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"REBEL COUNTRY"  

 BMG - 90 min DOC ( Premiering at Tribeca Film Festival in June 2024 )

 

The story of country music slowly clawing it's way into the modern era. The new Rebels... the country artists who speak too much truth to be palatable. Featuring: Jelly Roll, Lainey Wilson, Lindsay Ell, Breland, Frank Ray, Blanco Brown, Sam Williams amongst others.

DIR: Francis Whately

 

"FRANKIE BOYLE'S FAREWELL TO THE MONARCHY"  Scottish Bafta Winner - Entertainment 2023

 CH-4 - 45 min DOC

 

To mark the coronation of King Charles III, Frankie Boyle takes a wry look at the royal family, its history and what its future might look like.

DIR: Ross Wilson

"THE BATTLE TO BEAT MALARIA"  

 DISCOVERY - 60 min DOC

Following a team of scientists in Oxford who have developed an affordable Malaria vaccine, which could save millions of lives

DIR: Catherine Gale

"MY GRANDPARENT'S WAR - EMILI SANDE"  

 CH-4 - 60 min DOC

 

Emili Sande learns about her family history in the UK , Zambia and Kenya

DIR: Tom Mcarthy

"THE CROWN JEWELS"  

 BBC 1 - 60 min DOC

 

Clive Mirie explores the history of the Crown Jewels and gets up close. Shutting the Tower of London for two days for the first time ever so we could film the Jewels in detail out of their cases.

DIR: Harvey Lilley

"WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE - PIXIE LOTT"   

 BBC 2 - 60 min DOC

 

Pixie Lott's family history

 

DIR: Des Daniels

"GLASTONBURY: 50 YEARS AND COUNTING"  

 BBC 2 - 90 min DOC

 

On the anniversary of 50 years a look back at the festivals history

DIR: Francis Whately

"ONE CUP: A THOUSAND STORIES"  

 BBC/MIGU - DOC SERIES

 

The history of Tea - Japanese monks and The Tibetan tea horse road

DIR: Helen Nixon

"MARY BEARD'S SHOCK OF THE NUDE"  

 BBC 2 - 60 min DOC

 

Mary Beard dissects the surprising history of the nude in art.

DIR: Debbie Lee

 

"WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE - KATE WINSLET"   

 BBC 2 - 60 min DOC

 

Kate Winslet's family history

 

DIR: Tom Mcarthy

"NOMAD: IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF BRUCE CHATWIN"  

 BBC 2 - 90 min DOC

 

Directed by Werner Herzog who was a friend of Chatwin. This film is a personal exploration of his work and his theories of spirituality and nomadic life.

DIR: Werner Herzog

"DAVID BOWIE - FINDING FAME"  

 BBC 2 - 90 min DOC

Completing a trilogy of films on David Bowie this film visits Bowie's early, formative years

DIR: Francis Whatley

 

"A PASSAGE TO BRITAIN"  

 BBC 2 - 60 min DOC

 

The Viceroy of India ships passenger lists reveal some of the first visitors to Britain from India.

DIR: Helen Nixon

"THE FORGOTTEN SOLDIER"   Audience Choice Winner - Jewish Film Festival 2018

 FEATURE DOC - 90 min DOC

The story of Sally Noach who rescued hundreds of jews from Vichy france 

DIR: Lucile Smith

"HOLST & VAUGHN WILLIAMS - MAKING MUSIC ENGLISH"  

 BBC 2 - 60 min DOC

 

Amanda Vickery and Tom Service tell the story of the friendship between Gustav Holst and Ralph Vaughn Williams. With performance by the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

DIR: Alastair Laurence

 

"THE REFORMATION"   

 BBC 2 - 60 min DOC

 

David Starkey presents the story of the Reformation

 

DIR: Alex Leith

 

"WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE - CRAIG REVEL HORWOOD"   

 BBC 2 - 60 min DOC

 

Craig Revel Horwoods family history

 

DIR: Des Daniels

 

"ROCK N ROLL GUNS FOR HIRE - SIDEMEN"

 BBC 2 - 90 min DOC

 

A look at some of the backing artists behind some of our greatest musicians.

