Julius Caesar Revealed / BBC1 / LION TV

Director : Alex Leith • Executive Producer Caterina Turroni

Julius Caesar is the most famous Roman of them all: brutal conqueror, dictator and victim of a gruesome assassination on the Ides of March 44 BC. 2,000 years on, he still shapes the world.

Mary Beard is on a mission to uncover the real Caesar, and to challenge public perception. She seeks the answers to some big questions. How did he become a one-man ruler of Rome? How did he use spin and PR on his way to the top? Why was he killed?

Stealing Van Gogh / BBC2 / Lion TV

Director: Julian Hendy • Exec Producer: Bill Locke, Lisa Hazelhurst

Andrew Graham-Dixon confronts the worlds of high art and seriously organised crime to uncover the true story behind the greatest art heist of the 21st century. In December 2002, two priceless and historically important paintings were stolen from the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, in a brutal and audacious robbery by experienced, professional thieves.

Great Fire of London

Director: Stuart Elliot, Luke Korzon Martin • Series Producer Sarah Sarkel

Dan Jones, Suzannah Lipscomb and Rob Bell take a fresh look at the Great Fire of London in 1666 by walking the actual route the fire took across the city, hour-by-hour and street-by-street, hoping to uncover what really happened during Britain’s worst inferno.

Rellik / BBC1 / Peter Anderson Studios

Director: Peter Anderson

The drama’s innovative storyline unfolds backwards and our title sequence plays with this mechanism in abstract manner. The sequence is constructed from obscured clues, captured moments on a home video camera and half forgotten memories all stylised with a digital DIY aesthetic and all alluding to the past and present of the killer.

TALES FROM MODERN CHINA | LION TV | BBC WORLD

Director: Ross Young • Producer: Sarah Sarkel

In this new six-part series, we explore one of the most varied and surprising countries in the world – China. From the remote mountains and ethnic diversity of the South-West, to the frozen lands of the North-East, from arid deserts to teeming cities, our team travel the length and breadth of the country unearthing stories of modern China. 

Jing Lusi and Jason Lai find out how people all over China are facing the challenges of the future while preserving the traditions of their past.

Fugitive Black Ops | WMR | ITV Studios

Director : Oscar Chan

This series tells the true stories of America’s most thrilling and spectacular manhunts. Each one is a race to catch vicious gangsters, drug barons and arms dealers who thought they were beyond the reach of the law. Each film has all the drive and immersion of a Hollywood thriller – but these are real stories with real people.

Sculpture Diaries – Andy Goldsworthy | ZCZ Films | C4

Director :Waldemar Januszczak

Waldemar Januszczak presents his definitive account of his all-time favourite art-form – sculpture – in this three-part series.

Wrestling |BBC One Show |Icon Films

Director : Dominic Weston

The One Show is a topical magazine-style daily television programme broadcast live on BBC One and BBC One HD on weekdays.

Fugitive Black Ops | WMR | ITV Studios

Director : Oscar Chan

This series tells the true stories of America’s most thrilling and spectacular manhunts. Each one is a race to catch vicious gangsters, drug barons and arms dealers who thought they were beyond the reach of the law. Each film has all the drive and immersion of a Hollywood thriller – but these are real stories with real people.

Future Qatar 1 – Hamad International Airport | Ultramarine Films

Director : Tom Dumican

Nowhere on the planet is undergoing such a seismic transformation as Qatar.Throughout history the world’s great civic centres have emerged when opportunity, endeavour and hope have each intersected on the human map.Now, from the sands of the desert, Qatar is rising as a new centre of the globe.

Woodland Blitz | BBC One Show | Icon Films

Director : Mary Albion

The One Show is a topical magazine-style daily television programme broadcast live on BBC One and BBC One HD on weekdays.

BBC Arena | Underground | Lonestar Productions

Director : Zimena Percival

Documentary about the Tube, the world’s oldest underground system. Three million passengers use it every day, and over the past 150 years it has developed its own history, along side literature, music and film that has been inspired by the Underground. Includes contributions from the Underground’s staff.

Japan revealed Discovery Atlas | ZCZ Films | Discovery

 

Director : Jon Stephens

Japan Revealed focuses on the unique balance in Japan between the seasons and life, and keeping old traditions alive in a modern world. The episode follows the lives of a geisha in training, a tuna fisherman, a group of Ama divers, two trend setting schoolgirls, a family competing in robotics fighting, and a tattoo artist. It is narrated by Masi Oka.

Manet : The man who invented modern art | ZCZ Films | BBC2

Director : Waldemar Januszczak

As the reluctant father of Impressionism, and the painter of Dejeuner sur LHerbe, he can probably be cited as inventing modern art. But his story is also fascinating on so many other levels. Manet was a born rebel, in life as well as art. Cited as the father of the Impressionisim, he stubbornly refused to show with Monet, Renoir and their contemporaries, and was careful to maintain an aesthetic distance from them. They worshipped him. He looked down on them. Using the life of Manet as his narrative arc, Waldemar Januszczak, tells the story of a complex and difficult man who started a revolution that continues to rumble on today. Manets full story has never been told in a major television documentary ; Januszczak now rights that wrong.

