Tagged with: Documentary

110 posts about Documentary on this blog

  1. Britain's Biggest Hoarders: Lifting the stigma for mum

    Tuesday 8 May 2012, 10:52

    Jasmine Harman Jasmine Harman Presenter

    My mum's house had become so full of clutter that she couldn't get through the front door without a struggle. She was sleeping on a scrap of floor in the hall as each of her five bedrooms were inaccessible.

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  2. Planet Earth Live - Presenting a wildlife soap opera

    Friday 4 May 2012, 10:15

    Julia Bradbury Julia Bradbury Presenter

    Planet Earth Live is a project of a lifetime.

    A globally live wildlife series!

    I'll be on location with the black bears in the Northwoods of Minnesota for the whole of May when we go live on BBC One.

    Richard Hammond will be in Kenya with the lions and...

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  3. Presenting Indian Ocean: From curried fruit bat to armoured underwear

    Wednesday 2 May 2012, 18:00

    Simon Reeve Simon Reeve Presenter

    We covered a vast area and huge distances while filming Indian Ocean.

    Starting in South Africa we travelled up the east coast of the continent, then around India and back down through Indonesia to finish in south-west Australia.

    We visited 16 countries in all and spent...

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  4. Making Rita Simons: My Daughter, Deafness and Me

    Tuesday 20 March 2012, 10:37

    Sophie Leonard Sophie Leonard Producer/Director

    When we approached Rita about making Rita Simons: My Daughter, Deafness and Me, she was initially unsure about the amount of exposure it would bring her then five-year-old daughter Maiya.

    Maiya was diagnosed with hearing loss at six months old and Rita and...

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  5. Children Of The Revolution: Filming in Tahrir Square

    Friday 3 February 2012, 17:04

    May Abdalla May Abdalla Director

    Tonight, as Egypt - Children Of The Revolution airs - filmed over a year through Egypt's revolution and tumultuous aftermath - two of the three young people we followed, Gigi and Ahmed, are back on the streets still fighting for the regime to "really" fall.

    The third, Tahir, an Islamist tortured in...

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  6. Protecting Our Children

    Monday 30 January 2012, 11:37

    Sacha Mirzoeff Sacha Mirzoeff Series Producer

    Some television programmes take a long time to make.

    If you want to show the most hidden human behaviour within our communities, you're going to need a lot of patience.

    The BBC had good relations with Bristol Council after making Someone To Watch Over Me - a series about child social workers after...

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  7. Money: How I made Forty Grand

    Tuesday 13 December 2011, 10:43

    Vanessa Engle Vanessa Engle Producer/Director

    I had the idea for Forty Grand when money was very much in the news, at the time when various MPs were in the headlines for fiddling their expenses.

    I wondered if in some bonkers self-justifying way, the MPs felt they were underpaid, so I worked out how much their net income was.

    Then I started...

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  8. Public Enemy: Prophets Of Rage

    Friday 9 December 2011, 10:15

    James Hale James Hale Producer/Director

    If, like me, you grew up in the 80s, loved loud music and winding up your parents, there's a good chance you were into Public Enemy.

    At one point they were the biggest thing in hip hop and were hugely popular in the UK with both indie kids and rock fans alike.

    I was definitely one of the latter,...

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  9. Inside Facebook: What's Mark Zuckerberg like?

    Friday 2 December 2011, 10:22

    Charles Miller Charles Miller edits the College of Journalism blog and produces documentaries for BBC History and Business. Twitter: @chblm

    Everyone's first question when they heard I was working on a programme about Facebook for BBC Two, was "Are you going to meet Mark Zuckerberg?"

    The truth was, I didn't know. But I knew it would be seen as a failure if we didn't get an interview.

    As a director and producer, I have made documentaries...

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  10. America in Pictures: The photojournalism of Life magazine

    Thursday 1 December 2011, 11:00

     Rankin Rankin

    Portrait and fashion photo photographer Rankin reveals what it was like to meet five pioneering Life magazine photographers.

