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Greenlit: The Longest War – Women & the Fight for Power, BBC2

The Longest War – Women & the Fight for Power w/t (3 x 60′) – Historian Amanda Vickery uncovers Britain’s longest war, the 300 year long campaign by women for political and sex equality in Britain, revealing the largely forgotten heroines (and a few heroes) who fought for the cause. The suffragette’s battle to win the vote […]

Greenlit: Magna Carta- Why So Revolutionary? BBC2

Magna Carta – Why So Revolutionary? (1 x 60′) – We take our liberties for granted. They seem absolute and untouchable. But they are the result of a series of violent struggles fought over 800 years that, at times, have threatened to tear our society apart. On the frontline was a document originally inked on animal skin […]

Greenlit: Alex Polizzi For Hire, BBC2

Alex Polizzi For Hire (16 x 60′) – Alex Polizzi helps British hotels, pubs and restaurants put potential new kitchen staff through their paces in a challenging job interview process. Channel: BBC2 Producer: Twofour TX: 2015 Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: The Queen’s Garden, BBC2

The Queen’s Garden (2 x 60′) – Alan Titchmarsh spends a whole year exploring a royal treasure: the Buckingham Palace Garden and discovers a wonderland with a five century history; an urban oasis of wildlife where the Queen grew up and a “living museum” where almost every plant has a royal story to tell. Using cutting-edge natural […]

Greenlit: Collectaholics, BBC2

Collectaholics (8 x 60′) – Jasmine Harman and Mark Hill visit people around Britain who have amassed huge and extraordinary collections and find out the challenges they face in keeping and growing their collections. Channel: BBC2 Producer: RDF TV TX: 2015 Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: Tomorrow’s Worlds: The Unearthly History of Science Fiction, BBC2

Tomorrow’s Worlds: The Unearthly History Of Science Fiction (4 x 60′) –  A landmark series that sees historian and author Dominic Sandbrook head to the very frontiers of space and science to offer audiences the definitive television history of science fiction. He tells the story of one of the liveliest and most stimulating genres in popular culture, through […]

Greenlit: The Wild West, BBC2

The Wild West   (3 x 60′)  – There is nowhere in America more varied, more extreme and more spectacular than the Wild West. America’s most iconic landscapes – Death Valley, The Grand Canyon, the giant redwood forests and extreme coastlines – have been forged over millennia. New camera techniques – 360-degree, motion-controlled time lapse photography, […]

Greenlit: Natural World: Africa’s Fishing Leopards, BBC2 / Nat Geo WILD

Natural World: Africa’s Fishing Leopards  (1 x 60′)  – Filmed over the course of two years by cameraman Brad Bestelink, this blue-chip biography offers the most in-depth portrait of a leopard family to date. All the key trials, tribulations, threats, and milestones in the cubs’ early lives are well documented, including the unique (and rarely filmed) […]

Greenlit: Ireland – The Wild Edge of the World, BBC2/TG4/ORF/PBS/NDR/France TV/

Ireland – The Wild Edge Of The World (2 x 60′)  – In this two-part special, Emmy-award-winning natural history cameraman and presenter Colin Stafford Johnson journeys along one of the most spectacular coastlines in the world, featuring the wildlife and wild places that make it so unique Using some of the latest filming techniques, including Starlight, high-speed […]

Greenlit: Diet Tribes, BBC2

Diet Tribes w/t (3 x 60′), Dr Chris Van Tulleken and clinical psychologist Professor Tanya Byron investigate the latest science behind the discovery that the best way to lose weight could be a personalised diet, the secret to which may lie in our genes, our hormones and neuroscience. In Britain today, two thirds of us are […]

Greenlit: World on a Plate, BBC2

World on a Plate w/t (6 x 60′) – Famous chefs such as Rachel Khoo and Rick Stein travel the world to explore the history, culture and geography behind their favourite dishes. Channel: BBC2 Producer: BBC Bristol TX: TBC Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: Afghanistan: The Lion’s Last Roar? BBC2

Afghanistan: The Lion’s Last Roar (2 x 60′) – Documentary that explores the political and military strategy that led to the UK sending troops to Afghanistan, through interviews with those involved at home and abroad. Channel: BBC2 Producer: Blakeway TX: TBC Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: Mary Berry’s Absolute Favourites, BBC2

