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Century is known for pioneering the documentary musical, initially with the Royal Television Society award-winning Drinking for England, then the BAFTA-winning Feltham Sings and most recently the highly acclaimed Songbirds.

We’ve recently moved into producing drama with the double BAFTA-winning Falling Apart, and the BAFTA nominated Bella and the Boys for BBC2.  We’ve recently made our first dramas for More4, a series of hard hitting dramatic monologues,
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We’ve produced critically acclaimed films for ground-breaking strands such as the BBC’s Modern Times (Saturday Night, Drinking for England), Channel 4’s Cutting Edge (Shot, Men at Fifty), Only Human (Make Me Normal), Alt-TV (Namesakes, 24 Hours, A Dad for Aina) and ITV's Real Life (Burglars, The Fattest Men in Britain).

Century also likes to encourage new and emerging film-makers. We have produced Banged-Up Stand-Up for BBC, Namesakes: A Very British Odyssey and two sets of 3 Minute Wonders for Channel 4, all with first time directors.

With Nobody Someday, the exclusive Robbie Williams documentary and More Precious Than Gold, a moving campaign film for UNICEF, we’ve introduced our work to cinema audiences.

Our feature-length documentaries Care House, Rudegirls and Taxidermy: Stuff The World were enthusiastically received by BBC audiences. Rudegirls premiered at the Sheffield International Documentary Festival 2003 to great acclaim and much discussion.

We’ve continually achieved recognition and acclaim from audiences and critics.  We’ve also collected a  large number of awards and nominations from BAFTA, The Royal Television Society, Ivor Novello, and the Grierson Trust.  Our latest documentary musical, Songbirds, has been selected at  festivals all over the world, including Sundance, Hot Docs and Docaviv.

Visit our awards area to find out more. Visit contacts to find out how to reach us.

Launched in 1994, Century Films has a history of making intelligent, crafted documentaries and dramas.

We welcome innovative ideas for singles and series, factual and drama programmes. One-line ideas are fine, a few paragraphs is best. Please do not send us more than one page – if the idea is strong enough, we will request more information.

If you have a strong idea that you think would complement Century Films' high-quality output, please pitch it to us at ideas@centuryfilmsltd.com

We’re always happy to talk to independent directors and producers about co-productions and warehousing deals.

The Century Films Team:

Brian Hill is the managing director of Century Films and also directs drama and documentary.
Katie Bailiff is head of programmes.

Liesel Evans is executive producer.
Jane Nicholson is head of production.
Nancy Bornat is head of development.
Sue Collins is a production manager.
Clancie John-Pierre is a production manager.
Sophie Becker is production assistant.
Martin McDonnell is an in-house editor.
Ben Yates is a technical assistant.