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Greenlit: Joann Fletcher – Most Ruthless, Greatest Female Pharaohs, BBC2

Joann Fletcher – Most Ruthless, Greatest Female Pharaohs  w/t (1 x 60′) -   A documentary about four powerful women from ancient Egypt. Professor Joann Fletcher explores important female figures ranging from Queen Hetepheres in the age of the pyramids, through to Nefertari – who has probably the most spectacular tomb of all in the Valley […]

Greenlit: Helen Castor on Joan of Arc, BBC2

Helen Castor on Joan of Arc  (1 x 60′) -  Joan of Arc is a saint, revered as one of the most outstanding women of the Middle Ages. But by viewing Joan as a saint, people tend to forget the extraordinary nature of her life: a 17-year-old girl who came from nowhere and seized an […]

Greenlit: One Hundred Years of the WI, BBC2

One Hundred Years Of The WI (1 x 60′) – Lucy Worsley tells the story of the Women’s Institute in. Rather than a cosy woman’s club full of ladies making jam and singing Jerusalem, Lucy sees the WI as one of Britain’s most important movements of modern times. Arguing that the WI is the political […]

Greenlit: War in Afghanistan, BBC2

War In Afghanistan w/t (2 x 60′) – As Britain finally withdraws its troops from Afghanistan this autumn, this timely series is a thought provoking analysis of Britain’s fourth war in Afghanistan, examining the legacy of the conflict, and the impact on Britain and its place in the world. Channel: BBC2 Producer: Blakeway Productions TX: Summer […]

Greenlit: Britain’s Got the Builders, BBC2

Britain’s Got The Builders w/t (6 x 60′) – Takes a look at the relationship between British homeowners and their builders, featuring projects of all sizes and the things that can go wrong. Channel: BBC2 Producer: Leopard Films TX: TBC Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: Cars of the People, BBC2

Cars of the People  (3 x 60′) – James May looks at the cars that have changed Britain. Channel: BBC2 Producer: BBC TX: Late 2014 Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: The Motorway, BBC2

The Motorway (4 x 60′) – Observational documentary series that features the people who use Britian’s longest motorway, the M6. Channel: BBC2 Producer: The Garden TX: Summer 2014 Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: I Bought My Own Rainforest, BBC2 / Viasat (Central Europe and Scandinavia)

I Bought My Own Rainforest (3 x 60′) – Natural history photography Charlie Hamilton-Jones bought an area of rainforest in Peru in an attempt to save it being destroyed and this series follows the story. Channel: BBC2  / SBS (Australia) / Viasat (Central Europe and Scandinavia) Producer: Keo Films TX: Spring 2014 Source: C21 Media

Greenlit: Rolando Meets Don Giovanni, BBC2

Rolando Meets Don Giovanni w/t  – Acclaimed tenor Rolando Villazon explores the story of one of the best-known operas of all time in Rolando The first ever performance of the opera was an enormous success, delighting both Mozart and the city that had taken him to their hearts. But what brought them all, composer and […]

Greenlit: Dara and Ed’s Pan Am Adventure, BBC2 / RTÉ

Dara and Ed’s Pan Am Adventure w/t (3 x 60′) – Comedians Dara O Briain and Ed Byrne travel south along the Pan American highway retelling the story of the first men to attempt the journey, how the road was constructed, and meeting the people who live along the route, from Alaska to Panama. Channel: […]

Greenlit: Under Offer: Estate Agents on the Job, BBC2

Under Offer: Estate Agents on the Job (6 x 60′) – A new series that unlocks the doors to the profession some of us love to hate: estate agents. It gives viewers exclusive access to the working lives of 11 estate agents from across the whole country as they help their clients in their quest […]

Greenlit: Jumbo – The Plane That Changed the World, BBC2 / Disovery Canada / Smithsonian Channel

