For centuries pilgrimage was one of the greatest adventures on earth, involving epic journeys across countries and around the world. Simon Reeve retraces our ancestors’ intrepid footsteps.
He learns about the forgotten aspects of pilgrimage, including all the vice, thrills and dangers that travellers encountered. He explores the faith, hopes, desires, that kept pilgrims – both medieval and modern - on the road.
A co-production between Iridescent Films and Lion Television. This three part series for BBC2 is distributed by All3Media.
AIDS: DOCTORS AND NURSES
TELL THEIR STORIES
AIDS: DOCTORS AND NURSES TELL THEIR STORIES
For the first time, doctors and nurses who cared for Britain’s first AIDS patients in the 1980s tell their stories. They describe a dark time when, with little treatment on offer, their role was to help these young men deal with early, painful and often undignified deaths. The extraordinary situation saw the medics bend and break the rules to provide some comfort and fun for their patients. They formed close friendships with the men they were treating, went to their funerals, mourn them to this day. But that important work took a substantial toll.
This film comes when the legacy of that period is in danger of being forgotten. Black and white photographs of young gay men ill and dying on hospital wards are intercut with the honest testimony from the nurses and doctors who fought to give their patients the best death they could in the worst circumstances.
The film is being distributed by Peccadillo Pictures.
A feature documentary about love, loss and liberation. Gay men have never had it so good. The degree of social acceptance they have now was unimaginable half a century ago.
This film charts that revolution through a countdown of 100 men, just a few of the men that director Paul Oremland has had sex with over four decades. But this is not a film about sex; it’s a film about social change – told through the prism of Paul’s journey as he meets up with men he has not seen for years.
A co-production with Top Shelf this is funded by the New Zealand Film Commission and American distributor MPI.
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Choosing between the love of a good man and faith in God is a tough call, especially for straight laced vicar Peter Simmons. His patience with the divine is sorely challenged until God intervenes in the most unexpected way and sends an Angel to help him.
This feature film is in development with the New Zealand Film Commission and is a co-production with Top Shelf Television.
LIKE IT IS
LIKE IT IS
A tough, young closeted bare-knuckle fighter Craig (Steve Bell) from Blackpool falls in love with a twenty-something record producer, Matt (Ian Rose). Craig follows him to London, despite not being able to handle an intimate relationship, and discovers Matt’s friends want him gone. But
Craig comes up with a plan to buy himself and Matt freedom in a dramatic twist in the story.
A feature film funded by Channel Four Television and private finance this film is distributed worldwide.
KEYS TO THE CASTLE
KEYS TO THE CASTLE
This film tells the story of a charming and slightly eccentric elderly couple, Sandy and Alisoun Grant, who are leaving the castle they lovingly restored forty years ago in Scotland. This observational documentary follows them during their last year living in the castle as they have to face up to the reality of selling up. This intimate film explores the reasons behind this decision and how Alisoun’s expectations of her old age have had to alter to allow for a marked change in their circumstances.
A Darren Hercher Production for BBC Scotland.
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