimate Hell Week (6 x ) – Freddie Flintoff searches for the UK’s toughest recruits. Some of the fittest men and woman around will face the toughest challenge of their lives when they take part in the recruitment week from hell. Who will be left standing on the ultimate military assault course? The […]

Greenlit: Country Strife: Abz on the Farm, BBC2

Country Strife: Abz On The Farm – Former pop-star Abz Love will swap the luxuries of his life in the city for the good life, as he and his partner Vicky leave the music business behind them and head to rural Wales to live off the land. The series follows the two novice farmers as […]

Greenlit: The Return of the Giant Killers: Africa’s Lion Kings, BBC2 / Animal Planet

The Return of the Giant Killers: Africa’s Lion Kings (1 x 60′) – Documentary documentary film that reunites director cinematographer Brad Bestelink and film photographer Richard Uren to capture more extraordinary wildlife footage in the Savute Game Reserve in Botswana. With its year round water, Savute Marsh in northern Botswana attracts huge herds of grazers, […]

Greenlit: Celts, BBC2

Celts (3 x ) – Neil Oliver and Alice Roberts team up to discover the world of the Celts. Travelling across Europe, from Ireland to Turkey, Denmark to Portugal, they seek out brand new archaeological discoveries, some of our greatest ancient treasures, and the very latest scientific studies. With dramatic reconstruction of three pivotal battles […]

Greenlit: Meet the Roman Empire, BBC2

Meet The Roman Empire (4 x ) –  Classicist and historian, Professor Mary Beard draws on her immense scholarship, unique viewpoints and myth-busting approach to Roman history, to give her definitive take on the Roman Empire. Travelling from Spain to Iran, Egypt to Scotland, Tunisia to Greece, she‘ll pose the big questions that have fascinated […]

Greenlit: Himalaya With Sue Perkins, BBC2

Himalaya With Sue Perkins – Following the success of her series exploring the Mekong River, Sue Perkins is embarking on an epic and unforgettable journey across the greatest mountain range on Earth – the Himalayas. Over soaring peaks and mighty rivers, through hidden kingdoms and lush foothills, Sue will travel through one of the world’s […]

Greenlit: Six Degrees, BBC2

Six Degrees  – Professor Brian Cox challenges a team of scientists and celebrities to get connected and battle their way through the six degrees of separation that connect everything in our universe. From Babbage to Buzzfeed, Lovelace to Linux, Six Degrees is based on the theory that everyone or everything is six or fewer steps […]

Greenlit: Let Us Entertain You, BBC2

Let Us Entertain You (4 x 60′) – In the years since the end of the Second World War, Britain has been a nation in decline: the loss of Empire, the collapse of industry, and the decline of political and economic influence in world affairs. However, there is one arena in which we can legitimately […]

Greenlit: Britain’s Forgotten Slave Owners, BBC2

Britain’s Forgotten Slave Owners (series) – In 1834 Britain abolished slavery, a defining and celebrated moment in our national history. What has been largely forgotten is that abolition came at a price. The government of the day took the extraordinary step of compensating the slave owners for loss of their ‘property’. In total £17bn in today’s […]

Greenlit: The Great British Pottery Throw Down, BBC2

The Great British Pottery Throwdown (6 x ) – Get ready to roll up your sleeves and get dirty as Sara Cox presents the search for Britain’s best budding potter. She is joined by two of the British pottery scene’s most passionate and renowned potters, Keith Brymer-Jones and Kate Malone. The ten potters are set […]

Greenlit: Terry and Mason’s Food Trip, BBC2

Terry and Mason’s Food Trip w/t (20 x 30′) – Television royalty Sir Terry Wogan (Children in Need, Eurovision) and London cabbie Mason McQueen (A Cabbie Abroad, Toughest Place To Be A…) have joined forces to embark on the ultimate British culinary adventure. The series takes inspiration from the 1963 book British Bouquet: An Epicurean […]

Greenlit: Simply Nigella, BBC2

Simply Nigella – Introduces viewers to a new pared-down approach to cooking and eating.With a handful of dishes per show, Nigella will talk about what the recipes mean to her as well as giving tips to find the easiest way to cook them. With feasts for special occasions sitting alongside tasty every day meals, Nigella […]

Greenlit: Cosmic Dawn – The Real Moment Of Creation, BBC2

Cosmic Dawn – The Real Moment Of Creation (1 x 60′) – Forget the big bang. The real moment of creation was the Cosmic Dawn – the moment of first light. This is the scientific version of the story of Genesis. The big bang gets all the credit for creating our universe. But in fact, […]

