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Greenlit: Nicholas Parsons and The Incredible Story of Marie Antoinette’s Watch, BBC4

Nicholas Parsons and The Incredible Story of Marie Antoinette’s Watch (1 x 60′) – Nicholas Parsons celebrates a great master of the timepiece, Abraham Louis Breguet, as he goes in search of the most expensive and exquisite watch ever made. The Marie-Antoinette, also known as The Queen, is a case watch designed by Breguet. With […]

Greenlit: The R&B Feeling: The Bob Parks Story, BBC4

The R&B Feeling: The Bob Parks Story (1 x 60′) –  1971 – the Los Angeles performance art scene is flourishing. Chris Burden has just ordered a studio assistant to shoot him in the left arm with a rifle and Paul McCarthy is painting his naked body with mustard and ketchup in the name of […]

Greenlit: Bricks! BBC4

Bricks! (1 x 60′) – It has been 40 years since the infamous ‘Tate Bricks’ captivated Britain. In 1976, the exhibition of Carl Andre’s 120 fire bricks laid out on the floor of the Tate Gallery, caused huge controversy. Now, to mark the anniversary of this memorable brush with minimalist art, and The Bricks new home at […]

Greenlit: Who’s Afraid Of Conceptual Art? BBC4

Who’s Afraid Of Conceptual Art? (1 x 60′) –  Dr James Fox has never really got conceptual art. And he’s not alone. Conceptual art has been treated with suspicion and incredulity by virtually everyone outside the art world for nearly a hundred years. Ever since Marcel Duchamp first displayed a signed urinal and claimed it […]

Greenlit: Gaga For Dada: The Original Art Rebels, BBC4

Gaga For Dada: The Original Art Rebels (1 x 60′) – To mark the 100th anniversary of Dada, Jim Moir, aka Vic Reeves, takes us on an irreverent trip into the world of the avant-garde art group that became one of the most influential movements of the 20th century. Absurd, provocative, subversive – Dada was born […]

Greenlit: The Protestor, BBC4

The Protestor (1 x 60′) – Bob and Roberta Smith, the artist best known for eye-catching placards with slogans like Make Art Not War, was starting to lose faith in the power of protest. But this year, his cynicism has been put to the test as the world has exploded in popular protest. From Brexit to […]

Greenlit: Peter York’s The Hipster Handbook, BBC4

Peter York’s The Hipster Handbook (1 x 60′) – Presented by cultural commentator Peter York, this authored documentary looks at the rise of the hipster and how this phenomenon has changed the world around us. Through his exploration of the hipster movement, Peter reveals a society desperate for the authentic and big businesses that are […]

Greenlit: No Body’s Perfect, BBC4

No Body’s Perfect (1 x 60′) – Disabled artist Alison Lapper and internationally renowned photographer Rankin tackle contemporary attitudes to beauty and identity through the medium of photography. Alison and Rankin will meet four fascinating people who don’t conform to traditional notions of beauty, or who hate being photographed, and invite them to step in […]

Greenlit: Television’s Opening Night: How The Box Was Born, BBC4

Television’s Opening Night: How The Box Was Born – In a unique experiment, Dallas Campbell (Bang Goes The Theory), Professor Danielle George (The Christmas Lectures) and Dr. Hugh Hunt (Dambusters: Building The Bouncing Bomb) join forces in an attempt to restage the very first official broadcast on British Television, exactly 80 years after it made […]

Greenlit: Rubble Kings, BBC4

Rubble Kings –  A documentary that tells the story of how hip hop was vital to the truce that ended the near-apocalyptic level of gang violence in New York during the 1960s-70s. Using interviews with hip-hop pioneers like Afrika Bambaataa (an ex-Black Spade gang leader) and Kool Herc, as well as unseen archive footage of […]

Greenlit: Hip Hop World News, BBC4

Hip Hop World News (1 x 90′) –  British rapper Rodney P sets out to show what the world looks like when it is seen through the lens of Hip Hop. In doing so, Rodney reveals a compelling and fascinating alternative version of reality, from the perspective of a culture which was created by poor […]

Greenlit: The Green Hollow, BBC4

The Green Hollow (1 x 60′) –  A  film poem marking the 50th anniversary of the Aberfan disaster when, on 21 October 1966, a coal slag tip slipped onto the village primary school and local houses, killing 116 children and 28 adults. It was an event which touched people around the world. The Green Hollow […]

Greenlit: Young, Gifted And Classical , BBC4

Young, Gifted And Classical  w/t (1 x 60′) – Sheku Kanneh-Mason, winner of this year’s BBC Young Musician, is the subject of a documentary, along with his six musically gifted brothers and sisters. The 17 year-old cellist wowed audiences with his virtuosity this summer in the grand finale of BBC Young Musician 2016. When he […]

Greenlit: Inside Porton Down, BBC4

Inside Porton Down (1 x 60′) – With unprecedented and unique access, presenter Michael Mosley takes audiences into the laboratories at one of Britain’s most secretive military and scientific research bases to examine its controversial history and to reveal the most hazardous work being done by scientists to respond to the threat of chemical and […]

Greenlit: Surviving Aberfan, BBC4

Surviving Aberfan (1 x 60′) –  Fifty years ago, on 21 October 1966, 116 children and 28 adults lost their lives after a roaring avalanche of coal waste crashed into a school and the houses nearby in the South Wales mining village of Aberfan. This film tells the deeply moving story of the worst disaster […]

Greenlit: Trainspotting Live, BBC4

Trainspotting Live (3 x 60′) –  Peter Snow and Dick Strawbridge present live stripped show that focuses on history and engineering of the British railways. Channel: BBC4 Producer: Plum Pictures TX: TBC Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: After Stonehenge, BBC4 / PBS / ARTE

After Stonehenge w/t (1 x 60′) – Professor Alice Roberts presents an archaeology documentary that uncovers a 3,000-year-old village in a farm quarry. Channel: BBC4 / PBS / ARTE Producer: 360 Production TX: TBC Source: Broadcast

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 […]

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