Posts Tagged ‘Documentary’

Life & Death the Pentecostal Way

Pentecostalism is now the largest Christian faith in London. What is it about this rapidly growing religion that makes it so appealing?

This one-hour observational documentary will follow the stories of members of the congregation at defining moments in their lives. Through powerful personal stories it will lift the lid on a vibrant faith that is fast becoming one of the dominant religions in Britain.

1 x 60′ documentary
BBC for BBC2 – 2016

Directed by Tanya Stephan

Are Health Tests Really a Good Idea?

Michael Mosley puts himself through a battery of health tests available to people who feel perfectly well. From an expensive heart scan to a new national screening procedure to detect the earliest signs of bowel cancer, Mosley sets out to discover which if any of the tests are worth doing.

1 x 60′ documentary
BBC for BBC2 – 2016

Directed by Serena Davies

NYPD: Biggest Gang in New York?

In the wake of the shooting of five Dallas police officers, BBC Three investigates why tension is rising between America’s police forces and ethnic minorities.

Shot on the streets of New York, the film follows ‘Cop Watchers’ – men and women who track the NYPD in a cat-and-mouse game to try and film arrests and possible cases of brutality.

NYPD officers also speak out, alleging systemic racism and a policy of targeting ethnic minority communities in order hit their arrest quotas.

1 x 60′ documentary
Renowned Films for BBC3 – 2016

Directed by Ben Steele

Inside Cern

With exclusive behind-the-scenes access, Horizon follows the highs and lows of an extraordinary story in particle physics. In June 2015, teams at CERN started running the large hadron collider at the highest energy ever. Rumours quickly emerged that they were on the brink of a huge discovery. A mysterious bump in some data suggested a first glimpse of a brand new particle that could change our understanding of how the universe works.

Horizon follows the scientists as they hunt for the elusive signals that would prove if there is a new particle or if it is just noise from their machine.

1 x 60′ documentary
BBC Horizon for BBC2 – 2016

Directed by Serena Davies

Miami Mega Jail

Louis spends time in one of the most notorious sections of Miami County Jail: the fifth & sixth floor of ‘main jail’ a vast holding pen for the unconvicted where most inmates are awaiting trial.

2 x 60′ documentary
BBC for BBC2 – 2011

Directed by Emma Cooper

Life on the Psych Ward

How do you discharge a patient from a psychiatric hospital when they’ve committed terrible acts of violence in the past?

Life on the Psych Ward delves into the lives of three patients at the Bethlem Royal Hospital, one of the most dangerous places to work in the NHS, as they face the prospect of discharge after decades under lock and key.

1 × 60′ documentary
Rare Day for Channel 4 – 2016

Directed by Guy King

The Blind Side

This ten-part documentary series ‘Best of British’ follows Paralympic athletes in their sporting and private lives as they aim to be selected for the 2012 London Paralympic Games. With unprecedented access to the trials and tribulations of selection and qualification, the series is an intimate and unflinching look at the daily lives of these athletes as they strive for glory.

‘The Blind Side’ meets Dave Clarke, Robin Wiliams and Owen Bainbridge from the British blind football squad as they go through tough training regimes in order to be at their best in the Paralympic Games.

10 x 60′ documentary
Twofour for Channel 4 – 2011

Directed by Chris Williams

The Wonderful World of Tony Blair

Since resigning in June 2007, Tony Blair has financially enriched himself more than any previous ex-prime minister.

Peter Oborne investigates the former prime minister’s sources of wealth since his resignation from the post in June 2007, after which he was appointed as official envoy of the Quartet on the Middle East. He also explores the activities of Tony Blair Associates, an international consultancy that handles multimillion-pound contracts.

Dispatches reveals some of the sources of his new-found wealth, much of which comes from the Middle East.

1 x 60′ documentary
Blast! Films for Channel 4 – 2011

Directed by James Brabazon

Girls on the Pull

Hair is a multi-billion pound industry. It is a potent sign of femininity, sexuality, and health. As a nation, we’re obsessed with it – we preen it, cut it, style it, dye it and spend millions on it every year.

Losing it can be devastating, yet across Britain an estimated one million people are literally tearing their hair out. They suffer from trichotillomania (TTM), an impulse control disorder that causes sufferers to experience uncontrollable urges to pull out their own hair, often to the point of baldness. Why do they do it and how can they stop?

1 x 30′ documentary
Minnow Films for Channel 4 – 2010

Directed by Ruth Kelly