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Greenlit: Polar Bear Town, Smithsonian Channel

Polar Bear Town (6 x ) – Every fall, approximately 10,000 tourists from around the world descend on “The Polar Bear Capital of the World,” Churchill, Manitoba. This community of about 800 people on Hudson Bay in Northern Canada is home to the annual migration of more than 1,000 hungry polar bears that pass through town […]

Greenlit: WWII’s Most Daring Raids, Smithsonian Channel

WWII’s Most Daring Raids (6 x 60′) – Explores some of the most dangerous and remarkable commando raids of the war. It goes into the heart of the action with elite Allied soldiers facing deadly odds to pull off missions that can change the course of the war. Through first person testimony, cinematic reconstructions, expert […]

Greenlit: Sacred Sites, Smithsonian Channel

Sacred Sites (5 x 60′) – Based on new scientific breakthroughs and compelling archaeological and historical research, the series includes episodes on: the ancient cities of Petra and Hegra; the secrets of the Knights of the Templar; the oracles of Ancient Greece; the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Egypt; and the ruined great houses […]

Greenlit: America’s National Parks at 100, Smithsonian Channel

America’s National Parks at 100 (1 x 60′) – It began as a radical idea to preserve a mysterious land of “boiling sulpher springs.” Now the National Park Service is 100 years old – with more than 400 places we’ve seen fit to save forever. This celebratory special tells the story of how this radical […]

Greenlit: Pompeii: The Dead Speak, Smithsonian Channel

Pompeii: The Dead Speak (5 x 60′) – Its ghostly forms speak to an ancient horror, a volcanic eruption in 79 A.D. that simultaneously destroyed and froze in time the bustling Roman town of Pompeii. It is one of the world’s most iconic sites – an ancient city that has revealed more about everyday Roman […]

Greenlit: Building Star Trek, Smithsonian Channel

Building Star Trek (1 x 120′) – When Star Trek debuted on September 8, 1966, the world was introduced to a number of alien concepts, such as hand-held communication devices, desktop computers, space shuttles, touch screens, and more. Star Trek’s visionary creator was remarkably able to conceive of a world so different from his own […]

Greenlit: Survivor

Survivor (6 x ) – Uses archive footage, CGI and witness testimony to tell the stories of people who survived disastrous world events. Platform: Smithsonian Channel Producer: 360 Production TX: TBC Source: Realscreen

Greenlit: Hell Below, Smithsonian Channel

Hell Below (6 x 60′) – Charts the stealthys game of undersea warfare from the greatest submarine campaigns of World War II. It profiles the strategic masterminds behind the brutal tactics of Nazi U – boats and reveals the extraordinary feats of Allied subs in the Atlantic and Pacific. Both the Axis and Allies employed […]

Greenlit: The Unknown Flag Raiser of Iwo Jima, Smithsonian Channel

The Unknown Flag Raiser of Iwo Jima (1 x 60′) – For over 70 years, the iconic flag-raising photograph at Iwo Jima has been one of the most reproduced images in history, inspiring books, movies and the Marine Corps War Memorial in Washington, DC. In this film, the United States Marine Corps will confirm the […]

Greenlit: Warrior Women, Smithonian / ZDF

Warrior Women (3 x 60′) – Dramadoc series that tells the stories of the greatest female warriors in history. Channel: Smithsonian Networks / ZDF / SVT / ORF / MTG Producer: Urban Canyons TX: 2017 Source: Broadcast

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: Alaska Aircrash Investigations, Smithsonian Channel

Alaska Aircrash Investigations ( 6 x 60′) – Follows the aircrash investigators National Transportation Safety Board as they explore the causes of the 125+ annual plane accidents in Alaska.   Channel: Smithsonian Channel Producer: Lucky 8 TV / Vesper Entertainment TX: 13th March 2016 Source:Realscreen

Greenlit: Predator Road Trip, Smithsonian Channel

Predator Road Trip (2 x 60′) – He’s called the “Lion Whisperer” because he shares an extraordinary bond with Africa’s most fearsome predators. Now Kevin Richardson faces his biggest challenge yet – a battle to transport 27 lions, 4 black leopards and 14 hyenas to a new home, a sanctuary on the edge of the […]