 

DIR: Francis Whately

 

"THE ART OF JAPANESE LIFE"

 BBC 4 -  3 X 60 min DOC

 

Dr James Fox explores the art of Japan

DIR:Ben Harding, Matthew Springford, Jude Ho

 

"WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE - CHARLES DANCE"   

 BBC 2 - 60 min DOC

 

Charles Dance's family history

 

DIR: Rosie Schellenberg

"DAVID BOWIE - LAST FIVE YEARS"

 BBC 2 - 90 min DOC

 

An intimate portrait of one of the defining artists of the twentieth and early twenty first centuries, told by the people who knew him best.

 

DIR:Francis Whately

"WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE - DANNY DYER"   Bafta Winner - Specialist Factual 2017

 BBC 2 - 60 min DOC

 

Danny Dyers royal family history

 

DIR:Helen Nixon

 

"SLEUTHS, SPIES and SORCERERS – Andrew Marr’s Paperback Heroes"

 BBC 4 - 3 x 60 min DOC

 

Andrew Marr unearths the rules of genre fiction

 

DIR: Seb Barfield, Matt Thomas, Andy Hall

"PINEWOOD: 80 YEARS OF MOVIE MAGIC"

 BBC 1 - 60 min DOC

 

Johnathan Ross looks at Pinewoods colourful history

 

DIR: John Hodgson

"DOMINIC SANDBROOK - THE 80s"

 BBC 2 - 3 x 60 min DOC

 

Three part series looking at Britain in the 80s.

 

DIR: Alex Leith / Jacqui Farnham / Kate Misrahi

 

 

"MUSIC MOGULS - MYTH MAKERS"

 BBC 4 - 1 x 60 min DOC

 

The influence of PR on the music industry

 

DIR: Francis Whately

 

 

 

"FAKE OR FORTUNE - SERIES 4"

 BBC 1 - 4 x 60 min DOC

 

Fiona Bruce and Philip Mould back on the trail of  hidden art treasures

 

DIR: Nicky Illis / Rachel Jardine / Francis Welch / Simon Mansfield

 

 

 

"DOMINIC SANDBROOK - BRITISH CULTURE"

 BBC 2 - 3 x 60 min DOC

 

Exploring how post war Britain started to sell culture as industry faded.

 

DIR: Alex Leith / James Giles

 

 

 

"ARTISTS AT WAR - WALTER SICKERT"

 BBC 2 - 60 min DOC

 

Andrew Graham-Dixon looks at the life and work of the war artist

 

DIR:Phil Cairney

 

 

 

"THE SECRET LIFE OF BOOKS - GREAT EXPECTATIONS"

 BBC 4 - 30 min DOC

 

Tony Jordan brings his writers insight to Great Expectations

 

DIR:Ben Ryder

 

 

 

"ANDREW MARR'S - GREAT SCOTS"

 BBC2 - 3 x 60 min DOC

 

In the lead up to the referendum on independence Andrew Marr looks at Scottish writers James Boswell, Walter Scott and Hugh McDairmuid

 

DIR:John Hodgson / Fatima Salaria / Tim Neil

 

 

 

"KIM PHILBY - HIS MOST INTIMATE BETRAYAL"

 BBC1 - 2 x 60 min DRAMA/DOC

 

Ben Macintyre tells the betrayal of a 30 year friendship between Kim Philby and Nicholas Elliot.

 

DIR:FrancisWhately / Tom McCarthy

 

 

 

" A VERY BRITISH RENAISSANCE" EPISODE 2"  

 BBC 2 - 60 min DOC

 

Dr James Fox on the British Renaissance

 

DIR:Helen Nixon

 

 

 

"5 YEARS - DAVID BOWIE"

 BBC 1 - 90 min DOC

 

Feature length doc on an icon - Nominated Bafta - Specialist Factual 2014

 

DIR:FrancisWhately

 

 

 

"WOMEN IN ART" 

 BBC 2 - 2 x 60 min DOC

 

Amanda Vickery looks at the forgotten women in art history. - Nominated Bafta Scotland - Specialist Factual 2014

 

DIR:Debbie Lee / John Hodgson

 

 

 

"ARTISTS AT WAR - DAVID BOMBERG"

 BBC 2 - 60 min DOC

 

Andrew Graham-Dixon looks at the life and work of the war artist

 

DIR: Phil Cairney

 

 

 

"GRAYSON PERRY - WHO ARE YOU?"

