The Murder Detectives: New series from Films of Record
The Murder Detectives, a new series from Films of Record and BAFTA-winning director David Nath, airs from Monday 30th November. The three part series was filmed over the course of eighteen months following the investigation into the murder of a 19 year-old in Bristol.
Nath says: “This is the story of a senseless stabbing, a young life cut short. In Britain, it’s a story of now. If this series makes even one kid think twice about carrying a knife, then it will have been worthwhile. The impact of murder on a victim’s family is absolutely horrific and we are immensely grateful to them for allowing us access.”
30th November 9pm Channel 4
Royal Television Award win for Blakeway North
Blakweay North won Best Factual Entertainment Award at the Royal Television Society North West Awards on Saturday night for their documentary Michael Jackson’s Thriller with Ashley Banjo.
The Documentary was aired on ITV in April.
Reef to Travel the World with Top Baker Paul Hollywood
Reef Television has been commissioned by Food Network to make a 10×30′ series with Paul Hollywood baking his way around the world. Paul Hollywood’s City Bakes will travel to Madrid, Miami, Munich, Warsaw, London, Naples, New York, St Petersburg and Copenhagen to explore the recipes that have shaped the baking heritage of each city. Paul will uncover family recipes, hotel delicacies and local favourites before adding his own ‘Hollywood twist’ to a classic.
Paul Hollywood said: “Food culture can reveal so much about a nation so it’s a privilege to be able to delve into the lives of fellow bakers and discover some really amazing international bakes.”
Richard Farmbrough, CEO Reef Television said: “Spending time with Paul Hollywood on his City Bakes mission will be a real treat for audiences around the world as they get to see a different side of this baking megastar from the man we know from Bake Off. Reef is delighted to be working with both Paul and Scripps on this mouth-watering project.”
Chris Kelly is to exec produce the series and Dunk Barnes is the Series Producer.
Films of Record Documentary Brett: a Life With No Arms
Filmmaker Roger Graef’s first-ever documentary, One Of Them Is Brett, was made 50 years ago. It was a portrait of Brett as a spirited four-year old – riding a bicycle, feeding himself, fighting his brothers with his feet. His parents, Barbara and Peter Nielsen, moved from Australia to Britain to get him prosthetic arms, which Brett immediately rejected. And it stayed that way.
Fifty years later, Roger has tracked down Brett back home in Australia. This follow-up film is about Brett’s life leading up to their reunion. His optimism and humour has remained undimmed.
This is a story of triumph over adversity. In the words of Brett, “it doesn’t matter what happens to you in your life, it matters how you deal with it.”
13th October 10.35pm BBC 1
Disappearing Britain Begins 8th October on More 4
Maureen Lipman, Larry Lamb, Michael Buerk and friends feature in Reef TV’s latest series, Disappearing Britain, which starts 8th October at 9pm on More 4. The series of 12 x 60 minute films is a celebration of Britain’s heritage obsession as they meet the people keeping our traditions alive.
Hebdo documentary to be given French prime time on anniversary of atrocity
France 5 has acquired Films of Record’s Charlie Hebdo: 3 Days That Shook Paris, to be broadcast prime time on the anniversary of the atrocity in January next year. The documentary was commissioned and broadcast on More 4. France 5 said the documentary was completely absorbing and extraordinary, also that a film of this distinctiveness and quality on this- an iconic landmark French story- was produced by a British television company.
Neil Grant, Films of Record Managing Director and Executive Producer said, “we are chuffed to bits that the premier French broadcaster has chosen our film against domestic companies and is testimony to Ursula Macfarlane and her creative team and the support of Channel 4.”
27th September 10pm More4
Ten Alps Communicate produces new short film: ‘What Makes BTG Different?’
Ten Alps Communicate have produced a new short film for BTG. An insight into their company culture, whilst being ‘anti-corporate video’, the film demonstrates BTG’s DNA messaging to both internal and external audiences. What Makes BTG Different? positions BTG as an attractive and different place to work for prospective graduates and tempts the most sought-after talent in the industry to join BTG. It also gives a platform to the company’s unsung heroes, showcasing their commitment, passion and drive. The film can be viewed here.
Ten Alps Communicate launch Children’s Traffic Club London site.
After 6 month’s hard work, the team at Ten Alps Communicate have launched the new Children’s Traffic Club London site. The page has been developed with Transport for London and aims to teach pre-school children vital road safety and active travel advice. It has been an incredible amount of work to deliver in such a short space of time. The programme has both web and print content, the online element can be viewed at http://bit.ly/1KSqRX1
Charlie Hebdo: Three Days That Shook Paris
Eight months after the terror that swept Paris following the massacre at Charlie Hebdo, survivors, police and families tell their story. The definitive story of last January’s attacks in Paris by Islamist militants against satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, the police and a Jewish supermarket.
A Films of Record production.
24 September 10pm More4
Films of Record groundbreaking new series announced
A prime suspect with an alibi, a fugitive on the loose, and a murder detective and his team that has to find a murderer and answers for a grieving family; Channel 4 have commissioned Films of Record for a series of films looking in-depth into a murder investigation.
The films follow a major crimes unit through the course of an investigation into the stabbing of a teenager in Bristol.
The films go inside the mind of the detectives as they are determined to achieve justice and the victim’s family, as well as following the family of a suspect determined to keep their son free.
Taken into a world of guns and disrespect – the currency of the street- we are led into a world of bad choices and moral dilemmas and as the net closes in we begin to see the ripples that spill out when a murder is committed.
Ebola Frontline Nominated for Grierson Award
Blakeway Productions’ film Ebola Frontline has been shortlisted for the 2015 Grierson Awards.
