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Greenlit: Storyville’s Unlocking The Cage, BBC4

Storyville’s Unlocking The Cage (1 x )  – Follows animal rights lawyer Steven Wise in his unprecedented challenge to break down the legal wall that separates animals from human as he argues on behalf of four captive chimpanzees in New York State. Supported by affidavits from primatologists around the world, Steve maintains that, based on […]

Greenlit: Handmade: By Royal Appointment, BBC4

Handmade: By Royal Appointment (4 x 30′) -Follows the making of four beautiful objects, handcrafted by companies with a Royal Warrant. In Stoke, we follow the painstaking process behind the making of a Wedgwood vase, hearing from potters and craftspeople who have perfected their skills over decades, and discover how this quintessentially British brand is […]

Greenlit: Antonia Bird: From EastEnders To Hollywood, BBC4

Antonia Bird: From EastEnders To Hollywood (1 x 60′) -This biographical documentary celebrates the trail-blazing career of Antonia Bird, the first British woman to direct a Hollywood movie, who died in 2013. It explores her fight to get her voice heard, to break through the barriers against her gender and her politics, and to bring […]

Greenlit: Julian Of Norwich, BBC4

Julian Of Norwich (1 x 60′) – Dr Janina Ramirez explores the extraordinary story of Julian of Norwich and how her book Revelations of Divine Love survived 600 years of neglect and suppression before its chance rediscovery in the archives of the British Museum. Julian of Norwich was the first woman to write a book […]

Greenlit: MAKE! Craft Britain, BBC4

MAKE! Craft Britain  – “The need to create is very strong in us all.” So says Kate Kearney as her daughter and presenter of the programme, Martha Kearney, embarks on a quest to understand the power of craft in Britain. A joyful celebration of craft, this show follows ordinary people across the country having a […]

Greenlit: Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict, BBC4

Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict – A colourful character who was not only ahead of her time but helped to define it, Peggy Guggenheim was an heiress to her family fortune who became a central figure in the modern art movement. As she moved through the cultural upheaval of the 20th century, she collected not only […]

Greenlit: The Banker’s Guide To The Art Market, BBC4

The Banker’s Guide To The Art Market (1 x 60′) – Step inside a world of high art, low cunning and prices beyond your wildest imaginings. This is a revealing, wry and rare look behind doors that are closed to most of us. Propelled by the newly rich of the financial world, London’s art market […]

Greenlit: The Art Detectives, BBC4

The Art Detectives (3 x 60′) – Historian and art dealer Dr Bendor Grosvenor and art historian Jacky Klein track down lost and hidden public paintings from local museums and galleries across Britain. Scouring public museums and great houses across the country, the duo will delve deep into vaults and storerooms to reveal secret stashes […]

Greenlit: All Aboard! The Country Bus, BBC4

All Aboard! The Country Bus –  Invites viewers aboard for a very special journey through one of the most spectacular and beautiful bus routes in Britain. The ‘Northern Dalesman’, as the bus on the route is dubbed, will be fixed with special cameras as it travels on its journey, stretching from the market town of Richmond […]

Greenlit: Jonathan Meades: Benbuilding, BBC4

Jonathan Meades: Benbuilding (1 x 60′) – Having investigated the architecture of Hitler and Stalin’s regimes in previous films, Jonathan Meades now turns his attention to another notorious 20th-century European dictator: Mussolini. When it comes to the buildings of the Fascist era, Meades discovers a dictator who couldn’t dictate, as Mussolini was caught between the […]

Greenlit: Going Going Gone: Nick Broomfield’s Disappearing Britain, BBC4

Going Going Gone: Nick Broomfield’s Disappearing Britain  (2 x 60′) – Two iconic British buildings are threatened with demolition and the intrepid Nick Broomfield is on the case. In this pair of documentaries Broomfield profiles the Wellington Rooms in Liverpool and the Coal Exchange in Cardiff. Designed by Edmund Aiken in 1815 of the Greek Classical revival […]

Greenlit: Dan Cruickshank: At Home with the British, BBC4

Dan Cruickshank: At Home with the British  (3 x 60′) – Dan Cruickshank takes an up-close-and-personal look at the place we are all familiar with but rarely stop to question – our home. Why are those stairs at that angle? Why is the kitchen at the back of the house? Why are some houses made […]

