Current
2020
Our Son Jack

The moving story of a mother and father's fight against political impunity and media hostility to seek justice for their twenty-two year old son being held in a prison in Syria.

Directed by Nancy Bonat
Wall to Wall Media for BBC 2

Bijan

A 90 minute film examining the events leading up to the brutal murder of a vulnerable young man in his own home sending shock waves through the local community and the police.

Directed by Stephen Finnigan
Zeppelin Films for Channel Five

Who Do You Think You Are? - series 17

Silent Witness actress Liz Carr unpicks the details of murky goings on in her family's past.

Directed by Mark Radice
Wall to Wall Media for BBC 2

My Family, The Holocaust and Me

Rob Rinder helps three other people confront their Jewish family's traumatic past as occupied Europe was brought into line with Hitler's policies in the early 1940's.

Directed by David Vincent
Wall to Wall Media for BBC 2

Long Lost Family - series 10

Davina and Nicky unlock more emotional family secrets.

Directed by Suzie Attwood & Mark Usher
Wall to Wall Media for ITV 1

Epic

A comedy pilot following the misadventures of a corporate film director with grand illusions as he wreaks havoc over his cast and crew.

Directed by Harry Chapman & Matt Zarb
Zentrophy for Netflix

The Iran Iraq War

An eight part series detailing the devastating war that raged forty years ago between the two countries, with contributions from military commanders to child soldiers and civilians caught up in it's wake. It is a gripping account of a brutal war of enormous historical significance not just for these two countries but for the whole world.

Directed by Graham Cooper & Sarah Jobling
OR Media

Yanis Varoufakis

The former Greek Finance Minister and enfant terrible of the EU here talks openly about his politics and economics and lays down a vision for the future.

Directed by Raoul Martinez & Amir Amirani
for Netfix

Credits
2020
Scandal and Beauty : Mark Gatiss on Aubrey Beardsley

Mark Gatiss explores the life and career of an artist outrageously adroit as his pen. Mark shows how Beardsley was a technological innovator whose uncompromising attitude still feels remarkably modern.

Directed by Matt Thomas
Academy 7 for BBC 4

Monty Don's American Gardens

From New York through the deep south, prairie and desert to the west coast Monty crosses the American continent learning about the history and culture of the people he meets and their gardens, occasionally lending a hand.

Directed by Alexandra Henderson
AHA for BBC 2
2019
A Berry Royal Christmas

Offering a unique look into the charities that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge support, Mary Berry accompanies them on their visits meeting inspiring people who's lives have been changed.

Directed by Lana Salah
Shine for BBC 1

My Grandparents' War

Kristen Scott Thomas uncovers the story of how her grandfather saved thousands of lives at Dunkirk and went on to endure what Churchill called "the worst journey in the world".
And Helena Bonham Carter relates how her grandfather defied orders by helping Jewish families escape the Holocaust while her grandmother volunteered as an air raid warden and campaigned for women's rights.

Directed by Laura Nash & Frank Hanley
Wild Pictures for Channel Four

Charles : Fifty Years A Prince

A celebration of Wales through the eyes of the Prince who has made the role his own over fifty years.

Directed by Marion Milne
Yeti for ITV 1

The Cameron Years

For the first time the former Prime Minister speaks candidly about his memoirs and his time in power.

Directed by Denys Blakeway & Ian Lease
Menace Productions for BBC 1

Long Lost Family - series 9

Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell present the documentary series which aims to reunite family members after years of separation and offers a life-line for people desperate to trace long lost relatives.

Directed by Clare Bradbury & Mark Usher
Wall to Wall Media for ITV 1

Thatcher : A Very British Revolution : Enemies - BAFTA nominated 2020

The irresistible rise and dramatic downfall of the Iron Lady - her inner circle reveal how a political outsider won power and dominated British life through a turbulent decade.

Directed by Stephen Finnigan
BBC Studios for BBC 2

Monty Don's Japanese Gardens

Monty immerses himself in all things Japanese learning, through the changing seasons how climate, art & philosophy have shaped Japanese garden design.

Directed by Alexandra Henderson
Lion Television for BBC 2

Catching Britain's Killers : The Crimes That Changed Us

A series looking at three notorious crimes in recent history and their subsequent court cases that changed criminal law & legal history forever.

Directed by Emma Frank & Karen McGann 3 x 60 mins
Wall to Wall Media for BBC 2

Icons : Sports Stars

Celebrating the achievements of the greatest figures of the 20th century. Clare Balding explores the legacies of sports stars Pele, Muhammad Ali, Billie Jean King and Tanni Grey-Thompson.

Directed by David Vincent
72 Films for BBC2

Britain At Low Tide - series 3

Tori Herridge explores more of Britain's coastline revealing intriguing industrial and maritime history when the tide goes out.

Directed by Michael Waterhouse
Tern Television for Channel Four

The Next Pompeii ?

Naples is a beautiful, vibrant city - it is also a dangerous place to live. This film for Nova investigates what lies beneath.

Directed by Duncan Bulling 
Lion Television for Nova

Cricket Fever

An eight-part Netflix co-production following Mumbai’s home cricket team as they attempt to win the Indian Premier League for a record fourth time.

