BBC FOUR - Autumn highlights 2004
Keeping the Faith
Miller's Brief History of Disbelief
Jonathan Miller is a non-believer. He reluctantly calls
himself an atheist.
But what is atheism? Even today it is still almost impossible
to find a straight-forward history of the subject on the religious bookshelves.
In this provocative and challenging series, Jonathan
leads viewers on a personal journey exploring the origins of his own
lack of belief as well as uncovering the hidden history
Illuminated by conversations with some of the most distinguished thinkers
of the modern world from playwright Arthur Miller to scientist
Richard Dawkins and philosopher Dan Dennett this three-part documentary
looks at how the doctrines and dogmas of religious belief have been
Travelling extensively throughout Europe and America,
Jonathan visits the places where history was made.
The final result is a complex and engaging account that
reveals the hitherto untold story of disbelief and free thought.
A 116 Films production.
Who Killed Kirsty
On 18 December 2000, 41-year-old singer/songwriter Kirsty
MacColl was enjoying her first-ever dive in Cozumel, Mexico, with her
two sons, 15-year-old Jamie and 14-year-old Louis.
Out of nowhere, a speedboat ploughed into them, killing
Kirsty and injuring Jamie.
The boat belonged to one of Mexico's wealthiest businessmen,
Gonzalez Nova, and eventually one of his deckhands was found guilty
of negligent homicide but walked free after agreeing to pay a fine of
Who Killed Kirsty MacColl? joins 80-year-old Jean Newlove,
Kirsty's mother, as she searches for the truth about her daughter's
untimely death and attempts to bring those she believes responsible
It also tells Kirsty's story as singer, songwriter,
wife and mother, remembered through her family and friends and the well-known
artists with whom she performed.
A Working Women Film production.
Peace One Day
Thanks to the efforts of the Peace One Day campaign,
21 September has been designated The United Nations Day of Peace
a day of global ceasefire and non-violence across the world.
The Peace One Day initiative began as the vision of
British film-maker Jeremy Gilley, and was launched in 1999 with the
support of countless individuals and organisations.
Gilley decided to document his campaign to get a day
of global ceasefire recognised by the UN, and the resulting film, Peace
One Day, follows his remarkable efforts to do this over the last six
The film includes extraordinary sequences shot outside
the UN headquarters in New York on September 11th 2001.
Kofi Annan was about to arrive to announce the inauguration
of the Peace Day when the planes hit the World Trade Center.
A Peace One Day production in association with the BBC
and Passion Pictures.