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Listen to Britain 2017

Learning to Swim

Duration: 10 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

A glimpse into the quiet world of an ordinary Surrey town where a group of people have formed their own practical and positive response to the refugee crisis. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Ruth Grimberg
Production Company:
Wingspan Productions
Composer:
Jamie Perera
Production Company:
Disobedient

Duration: 10 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Three young London poets reveal their personal struggles with mental illness through poetic performances that simultaneously paint a portrait of modern-day London. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Documentary short. What does it mean to be British? A mixed race son attempts to find out by visiting his Chinese father in Milton Keynes, the town where he grew up. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Gabriel Ho
Participant:
Michael Ho
Participant:
Rujbinder Gill
Director:
Michael Ho
Production Company:
Wingspan Productions
Camera Operator:
Niko Ivanovski
On-line editing:
Andres Del Cano
Colourist:
Claire Winter
Dubbing Editor:
Jess Marlowe
Re-recording mixer:
Dan Weinberg
Re-recording mixer:
Sergei Dimlic

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Shocking true story of children kidnapped from the streets of Elizabethan London to perform on stage. Katherine Rundell uncovers the case of a father's fight to reclaim his son. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Susie Attwood
Producer:
Susie Attwood
Executive Producer:
Archie Baron
Executive Producer:
Helena Braun
Animator:
Ella Baron
Animator:
Andy A'Court
Production Company:
Wingspan Productions

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 11 months

Mathematician Dr Hannah Fry presents a guide to the science of success, featuring strategies to increase the probability of winning. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Hannah Fry
Executive Producer:
Archie Baron
Production Company:
Wingspan Productions

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Suzy explores the use, abuse and manipulation of music in WWII. From swinging jazz to madcap ballets, both sides used music as a weapon in the battle for civilisation. Show more

Horizon

2018

Episode 12: Diagnosis on Demand? The Computer Will See You Now

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

Dr Hannah Fry uncovers the inside story of a healthcare revolution, with behind-the-scenes access to Babylon Health, who want to prove that their AI is a match for human GPs. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for 11 months

Documentary. Jim Al-Khalili takes a look at how we've created machines that can simulate, augment, and even outperform the human mind - and why this shouldn't spook us. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jim Al-Khalili
Director:
Dan Hillman
Executive Producer:
Deborah Lee
Executive Producer:
Archie Baron
Production Company:
Wingspan Productions

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Victoria runs the postwar gamut from artist, drinker and sexual masochist Francis Bacon to the modern-day, latte-sipping hipster, and asks if we're all bohemians now. Show more

Contributors

Production Company:
Wingspan Productions
Executive Producer:
Archie Baron
Executive Producer:
Deborah Lee
Producer:
Nick Tanner
Director:
Nick Tanner
Participant:
Maggi Hambling
Participant:
AA Gill
Participant:
Jonny Woo
Participant:
Will Self
Participant:
Lewis Henderson
Participant:
Grayson Perry
Participant:
Molly Parkin
Participant:
Craig Temple
Participant:
Richard Coles
Participant:
John Cooper Clarke
Participant:
Stephen Calloway
Participant:
Bethany Lloyd
Participant:
Phoebe Mulrooney

Horizon

2020

Addicted to Painkillers? Britain’s Opioid Crisis

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Dr Michael Mosley immerses himself on the frontline of our prescription painkiller habit. In America, it is an epidemic. Now, new evidence raises concern about the UK's use of prescription opioids. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

The journey through bohemian history reaches the early 20th century, when the Bloomsbury Group and others were determined to challenge sexual taboos. Show more

Contributors

Production Company:
Wingspan Productions
Executive Producer:
Archie Baron
Executive Producer:
Deborah Lee
Producer:
Peter Sweasey
Director:
Peter Sweasey
Participant:
Stephen Fry
Participant:
Molly Parkin
Participant:
AA Gill
Participant:
Will Self
Participant:
Virginia Nicholson
Participant:
Grayson Perry
Participant:
Richard Coles
Participant:
Stephen Calloway
Participant:
Maggi Hambling
Participant:
Jonny Woo
Participant:
Fiona MacCarthy

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Animation 2018

Outside the Box

Duration: 5 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

A showcase of top animations from the UK's finest new talents. A bird desperately wants to escape his lonely work in order to find the one he loves again. Show more

Contributors

Formats

Animation 2018

Childhood Memories

Duration: 4 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

A showcase of top animations from the UK's finest new talents. A multilayered autobiographical animation exploring personal memory. Show more

Contributors

Animator:
Katie Sommers
Sound Designer:
Joel Cahen
Executive Producer:
Deborah Lee
Executive Producer:
Gillian Scothern
Executive Producer:
Emma Cahusac
Production Company:
Wingspan Productions

Formats

Animation 2018

Meteorlight

Duration: 11 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Sci-fi animation set in an alien world. When a child discovers a dark secret at their parent's factory, they must choose between what is right and what is easy. Show more

Contributors

Sound Designer:
Helen Dickson
Executive Producer:
Helen Brunsdon
Executive Producer:
Gillian Scothern
Executive Producer:
Deborah Lee
Executive Producer:
Emma Cahusac
Production Company:
Wingspan Productions

Duration: 4 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

A showcase of top animations from the UK's finest new talents. A stop-frame animation following an Inuit who struggles to survive after an oil tanker leaks oil off the coast. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Ieuan Lewis
Director:
George Warren
Sound Designer:
Tom Angell
Executive Producer:
Deborah Lee
Executive Producer:
Gillian Scothern
Executive Producer:
Emma Cahusac
Production Company:
Wingspan Productions

Formats

Animation 2018

The Three Crow Boys

Duration: 10 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Animation narrated by Tim McInnerny, set in London in the wake of a terrible war. A lonely old blind man receives three unexpected visitors, and tragedy follows. Show more

Contributors

Animator:
Tom Adriani
Director:
Tom Adriani
Executive Producer:
Emma Cahusac
Executive Producer:
Deborah Lee
Executive Producer:
Gillian Scothern
Executive Producer:
Helen Brunsdon
Production Company:
Wingspan Productions

Formats

Duration: 7 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

A showcase of top animations from the UK's finest new talents. The story of Frank, a recluse who wakes each day to a strange anomaly. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Phil Gomm
Animator:
Diana Buzea
Composer:
Nainita Desai
Production Company:
Wingspan Productions

Formats

Animation 2018

Ladder to You

Duration: 4 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

A showcase of top animations from the UK's finest new talents. Eric misses his Elsie, but in his darkest moment she shows him that true love never dies. Show more

Contributors

Art Director:
Alice Knight
Director of photography:
David Lee
Music Supervisor:
Gordon Keen
Sound Designer:
John Vick
Production Manager:
Italia Bianco
Executive Producer:
Deborah Lee
Director:
Chris Watson
Production Company:
Wingspan Productions

Formats

Duration: 10 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Mary and Archie are obsessive shavers. Archie hates hair, and Mary loves Archie. But when Mary wonders what might happen if she let it grow, it threatens their relationship. Show more

Contributors

Composer:
Jo Paterson
Director:
Ed Smith
Production Company:
Wingspan Productions

Formats