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Greenlit: Make, BBC4

Make (3 x 30′) – Make is a series of films celebrating traditional craftsmanship. In a world of fast-paced, high-tech mass production, Make takes a quiet, unhurried look at the making of a series of simple objects. Beautifully filmed and edited at a leisurely pace with no voiceover, each film is an absorbing, often hypnotic portrait […]

Greenlit: Artists Question Time, BBC4

Artists’ Question Time (1 x 60′) – Presented by Kirsty Wark, the series opens with a vital debate on who the Arts are for in the UK, who gets to play a part in the them and how should they be funded in times of recession. Channel: BBC2 TX: Spring 2015 Source: BBC press release

Greenlit: Boy George and Culture Club: Karma to Calamity, BBC4

Boy George and Culture Club: Karma to Calamity (1 x 60′) – A documentary that charts the reunion of one of the Eighties’ biggest bands, Culture Club, following the members from their initial recording sessions through to their live performances. In the early 1980s, Culture Club was one of the biggest bands in the world, […]

Greenlit: The Quizeum, BBC4

The Quizeum – (8 x 30′) – A quiz series presented by Griff Rhys Jones that celebrates the UK’s unique and fascinating museums. Each week, Griff Rhys Jones will visit a different museum from around the UK with two teams of competing experts. From well-known historians to mathematicians, from art experts to scientists, the competitors […]

Greenlit: Irish Rock at the BBC, BBC4

Irish Rock at the BBC (1 x 60′) – A film about the young Irish Band from Co Cavan, The Strypes are bringing blistering R&B and Rock ’n’ Roll to a whole new generation. A deeply human story of four young childhood friends, with a profoundly shared passion and goal, together taking on the world. […]

Greenlit: The Strypes, BBC4

The Strypes – A film about the young Irish Band from Co Cavan, The Strypes are bringing blistering R&B and Rock ’n’ Roll to a whole new generation. A deeply human story of four young childhood friends, with a profoundly shared passion and goal, together taking on the world. The ultimate real life coming of […]

Greenlit: The Making Of Irish Rock – A Tale Of Two Cities, BBC4

The Making Of Irish Rock – A Tale Of Two Cities (1 x 60′) – The 40 year-old story of Irish rock and pop music is grounded in the very different musical traditions of the two main cities of the island, Belfast and Dublin. This 60-minute musical celebration will chart the lives and careers of […]

Greenlit: Being James Galway: An Intimate Portrait Of Sir James Galway, BBC4

Being James Galway: An Intimate Portrait Of Sir James Galway – Regarded by many as the finest flautist of his generation, the programme charts Galway’s remarkable rise to the top of the classical music world from his humble beginnings in a Belfast flute band, and provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse of Galway at home and on tour. […]

Greenlit: Great Irish Journeys with Martha Kearney, BBC4

Great Irish Journeys With Martha Kearney – Martha Kearney retraces the journey of George Victor Du Noyer, whose 35 year odyssey left a unique record of how Ireland looked during a period of great change. In constructed walks to the four corners of Ireland the series unlocks the country’s exquisite landscapes. Exploring the Ireland that […]

Greenlit: Strictly Modern Dance, BBC4

Strictly Modern Dance  (1 x 60′) – The story of contemporary dance, told in a wholly new way – through the journey of talented young dancers. The film will bring to a wider audience an understanding of what exactly Contemporary Dance is. When did it start? What were the moments that defined it, the compelling […]

Greenlit: The King Who Invented Ballet, BBC4

The King Who Invented Ballet  (1 x 60′) – King Louis XIV of France is known as the ‘father of ballet’ and in this programme David Bintley, Artistic Director of Birmingham Royal Ballet, investigates how the foundations of dance as we know it were laid during King Louis’ reign. Meeting world experts, Bintley uncovers the […]

Greenlit: The Golden Age of Singing, BBC4

The Golden Age of Singing  – In this series, Sir Antonio Pappano, Music Director of the Royal Opera House, examines the art and science behind the four major voice types: tenor, soprano, mezzo-soprano and bass-baritone. He explores the vocal glories of the greatest stars to emerge since recording began – Caruso, Callas, Pavarotti, Sutherland, Nilsson, […]

