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Greenlit: Muse of Fire, BBC4

Muse of Fire w/t – This vibrant new documentary sees actors Dan and Giles set out on an extraordinary journey across Britain and the US to discover why people are so scared of Shakespeare, from the classroom and beyond. Along the way they meet and are helped by members of their profession including – among […]

Greenlit: An Evening With Joan Bakewell, BBC4

An Evening With Joan Bakewell w/t – A special evening of two programmes celebrating the life and work of Dame Joan Bakewell, ahead of her 80th birthday. In a specially filmed studio interview, Sir David Frost will talk to Dame Joan Bakewell about her career highlights. This will be complemented by a specially commissioned film […]

Greenlit: Opening Night, BBC4

Opening Night w/t – An occasional series that will give viewers front-row seats at the year’s most exciting cultural exhibitions and events. Starting with the Tate Modern’s exhibition of pop artist Roy Lichtenstein, each of the one-off specials will take a behind-the-scenes look at blockbuster exhibitions, musical premieres and sold-out shows around the world. Channel: […]

Greenlit: Secret Knowledge, BBC4

Secret Knowledge w/t – Our most engaging artists and thinkers will take a fresh look at some of the world’s biggest art institutions via its hidden gems. From Dr Janina Ramirez exploring the archaeological treasures of the Swedish National Museum to John Bly analysing the Kimbolton Cabinet at the V&A, the series will explore the […]

Greenlit: What Do Artists Do All Day? BBC4

What Do Artists Do All Day? w/t – A brand-new series of intimate observational portraits that will explore the working lives of leading artists. This ambitious series will explore studios and bedrooms, homes and the outdoors to uncover the daily routines and moments of inspiration that bring art to life. What Do Artists Do All […]

Greenlit: Goodbye Television Centre, BBC4

Goodbye Television Centre (1 x 120′) – Documentary to celebrate 53 years of history behind the iconic BBC building. Some of the biggest BBC stars of all time will gather together for one last time to bid the old building a fond farewell. London’s TVC has been a hub of creativity from the moment it […]

Greenlit: Pain, Pus and Poison, BBC4

Pain, Pus And Poison (3 x 60′) – Dr Michael Mosley tells the extraordinary story of how scientists learnt to use the world around us to heal our bodies and conquer the common afflictions of pain, pus and poison. He explores how certain chemicals – once invisible and almost magical in their effects – were […]

Greenlit: Carved With Love, BBC4

Carved With Love (3 x 60′) – A fascinating series on the British genius for woodwork. The three-part series tells the story of Thomas Chippendale, a poor Yorkshire carver who worked his way up from humble roots to become the greatest furniture designer in history; Grinling Gibbons, the master carver who worked for Charles II […]

Greenlit: The Riviera: A History in Pictures, BBC4

The Riviera: A History In Pictures (2 x 60′) -A sun-filled series in which Richard E Grant follows in the footsteps of artists who have lived, loved and painted on France’s glorious Côte d’Azur. Richard explores the intertwined relationship between modern art and the development of the French Riviera as an international tourist haven. Travelling […]

Greenlit: Treasures of the Louvre, BBC4

Treasures Of The Louvre – Paris-based writer Andrew Hussey travels through the glorious art and surprising history of an extraordinary French institution to show that the story of the Louvre is the story of France. As well as exploring the masterpieces of painters such as Veronese, Rubens, David, Chardin, Gericault and Delacroix, he also examines […]

Greenlit: The Trouble With Aid, BBC4

The Trouble With Aid (1 x 120′) – A documentary that features exclusive interviews with former aid workers as they look back at their experiences providing disaster relief at some of the major humanitarian disasters over the past 50 years. From the Biafran War to the Ethiopian famine and the relationship between aid and politics […]

Greenlit: The Greatest Stage on Earth, BBC4

The Greatest Stage on Earth (3 x 60′) – Dr Michael Scott explores the roots of theatre in classical civilization in Rome and Greece. Channel: BBC4 Producer: Tern TV TX: 2013 Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: Britain on Film, BBC4

