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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 […]

Greenlit: The Duke and the Composer: Monteverdi in Mantua, BBC2

The Duke And The Composer: Monteverdi In Mantua  (1 x 60′) – Tells the story of a Renaissance Duke and the composer who worked for him – and how their volatile relationship would create one of the most revolutionary and beautiful collections of music ever published: The Monteverdi Vespers of 1610. The programme is presented […]

Greenlit: La Traviata & The Women of London, BBC2

La Traviata & The Women Of London  w/t  (1 x 60′) –  Verdi’s La Traviata is the world’s most popular opera, performed well over 3,000 times in the past five years alone. But when it was staged in London for the first time in 1856 it caused a scandal that reverberated through Victorian England, the […]

Greenlit: BBC Young Dancer, BBC2 / BBC4

BBC Young Dancer (4  x ) – Turns the spotlight on the UK’s best young dancers with the first ever BBC Young Dancer 2015. The nationwide award has invited dancers to submit entries to compete for six places in a televised Grand Final to be shown live. The series features highlights from each of the Category […]

Greenlit: What Britain Eats With Alice Roberts, BBC2

Britain’s Top Ten Meals And How To Cook Them w/t (1 x 60′) –  Sets out the state of the UK through the food we love to eat. By looking closer at our favourite dishes we can show the trends rippling through Britain and how our tastes are changing, which might reveal some surprises! The show will be […]

Greenlit: Eat to Live Longer with Giles Coren, BBC2

Eat To Live Longer With Giles Coren (1 x 60′) – Giles Coren, the food critic, takes up three extreme diet regimes in a bid push the very limits of life expectancy. Giles’s search to find a diet which might extend his life comes after his great-grandfather lived to the grand old age of 93. His grandfather passed […]

Greenlit: Back in Time for Dinner, BBC2

Back In Time For Dinner (6 x 60′) –  In this innovative and entertaining series, presented by Giles Coren, one modern British family will be fast-forwarded through 50 years of food history to explore how the food we eat has changed massively, and how that has helped shape who we are. The food the family eat […]

Greenlit: Mobile Phone Idol, BBC2

Mobile Phone Idol (6 x 60′) – Takes viewers behind the scenes of this prestigious annual competition which scours all corners of the UK to find the best mobile phone salesperson in the country. The stakes are really high. As one judge says, it’s the “Pulitzer Prize of Telecoms”. The winner is announced on stage […]

Greenlit: Britain’s Hardest Worker, BBC2

Britain’s Hardest Worker (5 x 60′) – Explores the front line of our nation’s low wage economy in this new series which follows Brits from across the country through a series of real-world jobs to find Britain’s Hardest Worker. These jobs will take place both out in the workplace and within the confines of a specially […]

Greenlit: Chinese School, BBC2

Chinese School (3 x 60′) – This series will conduct an unprecedented experiment, giving four teachers from China a class full of British teenagers to find out if China’s much-lauded education system could teach us lessons here in the UK. The Chinese education system has swept the board in world rankings year after year. Disciplined, […]

Greenlit: Holbein: Eye of the Tudors – A Culture Show Special, BBC2

Holbein: Eye Of The Tudors – A Culture Show Special –  As Henry VIII’s court painter, Hans Holbein witnessed and recorded the most notorious era in English history. He painted most of the major characters of the age, and created the famous image of the king himself that everyone today still recognises. But who really […]

Greenlit: The Post Office BBC2

The Post Office  (3 x 60′) – Observational documentary series that follows the staff and customers at Post Office counters across Britain as the organisation undergoes a modernisation programne. Channel: BBC2 Producer: Blast! TX: Mid-2015 Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: A Night at Hampton Court Palace, BBC2

A Night At Hampton Court Palace –  Hampton Court Palace celebrates its 500th anniversary in 2015. With so few surviving buildings left associated with events from this period of British history and the reign of Henry VIII, Lucy Worsley and David Starkey offer audiences an unprecedented insight into Henry VIII’s world. Focusing on the events […]

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