Greenlit: BBC Cardiff Singer of the World, BBC4

 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World  – BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2015 is the eight-day biennial competition known throughout the classical music world as the premier showcase for opera and concert singers at the outset of their careers. Auditions are held in cities around the globe in search of the next generation of […]

Greenlit: Chanson: The Story of French Music with Petula Clark, BBC4

Chanson: The Story of French Music with Petula Clark (1  x 60′) – Petula Clark, who shot to stardom in France in the late 1950s, explores the story of the lyric-driven French chanson and looks at the reasons for its unprecedented longevity. Clark will meet the prodigious singers and artists who propelled the art form […]

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: BalletBoyz: The Talent, BBC4

BalletBoyz: The Talent – Documents the life and work of this ground-breaking company with footage from their 2014 Roundhouse performances – the culmination of a two-year tour during which they were awarded ‘Best Independent Company’ at the National Dance Awards, while choreographer Russell Maliphant won ‘Best Modern Choreography’ and lighting designer Michael Hulls won an Olivier […]

Greenlit: Sound of Song, BBC4

Sound of Song – Composer and musician Neil Brand presents a new series that explores the magical elements that come together to create our favourite songs. Songs are the soundtrack of our lives and it takes a kind of genius to create a true pop masterpiece. But as Neil Brand will argue, there is more […]

Greenlit: Mary Arden: A Tudor Life, BBC4

Mary Arden: A Tudor Life – Whilst Wolf Hall, Bring Up The Bodies, The Tudors and The Boleyn Girls present the glittering – though at times terrifying – world of the Tudor court on TV and in literature, this film looks at what life was like for ordinary Tudor people. In particular, it tells the […]

Greenlit: Hidden Killers of the Tudor Home, BBC4

Hidden Killers of the Tudor Home –  Dr Suzannah Lipscomb ventures into the Tudor home in search of the household killers of the era. The Tudor era was a great age, one of exploration and science, and a time when adventurers returned from the New World with exotic goods never before seen or experiences in […]

Greenlit: A Fair Cop, BBC4

A Fair Cop (1 x 90′) – With 2015 marking the 100th anniversary of the first British policewoman being given the power to arrest, this documentary takes us through the remarkable history of 100 years of Britain’s female police. The film explores the individual careers and ambitions of female police officers who broke new ground […]

Greenlit: Pantomime, BBC4

Storyville: Pantomime (1 x 71′) – Documentary looking at the weird and wonderful world of pantomime by going behind the curtains of a historic amateur pantomime based in Nottingham, England as the performers attempt to survive the recession. Channel: BBC4 Producer: Glimmer Films TX: December 2014 Source: Realscreen

Greenlit: Datong, BBC4

Datong w/t  (1 x 80′)-  Datong mayor Geng Yanbo is one of the ‘officials with personality’ (‘gexing guan yuan’) to have emerged on China’s political stage in recent years. His aim is to revitalise the city of Datong by rebuilding the ancient city to attract tourism. But that means demolishing vast swathes of flats and relocating […]

Greenlit: Internet’s Own Boy, BBC4

Internet’s Own Boy w/t (1 x 90′) –  This film depicts the life of American programming prodigy, Aaron Swartz through personal archive, testimonies from his family and world leaders in the computing field. Internet activist Aaron Swartz had his fingerprints all over the internet. He was integral to the development of the basic internet protocol RSS […]

Greenlit: Democrats, BBC4

Democrats w/t (1 x 80′) –  A political documentary thriller set in Zimbabwe, following two political enemies, forced on a joint mission. Two top politicians, MP Paul Mangwana and MP Douglas Mwonzora, from the governing party and the opposition, respectively, have been appointed to lead Zimbabwe through the process of writing a new constitution. It is […]

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: Sonic Highways, BBC4/BBC iPlayer

Sonic Highways (8 x 60′) – Foo Fighters have captured the recording odyssey that led to their forthcoming eighth studio album with a documentary series of the same name – Sonic Highways. Described by Grohl as a love letter to the history of American music, it features eight cities, eight episodes and eight songs. Timed to […]