Britain on Film (20 x 30′) -  35mm archive series that looks at how life in Britain was changing in the 1960s. Channel: BBC4 Producer: BBC Scotland TX: Early 2013 Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: Why Poverty? BBC 4 / BBC1 / Global Event

 Why Poverty? – BBC Storyville, working with more than 70 broadcasters around the world, is hosting a debate about contemporary poverty based around  a set of ground-breaking international documentaries.  The global cross-media event produced in partnership with The Open University will see the same eight films screened in 180 countries to explore why, in the […]

Greenlit: Horror Europa, BBC4

Horror Europa (1 x 90′) – Mark Gatiss explores the story of European horror, looking at how the genre came to reflect the continent’s turbulent 20th century. Mark’s voyage takes him across Europe, from the castle in Slovakia where FW Murnau shot Nosferatu (1922), to the hotel in Ostend, Belgium where Harry Kümel filmed his […]

Greenlit: Indian House of Surrogates, BBC4

Indian House of Surrogates w/t  (1 x 60′) – Access-driven documentary that goes behind the scenes of the Akanksha Clinic in Gujurat, India that looks after women who are part of the $2bn surrogate pregnancy industry. Channel: BBC4 Producer: Special Edition Films TX: 2013 Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: A Matter of Taste, BBC4

A Matter of Taste (1 x 60′) -  Documentary that follows British chef Paul Liebrandt as he takes on the New York’s fine dining restaurant scene. Channel: BBC4 Director: Sally Rowe TX: TBC Source: BBC press release

Greenlit: Chateaux Chunder, BBC4

Chateaux Chunder (1 x 60′) -  Documentary that charts the rise of our love affair with Australian wine from chateaux chunder to a multi-million pound industry Channel: BBC4 TX: TBC Source: BBC press release

Greenlit: Calf’s Head & Coffee: The Golden Age of English Food, BBC4

Calf’s Head & Coffee: The Golden Age of English Food (1 x 60′) -  ‘Gastronaut’ Stefan Gates journeys into the past to discover the cradle of contemporary English cuisine. Channel: BBC4 Producer: Crocodile Media TX: TBC Source: BBC press release

Greenlit: Lucy Worsley on Dorothy Hartley, BBC4

Lucy Worsley on Dorothy Hartley (1 x 60′) – Dr Lucy Worsley retraces the life and work of the now largely forgotten writer, Dorothy Hartley and the origins of her seminal book ‘Food in England’. Channel: BBC4 Producer: Available Light Productions TX: TBC Source: BBC press release

Greenlit: The First Master Chef: Michel Roux on Escoffier, BBC4

The First Master Chef: Michel Roux on Escoffier (1 x 60′) – Chef Michel Roux goes on a personal culinary odyssey and introduces us to the first celebrity chef to make his mark on Britain: Georges Auguste Escoffier; exploring the incredible influence that Escoffier has had on all our tastes and taste-buds, from what we […]

Greenlit: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, BBC4

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (3 x 60′) – Clarissa Dickson Wright uncovers the origins of our three daily meals. Channel: BBC4 Producer: Optomen TX: TBC Source: BBC press release

Greenlit: Edwardian Insects, BBC4

Edwardian Insects (1 x 60′) – Documentary that reveals the amazing history of Percy Smith, the natural historian who once made flies dance. Channel: BBC4 Producer: Mentorn Media TX: TBC Source: BBC press release

Greenlit: Metamorphosis, BBC4

Metamorphosis (1 x 60′) – Documentary that investigates nature’s ultimate evolutionary magic trick, the amazing transformation of one living creature into a totally different animal. Channel: BBC4 Producer: BBC Scotland TX: TBC Source: BBC press release

Greenlit: The Incredible Story of the Monarch Butterfly: Four Wings and a Prayer, BBC4

The Incredible Story of the Monarch Butterfly: Four Wings and a Prayer (1 x 60′) – Documentary that focuses on the miraculous migration of the mysterious and beautiful Monarch butterfly. Channel: BBC4 Producer: A Primitive Entertainment and Films à Trois Production in co-Production with The National Film Board of Canada TX: TBC Source: BBC press […]