Jumbo – the Plane That Changed the World (1 x 60′ – BBC/Discovery Canada) aka 747: The Jumbo Revolution (1 x 120′ – Smithsonian Channel) – Documentary with the engineers and test pilots that created the iconic jumbo jet that uses CGI, reconstruction sequences and infographics to bring the era and its exciting engineering challenges […]

Greenlit: The Men Who Made Us Spend, BBC2

The Men Who Made Us Spend (3 x 60′) -  Investigative journalist Jacques Peretti looks at modern consumerism across the UK, Europe and the USA. Channel: BBC2 Producer: Fresh One Productions TX: TBC Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: The Real History of Science Fiction, BBC America / BBC2

The Real History of Science Fiction – Documentary series taht  delves into the real history of science fiction with filmmakers, writers, actors and graphic artists looking back on their experiences and on how their obsession and imagination has taken them into the unknown. From Star Wars to 2001: A Space Odyssey, and from Jurassic Park to Doctor Who, each program is […]

Greenlit: Meet the Puppies, BBC2

Meet the Puppies w/t (2 x 60′) –  Explores the science and behaviour of dogs by following the development of six puppies over the course of their first year of life. Channel: BBC2 Producer: RDF Television TX: TBC Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: Young Vets, BBC2

Young Vets w/t (10 x )  -  An observational documentary series that follows a group of students during their final year at the Royal Veterinary College. The series spans the breadth of the young vets’ last year of study as they get hands-on experience with animals for the first time – from conducting life or […]

Greenlit: Sex Offenders, BBC2

Sex Offenders w/t (1 x 60′) -  Louis Theroux  looks at how California deals with sex offenders after release from prison. Under strict parole conditions, they are tagged with GPS devices and kept under constant watch. Under Megan’s Law, they are placed on a register for life, and anyone can find out their identity and […]

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

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: 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 […]

Out: Janice Hadlow, Controller, BBC2 & BBC4

Janice Hadlow, Controller of BBC Two and BBC Four, is to step down from her role and take up a new post within the BBC. In her new role as Controller, Special Projects and Seasons, she will develop and originate high impact cross-platform series, seasons and other major television events. Janice will also advise Danny […]

Greenlit: An Hour to Save Your Life, BBC2

An Hour To Save Your Life (3 x 60’) – Docuseries that follows the work of doctors who have to race against time to save the lives of their seriously ill patients. Channel: BBC2 / The Open University Producer: Boundless TX: TBC Source: C21 Media

Greenlit: Watermen, BBC2

Watermen w/t (6 x 60′) -A prime-time observational documentary series following one of the largest water companies in Britain, United Utilities, the UK company who supply water to more than seven million people in North West England. The scale of their operation is enormous: the biggest water firm on the FTSE 100, they manage 42,000 […]

Greenlit: The Search for Alfred the Great, BBC2

The Search for Alfred the Great (1 x 60′) -  A documentary with exclusive access to a team of historians and scientists as they reveal the discovery of pelvic bone that could belong to King Alfred the Great or his eldest son, Edward the Elder. Presented by Neil Oliver, the results of rigorous skeletal and […]

Greenlit: Lorraine Pascale: The Truth About Fostering, BBC2

Lorraine Pascale: The Truth About Fostering w/t  (1 x 60′) – Lorraine Pascale is an ex-model, TV chef and bestselling author, but there’s another side to her story. Adopted at 18 months old and then fostered at eight, she believes that fostering “saved her life”. In Britain today, a child is placed in foster care every […]

Greenlit: Wild France, France 2 / BBC2

Wild France (La France Sauvage) (1 x 90′) – Natural history documentary that explores the story of wildlife in France. Channel: France 2 / BBC2 Producer: Boréales (France) TX: 17th December 2013 (France 2) / TBC (BBC2) Source: C21 Media

Greenlit: Shopgirls, BBC2

Shopgirls (3 x 60′) –  Dr Pamela Cox explores the lives of women who have kept the wheels of commerce turning behind the shop counter. Channel: BBC2 Producer: Betty TV TX: 2014 Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: Nelson in His Own Words, BBC2