Greenlit: Constable: The Country Rebel, BBC4

Constable: The Country Rebel (1 x 60′) – Alastair Sooke examines the paintings of John Constable. Channel: BBC4 / BBC Northern Ireland Producer: Tern TV TX: September 2014 Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: Great Irish Journeys, BBC4

Great Irish Journeys (4 x 30′) – Martha Kearney explores the landscape, history and culture of Ireland. Channel: BBC4 / BBC Northern Ireland Producer: Tern TV TX: TBC Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: The Secret Life of Books, BBC4

The Secret Life of Books (6 x 30′) – Top television dramatist Tony Jordan is one of six writers and performers bringing a personal insight to some of the Britain’s greatest works of literature. In his film about Great Expectations, Tony Jordan sets out to discover just why Dickens changed the ending of his novel […]

Greenlit: Goth at the BBC, BBC4

Goth at the BBC w/t (1 x 60′)  – A compilation of performances from the BBC to explore the ‘Goth’ style of British rock and pop in the 80s. This was a period of music in which dry ice, doomy lyrics and dyed black hair tortured skywards were only some of the constituent parts of this very British […]

Greenlit: The Genius of Gothic, BBC4

The Genius of Gothic w/t (1 x 60′)  – Medieval historian Dr Janina Ramirez looks back at the 14th century, a time when craftsman and their patrons created the Perpendicular Gothic, a new form of architecture that was to be Britain’s first cultural style. Dr Janina Ramirez recites Britain’s Perpendicular legacy, from its first stirrings at Gloucester Cathedral […]

Greenlit: The Art of Gothic: The Shock of the Old, BBC4

The Art Of Gothic: The Shock Of The Old w/t (3 x 60′)  – Andrew Graham-Dixon looks back at 19th century Britain and its obsession with all things Gothic. The series explores how an inspired group of architects and artists spurned the modern age, turning to Britain’s medieval past to create some of Britain’s most iconic works and […]

Greenlit: Great Scotts! The Family That Built Britain, BBC4

Great Scotts! The Family That Built Britain w/t (1 x 60′)  – Dan Cruickshank explores how the great icons of Gothic British architecture were all created by one brilliant, if highly dysfunctional family – the mighty Scotts. Built by the Scotts over a single century, St Pancras Station, the Albert Memorial, Liverpool Cathedral, Battersea Power Station, Dulwich […]

Greenlit: 112 Weddings, BBC4

113 Weddings (1 x ) –  A funny, intimate and candid exploration of love and marital commitment over the long haul. As a part-time wedding videographer hired for his intimate documentary style, filmmaker Doug Block videotaped 112 weddings in total, and long wondered what became of these couples with whom he shared such an emotional experience. Is married […]

Greenlit: The Love Hotel, BBC4

The Love Hotel (1 x ) –  This film takes viewers inside a Japanese Love Hotel. While the Love Hotel culture is being threatened with closure from conservative politicians and corporate interests, the clients still visit to play out their fantasies. An intimate film about the Japanese psyche. Channel: BBC4 TX: TBC Source: BBC press release

Greenlit: Love Is All: 100 Years Of Love And Courtship, BBC4

Love Is All: 100 Years Of Love And Courtship (1 x ) –  From the very first kisses ever caught on film, through the birth of youth culture, gay liberation and free love, this is the celluloid story of love and courtship since the birth of the movie camera. Told with spellbinding footage from the British […]

Greenlit: Treasures of the Indus, BBC4

Treasures Of The Indus (3 x 60′) –  Art historian Sona Datta presents a landmark series exploring the treasures of the Indian subcontinent. From the plains of Pakistan to the foothills of the Himalaya, from northern India and Rajasthan to the deep south and Tamil Nadu, Sona will explore the people, places and dynasties that have […]

Greenlit: Spider House, BBC4

Spider House (1 x 90′) –  Amazingly, spiders have never been studied in a domestic environment. This film reveals the highs and lows of this secret spidery world by taking over a gothic family house and with the help of foremost arachnologist and breeding expert, Graham Smith, populating it with the top UK domestic spider species, each […]