 CH 4 - 3 X 60 min DOC

 

Artist Grayson Perry on another investigation into the British psyche - BAFTA 

 

DIR: Neil Crombie

 

 

 

"WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE - GARY LINEKER"

 BBC 2 - 60 min DOC

 

Gary Linekers family history

 

DIR:Tom McCarthy

 

 

 

"FABRIC OF BRITAIN"

 BBC 4 - 60 min DOC

 

Paul Martin explores the history of wallpaper. Part of Handmade in Britain series

 

DIR: Rachel Jardine

 

 

 

"RAILWAYS - DAN SNOW"

 BBC 2 - 60 min DOC

 

History of the railways

 

DIR: Helen Nixon

 

 

 

"FAKE OR FORTUNE SERIES 2"

 BBC 1 - 3 x 60 min  DOC

 

Fiona Bruce and Phillip Mould are back on the hunt for painings with hidden provenence.

 

DIR: Nicky Illis / Robert Murphy / Rachel Jardine

 

 

 

"ALL IN THE BEST POSSIBLE TASTE"

 CH 4 - 3 X 60 min DOC

 

Grayson Perry tours the country meeting the taste tribes of Britain - BAFTA Winner 2013 - Best Specialist Factual 

 

DIR: Neil Crombie

 

 

 

"TWO GREEDY ITALIANS - FOOD SHOOT"

BBC 1 - 60 min DOC

 

Reciepe shoot for the series.

 

DIR:Mike Matthews

 

 

 

"THE 70'S " 

BBC 2 - 2 x 60 min DOC

 

Dominic Sandbrook takes us back to the 70's

 

DIR:Tom Mcarthy/ Paul Tilsey

 

 

 

"MIRO"

NGA - WASHINGTON - 60 min DVD

 

Connected to the Miro exhibition at the National Gallery of Art in Washington.

 

DIR:Carroll Moore

 

 

 

"HANDMADE IN BRITAIN - CERAMICS"

BBC 4 - 3 x 60 min DOC

 

3 part series on ceramics.

 

DIR:David Vincent

 

 

 

"JAMIE'S UK - LEEDS"

BBC 1 - 60 min DOC

 

Jamie Oliver cooks up some Leeds inspired food.

 

DIR:Mike Matthews

 

 

 

"THE DUKE AT 90"

BBC 1 - 60 min DOC

 

Fiona Bruce interviews Prince Phillip in a film about his life

 

DIR:Francis Whately

 

 

 

"THE CENSUS "

BBC 4 - 60 min DOC

 

Andrew Marr finds out about the British Census

 

DIR:Robert Murphy

 

 

 

"THE MARVELLOUS MRS BEETON"

BBC 2 - 60 min DOC

 

Sophie Dahl investigates the history of Mrs Beeton and trys to cook some of her recipes

 

DIR:Claire Lewis

 

 

 

"GRAYSON PERRY -THE TOMB OF THE UNKNOWN CRAFTSMAN"

BBC 1 - 60 min DOC

 

Grayson Perry tours Germany with his teddy bear Alan Measles and makes a show at the British Museum

 

DIR:Neil Crombie

 

 

 

"BRANDS - WATER"

BBC 1 - 60 min DOC

 

Looking at the bottled water industry

 

DIR:Francis Whately

 

 

 

"BRITISH AT WORK"

BBC 2 - 3 x 60 min DOC

 

Kirsty Young looks at our working lives.