Nelson in His Own Words (1 x 60′) – Dramatized documentary that interweaves interviews with history scholars and reconstructed scenes based on the diaries of Lord Horatio Nelson to tell the story of his life up until the 1805 Battle of Trafalgar. Channel: BBC2 Producer: Oxford Scientific Films TX: Spring 2014 Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: Inside British Airways, BBC2

Inside British Airways (3 x 60′) – Observational documentary series about British Airways, featuring unprecedented access and exploring every aspect of the institution behind the scenes. From training new recruits to the future of the organisation, it will be the most in-depth analysis of British Airways in 25 years. Channel: BBC2 Producer: Lion Television TX: […]

Greenlit: Cloud Lab, BBC2

Cloud Lab  – A team of scientists will be taking to the skies in the world’s largest airship – the Skyship 600 – for BBC Two’s ambitious atmospheric experiment – Cloud Lab. Flying from coast to coast, across the USA, in a month-long expedition, the team of British scientists will scrutinise insect life, the relationship […]

Greenlit: The Trial, BBC2

The Trial  – An ambitious long term project which follows a number of patients as they embark on a unique clinical trial, one that could result in a way to stop or even reverse Parkinson’s Disease, the neurodegenerative disorder that affects one in 500 people. The aim of the trial, which started at Frenchay Hospital […]

Greenlit: Human Universe, BBC2

Human Universe (5 x 60′) – After exploring the universe, solar system and life on Earth, Professor Brian Cox brings his unique vision to the question of what it is to be human. As humans, we have long sought to understand our place in the cosmos, looking for answers in the heavens and the Earth, […]

Greenlit: York Minster, BBC2

York Minster w/t  (3 x 60′) – An exclusive look behind-the-scenes at York Minster, capturing the unsung heroes whose work ensures one of Britain’s great historic buildings is kept open and vibrant for all to enjoy. The filming culminates with the most important four weeks in the Minster’s calendar from Advent to Christmas, including the […]

Greenlit: Stonehenge Empire, BBC2, France 5, Smithsonian Channel, ORF, ZDF

Stonehenge Empire (2 x 60′) – Documentary that uses CGI, drama reconstructions and archaeological studies to tell the story of Stonehenge. Channel: BBC2 / France 5 /  Smithsonian Channel / ORF (Austria) / ZDF (Germany) Producer: October Films (UK) / Lightship Entertainment (Canada) / Interspot Film (Austria) TX: TBC Source: Realscreen

Greenlit: Inside the Wildfire, BBC2

Inside the Wildfire (2 x 60′) – Kate Humble heads to Australia in the height of the wildfire season. Experts predict that 2013-14 will be one of the worst bushfire seasons in recent memory. With exclusive access to frontline experts from around the world and Australia’s two largest fire departments, Inside The Wildfire will uncover […]

Greenlit: Wild Burma: Nature’s Lost Kingdom, BBC2 / Smithsonian Channel

Nature’s Lost Kingdom (3 x 60′) – Scientists from the world-renowned Smithsonian Institute, along with wildlife filmmakers Gordon Buchanan and Justine Evans, explore Burma’s dense forests, searching for hard evidence of just how rich and globally important Burma’s treasure trove of intact forest really is. Their aim is to present a compelling list of rare […]

Greenlit: Alex Polizzi’s Perfect Christmas, BBC2

Alex Polizzi’s Perfect Christmas w/t  (1  x 60′) - Alex Polizzi presents a Christmas-themed craft show to help viewers decorate their homes and create a festive spirit. Channel: BBC2 Producer: Twofour TX: Christmas 2013 Source: TBI Vision

Greenlit: JFK: The Final Visit to Britain, BBC2

JFK: The Final Visit To Britain (1 x 30′) - BBC South East’s Glen Campbell speaks to the Secret Service Agent responsible for the advance security in Dallas the day President John F Kennedy was assassinated 50 years ago. For the first time on British television former Secret Service Agent David Grant speaks about the events leading […]

