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June (5 posts)

  1. Secrets Of Our Living Planet: Filming the white rhino

    Friday 22 June 2012, 13:00

    Jasper Montana Jasper Montana Researcher

    It shouldn't have been this wet. The 4 x 4 slid across the muddy track like it was an oil slick and slammed into the bank on the edge of the road, almost knocking us all out.

    Water buffalo stood sodden and dripping with rain in the centre of the road, staring with a blank aggression as though they...

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  2. Julius Caesar: Political thriller in a modern African state

    Wednesday 20 June 2012, 15:47

    John Wyver John Wyver Producer

    On a dismal afternoon at the end of April, as the rain pours down outside, the cast and crew of Julius Caesar huddle in padded jackets around bright electric fires.

    We are shooting a film for BBC Four of William Shakespeare's vivid political thriller on which I am the producer.

Brutus (Paterson...

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  • The Men Who Made Us Fat: Are you TOFI?

    Thursday 14 June 2012, 11:00

    Jacques Peretti Jacques Peretti Presenter and Journalist

    At London's Hammersmith Hospital a suave gent by the name of Dr Jimmy Bell is ushering me into his MRI scanner.

    I'm here for a scientific trial as part of the television series I'm making for the BBC - The Men Who Made Us Fat.

    I came up with the idea for the series a while ago as I was watching the...

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  • The Secret History Of Our Streets

    Wednesday 6 June 2012, 14:00

    Joseph Bullman Joseph Bullman Co-Producer

    Charles Booth's survey of London is the most ambitious social survey ever conducted. Starting in 1886, it took Booth 17 years to visit every one of its tens of thousands of streets.

    When he was finished, he'd produced a series of stunning social maps, which colour-code each of London's streets according...

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  • Filming Gary Barlow: On Her Majesty's Service

    Friday 1 June 2012, 11:59

    Ben Winston Ben Winston Director

    Making a show like Gary Barlow: On Her Majesty's Service is a director's dream job.

    To be able to travel all around the world, on a real mission of discovery, and be part of something as big as the Jubilee feels like a real honour.

    Gary was asked some time ago to make a song for the Queen for her...

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