The film, part of BBC One’s Panorama series, is nominated in the Best Documentary on Current Affairs category and was first shown in November.
The film follows British A & E Doctor Javid Abdelmoneim on a month-long posting to an Ebola treatment centre in Sierra Leone.
The film has already won the Popular Features category at the One World Awards in June.
The awards ceremony will take place in London on 2nd November.
Emmy Nomination for Blakeway
Hunted: The War Against the Gays in Russia has been nominated for an Emmy in Outstanding Investigative Journalism- Long-Form.
The Documentary, a Blakeway Production, won a Grierson award in 2014 in The Open University Best Current Affairs Documentary category.
The film was originally commissioned for the Channel 4 Dispatches series in the UK and then acquired by HBO for broadcast in the US.
The 36th annual News and Documentary Emmy awards ceremony will take place in New York on 28th September.
Panorama: Jeremy Corbyn: Labour’s Earthquake
On 12 September the Labour Party will elect a new leader. Jeremy Corbyn, a rank outsider just a few weeks ago, is now the hot favourite with the bookies. If he wins, it will be nothing less than a politicalearthquake. What’s the secret of his meteoric rise? And who are the people who have signed up in their thousands to vote for him?
A Films of record production.
7 September 8.30pm BBC 1
Christian Louboutin: The World’s Most Luxurious Shoes
World’s Most Luxurious Shoes: This film has unprecedented access to Christian Louboutin’s extraordinary world as he tries to introduce his famous footwear to super-rich markets in Asia.
29th August 9pm Channel 4
Completion of Reef Acquisition
Ten Alps plc, multimedia producer of high quality TV and radio together with integrated publishing and communications content, is pleased to confirm that following approval by Ten Alps shareholders at a general meeting of the Company held on 10 July 2015, it has today completed the acquisition of Reef Television Limited.
Completion of Acquisition – 14.07.15
Home and Build Supports Building Excellence Awards 2015
Stephen Parry Anwyl Construction Ltd receives the LABC Residential Site Manager of the Year award at the 2015 North Wales LABC Building Excellence Awards at the De Vere Village Chester St Davids, St Davids Park, Ewloe, Flintshire, 24th April
The LABC Building Excellence Awards celebrate all that’s good in the construction industry.
The awards look for the sometimes unseen, but vital elements, in the creation of excellent buildings; technical innovation, sustainability and high performance.
In addition the awards recognise the ‘X’ factor special working relationships that produce new or creative solutions.
One such relationship is that between the Local Authority Building Control team and the developer. This is the LABC Site Supervisor of The Year Award.
Home and Build are sponsors of this category across the 12 regional awards for 2015.
Stuart Brown – Home and Build Managing Director commented – “Home and Build are delighted to provide sponsorship to the Building Excellence awards for 2015, and in particular the LABC Site Supervisor of The Year category. This category recognises and awards the most effective working relationships between the Local Authority and their customers”
Dispatches: The Secrets of Sports Direct
Dispatches goes undercover to investigate the secrets of the sports retailer’s success. Reporter Harry Wallop explores the hidden cost of the clothes, shoes and discount gear that have helped Sports Direct buck the trend on the high street, making billions for its elusive owner Mike Ashley.
27th April 8pm Channel 4
Gallipoli: When Murdoch Went To War
To commemorate one of the First World War’s most important and dramatic anniversaries – the Gallipoll campaign of 1915 – this hour-long special tells the true story behind the ‘Gallipoli Letter’, written in September 1915 by a young Australian journalist, Keith Murdoch.
25th April 8.30pm BBC 2
Michael Jackson’s Thriller – With Ashley Banjo
Ashley Banjo, leader and choreographer of Diversity heads to California on the trail of the man who inspired him to dance: Michael Jackson. Ashley talks to the people who helped Jackson to create his masterpiece, the bestselling album– Thriller.
19th April 10.35 pm ITV
Benefits and Bypasses
Exploring how self-inflicted health problems caused by people who drink, smoke and eat to excess are costing the NHS a fortune.
7th April 9pm Channel 5
Dispatches: Britain’s Defence Squeeze
Following cuts to the defence budget, can the UK defend itself against a range of new threats, from terror groups like IS to Russian bombers close to UK airspace?
16th March 7.30pm Channel 4
This documentary about British artist David Hockney draws on its subject’s own family photos and home movies to provide an intimate, authoritative portrait. From Bradford to London to California and back again, we see the places that have informed Hockney’s remarkably varied output, from the British pop art of his youth and celebrated West Coast swimming-pool pictures to the expansive Yorkshire landscapes that have brought the sprightly septuagenarian renewed critical and popular acclaim.
14th March 9pm BBC 2
Voices from our Industrial Past
Professor Emma Griffin examines the lives of working women during the industrial revolution, drawing on previously neglected sources to bring their voices alive once more.
30th April 11am BBC Radio 4
Exposure: The Kill List
Exposure looks at how special forces targeted, captured and killed insurgents during the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts and the consequences its legacy has left behind today.
11th February 10.40pm ITV
‘Churchill’s Other Lives’
10 x 15:00
To mark the 50th anniversary of Winston Churchill’s funeral, Sir David Cannadine explores Churchill’s extraordinary rich and varied life outside politics. Produced by Blakeway Production for BBC Radio 4 ten-part series for BBC Radio 4 commences 19th-30th January 2015.
19th-30th January 1.45pm BBC Radio 4
Panorama: Battle for British Islam
As France tries to come to terms with the deaths of the 12 people murdered in the Islamist attack at the office of Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris, John Ware from Panorama hears from Muslims facing an angry backlash for trying to promote a form of Islam which is in synch with British values.
12th January 8.30pm BBC 1