Greenlit: Tom Kerridge Cooks Christmas, BBC2

Tom Kerridge Cooks Christmas (1 x 30′) – Whilst Tom, the only British chef who has earned two Michelin stars by cooking in a pub, keeps it traditional at Christmas with turkey he adds his own unique twist. He’s not roasting it, he’s rolling it. He will show viewers how to fill a turkey breast […]

Greenlit: Teen Canteen, BBC2 Scotland

Teen Canteen (4 x 60′) -  Docuseries that follows food shop owner Fi Buchanan and business expert Hamish Taylor  as they help a group of teenagers turn their school canteen into a successful food takeaway. Channel: BBC2 Scotland Producer: Finestripe Productions TX: Late 2013 Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: The 12 Drinks of Christmas, BBC2

The 12 Drinks of Christmas – In a perfect pairing, Alexander Armstrong and Giles Coren will be putting all sorts of booze to the test to create their definitive Christmas selection pack. It will be important they get it right, because for Alexander and Giles, Christmas is about enjoying time with their families. Which in […]

Greenlit: Pipers of the Trenches, BBC2

Pipers of the Trenches (1 x 60′) – For 500 years or more, Scottish regiments advanced and attacked to the tune of the pipes. Two-and-a-half thousand pipers served in the Great War; men from Scotland, Ireland, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Within a year a thousand of them were dead. This film brings together stories […]

Greenlit: Royal Cousins at War, BBC2

Royal Cousins at War (2 x 60′) – This series tells the story of how European royal relatives, despite ties of blood and marriage, ended up at war with each other. It explores how World War One brought the continent to its knees, resulting in the demise of many of the Royal Houses of Europe. […]

Greenlit: The Story of Women in World War One, BBC2

The Story Of Women In World War One  (1 x 60′) –  When war broke out in 1914 and a generation of men went off to fight the world changed forever. Kate Adie reveals in this fascinating documentary for BBC Two what an extraordinary impact the fighting had on the lives of British women – […]

Greenlit: The Machine Gun And Skye’s Band Of Brothers, BBC2

The Machine Gun And Skye’s Band Of Brothers - What awaited everyone who fought in WWI were weapons of devastatingly destructive power – none more so than the machine gun. Neil Oliver  examines the devastating effect of a weapon capable of firing 600 rounds a minute, by focusing on a group of recruits. Channel: BBC2 Producer: […]

Greenlit: Teenage Tommies, BBC2

Teenage Tommies (1 x 60′) –  Fergal Keane unearths the most powerful stories of Britain’s boy soldiers and follow what happened to soldiers who were little more than children when plunged into the nightmare of the trenches. Channel: BBC2 Producer: BBC Productions, Northern Ireland TX: 2014 Source: BBC press release

Greenlit: Long Shadow, BBC2

Long Shadow (3 x 60′) – Historian David Reynolds will explore the conflict’s impact on politics, identity and national memory, building a new and powerful argument about the shadow cast by the Great War. Channel: BBC2 Producer: ClearStory TX: 2014 Source: BBC press release

Greenlit: Gallipolli, BBC2

Gallipoli (1 x 60′) – Presents a fresh look at the British Empire’s most humiliating episode of the First World War, featuring an exclusive interview with Rupert Murdoch about his father’s role as the whistle-blower who told the world the truth about the botched campaign Channel: BBC2 Producer: Blakeway Productions TX: 2014 Source: BBC press release

Greenlit: The Pity of War, BBC2

The Pity of War (1 x 90′) – Documentary about WWI presented by Niall Ferguson. Channel: BBC2 Producer: Chimera Media TX: 28th February 2014 Source: BBC press release

Greenlit: The Necessary War, BBC2

The Necessary War (1 x 60′) – Documentary about WWI presented by Sir Max Hastings. Channel: BBC2 Producer: Blakeway Productions TX: 2014 Source: BBC press release

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