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THE PERFECT RUNNER
Genre: Science and Nature
Run Time: 1 x 44'
Delivery Status: Completed
Year: 2011
 
How did our ancestors survive the shift from trees to land, and evolve to dominate the planet? The answer lies in a remarkable ability: humans are nature’s perfect endurance runners. Anthropologist Niobe Thompson journeys back in evolutionary time. He talks with leading biologists and with those whose survival still depends on endurance running. From the highlands of Ethiopia, to the most remote place in Arctic Siberia, to the world's toughest ultramarathon, the Perfect Runner weaves cutting-edge science with gripping adventure, leaving the viewer with an inspiring understanding of our common evolutionary inheritance as the running ape.
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PARADISE GARDENS
Genre: Nature, Lifestyle
Run Time: 9 x 25'
Delivery Status: Completed
Year: 2011
 
Paradise Gardens portrays the passionate owners of the most beautiful and extraordinary gardens in the country. They are passionate about their gardens and create the most unique paradises. Now they welcome us for an exclusive peek into their green wonders. Paradise Gardens goes beyond the locked gates and no-entry signs to enter a world full of stories, passion and beauty. Each episode the narrator takes us on a journey where we visit and portray four passionate and often eccentric garden lovers and their exceptional gardens.
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MOTHER OF NORMANDY
Genre: History
Run Time: English
Delivery Status: Completed
Year: 2011
 
Madame Simone Renaud witnessed the liberation of France in1944 from a very unique vantage point – St. Mere Eglise – the 1st town liberated in the D Day invasion It was here that she, along with her three young sons and husband watched the triumph and tragedy unfold during a day that defined history. It was here that so many American soldiers, who gave their lives to protect freedom and democracy, found their final resting place. Madame Renaud spent a lifetime tending to the graves of those American soldiers and corresponding with their loved ones. She became friend, family and touchstone to those whose lives were forever changed by D-Day.
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CHARLOTTE: A ROYAL AT WAR
Genre: History & Royalty documentary
Run Time: 1 x 98, 1 x 52 or 2 x 49 min
Language: English
Director(s): Roy Tostevin
CoProduction Partner(s): Centre national de l'audiovisuel
Producer(s): Grace Productions
Delivery Status: Completed
Year: 2010
Countries of Origin: UK
 
The remarkable untold story of the Royal propagandist in pearls who inspired a nation through the power of radio, reaching her people in their darkest hour. This documentary presents the true account of Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxembourg and her government's pursuit of freedom for their country, against brutal occupation. As Hitler's army invades in 1940, Charlotte and key government ministers escape across the French border while those who stay behind endure five bitter years of occupation at the hands of the Third Reich. Against criticism she has abandoned her people, the Grand Duchess uses the airwaves to broadcast propaganda messages, the only real weapon at her disposal. The programme combines eyewitness testimony with dramatic reconstructions and unique colour archive.
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THE LONG MARCH TO FREEDOM
Genre: History
Run Time: 3 x 45'
Language: English
Delivery Status: Completed
Year: 2011
 
This series tells, for the first time, the story of the thousands of British, American and Commonwealth POW�s who were forced to march from Poland to Germany in the winter of 1945, to evade the advancing Soviet army. Testimony from survivors focuses on the desperation of marching in awful conditions to joy at the moment of liberation. Many of the interviews describe powerful, and occasionally funny accounts of events during the march. At the moment of liberation, seen in library footage of the period, the survivors explain their feelings of being free men again, in a country that was now falling apart.
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CLINTON & THE CLINTONS
Genre: Social & Biography documentary
Run Time: 1 x 55 min
Language: English
Director(s): Alan Scales
CoProduction Partner(s): BBC
Producer(s): Infinity Television
Delivery Status: Completed
Year: 2008
Countries of Origin: UK
 