Mary Berry’s Absolute Favourites (6 x 30′) – Mary Berry cooks up new dishes that have been influenced by her favourite locations and experiences. Channel: BBC2 Producer: Shine Soho TX: TBC Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: Holocaust: Freddie Knoller’s War, BBC2

Holocaust: Freddie Knoller’s War (1 x 60′) – Tells the extraordinary story of a 93-year-old Holocaust survivor. A young Jewish man in World War Two, Freddie’s journey took him to 1940s occupied Paris where he lived a champagne lifestyle with Nazi officers and dancing girls, before the war eventually caught up with him and his horror […]

Greenlit: Touched by Auschwitz, BBC2

Touched By Auschwitz  (1 x 90′) – A documentary that explores the legacy of Auschwitz. Filmed Filmed in Jerusalem, Chicago, London, Bavaria, Krakow and Tel Aviv, the film presents a compelling portrait of the problems, challenges and triumphs that six different individuals have experienced since the war as a result of their time in the […]

Greenlit: Natural World: Attenborough’s Big Birds, BBC2/Thirteen/WNET

Natural World: Attenborough’s Big Birds (1 x 60′) – Meet the world’s oddest birds; a big family of big characters that haven’t flown a day in their lives. At the centre of the film will be a family of the largest and fastest birds in the world – a young couple of breeding ostriches who are struggling […]

Greenlit: The Pennine Way, BBC2

The Pennine Way (3 x 30′) – Documentary series celebrating the stunning Pennine Way to mark the 50th anniversary of the trail in 2015. Officially opened in 1965, the 268-mile Pennine Way stretches from Edale in the Derbyshire Peak District to Kirk Yetholm on the Scottish Border, taking in some of Britain’s most rugged and spectacular […]

Greenlit: Attenborough’s Paradise Birds, BBC2

Attenborough’s Paradise Birds (1 x 60′) – Birds of Paradise are one of David Attenborough’s a life-long passions. He was the first to film many of their beautiful and often bizarre displays and has spent a life time tracking them all over the jungles of New Guinea/Indonesia. He says: “For me Birds of Paradise are the most […]

Greenlit: BBC Young Dancer 2015, BBC2/BBC4

BBC Young Dancer (4 x 60′) – The nationwide award will invite young dancers to submit entries to compete for one of six places in a televised Grand Final. The first ever BBC Young Dancer will provide a platform for UK dancers aged 16-20 to demonstrate their dancing abilities through three competitive rounds designed to highlight their […]

Greenlit: The Last Act: The Genius of Late Rembrandt, BBC2

The Last Act: The Genius Of Late Rembrandt  w/t (1 x 60′)  – For art historian Simon Schama, Rembrandt is the greatest artist of all time. He describes him as not “just a painter but a psychologist of the human condition.” In this new film, Simon – one of the world’s leading experts on Rembrandt […]

Greenlit: Rankin Shoots Rembrandt, BBC2

Rankin Shoots Rembrandt  w/t (1 x 30′)  – In this special , photographer Rankin takes inspiration from Rembrandt, the greatest portraitist of them all. Translating painting techniques into photography, Rankin will re-create four of Rembrandt’s key portraits, capturing the stories told in the faces of his sitters Terry Gilliam, Una Stubbs, Ken Loach and Zandra Rhodes. […]

Greenlit: Julie Walters: In Their Words, BBC2

Julie Walters: In Their Words w/t (1 x 60′) – celebrates the actress’s incredible career, spanning over 40 years in a multitude of film and TV roles. From her comedy beginnings in theatre, through to television and then into film, her story will be told through the eyes of Julie’s colleagues and friends as well […]

Greenlit: The Kitchen, BBC2

The Kitchen (3 x 60′) – Follows the lives of eight very different households as they cook and eat together. From serving homemade pasties and pies to roasted local road kill and £1 budget frozen meals, the menus vary from home to home, as do the conversations and differing perspectives on life in Britain. The […]

Greenlit: World’s Greatest Food Markets, BBC2

World’s Greatest Food Markets (3 x 60′) – Docuseries in which Billingsgate fishmonger Roger Barton goes behind the scenes of food markets in Delhi, New York City and Mexico City. Channel: BBC2 Producer: Indus Films TX: Late 2014 Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: Wonders of the Monsoon, BBC2