Greenlit: Paris Terror Attack: Charlie Hebdo, Smithsonian Channel / Channel 4

Paris Terror Attack: Charlie Hebdo – Documentary that uses interviews with investigators, eyewitness testimony and archive footage to examine what happened when a gunman opened fire in the office of a satirical magazine in Paris. Channel: Smithsonian Channel / Channel 4 Producer: Films of Record TX: 4th January 2016 Source: C21 Media

Greenlit: The Weapon Hunter, Smithsonian Channel

The Weapon Hunter (6 x ) – History buff and restoration expert Paul Shull goes on a quest to get his hands on some of the world’s rarest and most remarkable pieces of military history. The series chronicles Shull’s adventures as he finds, fixes, and fires the antique weapons that have been used throughout history. […]

Greenlit: Survival in the Skies, Smithsonian Channel / Discovery

Survival in the Skies (3 x 60′) –  Uses eye-witness testimony, expert interviews, CGI and archive footage to explore technological innovations that have allowed humankind to conquer the skies, focusing on the invention of the parachute, the ejector seat and the space suit. Channel: Smithsonian Channel / Discovery Producer: Arrow Media TX: TBC Source: TV […]

Greenlit: The Day the Bomb Dropped, Smithsonian Channel

Smithsonian Channel (1 x 60′) –  Relives the fateful day 70 years ago when the United States dropped a single bomb on Japan, destroying the city of Hiroshima and killing up to 70,000 people instantly. Narrated by Golden Globe nominee Dominic West (The Affair). The documentary gives an hour-by-hour account of the events of August […]

Greenlit: Sports Detectives, Smithsonian Channel

 Sports Detectives w/t (6 x 60′) – Muhammad Ali’s Olympic gold medal. The basketball from Wilt Chamberlain’s famous 100-point game. The American flag draped over goalie Jim Craig after the “Miracle on Ice.” All precious artifacts from legendary moments in sports – and all are either missing or in dispute. This series looks to uncover […]

Greenlit: David Attenborough’s Rise of Animals – Triumph of the Vertebrates, Smithsonian Channel

David Attenborough’s Rise of Animals – Triumph of the Vertebrates (2 x 60′) – A new landmark series about the astonishing evolutionary advances that created the dazzling diversity of vertebrates which now dominate our planet, including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and ultimately, mammals like us. Vertebrates have produced the largest, fastest, most intelligent creatures the […]

Greenlit: Mummies Alive, History Canada / Smithsonian Channel

Mummies Alive (6 x ) – Historical detective show that attempts to solve the story behind a mummifed body, using virtual autopsy technology and piecing together the facts. Channel: History Canada / Smithsonian Channel Producer: Saloon Media / Impossible Factual TX: 19th April 2015 Source: Realscreen

Greenlit: Lincoln’s Last Day, Smithsonian Channel

Lincoln’s Last Day (1 x60′) – Documentary to mark the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. Channel: Smithsonian Channel TX: 13th April 2015 Source: Cynopsis

Greenlit: Boomtowners, Smithsonian Channel

Boomstowners (6 x 60′) – This series chronicles the daily lives of people who live and work in the Bakken region, the epicenter of the area’s oil boom. Oil was originally discovered in the area in 1951, but the recent development of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has rapidly transformed the Bakken into one of the […]

Greenlit: Siege of Masada, Smithsonian Channel

Siege of Masada (1 x 60′) – The legend of Masada is the Alamo of the ancient world, the story of more than 900 Jewish rebels who held a nearly impregnable fort against the might of the Roman Empire. Embedded in the founding narrative of the state of Israel, this epic story has offered ample […]

Greenlit: Mississippi Inferno, Smithsonian Channel

Mississippi Inferno (2 x 60′) – 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the passage of one of the most important pieces of civil rights legislation in American history, the 1965 Voting Rights Act. This series, narrated by Danny Glover,  reveals the essential role played by black landowners and black independent farmers as a real driving […]

Greenlit: Million Dollar American Princesses, Smithsonian Channel

Million Dollar American Princesses (3 x 60′) – Lady Cora was not alone. The fictional heroine of Downton Abbey was representative of hundreds of real American heiresses who wed British nobility at the end of the 19th and early 20th centuries, merging cash with class. Hosted by Downton Abbey star Elizabeth McGovern, this series chronicles […]

Greenlit: Rise of the Killer Virus, Smithsonian Channel / CCTV 10 / RTBF / ZDF/ARTE / VRT