Greenlit: RMS Queen Mary, BBC Scotland / BBC 4 / Smithsonian Channel

RMS Queen Mary w/t (1 x 60′) – Documentary to mark the 80th anniversary of the legendary ocean liner the RMS Queen Mary’s maiden voyage. With exclusive access to the magnificent ocean liner and an extensive archive of film and photographs, the documentary will explore the action-packed life of the Clyde-built ship that was an […]

Greenlit: James May: The Reassembler, BBC4

James May: The Reassembler (3 x 30′) – When we look around our homes, sheds and garages we see an array of household objects that with one click of a button or twist of a knob will spring to life, and – most of the time – do exactly what we want them to. But […]

Greenlit: Skinhead, BBC4

Skinhead  (1 x 60′) – Don Letts embarks on a personal journey through the evolution of one of Britain’s most notorious subcultures – Skinhead. Delving into his cultural past, Don explores the social impact the Skinhead movement has had across music, style and culture, meeting people along the way, including those who adopted the Skinhead […]

Greenlit: The Everly Brothers – Harmonies From Heaven, BBC4

The Everly Brothers – Harmonies From Heaven (1 x 60′) –  Don Everly tells this incredible story, giving viewers his own unique perspective on the brothers’ music, life and success. Don and Phil, arguably the greatest harmony singers of all time, began as childhood musicians performing hymns and country songs as part of The Everly Family […]

Greenlit: Billy Fury: The Sound Of Fury, BBC4

Billy Fury: The Sound Of Fury (1 x 90′) – Recounts the story of Billy Fury and the birth of British popular music. He became an overnight sensation in the 1950s and his first album, The Sound Of Fury (released in 1960), has become a landmark record in British rock ‘n’ roll history. This new […]

Greenlit: Redefining Juliet, BBC4

Redefining Juliet – Follows creative director and wheelchair user Storme Toolis and her group of actors through the rehearsal process of their theatrical production – Redefining Juliet – to the Barbican, where they will stage a triumphant recasting of Shakespeare’s iconic heroine. This theatre production is a unique re-telling of Romeo And Juliet using a […]

Greenlit: 1916, BBC4

1916 – Narrated by Liam Neeson, this landmark documentary examines the Easter Rising and the subsequent events that led to the creation of an independent Irish state and, indirectly, to the start of the breakup of the British Empire. Looking at the Rising from an international perspective, 1916 will broaden public understanding of the historical […]

Greenlit: Roots Reggae, Rasta & Rebellion, BBC4

Roots Reggae, Rasta & Rebellion (1 x 60′) – From the ghettos of Kingston, Jamaica, to the streets of Ladbroke Grove, West London, British rapper, poet and cultural commentator Akala tells the story of a golden period in the island’s musical history; they called it Roots Reggae and through artists like Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Max […]

Greenlit: Danielle de Niese: The Birth Of An Opera, BBC4

Danielle de Niese: The Birth Of An Opera (1 x 60′) – 2016 is the 200th anniversary of the premiere of Rossini’s masterpiece The Barber of Seville, one of the greatest comic operas ever written. In this documentary, internationally acclaimed lyric soprano Danielle de Niese provides the viewer with a unique backstage pass to her own preparations […]

Greenlit: Genius Of The Modern World, BBC4

Genius Of The Modern World (3 x 60′) – Bettany Hughes discovers how Karl Marx, Friedrich Nietzsche and Sigmund Freud changed the landscape of the modern world. Together they re-imagined global economics; questioned the very foundations of morality and society; and unravelled the workings of the human mind. They were all born in the 19th century, […]

Greenlit: Deaf United, BBC4

Deaf United (1 x 60′) – An immersive, experiential single film that takes the viewer into the world of the deaf. It’s a world with its own unique humour and banter, language (deaf people pride themselves on being a linguistic minority) and culture. The film follows deaf people having animated conversations in the street, on the […]

Greenlit: Geldof On Yeats , BBC4

Geldof On Yeats  (1 x 90′) – Sees Bob Geldof reflect on the events of 1916 in Ireland and the impact they had on the works of WB Yeats. Channel: BBC2 TX: Spring 2016 Source: BBC press release

Greenlit: The Most Dangerous Band In the World: The Story of Guns N’ Roses, BBC4

The Most Dangerous Band In the World: The Story of Guns N’ Roses (1 x 60′) – In 1985, Sunset Strip in Los Angeles gave birth to what would become one of the most successful and notorious rock bands of all time: Guns N’ Roses. Axl Rose, Slash, Duff McKagan, Izzy Stradlin and Steven Adler […]