Wonders of the Monsoon (5 x 60′) –  The wildlife and cultures from the Himalayas to Northern Australia have been shaped by one of the greatest phenomena on Earth: the mighty monsoon winds. This series explores how life flourishes under the tumultuous weather system that annually transforms an enormous part of our planet, home to […]

Greenlit: Rick Stein: From Venice to Istanbul, BBC2

Rick Stein: From Venice to Istanbul (6 x 60′) – Chef Rick Stein travels around the Mediterranean looking for the kind of food that locals buy, cook and eat. Channel: BBC2 Producer: Denham Productions TX: 2015 Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: Hockney, BBC2

Hockney (1 x 105′) –  A feature-length documentary about the iconic artist David Hockney. The film will be the definitive exploration of one of the most important artists of his generation. For the first time, David Hockney has given unprecedented access to his personal archive of photographs and films, resulting in a frank and unparalleled visual […]

Greenlit: A Dark and Stormy Night: When Horror Was Born, BBC2

A Dark And Stormy Night: When Horror Was Born w/t (1 x 60′)  – A fascinating exploration of one of the most significant moments in Gothic history: the night when Mary Shelley, Lord Byron and their cohorts gathered together in Lake Geneva to tell ghost stories. The night when Frankenstein was born. Drawing on British Library manuscripts […]

Greenlit: The Mekong River with Sue Perkins, BBC2

The Mekong River with Sue Perkins (4x 60′) –  Sue Perkins  takes an incredible journey to the Mekong, South East Asia’s greatest river. The entertaining and illuminating series introduces us to the ‘Mother of Water’, a river that brings life to millions of people from the paddy fields of Vietnam to the mountains of the Tibetan […]

Greenlit: A Black History of Britain With David Olusoga, BBC2

A Black History Of Britain with David Olusoga (6 x 60′) – David Olusoga (The World’s War: Forgotten Soldiers Of Empire) presents a new landmark series exploring the black history of Britain. The ambitious series provides an authored account of the people and moments that have defined Britain’s black history. It looks back at the African diaspora that […]

Greenlit: The Bank, BBC2

The Bank (3 x 60′) –  Docuseries that explores our complicated relationship with money. Britain’s High Street banks sit at the very centre of our finances, deciding on our savings and debts, mortgages and business loans, our hopes and fears. A branch of NatWest in the north of England has opened its doors, giving unprecedented access […]

Greenlit: This Wild Life, BBC2

This Wild Life (10 x 30′) – This observational documentary follows the remarkable lives of human and animal families living in Kenya’s Samburu National Reserve, and tells the story of a safari camp run by wildlife expert Saba Douglas-Hamilton and an elephant conservation charity run by her husband Frank Pope. The elephants and other animals […]

Greenlit: Sweets Made Simple, BBC2

Sweets Made Simple  (4 x ) – After home baking comes homemade sweets. Award-winning confectioners Kitty Hope and Mark Greenwood share their passion for all things sugary and sweet and their enthusiasm for their craft is nothing short of infectious. This fun-loving couple put on the rubber gloves, pull out the heavy-bottomed pans and strain, […]

Greenlit: The Ladykillers, BBC2

The Ladykillers w/t (4 x 60′) –  Follows three female pest controllers as they visit homes and businesses across the UK to help with their infestations. Using high-tech cameras and equipment, the series shows the pests as they have never been seen before, from bed bugs to rats, from wasps to foxes, and offer advice […]

Greenlit: Mayflower and the Pilgrims, BBC2 / PBS

Mayflower and the Pilgrims (2 x 60′) – Documentary series that looks at the experiences of the Pilgrims who travelled from England to the Europe to the New World on board the Mayflower. Channel: BBC2 / PBS Producer: Ric Burns TX: Late 2014 Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: Family Saga, BBC2

Family Saga  w/t – Poverty. Crime. Drugs. Violence. The newspapers of Victorian Britain captured stories and scandals almost identical to that of modern Britain. And according to the police, courts and charity records of the 19th century, problem families were at the heart of these social crises. Tackling the big forces that have dominated the […]