Rise of the Killer Virus – In the early 1980s a mysterious virus appeared to emerge on the streets of Los Angeles and San Francisco. Its earliest victims were young gay men. What followed were years of fear, confusion and ignorance that only compounded the threat of HIV, which even today remains the biggest viral […]

Greenlit: Tanks of Fury, Smithsonian Channel

Tanks of Fury (1 x 60′) – Goes behind-the-scenes of the current blockbuster film Fury, starring Brad Pitt, to explore the real struggles of World War II tank crews. The documentary looks at what World War II crews were up against, what skills and technology were needed to survive an armored duel, and what it was like to wage […]

Greenlit: Planes That Changed the World, Smithsonian Channel

Planes that Changed the World (3 x 60′) –  Documentary series that uses CGI, reconstruction and archive film to tell the story of the Airbus A380 Superjumbo, the DC3 and the SR71 Blackbird aeroplanes. Channel: Smithsonian Channel Producer: Arrow Media TX: 2015 Source: Worldscreen

Greenlit: America’s Secret D-Day Disaster, Smithsonian Channel

America’s Secret D-Day Disaster (1 x 60′) –  In April 1944, six weeks before the massive D-Day invasion of France on June 6th, nearly 700 Americans were killed during a clandestine Allied training exercise that went horribly wrong. It resulted in more fatal American casualties than the actual D-Day landings on Utah Beach. “Exercise Tiger,” […]

Greenlit: Jumbo – The Plane That Changed the World, BBC2 / Disovery Canada / Smithsonian Channel

Jumbo – the Plane That Changed the World (1 x 60′ – BBC/Discovery Canada) aka 747: The Jumbo Revolution (1 x 120′ – Smithsonian Channel) – Documentary with the engineers and test pilots that created the iconic jumbo jet that uses CGI, reconstruction sequences and infographics to bring the era and its exciting engineering challenges […]

Greenlit: Blonde’s New York, Smithsonian Channel

Blondie’s New York (1 x 60′) – Crime and blight in New York City were rampant in 1978. The arts scene, however, was expanding and thriving. It was a time when rich creativity and grinding poverty and drug abuse were hand in hand on the sidewalks of the Lower East side. Out of this unique […]

Greenlit: Treblinka: Hitler’s Killing Machine, Smithsonian Channel / Ch5

Treblinka: Hitler’s Killing Machine –  It’s one of the most notorious cold cases of World War II – 900,000 Jews transported by the Nazis to a camp in eastern Poland, never to be seen again. Rare documents and eyewitnesses claimed Treblinka was a death camp even more ruthlessly efficient than Auschwitz-Birkenau, but evidence was thin, […]

Greenlit: Amy Winehouse: One Shining Night, Smithsonian Channel

Amy Winehouse: One Shining Night  (1 x 60′) – In October 2006, Amy Winehouse released Back to Black, her second studio album and the record that would define her. Winehouse went on to win a Brit Award, two Ivor Novello Awards, and in February 2007 five Grammys(R), including Best New Artist, Song of the Year, […]

Greenlit: Rocking the Opera House: Dr. John, Smithsonian Channel

Rocking the Opera House: Dr. John (1 x 60′) – Dr. John won his sixth Grammy last year, for Locked Down, a collaboration with Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys. This program tells the story of the New Orleans musician originally born as Malcolm John Rebennack Jr., and his evolution in the 1960s into “Dr. […]

Greenlit: Breath of Freedom, Smithsonian Channel / MDR/ARTE

Breath of Freedom (1 x 120′) – They fought for democracy in a segregated army and marched as conquerors into a country in ruins. Finding a “breath of freedom” in post-World War II Germany, African-American soldiers experienced for the first time what it felt like to be treated as equals – and returned home determined […]

Greenlit: The Lockerbie Bombing, Smithsonian Channel

The Lockerbie Bombing (1 x 60′) – On December 21st 1988, Pan American World Airways Flight 103 exploded in the skies above Lockerbie, a small town in Scotland. All 259 people on board the Boeing 747 were killed, as were 11 people on the ground. Among those on the flight were 189 Americans, including 35 Syracuse […]

Greenlit: Stonehenge Empire, BBC2, France 5, Smithsonian Channel, ORF, ZDF

Stonehenge Empire (2 x 60′) – Documentary that uses CGI, drama reconstructions and archaeological studies to tell the story of Stonehenge. Channel: BBC2 / France 5 /  Smithsonian Channel / ORF (Austria) / ZDF (Germany) Producer: October Films (UK) / Lightship Entertainment (Canada) / Interspot Film (Austria) TX: 21st September 2014 Source: Realscreen