Greenlit: The UK’s Best Part-time Band, BBC4

The UK’s Best Part-time Band (3 x 60′) – Comedian Rhod Gilbert embarks on a road trip across the country, on a mission to find the UK’s Best Part-time Band. To help Rhod on his sonic journey, he has recruited Ultravox front man, Midge Ure, who heads home to Glasgow before taking in a tour of Northern […]

Greenlit: Music Moguls, BBC4

Music Moguls (3 x 60′) – Explores the untold history of the pop and rock worlds, told by the  producers, managers and PR giants. It will take viewers on an exclusive tour of the music industry in the company of a small group of hugely influential insiders and their artists. Between them they have shaped […]

Greenlit: Inside Einstein’s Mind: The Enigma of Space and Time, BBC4 / PBX

Inside Einstein’s Mind: The Enigma of Space and Time (1 x 60′) – Documentary that marks the centenary of Einstein’s general theory of relativity. Channel: BBC4  / PBS (NOVA) Producer: Windfall Films TX: December 2015 Source: Realscreen

Greenlit: Secrets Of The Books We Love, BBC4

Secrets Of The Books We Love (3 x 60′) –  From murder-mystery plots in country vicarages via magical portals into the parallel worlds of fantasy to paranoid excursions in espionage, this series unlocks the secrets of three distinctly British genres of fiction – whodunnits, fantasy epics and spy stories. The series reveals how the 20th […]

Greenlit: Brontës at the BBC, BBC4

 Brontës at the BBC  (1 x 60′) –  From Jane Eyre to Villette, this programme will dig deep into the BBC’s archive to explore the Brontes’ famous works and discover the fascinating lives these sisters lived during this remarkable period in literary history. The Brontë sisters are among the most adapted writers in the BBC’s […]

Greenlit: B is for Book, BBC4

B is For Book (1 x 60′) – This film follows a group of primary schoolchildren as they learn to read, following each child as they take their first steps in to the world of the written word. Filmed in an ordinary British school, the programme will feature children from the great variety of backgrounds […]

Greenlit: Hidden Killers Of The Post-War Home, BBC4

Hidden Killers Of The Post-War Home (1 x 60′) – Dr Suzannah Lipscomb explores the time when British people embraced modern design for the first time after years of austerity and self-denial. The look and feel of the post-war 1950s home – a ‘modern’ world of moulded plywood furniture, fibreglass, plastics and polyester – had […]

Greenlit: The Cliff – A Year In The Avian Life Of The Shiant Isles, BBC4

The Cliff – A Year In The Avian Life Of The Shiant Isles  (2 x 60′) – Scotland’s seabirds are declining fast. Adam Nicolson, writer and owner of the Shiant Isles, explores the threats facing our seabirds, and meets the people fighting to conserve them. Remote, wild and desolately beautiful, the Shiants are one of […]

Greenlit: The People’s History of Pop, BBC4

The People’s History of Pop  (4 x 60′) – Stories from four decades of popular music through the eyes of the UK’s music fans. The series will chart the UK’s popular music heritage from the 1950s to the noughties, over 40 years of incredible British music, through the eyes of music fans. Each episode will […]

Greenlit: John Simpson: Stories from the Frontline, BBC4

John Simpson: Stories from the Frontline (1 × 60′) –  Journalist John Simpson talks about his time working as a war correspondent. Channel: BBC4 Producer: Mentorn Media TX: TBC Source: C21 Media

Greenlit: The Real Romanovs: Russia’s Absolute Dynasty, BBC4

The Real Romanovs: Russia’s Absolute Dynasty (3 x 60′) –  Lucy Worsley travels to Russia to tell the extraordinary story of the dynasty that ruled the country for more than three centuries. It’s an epic tale that includes giant figures such as Peter the Great and Catherine the Great, the devastating struggle against Napoleon in 1812, and the […]

Greenlit: American Epic: The Sessions, BBC4

American Epic: The Sessions – In the heart of Hollywood, in a perfect recreation of the atmosphere and conditions of America’s first ever recording studios, today’s music stars perform in American Epic: The Sessions. Elton John, Willie Nelson, Alabama Shakes, Merle Haggard, Ana Gabriel, Jack White, Nas, Beck, Los Lobos and Steve Martin are among […]

Greenlit: Forest, Field and Sky: an Artistic Journey Through the British Landscape, BBC4

Forest, Field and Sky: an Artistic Journey Through the British Landscape (1 x 90′) –  In a landmark documentary, Dr James Fox travels around Britain to explore our creative relationship with the natural world. From prehistoric earthworks and landscaped gardens to extraordinary land art by artists such as David Nash, James Turrell and Andy Goldsworthy, the […]