The fascinating story behind one of America's most famous political families and the pressure of running the most powerful country in the world. This hour long documentary explores the childhood of the man who grew up to be the president of the United States, identifying character traits to create an evocative psychological profile along the way. The story of his wife is an even more meteoric climb to success as she transformed herself from a woman dealing with a very public infidelity into a very successful politician in her own right. Examines the Clintons' personal and political lives with important contributions from many who know them well. This story of a rise to the pinnacle of power is a fascinating portrait of struggle and achievement.
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K9 MOUNTIES
Genre: Lifestyle, Crime
Run Time: 6 x 30'
Language: English
Delivery Status: Completed
Year: 2011
 
Watch as some of Canada's finest police officers are pushed to the limit in a 17 week training programme at the PCMP's Police Dog Service Training Centre. Dog and trainer go through intense, physically demanding training requiring self motivation, tenacity and fitness. The bond between man and dog is inseparable as they work together to find lost people, track wrongdooers, search for explosives and protect VIP's.
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GETTING TO GREENWICH
Genre: Sport/ Lifestyle
Run Time: 8 x 30'
Delivery Status: Completed
 
In the run up to the Olympics, this series shows how British equestrians are preparing for London 2012. Profiling 8 budding contenders for Team GBR across the 3 Olympic and 1 Paralympic disciplines of dressage, showjumping, eventing, & para-equestrian dressage. Each episode focuses on a competitor covering their preparations, hopes, and fears, and what it would mean to them to step on the podium.
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ESCAPESEEKER
Genre: Adventure and Travel
Run Time: 18 x 30'
Language: English
Delivery Status: Completed
Year: 2011
 
Follow Mel, a pint-sized globetrotter who is mother to six, step-mother to two, and grandmother of eight. Inspired to change the way grandmothers are viewed and fueled by the burning urge to travel, Mel has probably done more as a granny than most the entire span of their life. Mel and her team capture some of the Earth�s most luxurious and sought-after destinations and takes the adventures that people most often only dream of accomplishing.
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ELIZABETH OF BERLIN
Genre: History
Run Time: 1 x 64'
Language: English
Producer(s): Steven Martin
Delivery Status: Completed
 
This documentary depicts the motivation of a theologian who on penalty of imprisonment and death, questioned and opposed the Nazification of her Church and the moral degradation of her country. The film celebrates a courageous woman who foresaw that silence would be complicity but that moral and religious objection could prevent a genocide and the destruction of Christianity in Germany.
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THE MIDDLE MEN
Genre: Social & Investigative documentary
Run Time: 1 x 52 or 70 min HD
Language: English
Director(s): Meghan Horvarth
Producer(s): Murmur Research
Delivery Status: Completed
Year: 2010
Countries of Origin: UK
 
Reveals the emotional and material worlds of eight middle-aged men living and working in England, each confronting life on their own terms. The concept of middle age is changing as recent generations live longer and healthier lives. Men in the 21st century are meeting new challenges in radically different ways than their fathers. They are dealing with social changes such as feminism, an uncertain economy, and a reported sense of ‘confusion' among men and their role in today's society. The Middle Men is a HD documentary telling intimate stories from a male perspective including a recovery from addiction, a commitment to marriage, a new business venture, an episode of depression and a return to bachelorhood.
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D'ART D'ART
Genre: Arts & Culture
Run Time: 300 x 1'
Language: French, English
Delivery Status: Completed
Year: 2010
 
D’Art d’Art is an art magazine, hosted by Frédéric Taddeï. From Gainsborough to Bacon, discover the greatest artists, and the anecdotes behind the pieces of art you can see in British museums.For instance: did you know that his contemporaries suspected Rodin to be nothing more than a fraud who moulded his sculptures? D’Art d’Art is an original format, currently rallying 8 Million viewers per episode in France.d’Art d’Art has become a powerful brand in France. d’Art d’Art can become a powerful brand for your TV channel.
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RITUAL: THE SAMURAI OF THE SOMA NOMA OI
Genre: History & Culture
Run Time: 1 x 48 min HD
Language: English
Director(s): Christopher O'Brien
Producer(s): Nanban Productions
Delivery Status: Completed
Year: 2009
Countries of Origin: Canada
 