Greenlit: Can Eating Insects Save the World? BBC4

Can Eating Insects Save the World? (1 x 60′) – The hard-core-insect-eating world is thrown open to discover whether insect cuisine could be the key to our future. Channel: BBC4 Producer: Plum Pictures TX: TBC Source: BBC press release

Greenlit: Insect Dissection, BBC4

Insect Dissection (1 x 60′) -  An documentary that eveals how insects work by carrying out a series of delicate dissections whilst using cutting edge imaging technology. Channel: BBC4 Producer: BBC Scotland TX: TBC Source: BBC press release

Greenlit: Planet Ant, BBC4 / Science Channel

Planet Ant (1 x 90′) -  An ambitious documentary that unearths the natural home of the Leafcutter ant in the biggest manufactured colony in Europe. Channel: BBC4 / Science Channel Producer: BBC Scotland TX: TBC Source: BBC press release

Greenlit: Seven Ages of Starlight, BBC4

Seven Ages of Starlight (1 x 90′) -  A stunning journey through the life and times of stars. Channel: BBC4 Producer: BBC Productions TX: TBC Source: BBC press release

Greenlit: Voyager, BBC4

Voyager  (1 x 60′) -  Documentary that looks at Nasa’s Voyager programme as, 35 years after they left Earth, the Voyager spacecraft leave the solar system. Channel: BBC4 TX: TBC Source: BBC press release

Greenlit: The Joy of Chance, BBC4

The Joy of Chance  (1 x 60′) -  Presented by Cambridge Professor David Spiegelhalter, this documentary takes us on a fascinating journey to try and pin down what chance is, revealing how it works in the real world in ways that are often surprising. Channel: BBC4 Producer: Wingspan Productions TX: TBC Source: BBC press release

Greenlit: Order and Disorder, BBC4

Order and Disorder  (2 x 60′) -  Jim Al-Khalili tells the story of how humanity mastered the two most important concepts of the modern age – energy and information. Channel: BBC4 Producer: Furnace TX: TBC Source: BBC press release

Greenlit: The Hundred Years’ War, BBC4

The Hundred Years’ War w/t (3 x 60′) -  The Hundred Years war between England and France was the longest war of medieval times. It gave us the victories of Crecy and Agincourt, and made the reputations of Edward III and Henry V. It gave France a national heroine in Joan of Arc…..But even now […]

Greenlit: Chas & Dave – Last Orders, BBC4

Chas & Dave – Last Orders w/t (1 x 60′) -  They’ve toured with the Beatles, opened for Led Zeppelin and been sampled by the world’s leading hip-hop artists. Yet despite their surprising background at the very centre of fifty years of British pop, the real story of Chas and Dave has never been told […]

Greenlit: The Golden Age of the Album, BBC4

Golden Age of the Album w/t (1 x 60′) -  For over a decade from the late 1960s to the early 1980s, popular music – from rock to soul, folk to reggae – swapped the sketch pad of the 45rpm single for the expansive canvass of the 33 1/3rpm album. From Bob Dylan to the […]

Greenlit: Beautiful Things, BBC4

Beautiful Things w/t (1 x 60′) -  Ros Savill (former director and curator of the Wallace Collection for 25 years) takes us behind the museum glass and into some of the most incredible private collections to reveal how Sevres porcelain once wielded a power beyond their mere decorative function, playing their part in a time […]

Greenlit: Treasures of the Dark Ages, BBC4

Treasures of the Dark Ages w/t (1 x 60′) -  The Dark Ages have been misunderstood. History has identified the period following the fall of the Roman Empire with a descent into barbarism – a terrible time when civilisation stopped. Waldemar Januszczak disagrees. In this four part series Waldemar argues that the Dark Ages were […]