Greenlit: Arena: American Epic, BBC4

Arena: American Epic  (3 x 60′) – A music story with a difference, one that goes back 100 years to where it all started. Long before digital, long before MP3, before tape, before vinyl, a machine was invented, a jewel of the industrial age – The Western Electric lathe. That was the machine that captured […]

Greenlit: Theatrical Knights at the BBC and Theatrical Dames at the BBC, BBC4

Theatrical Knights at the BBC and Theatrical Dames at the BBC (2 x60′) –  Using the BBC archive, these two films celebrate the on-screen appearances of some of our greatest actors, from Michael Caine, Anthony Hopkins and Ralph Richardson to Helen Mirren, Diana Rigg, Maggie Smith and Judi Dench,  through their most memorable performances and […]

Greenlit: Jonathan Meades: Ben Building, BBC4

Jonathan Meades: Ben Building  (1 x 90′) –  The inimitable Jonathan Meades presents the last part of his trilogy of films on the architecture of modern dictators. After Jerry-Building: Unholy Relics of Nazi Germany and Joe-Building: The Stalin Heritage Trail comes a journey through the bizarre and (it has to be said) often brilliant architecture […]

Greenlit: The UK’s Best Part-Time Band, BBC4/BBC2

The UK’s Best Part-Time Band –  A nationwide search for the best non-professional bands, as three respected musicians from much-loved bands will embark on a road trip across the UK to hear talented part-time bands perform.During each episode, five acts will be selected to compete against each other in a regional heat in a local […]

Greenlit: Thank You For Being A Lovely Audience, BBC4

Thank You For Being A Lovely Audience  – Legendary comedian Frank Skinner and respected broadcaster Suzy Klein join forces to reveal how the origins of today’s TV light entertainment can be traced back to the heyday of live popular entertainment – the 1840s to the 1960s. Exploring the greatest characters in show biz and putting […]

Greenlit: Colour: The Spectrum of Science, BBC4

Colour: The Spectrum of Science (3 x 60′) – The world is ablaze with colour. In the otherwise dowdy solar system, Earth stands out from the blackness of space as a multi-coloured jewel. But how did a drab grey rock become filled with colour?  How did colour help life colonise the planet, and what secrets […]

Greenlit: The Sleigh Ride, BBC4

The Sleigh Ride (1 x 120′) – There is no engine noise. All you can hear is the crunching of snow and the soft tinkle of a reindeer bell. This film takes viewers on a silent and majestic journey on a reindeer sleigh ride through Lapland’s frozen wilderness and experiences an ancient part of the […]

Greenlit: Nicola and Wynton: Birth of a Violin Concerto, BBC4

Nicola and Wynton: Birth of a Violin Concerto (1 x 60′) – Explores a unique musical collaboration between American jazz legend Wynton Marsalis and Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti. The film follows the two musicians as they embark on a journey that culminates in the creation and performance of a violin concerto written by Marsalis especially […]

Greenlit: The Race For The World’s First Atomic Bomb: A Thousand Days Of Fear, BBC4

The Race For The World’s First Atomic Bomb: A Thousand Days Of Fear (1 x 60′) –  The inside-the-barbed-wire story of the men and women who worked on the Manhattan Project at Los Alamos. The fascinating personalities behind the creation of the world’s first atomic bomb were as extraordinary as the science they were working […]

Greenlit: Britain’s Nuclear Secrets: Inside Sellafield, BBC4

Britain’s Nuclear Secrets: Inside Sellafield (1 x 60′) –  Lying on the remote northwest coast of England is one of the most controversial places in Britain: the nuclear facility known as Sellafield. In this one-off documentary, BBC Four have been given unprecedented access to some of the country’s most secret buildings, revealing the extraordinary experiments, […]

Greenlit: Storyville: Atomic – Living in Dread and Promise, BBC4

Storyville: Atomic – Living in Dread and Promise (1 x 70′) –  Seventy years ago this month the bombing of Hiroshima showed the appalling destructive power of the atomic bomb. Mark Cousins’ bold new documentary looks at death in the atomic age, but life too. Using only archive film and a new musical score by […]

Greenlit: Rock ‘n’ Roll America, BBC4

Rock ‘n’ Roll America (3 x 60′) –  Documentary series exploring the roots of rock music in the USA, its subsequent explosion around the world and how the first wave of rock stars opened the door for modern pop in the decade between 1954 and 1964. Part one, Sweet Little Sixteen, focuses on the origins […]

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