 

DIR:Steve Condie / Helen Nixon / Kate Misrahi

 

 

 

"ARCHIMBOLDO/ GAUGIN "NGA WASHINGTON - 

2 x 60 min DVD

 

Connected to exhibitions at the National Gallery of Art Washington

 

DIR:Carroll Moore

 

 

 

"FAKE OR FORTUNE - MONET"

BBC 1 - 60 min DOC

 

Phillip Mould and Fiona Bruce investigate a Monet

 

DIR:Nicky Illis

 

 

 

"FAKE OR FORTUNE - HOMER"

BBC 1 - 60 min DOC

 

Phillip Mould and Fiona Bruce investigate a Winslow Home

 

DIR:Nicky Illis

 

 

 

"MAPPING THE WORLD"

BBC 4 - 60 min DOC

 

Jerry Brotton presents the history of social mapping

 

DIR:Helen Nixon

 

 

 

"MIRACLE OF ART - 18th CENTURY" 

CHANNEL 4 - 60 min DOC

 

Gus Casely Hayford finds links between his African ancestors and William Hogarth

 

DIR:Neil Crombie

 

 

 

"FAKE OR FORTUNE - VAN MEEGEREN"

BBC 1 - 60 min DOC

 

Phillip Mould and Fiona Bruce investigate a Van Meegeren forgery

 

DIR:Nicky Illis

 

 

 

"JAMIE'S AMERICA - LA"

CHANNEL 4 - 60 min DOC

 

 Jamie Oliver in LA

 

DIR:Kirsty Cunningham

 

 

 

"MIRACLE OF ART - VICTORIANS"

CHANNEL 4 - 60 min DOC

 

Howard Jacobson shows us the Victorians love of Fairy paintings

 

DIR:Neil Crombie

 

 

 

"JAMIE'S AMERICA - NEW YORK" 

CHANNEL 4 - 60 min DOC

 

Jamie Oliver in New York

 

DIR:Kirsty Cunningham

 

 

 

"BRITAIN'S PARK STORY" 

BBC 4 - 60 min DOC

 

Dan Cruickshank looks into the history of Britain's parks

 

DIR:Martina Hall

 

 

 

"BEDLAM"

HISTORY CHANNEL - 60 min DRAMA/DOC

 

The bizzare history of one of the most famous mental institutions

 

DIR:Joe Matthews

 

 

 

"THIS IS BEAUTY" 

BBC 2 - 60 min DOC

 

Matt Collings considers the idea of beauty in Art.

 

DIR:Neil Crombie

 

 

 

"THE BRITISH FAMILY" 

BBC 1 - 2 x 60 min DOC

 

Kirsty Young presents a social history of the British family. Prog 1 - Marriage/ Prog 2 - Sex

 

DIR:Helen Nixon, Phil Cairney

 

 

 

"CHANGING OF THE BARD"

BBC 2 - 60 min DOC

 

The history of the Poets Laureate told by Ian Hislop

 

DIR:Claire Lewis, Sally Benton

 

 

 

"OUTBREAK" 

ITV - 60 min DOC

 

First hand accounts of the day the second world war broke out

 

DIR:Martina Hall

 

 

 

"SEVEN AGES OF ROCK - ALTERNATIVE" 

BBC 2 - 60 min DOC

 

Nirvana, REM, Pixies, Black Flag

 

DIR: Robert Murphy

 

 

 

"THE HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY" 

BBC 2 - 2 X 60 min DOC

 

DIR:Debbie Lee

 

 

 

"SEVEN AGES OF ROCK - ART ROCK" 

BBC 2 - 60 min DOC

 

Pink Floyd, Roxy Music, David Bowie

 

DIR: Francis Whately

 

 

 

"BUILDINGS THAT SHAPED BRITAIN" 

CH 5 - 60 min DOC

 

DIR: Heidi Perry

 

 

 

"SILENT BRITAIN" 

BBC 2 - 90 min DOC

 

The story of the British silent film era

 

DIR: David Thompson

 

 

 

"MORE THAN A GAME - FRANCE" 

BBC 2 - 60 min DOC

 

World Cup history of the French team

 

DIR: Francis Whately

 

 

 

"ONCE UPON A TIME IN POLIZZI" 

ARTE - 60 min DOC

 

Actor Vincent Shiavelli leaves LA and starts a new life in the Madonie mountains in Sicily

 

DIR: Camilla Overbye Roos

 

 

 

"SOUL DEEP - THE SOUND OF YOUNG AMERICA" 

BBC 2 - 60 min DOC

 