Greenlit: Britain’s Masters of Modern Architecture, BBC4

Britain’s Masters of Modern Architecture w/t (1 x 60′) – Richard Rogers. Norman Foster. Nicholas Grimshaw. Michael Hopkins. Terry Farrell. Five of the most successful and globally recognised British architects of all time, creators of iconic landmarks including the ‘Gherkin,’ Lloyds of London, the Eden Project, the London 2012 Velodrome and the MI6 Headquarters. They […]

Greenlit: Nigel Slater’s Sweet Tooth, BBC4

Nigel Slater’s Sweet Tooth (1 x 60′) – Nigel Slater fronts this documentary that celebrates traditional sweet brands. Channel: BBC4 Producer: Doghouse Media TX: October 2012 Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: A Very British Murder, BBC4

A Very British Murder (3 x 60′)  Dr Lucy Worsley chronicles our national obsession with the most awful of crimes – murder. From the start of the 19th century to the 1930s, the British would pore over the details of the latest grisly killing; this series will delve into the period to unravel the classic […]

Greenlit: A History of the World in Three Colours, BBC4

A History of the World in Three Colours ( x 60′) – Following his BAFTA nominated debut series, British Masters, Dr. James Fox returns with this original and provocative new series. Dr Fox explores how in the hands of artists, the colours Gold, Blue and White have stirred our emotions, changed the way we behave […]

Greenlit: Treasures of Ancient Rome, BBC4

Treasures of Ancient Rome (3 x 60′) – The Romans are known for being brilliant engineers and soldiers, but when it comes to art it’s widely believed they simply plundered or copied from other civilisations. Alastair Sooke argues that the old fashioned view that the Romans didn’t do art is nonsense. He traces how, during […]

Greenlit: The World’s Richest Songs, BBC4

The World’s Richest Songs (1 x 90′) – Documentary that explores the stories behind the most financially successful songs of all time. Channel: BBC4 Producer: RDF Television West TX: TBC Source: C21

Greenlit: Lights! Camera! Action! Tales of Television Centre, BBC4

Lights! Camera! Action! Tales of Television Centre (1 x feature) -Documentary about the iconic ‘doughnut’ building of the BBC’s Television Centre in London, which is up for sale. Over its lifetime the building has hosted stars and broadcast some of the most watched, best-loved programmes in the UK. A tour of the building is combined […]

Greenlit: The Joy of Disco, BBC4

The Joy Of Disco – Documentary that examines how a style of music that was originally derided by the masses went on to help define a decade. Channel: BBC4 Producer: BBC Production TX: 2nd March 2012 Source: BBC press release

Greenlit: Catholics, BBC4

Catholics (3 x 60′) – A documentary series about Catholicism in Britain that gives an insight into some of its most intriguing, important and normally private institutions. The film goes behind the headlines that have come to define the Catholic Church to explore what it is actually like to be Catholic in Britain today. Each […]

Greenlit: The Rest is Noise, BBC4

The Rest is Noise – A landmark television series about 20th century classical music that accompanies a year-long music festival on London’s South Bank. Inspired by Alex Ross’ award-winning accessible book about 20th century classical music, Southbank Centre’s festival will feature nearly 100 events, including talks, films, performances, participation events, and concerts, with the London […]

Greenlit: Nina & Monkey’s Search for Enlightenment, BBC4

Nina & Monkey’s Search For Enlightenment (1 x 60′) – Ventriloquist Nina Conti travels the world in search of unusual lifestyles, accompanied by her puppet Monkey. Channel: BBC4 Producer: Alaska TX: May 2012 Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: Delius, BBC4

Delius w/t (1 x 90′) – Award-winning film-maker John Bridcut  presents an authored musical profile of Frederick Delius, the composer of On Hearing The First Cuckoo In Spring and La Calinda, as part of the BBC’s celebration of the composer’s birth 150 years ago. The film focuses on Delius’ early life and how it shaped […]

Greenlit: Punk Britannia, BBC4

Punk Britannia (3 x 60′) – Explores the British musical landscape of the mid to late Seventies, from early pub rock and the first stirrings of a new immediacy on the British music scene to the advent of punk rock with The Damned, The Sex Pistols and The Clash in 1976. The punk rock scene […]

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