 

The Supervet | Blast Films | C4

Series Director : Chris Rowe

The TV Show follows Noel Fitzpatrick and the team at Fitzpatrick Referrals over  a year, sharing with the world the highs and lows of a working veterinary practice, and to explore the power of unconditional love between people and their animal family.

Fixed rig cameras in the practice’s waiting room and behind the scenes at the practice capture the raw emotion, the drama, and the playfulness of Noel and his staff as they treat the pets in their care.  Added to this are the amazing scenes in the operating theatre, and powerful interviews that candidly reveal the sentiment, pathos and humour of these stories.

The Supervet continues to show how by giving back to our animal friends, we are making the world a better place one pet at a time.

The Wall |Burning Candy | ZCZ Films | C4

Director : Susan Doyon

1 of 4 – 3 Minute Wonders filmed by ZCZ Films, presenting street artists and different graffiti techniques.

Raised Wild | Dragonfly Productions | Discovery

The Monkey boy of Ugandga

Director : Adrian Macfarlane

A girl on all fours snarls amid a pack of wild dogs, a filthy child is groomed by a troop of monkeys, and a small boy, surrounded by chickens, pecks at the ground in search of food. From Romulus and Remus to Mowgli and Tarzan, tales of children raised by animals have been the stuff of myth and legend for generations, but scattered among these folktales are stories of horrifying truths. Now, anthropologist Mary-Ann Craig is setting off on the trail of these feral children. From deep in the Ugandan jungle, to the rural heartland of Ukraine, her quest will take her across three continents as she uncovers the stories of wild children, children who have lived – and survived – on the very edge of humanity.

The Impressionists – Painting and Revolution | ZCZ Films | BBC

Director : Waldemar Januszczak

In this landmark four part series the art critic Waldemar Januszczak explores the revolutionary achievements of the Impressionists, through the stories of some of Art’s most famous painters: Monet, Degas and Van Gogh, as well as less-known Impressionists such as Caillebotte, Cassatt and Braquemond.

Lilly Cole Art Matters | Marc Quinn | Back2Back Productions | Sky Arts

Art Matters / Back2Back Productions / Sky Arts

Director: Susan Doyon

Lily Cole’s Art Matters will see Lily embark on a fascinating journey with renowned artists such as Tacita Dean and Christo, watching them at work in their studio, discussing their life and artistic processes, and getting closer than ever before to the people behind the art. Lily will accompany these artists to their places of inspiration as they discuss the genesis of their work and how their lives as artists really began.

Raised Wild | DragonFly Productions | Discovery

The dog girl of the Ukraine

Director : Adrian Macfarlane

A girl on all fours snarls amid a pack of wild dogs, a filthy child is groomed by a troop of monkeys, and a small boy, surrounded by chickens, pecks at the ground in search of food. From Romulus and Remus to Mowgli and Tarzan, tales of children raised by animals have been the stuff of myth and legend for generations, but scattered among these folktales are stories of horrifying truths. Now, anthropologist Mary-Ann Craig is setting off on the trail of these feral children. From deep in the Ugandan jungle, to the rural heartland of Ukraine, her quest will take her across three continents as she uncovers the stories of wild children, children who have lived – and survived – on the very edge of humanity.

Lily Cole Art Matters | Anthony Gormley | Back2Back Productions | Sky Arts

Art Matters / Back2Back Productions / Sky Arts

Director: Susan Doyon

Lily Cole’s Art Matters will see Lily embark on a fascinating journey with renowned artists such as Tacita Dean and Christo, watching them at work in their studio, discussing their life and artistic processes, and getting closer than ever before to the people behind the art. Lily will accompany these artists to their places of inspiration as they discuss the genesis of their work and how their lives as artists really began.

 

HD Atlas Italy revealed | Atlantic Productions | Discovery

Director : Micheal Lynch

Italy Revealed depicts the passionate culture of Italy as it follows six stories of Italians, including a jockey participating in a traditional palio, to a former fisherman setting a free-diving record off Sicily‘s coast, to the Missoni family’s fashion world and a Venetian gondolier’s attempt to keep his family in his native city.

Cab Driver | BBC2

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Director: Zimena Percival

Completing the London Transport trilogy with a look at the capital city’s

most ungovernable driver, using archive, music and film – alongside

original cabbie characters – to examine the soul of this black knight of the

road.

AYAMNA “OUR DAYS” | ULTRAMARINE FILMS| ARTV

Director : Tom Dumican

Ayamna is a poetic feature documentary that captures the national spirit of Qatar. Throughout the film human stories unfold within an abstract narrative structure that explores the range of human emotions and follows the natural chronology of time as it passes through the unstoppable forward moving path of a twenty-four hour day. Life’s mysterious and ever present contrasts are at the heart of this film, featuring stories of triumph and failure; of traditions and ambition; of despair and of hope; of the individual and of the community; of technology and of nature – while each stage of human life is considered as we all live and breathe through our journey from youth towards the inevitability of old age.