The story of soul music from the Motown era

 

DIR: Francis Whately

 

 

 

"LIFE AND DEATH IN ROME" 

SKY 1 - 6 X 60 min DOC

 

The history of Rome told through personal stories

 

DIR: Ian Bremner / Debbie Lee / Mike Ibeje

 

 

 

"WORLDS MOST PHOTOGRAPHED" 

BBC 2 - 4 X 30 min DOC

 

Hitler, Ghandi, Mohammed Ali and James Dean and the photographs that defined them

 

DIR: Louise Hooper / Kate Misrahi

 

 

 

"ORIGINS OF ART - STORYTELLING" 

BBC 1 - 60 min DOC

 

Dr Nigel Spivey traces the origins of storytelling through the visual arts

 

DIR: Francis Whately

 

 

 

"TAMARA DE LEMPICKA - HOLLYWOOD'S DECO DIVA" 

BBC 4 - 30 min DOC

 

Andrew Graham Dixon on Tamara De Lempicka

 

DIR: Helen Nixon

 

 

 

"RAPHAEL - A MORTAL GOD" 

BBC 1 - 60 min DRAMA/DOC

 

Raphael's life story

 

DIR: John Holdsworth

 

 

 

"BRITAINS BEST BUILDINGS - BATH CIRCUS" 

BBC 1 - 60 min DOC

 

Dan Cruickshank marvels at John Woods architectural achievemments

 

DIR: Heidi Perry

 

 

 

"THE BADNESS OF KING GEORGE IV" 

CH 4 - 90 min DRAMA/DOC

 

The Prince Regents story told in a haze of Opium an Laudanum

 

DIR: Tim Kirby

 

 

 

"IMAGINE - ENTERTAINING MR SOANE" 

BBC 1 - 60 min DRAMA/DOC

 

The story of Sir John Soane, presented by Alan Yentob

 

DIR: Sarah Aspinall

 

 

 

"THE BIG READ - CATCHER IN THE RYE" 

BBC 1 - 30 min DOC

 

Ruby Wax goes to Chicago ( her birth place) and tells us how this book affected her and why it should win

 

DIR: Francis Whately

 

 

 

"THE BIG READ - TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD" 

BBC 1 - 30 min DOC

 

John Humphreys travels to Alabama to tell us why this book means so much to him

 

DIR: Heidi Perry

 

 

 

"THE BIG READ - WIND IN THE WILLOWS" 

BBC 1 - 30 min DOC

 

Bill Oddie puts forward his case for the book and its author Kenneth Grahame

 

DIR: Francis Whately

 

 

 

"ARENA - ALEC GUINESS" 

BBC 2 - 90 min DOC

 

The life and work of the actor

 

DIR: David Thompson

 

 

 

"IMAGINE - BARBARA HEPWORTH" 

BBC 1 - 60 min DOC

 

Profile of the artist presented by Alan Yentob

 

DIR: Jamie Muir

 

 

 

"IMAGINE - JOHN MORTIMER" 

BBC 1 - 60 min DOC

 

Profile of the author/ playwright presented by Alan Yentob

 

DIR: Kate Misrahi

 

 

 

"GRAHAM SUTHERLAND" 

 

BBC 4 - 60 min DOC

 

Profile of the artist presented by Brian Sewell

 

DIR: Debbie Lee

 

 

 

"CHRISTOPHER WREN - THE MAN WHO BUILT BRITAIN" 

 

BBC 1 - 60 min DRAMA/DOC

 

Michael Buerk presents this history of Wren

 

Starring - Hugh Bonneville / Stephen Mangan / Oliver FOrd Davies / Elizabeth Spriggs

 

DIR: Julian Birkett

 

 

 

"MAO GRAHAM NORTON" 

 

CH 4 - 60 min DOC

 

Graham Norton travels to Shanghai - New Years Special

 

DIR: Jon Magnusson

 

 

 

"OMNIBUS - PATRICIA CORNWELL: STALKING THE RIPPER" 

 

BBC 2 - 60 min DOC

 

American author Patricia Cornwell on the trail of artist Walter Sickert as Jack the Ripper

 

DIR: Francis Whately

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