A stunning high definition journey into the last refuge of Japans once legendary warriors. Samurai traditions are practised by the descendants of one of Japans oldest feudal dynasties. They are the inheritors of one of the most spectacular traditional festivals in the world, that of the thousand year old Soma Noma Oi. This is a unique and gruelling exercise designed to test the equestrian skill and endurance of the mounted samurai and his steed. This documentary presents an ancient martial tradition established by the Soma clans' famous founder and one that his direct bloodline descendants continue to proudly preside over 33 generations later. The Soma Noma Oi is more than just a tradition; it is living history and the last bastion of authentic samurai culture.
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SPOILT ROTTEN
Genre: Social & Medical
Run Time: 1 x 59 min
Language: English
Director(s): Janice Finch
CoProduction Partner(s): BBC
Producer(s): Chameleon Television
Delivery Status: Completed
Year: 2010
Countries of Origin: UK
 
Britain's largest children's hospital is treating younger and younger patients for preventable health problems. With unprecedented access to Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool, this hour long BBC documentary meets the kids, the pediatricians treating them and then follows them home in an attempt to uncover the root cause of their problems. The A&E is a busy department and having to deal with cases including drunk children, glue ear and obesity clog up a system that's already under considerable strain. The hospital estimates they spend around a million pounds a year on treating preventable conditions, enough to buy them a new MRI scanner. It is clear that some of the basic health messages from the doctors are not getting through to parents or their kids.
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TOSCA: FLEXING AT 49
Genre: Lifestyle & Reality
Run Time: 8 x 24 min HD
Language: English
Director(s): Naomi Wise
CoProduction Partner(s): Viva Network
Producer(s): Up Front Entertainment
Delivery Status: Completed
Year: 2009
Countries of Origin: Canada
 
An eight-part High Definition lifestyle series that goes behind the scenes with Tosca Reno, the ultimate Canadian supermum. As she approaches 50, the unstoppable mother, successful author, public speaker, and fitness model decides to push the limits of herself and her family and compete one final time as a bodybuilder, much to the annoyance of her daughters. Tosca: Flexing at 49, is an exhilarating ride that captures her highs and lows as she struggles to balance her commitment to her family, her work and another cookbook launch with rigorous training and an extreme diet in preparation for the big competition. There will be pain and gain but will it be all worth it in the end?
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APOLLO 17: THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE LAST MEN ON THE MOON
Genre: Science & History
Run Time: 1 x 55 min
Language: English
Director(s): Alexander & Elliot Weaver
Producer(s): Free Spirit Films
Delivery Status: Completed
Year: 2011
Countries of Origin: UK
 
In 1961, JFK committed the resources of his nation and launched Project Apollo. By 1972, only two years after Neil Armstrong first walked on the moon, public and political interest in Apollo had dwindled. NASA was forced to cancel their last three missions, making Apollo 17 man's final mission to the moon. This documentary is the remarkable story of the final days of NASA's Apollo program. It tells the story of three brave astronauts and the thousands of men and women who supported them. The Untold Story of the Last Men on the Moon contains spectacular NASA footage and exclusive interviews with space scientists who worked on the Apollo programme during the 60's and 70's. A fascinating hour long special examining the crowning glory of lunar exploration and the determination of a generation.
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WINDFARM WARS
AKA BLOWN APART
Genre: Environmental
Run Time: 4 x 60 min
Language: English
Director(s): Jeremy Gibson
CoProduction Partner(s): BBC
Producer(s): SevenStones Media
Delivery Status: Completed
Year: 2011
Countries of Origin: UK
 
A dramatic four-part observational series examining what happens when a wind farm of nine 120-metre high turbines is planned for construction on a sensitive English landscape. Windfarm Wars is the story of a deeply divided community with a conclusion that will impact on the future of land-based renewable energy in the UK. Filmed over four turbulent years, each episode explores in candid detail a story that goes to the heart of the renewable energy issue, our attitudes towards it and the future for on-shore wind energy around the world. With phenomenal access to both sides of this bitter local dispute we explore the truths and myths of a highly controversial energy resource - on shore wind-power.
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