"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