We make both drama and documentary, and we sometimes explore the areas in between – we don’t like to be restricted by dogma about genre. We pioneered the documentary musical with the BAFTA-winning Feltham Sings and the RTS-winning Drinking for England and later, the critically acclaimed Songbirds. Most recently we’ve continued our documentary musical journey with our most ambitious film yet – Mumbai High: A Musical.
Our drama output includes the double BAFTA-winning Falling Apart starring Mark Strong and Hermione Norris. Billie Piper starred in our award-winning feature-length drama, Bella and the Boys. We also worked with some distinguished actors in our hard-hitting series, The True Voice of… and the Grierson-winning Consent was a hybrid drama documentary about a rape trial.
Our documentary output is some of the freshest and most incisive in the country and we’re known as a home for the best and most ambitious directors in Britain. We had great critical and popular success recently with The Secret History of our Streets, a series about how property shapes our lives.
Films like Slaughterhouse, Rude Girls, Make Me Normal, The Not Dead, Care House, Lifers and many others have tackled important issues in British society as well as going on to win awards and attract audiences. And while we like to tackle some really tough subjects we also think audiences appreciate it when we examine other areas of contemporary life – so recently we’ve made Parking Mad, Bouncers, and The Railway: Keeping Britain on Track. These were all multi-episode series.
We also look for stories outside the UK and we’ve criss-crossed the globe with films such as Coach Zoran and his African Tigers, In the Shadow of the Sun, Bad Weather, Welcome to the World and The Life and Loss of Karen Woo.
We’ve also made a number of cinema documentaries, most recently The Confessions of Thomas Quick. We made Climate of Change for Participant Media in the US, and before that a feature film about Robbie Williams, Nobody Someday. We’re currently developing a slate of feature films.