Greenlit: Wild Burma: Nature’s Lost Kingdom, BBC2 / Smithsonian Channel

Nature’s Lost Kingdom (3 x 60′) – Scientists from the world-renowned Smithsonian Institute, along with wildlife filmmakers Gordon Buchanan and Justine Evans, explore Burma’s dense forests, searching for hard evidence of just how rich and globally important Burma’s treasure trove of intact forest really is. Their aim is to present a compelling list of rare […]

Greenlit: Africa’s Killing Fields, Smithsonian Channel

Africa’s Killing Fields  (3 x 50′) – Documentary series that travels to three different African locations to see what happens when predators go on the attack. Channel: Smithsonian Channel Producer: Earth Touch TX: TBC Source: Realscreen

Greenlit: Frogzilla, Smithsonian Channel

Frogzilla (1 x 50′) – Documentary that explores the world of native African frogs. Channel: Smithsonian Channel Producer: Earth Touch TX: TBC Source: Realscreen

Greenlit: Fatal Attractions, Smithsonian Channel

Fatal Attractions (1 x 50′) – Documentary that explores what happens when African predators clash. Channel: Smithsonian Channel Producer: Earth Touch TX: TBC Source: Realscreen

Greenlit: A Shot to Save the World, Smithsonian Channel

A Shot to Save the World (1 x 60′) – It was a disease that paralyzed America — a terrifying epidemic that shut down playgrounds, parks and public pools, while leaving tens of thousands of victims in wheelchairs, iron lungs… or dead. A vaccine, developed against all odds, gave new hope. And now a coalition […]

Greenlit: MLK: The Assassination Tapes, Smithsonian Networks / BBC4

MLK: The Assassination Tapes (1 x 60′ ) –  Documentary that explores what happened in the lead up to the death of Martin Luther King. Channel: Smithsonian Networks / BBC4 Producer: 1895 Films TX: August 2013 Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: Crowning New York, Smithsonian Channel

Crowning New York (1 x 60′) – Documentary that reveals one of modern day’s most daring engineering feats: the installation of a 408-foot spire atop One World Trade Center. The film coincides with the official ceremony that will mark the lighting of the beacon atop the historic skyscraper. Moving such a heavy and complex object […]

Greenlit: Terror in the Skies, Ch4 / Smithsonian

Terror in the Skies (4 x 60′) – Documentary series (presented by Professor Brendan Walker in the UK version) that uses mobile phone and camcorder footage alongside emergency audio communications and witness interviews to explore the circumstances around the many near collisions between aircraft. Channel: Channel 4 / Smithsonian Channel Producer: Arrow Media TX: June […]

Greenlit: Black Mamba – Kiss of Death, Smithsonian Channel

Black Mamba – Kiss of Death  – Herpetologist Simon Keyes goes to South Africa on the trail of one of the world’s deadliest snakes. Channel: Smithsonian Channel Producer: Earth Touch Source: Realscreen

Greenlit: Great White Code Red, Smithsonian Channel

Great White Code Red (1 x 50′) – Documentary that dives into the world of Great White sharks as they hunt for food off the coast of South Africa. Channel: Smithsonian Channel Producer: Earth Touch Source: Realscreen

Greenlit: Game of Prides, Smithsonian Channel

Game of Prides (1 x 60′) – Documentary that charts the conflict between two prides of lions that live in Botswana’s savannah. Channel: Smithsonian Channel Producer: Earth Touch Source: Realscreen

Greenlit: 9-11: The Heartland Tapes, Smithsonian Channel

 9-11: The Heartland Tapes –  Archive documentary that uses a variety of audio and video archive to tell the story of the unfolding events of 9-11, but in a way that gives a new perspective – that of people outside of the cities of Washington DC, New York  and Pennsylvania watching the story as it […]

Greenlit: The Day Kennedy Died, ITV / Smithsonian Channel

The Day Kennedy Died (1 x 60′) – Documentary that uses eyewitness testimony to explore the events surrounding the assassination of US President John F Kennedy 50 years ago. Channel: ITV (UK) / Smithsonian Channel (USA) Producer:  Finestripe Productions TX: TBC Source: C21