Directed by Jeremy Finn 
Conde-Nast for Netflix
2018
The Corinthia

A three part series delving behind the scenes of one of London's most exclusive hotels.

Directed by Jane Treays
Spun Gold for BBC 1

The Real Camilla

Filmed through her 70th birthday year this film follows the Duchess of Cornwall on her busy schedule in the UK, on tour overseas with Prince Charles and on rainy walks in Scotland with her dogs.

Directed by Jane Treays 
Spun Gold for ITV

Who Do You Think You Are? – Series 15
BAFTA winner Best Television Feature 2019

Robert “Judge” Rinder follows the story of his grandfather, a Holocaust survivor and Boy George finds a lot of sadness in his family.

Directed by David Vincent
2 x 60 mins
Wall to Wall Media for BBC 1

The Queen’s Green Planet

David Attenborough visits the garden of Buckingham Palace for a conversation with Her Majesty about trees, nature and her project to indigenous forest in all the Commonwealth countries.

Directed by Jane Treays 
ITV Studios for ITV

Can You Rebuild My Brain?

Lotje Sonnerland’s brain was damaged by a stroke when she was 34. Here she meets neuroscience pioneers who are developing cutting edge treatments for conditions like Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s & autism.

Directed by Stephen Finnigan 
Popcorn Media for Channel 4

The Ruth Ellis Files: A Very British Crime Story

In 1955 Ruth Ellis was the last woman to be hanged for the murder of her lover. In this investigative, three-part series Gillian Pachter re-examines the case.

Directed by Gillian Pachter
3 x 60 mins
Wall to Wall Media for BBC 4

Judi Dench: My Passion For Trees

Filmed over the course of a year this film follows Judi’s experience through the seasons to understand the vital role of trees in history and the future.

Directed by Harvey Lilley
60 mins
Atlantic Productions for BBC 1

Fake of Fortune – Series 7

Fiona Bruce and Philip Mould visit France to see if two sketchy books belonged to Toulouse- Lautrec.

Directed by Rachel Jardine 
BBC Bristol for BBC 1
2017
Who Do You Think You Are? US season 10 John Cryer & Molly Shannon

American celebrities at large in Europe.

Shed Media US for TLC

The Coronation

The Queen in conversation with Alastair Bruce shares her memories of the great day in 1953. The film goes on to explore the symbolic and religious meaning of the coronation ceremony and with unique access to the Tower of London, filming over three nights, the crown jewels reveal their astonishing beauty.

Directed by Harvey Lilley 
Atlantic Productions for BBC 1

Gluck - Who Did She Think She Was?

The untold story of Britain’s crocs-dressing high society painter.

Directed by Clare Beavan 
BBC 4

Fake or Fortune – Series 5/6

Fiona Bruce teams up again with art expert Philip Mould to uncover the truth behind work attributed to Rodin, Giacometti, Freud & Gaugin.

Directed by Rachel Jardine 
BBC Bristol for BBC 1

Britain At Low Tide – Series 2

Tori Herridge returns to explore Britain’s coastal heritage.

Directed by Michael Waterhouse 
Tern for Channel 4

Who Do You Think You Are? – Series 14 Noel Clarke, Fern Cotton & Ruby Wax

Ancestral journeying through Wales & the Caribbean with Ruby’s family story unravelling through a dark time in European history.

Directed by Clare Lewis, David Vincent & Rachel Jardine
3 x 60 mins
Wall to Wall Media for BBC 1

Mark Gatiss on John Minton: The Lost Man of British Art

In this personal project Mark Gatiss celebrates the life & work of John Minton - the highly prolific and successful artist who’s work now is all but but forgotten.

Directed by Matt Thomas
60 mins
BBC 4

Lego Internet campaign

Children from all over the world free-build Lego for this internet campaign.

Directed by Francine Shaw 
The Garden for Lego

Web of Lies — Season 5

More dramatised dark stories from the online world.


Directed by John Holdsworth
Blast/Cream for Discovery & Amazon

Long Lost Family - series 8

More familiar tears with Davina McCall & Nicky Campbell.

Directed by Caroline Miller
1 x 46 mins
Wall to Wall media for ITV

Italy’s Invisible Cities

Alexander Armstrong & Dr Michael Scott hit the road again, this time travelling through three of Italy’s most fascinating cities - Naples, Venice & Florence to uncover 2000 years of history.

Directed by Harvey Lilley & Lucy Swingler
3 x 60 mins for BBC1

Who Do You Think You Are? US – Season 9 Courtney Cox & John Stamos

Another series of American celebrities discovering their ancestry.

Directed by Liz Dobson
2 x 46 mins
Shed Media US for TLC

Long Lost Family – Series 7

Davina McCall & Nicky Campbell present the series which reunite families after years of separation and offers a lifeline to those seeking long lost relatives.
Directed by Rachel Ozars & Tom McCarthy

2 x 46 mins
Wall to Wall Media for ITV

Web of Lies Season 4

In this dock-drama series you never know where the online web of lies leads - from nightmare dates to false identities, these are tase of online tragedy.

Directed by Johnathan Davenport
2 x 46 mins Blast / Cream for Discovery & Amazon

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