Greenlit: Japan: Earth’s Enchanted Islands, BBC2

Japan: Earth’s Enchanted Islands (3 x 60′) – This blue-chip series explores the rich and varied landscapes of Japan, showcasing one of the most iconic natural landscapes on the planet. Narrated by Michelle Dockery, the series reveals a nation of more than 6000 Pacific islands, full of surprises and places where nature thrives: from the far […]

Greenlit: Atlantic – Earth’s Wildest Ocean, BBC2

Atlantic – Earth’s Wildest Ocean (3 x 60′) – This landmark series reveals the mysteries of the Atlantic Ocean – from the Arctic to the Antarctic, the crushing depths of the abyss to the sun drenched tropical reef. This series will reveal the amazing, surprising and resilient inhabitants of the Atlantic, both animals and people, as […]

Greenlit: Old School, BBC2

Old School –  The Hairy Bikers are taking on one of their biggest challenges. Motivated by their own experience of caring for elderly parents, and by what they saw filming Meals On Wheels, they want to address what can be done to support elderly people who feel isolated and lonely to make them feel more […]

Greenlit: Wildest Tribes, BBC2

Wildest Tribes (3 x 60′) – Naturalist and wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan imbeds himself with remote tribes, using their remarkable field skills to get closer than ever before to iconic wildlife, including anacondas and lions. Gordon needs to be accepted by each tribe and learn their unique survival and tracking skills in order to gain […]

Greenlit: Children of the Gaza War, BBC2

Children Of The Gaza War – Children in Gaza and southern Israel have lived through three wars in the last six years. Last summer more than 500 children were killed in a 51-day war. Almost every child in Gaza lost a loved one and more than a third were left traumatised. Children on the Israeli […]

Greenlit: Victorian Bakers, BBC2

Victorian Bakers w/t ((3 x 60′) – A team of modern bakers will recreate the lives of their Victorian predecessors, and will explore the social and economic change that took place. Using authentic methods and using recipes from three distinct eras of the 19th century, they will bake their way through a turbulent period of […]

Greenlit: The Factories That Feed Britain, BBC2

The Factories that Feed Britain (3x 60′) –  Gregg Wallace and Cherry Healey present from some of Britain’s biggest food factories to discover how three of our favourite foods – bread, milk and chocolate – are made; and Ruth Goodman steps back in time to reveal the secret history of our household staples. In each show, […]

Greenlit: Dancing In The Dark: The End of Physics? BBC2

Dancing In The Dark: The End of Physics? (1 x 60′) –  Scientists genuinely don’t know what most of our universe is made of. The atoms we’re made from only make up four percent and the rest is ‘Dark Matter’ and ‘Dark Energy’ (for ‘dark’ read ‘don’t know’). The Large Hadron Collider at CERN has […]

Greenlit: The Trouble With Space Junk, BBC2

Horizon: The Trouble With Space Junk (1 x 60′) –  In 2014 the International Space Station had to move three times to avoid lethal chunks of space debris, while satellites are mysteriously breaking down. With first-hand accounts from astronauts and experts, Horizon reveals the scale of the problem of space junk. Our planet is surrounded […]

Greenlit: Natural Born Hustlers, BBC2

Natural Born Hustlers w/t (3 x 60′) –  This series reveals how animals use an incredible range of clever deceptions to survive. Presenter Chris Packham explores this duplicitous world, where some animals deploy optical illusions, camouflage and mimicry to stay alive, whilst others use deliberate and elaborate strategies to cheat and out-manoeuvre enemies, allies, and […]

Greenlit: 9 Months That Made You, BBC2

9 Months That Made You (3 x 60′) –  In the first 280 days of your life, you underwent a remarkable transformation: from just a single cell to over 100 trillion. This is the story of your metamorphosis as minute-by-minute, hour-by-hour cells had to move and organise, in the process making structures that would become […]

Greenlit: The Naked Choir, BBC2

The Naked Choir (6 x 60′) – Gareth Malone scours the UK for the eight best non-professional acapella singing groups who go head to head in a knock-out competition format where they have to perform in front of and audience and a panel of judges at a variety of well-known venues. Channel: BBC2 Producer: Twenty […]

Greenlit: The Gospel of John, BBC2

The Gospel of John (3 x 60′) – The Gospel of John takes the story of Jesus from John’s Gospel with its own unique characteristics. This dramatization of the life of Jesus takes the actual Gospel text as its script, word for word, unedited. Narrated by leading British actor David Harewood (Homeland, Blood Diamond, Merchant […]