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  11. Love On The Transplant List: Filming with Kirstie

    Monday 28 November 2011, 11:30

    Mel Beer Mel Beer Producer/Director

    Love On The Transplant List is really a love story about two extraordinary young people but it just so happens that one of them, 21-year-old Kirstie, has Cystic Fibrosis.

    At Special Edition Films, we got in touch with Kirstie after seeing her blog 2ndchance@life to approach her about making the documentary...

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  12. Frontline Medicine: Camp Bastion's battlefield hospital

    Tuesday 22 November 2011, 17:12

    Michael Mosley Michael Mosley Presenter

    I watched a young soldier lying in the mud under a sweltering Afghan sky as his friend, with fumbling hands, desperately tried to get a tourniquet round his naked leg.

    The screaming was incessant until finally the tourniquet was in place and fiercely tightened.

    What I was watching was a training exercise...

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  13. Double Agent: The Eddie Chapman Story

    Tuesday 15 November 2011, 11:24

    Ben Macintyre Ben Macintyre Presenter

    Eddie Chapman was a crook, a womaniser, an opportunist and a manipulator. But he was also an unlikely sort of World War II hero.

    He was motivated by a strange combination of self-interest, hunger for adventure, greed, bravery and patriotism.

    He was freed from prison and trained as a spy by the Germans...

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  14. Britain In A Day: Creating a time capsule for future generations

    Tuesday 8 November 2011, 11:30

    Charlotte Moore Charlotte Moore Controller, BBC One

    Some of you may remember Video Nation in the 1990s - a really ground-breaking project where the BBC trained a group of people to use what were then cutting edge camcorders to record their lives on video for a BBC Two series.

    The result was fascinating, intimate and raw, sometimes funny and often surprising...

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  15. Symphony: The fireworks of Johann Stamitz

    Wednesday 2 November 2011, 12:22

    Andy King-Dabbs Andy King-Dabbs Producer/Director

    Directing the first two episodes of the new Symphony series for BBC Four was a real voyage of discovery for me.

    Although I've been making classical music documentaries for about 15 years now, I always find new music and new stories that I've not encountered before.

    The big revelation of the series...

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  16. Frozen Planet: Filming in the polar wilderness

    Tuesday 25 October 2011, 13:17

    Elizabeth White Elizabeth White Director and Producer

    The polar regions are truly other-worldly places - aside from their alien beauty, they are extreme and unforgiving, and some of the most challenging places on earth for a film crew to operate.

    If anyone ever asks what the key skill was for...

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  17. Codebreakers, spies and double lives: World War II's secret stories

    Tuesday 25 October 2011, 13:00

    Martin Davidson Martin Davidson Commissioning Editor, History

    Despite our fascination with World War II it never fails to surprise me how many unusual, forgotten or relatively untold stories there still are.

    An upcoming series of programmes on BBC Two takes a fascinating look at some of these lesser known tales, focusing on some of the ordinary heroes and debunking...

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  18. Origins Of Us: Studying chimpanzees

    Monday 17 October 2011, 16:39

    Dr Alice Roberts Dr Alice Roberts Presenter

    Filming for Origins gave me the opportunity to do something I've never done before: to observe our closest cousins, chimpanzees, in the wild.

    Earlier this year, on 5 March, I met up with a crew I knew very well - we'd filmed before on Incredible Human Journey - in Heathrow's Terminal Five.

    We flew...

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  19. Mixed Britannia: Telling the story of mixed race Britain

    Thursday 6 October 2011, 15:00

    George Alagiah George Alagiah Presenter

    I guess there are two ways of approaching a TV production: knowing exactly what you want to say and finding the people who fit into the mould, or telling the story you discover as you go along.

    There's always going to be a bit of an overlap, but in the case of Mixed Britannia on BBC Two I'd say it...

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  20. Reel History of Britain: Selecting the films

    Tuesday 6 September 2011, 12:50

    Robin Baker Robin Baker

    It's perhaps not surprising that I became a film curator.

    I come from a family who documented their lives through home movies over a period of almost 60 years.

    Every few years we hold a grand screening, projecting the films onto a sheet at the bottom of the garden.

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