Greenlit: The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway, BBC2

The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway (3 x60′) – Follows the people working on the construction of a new rail link under London. Channel: BBC2 Producer: Windfall Films TX: TBC Source: Realscreen

Greenlit: Sir Simon Rattle Documentary, BBC2

Sir Simon Rattle Documentary w/t-  TV biography of Britain’s best-loved conductor, Sir Simon Rattle, which charts his international career working with the world’s greatest orchestras, following the irresistible dynamism of his rehearsals and performance and the day-to-day life of a great conductor achieving a formidable reputation. Channel: BBC2 Producer: BBC TX: TBC Source: BBC press […]

Greenlit: Tatler, BBC2

Tatler  w/t –  Tatler is the high-society magazine. A British institution steeped in history, Tatler not only documents, but also dictates the social calendar of our most prominent figures, and has done for the last 300 years. The magazine itself is an entertaining microcosm of the exclusive world it covers. But the series is about […]

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

Reginald D Hunter’s Song of the South  (3 x 60′) – Sees Georgia-born 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. Channel: BBC2 TX: TBC Source: BBC press release

Greenlit: Genesis: Together and Apart, BBC2

Genesis: ~Together and Apart (feature-length) – Documentary on one of the most successful bands in rock history. Made with the full co-operation of Genesis, the film reunites all original members of the band together – Tony Banks, Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Steve Hackett, Mike Rutherford – for the first time since 1975. Channel: BBC TX: TBC Source: BBC […]

Greenlit: The Soundtrack of the Twentieth Century, BBC2

The Soundtrack of the Twentieth Century w/t – Popular music is the soundtrack and the lifeblood of what it was to be alive in the 20th century. Until the 20th century music had been a moment – heard once and never again. It became Pop Music when it was captured and amplified by the new […]

Greenlit: Hive Alive, BBC2

Hive Alive (2 x 60′) – In the height of midsummer – the busiest period for Britain’s honeybees – Chris Packham, Martha Kearney and bee expert Professor Adam Hart explore the remarkable secrets of this iconic insect of British summer. The two programmes will be filmed over two consecutive weeks, in the heart of rural England, providing […]

Greenlit: Animal Movers, BBC2

Animal Movers w/t (2 x 60′) – Follows the expert handlers entrusted with moving rare, dangerous and difficult-to-handle animals around the world. With access to a range of specialist companies, zoos and aquariums, the series explores how every creature, from giraffes to bees, has its own unique set of transportation requirements. It will feature the logistical challenges associated with […]

Greenlit: Pipers of the Trenches, BBC 2 Scotland

Pipers of the Trenches (1 x 60′) – A ocumentary that recreates the lost sounds of battle of the heroic ‘Pipers of the Trenches’. Iconic images and memorable written accounts have endured for a century as reminders of the horrors of World War One. But it seemed the terrifying sounds of battle were lost to history […]

Greenlit: Till Death Do Us Part, BBC2

Till Death Do Us Part  w/t –  A landmark documentary chronicling all the women killed by their partners or ex-partners over the course of one year. On average, two women are killed every week in this country by their husband, partner or ex-partner. This vital and ambitious film will tell the human stories behind this […]

Greenlit: Designs on Chelsea, BBC2

Designs on Chelsea (4 x 60′) – Horticultural competition series in which gardeners compete to win a chance to design a garden at the prestigious Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show in 2015. Channel: BBc2 Producer: BBC Bristol TX: TBC Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: The Bat Man of Mexico, BBC2

The Bat Man of Mexico (1 x 60′) – Documentary that follows bat conservationist Rodrigo Medellin as he follows Lesser Long-Nosed bats as they migrate from Mexico to the USA. Channel: BBC2 Producer: Windfall Films TX: 13th June 2014 Source: C21 Media

Greenlit: The Snow Wolf Family & Me, BBC2 / Animal Planet

The Snow Wolf Family & Me (2 x 60′)  – Gordon Buchanan is set to get closer than ever before to a wild wolf pack, as he explores the lives and habits of arctic wolves, revealing the family secrets of one of our most feared predators. Presented by wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan, this series gives us an incredible […]

Greenlit: Inside Country Life, BBC2

Inside Country Life (3 x 60′) – Documentary that follows the staff of Country Life magazine. Channel: BBC2 Producer: Spun Gold TV TX: TBC Source: Broadcast

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