Greenlit: Melvyn Bragg – From Wigton to Westminster, BBC2

Melvyn Bragg – From Wigton to Westminster (1 x 75′) – Documentary that looks back over the 45 year career of presenter Melvyn Bragg. Channel: BBC2 Producer: Storyvault Films TX: 2015 Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: Hunters of the South Seas, BBC2

Hunters of the South Seas (3 x 60′) – Fluent Indonesian speaker Will Millard presents three documentaries set in The Coral Triangle, known as the ‘Amazon of the Seas’. The series follows the writer and explorer as he lives for a month at a time with three remote communities who have adapted to ocean life […]

Greenlit: Savage Peace, BBC2

Savage Peace  (1 x 60′) –  The Second World War was the most destructive conflict in history, laying waste not only to Europe’s people but also its infrastructure, institutions and its moral foundations. Only at the war’s end was the true scale of human suffering and misery revealed, and so devastating was the scene that […]

Greenlit: Churchill: Winning the War, Losing the Peace, BBC2

Churchill: Winning The War, Losing The Peace  w/t (1 x 60′) –  Just weeks after VE day, Britain’s great war leader Winston Churchill found himself in another battle: to be elected Prime Minister. He was confident of victory – just reward for his leadership of the country through the dark days of WWII. But what […]

Greenlit: The BBC at War, BBC2

The BBC at War (2 x 60′) –  Debates about the BBC’s role were just as volatile in the 1940s as they are today: Bernard Montgomery called it ‘the fourth arm of war’ while Winston Churchill labelled it ‘the enemy within the gates’. In this two-part series, Jonathan Dimbleby uncovers the story of how the […]

Greenlit: Britain’s Greatest Generation, BBC2

Britain’s Greatest Generation (4 x 60′) –  Celebrates the last survivors of the Second World War, now in their nineties and hundreds, and their achievement in helping to win the war. They were a generation who grew up in the shadow of the Great War, suffered through the Depression years, and fought long and hard […]

Greenlit: In Conversation With… BBC4

In Conversation With…  – Presents conversations with some of Britain’s foremost actors and directors, filmed with an audience at BFI Southbank, London. Channel: BBC2 TX: Spring 2015 Source: BBC press release

Greenlit: The Secrets of Pinewood, BBC2

The Secrets Of Pinewood (1 x 60′) – Film aficionado Jonathan Ross presents this fascinating documentary that goes behind the scenes of Britain’s most iconic studios to bring the extraordinary story of Pinewood to life. Ross will be joined by a host of famous faces who will help open up the studios’ secrets. Channel: BBC2 […]

Greenlit: Carol Klein’s Plant Odysseys, BBC2

Carol Klein’s Plant Odysseys (4 x 30′) – Gardener Carol Klein presents the botanical biographies of favourite garden flowers such as the iris, tulip, rose and water lily. Channel: BBC2 Producer: Oxford Scientific Films / PAAN Media (Korea) TX: Spring 2015 Source: Realscreen

Greenlit: Artsnight, BBC2

Artsnight (4 x 30′) – A new topical arts programme with each episode edited by a different guest: actress Maxine Peake, Sunday Times journalist Lynn Barber, Armando Iannucci, and Director of Tate Modern, Chris Dercon. Channel: BBC2 TX: Spring 2015 Source: BBC press release

Greenlit: Caribbean with Simon Reeve, BBC2

Caribbean with Simon Reeve (1 x 60′) –  A series that blends travel with wildlife, issues, adventure, and incredible insights into a glorious region of the world. With thousands of beautiful islands and a long mainland coast, the Caribbean is a vast area spanning a million square miles. It is home to some of the […]

Greenlit: Inside Harley Street, BBC2

Inside Harley Street (3 x 60′)  – Looks inside the hidden and exclusive world of private medicine, to tell the stories of the people who conduct their business behind the facades of the area’s elegant Georgian terraces. Laced with humour and studded with historical facts, the series combines observational narratives with interviews that tell stories […]

Greenlit: The Secret World of Lewis Carroll, BBC2

The Secret World of Lewis Carroll (1 x 60′) –  It’s a timeless classic of children’s literature and the third most-quoted book in English after the Bible and Shakespeare. But what lies behind the extraordinary appeal of Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland? To mark the 150th anniversary of its publication, this documentary explores the life and […]

Greenlit: Reginald D Hunter’s Songs of the South, BBC2

Reginald D Hunter’s Songs Of The South  (3 x 60′) – Sees American comedian Reginald turn his unique wit on the world and music in which he grew up as he embarks upon an epic road trip from North Carolina to New Orleans through 150 years of American popular song. From banjo-toting hillbilly to dirty […]

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