Greenlit: Dancing Cheek to Cheek: An Intimate History of Dance, BBC4

Dancing Cheek To Cheek: An Intimate History Of Dance (3 x 60′) – Lucy Worsley and Len Goodman take to the floor to reveal the untold story of British dance. They’ll show how Britain’s favourite popular dances from over the centuries offer a fascinating window into British society and our relationships with one another. Each week, […]

Greenlit: The Beauty of Anatomy, BBC4

The Beauty of Anatomy (5 x 30′) –  Scientist Adam Rutherford presents a series that looks at how discoveries about the human body has influenced illustrators and artists such as Rembrandt and Leonardo da Vinci. Channel: BBC4 (Financed by BBC Arts, BBC Worldwide and Northern Ireland Screen) Producer: Tern TV TX: TBC Source: Realscreen

Greenlit: Abstract Artists in Their Own Words, BBC4

Abstract Artists In Their Own Words (1 x 60′) – Documentary that unlocks the BBC archives to tell the story of abstract art in Britain. The film features memorable clips from the archive, including the BBC’s landmark 1961 film profiling Barbara Hepworth, and a classic episode of Arena in which the painter John Hoyland works […]

Greenlit: Zaha Hadid on Malevich, BBC4

Zaha Hadid On Malevich (1 x 60′) – One of the world’s leading architects, Zaha Hadid is known for her futuristic architecture, but her work has its roots in an art movement that is 100 years old. She has long cited the Russian abstract artist Kazimir Malevich as one of her greatest inspirations and in […]

Greenlit: Matthew Collings on Abstract Art, BBC4

Matthew Collings On Abstract Art – Art critic and painter Matthew Collings explores the rise of the most influential and mysterious artistic development of the modern era: abstract art. Drawing on both his knowledge as a critic and his experience as an artist, Matthew reveals how and why abstract art came about, and how it […]

Greenlit: Glyndebourne: The Untold History, BBC4

Glyndebourne: The Untold History-  A documentary marking the 80th anniversary of Glyndebourne Festival. Channel: BBC4 Producer: BBC TX: 22nd June 2014 Source: BBC press release

Greenlit: Herbert Von Karajan Documentary, BBC4

Herbert Von Karajan Documentary w/t- A portrait of Herbert Von Karajan, exploring his legendary career as one of the 20th century’s greatest and most controversial conductors and his life-long determination to bring classical music to the widest possible audience. Channel: BBC4 Producer: 1212 Productions TX: TBC Source: BBC press release

Greenlit: The Joy of Mozart, BBC4

The Joy Of Mozart – Tom Service discovers the true essence of the composer’s genius with the help of Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Nicola Benedetti, Paul Morley and others. Channel: BBC4 Producer: BBC TX: TBC Source: BBC press release

Greenlit: Funk, BBC4

Funk  (1 x 60′) – A documentary that tells its story, exploring the music and artists who created a positive soundtrack at a negative time for African Americans. Channel: BBC4 Producer: BBC TX: TBC Source: BBC press release

Greenlit: Northern Soul: Living for the Weekend, BBC4

Northern Soul: Living For The Weekend (1 x 60′) – Tells the story of a genre of music unlike any other. It’s 40 years since DJ Russ Winstanley unleashed the Wigan Casino on the world, playing Northern Soul to thousands of young people in the club’s legendary all-nighters. The Wigan Casino even beat New York’s […]

Greenlit: We Need to Talk About Kate, BBC4

We Need To Talk About Kate w/t (1 x 60′) – Kate Bush has always danced to her own tune and we love her for it.  This documentary explores what makes this singer-songwriter unique through the recollections of her colleagues and friends as well as those she has influenced down the years. Interviews include Sir […]

Greenlit: Oh You Pretty Things, BBC4

Oh You Pretty Things! w/t (3 x 60′) –  Documentary series that explores the relationship between British rock and pop music and the fashions that have accompanied it. From the mid-60s to the early 90s, it examines these two aspects of British creativity and identity through Cilla Black’s Biba dresses, Bowie’s androgynous glamour, Zandra Rhodes […]

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