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David Harewood had a psychotic breakdown and was sectioned in his 20s. David traces his steps, meeting young people living with psychosis and the NHS professionals who treat them.
Why do humans make art? When did we begin to make our mark on the world? And where? In this film, Britain's most celebrated sculptor Antony Gormley is setting out on a journey to see for himself the very beginnings of art.
A 90-minute documentary that will tell the dramatic events of each of the four attacks that took place in the Spring and Summer of 2017 – Westminster, Manchester, London Bridge and Finsbury Park – from the perspective of those affected.
After a recent change in American law, decades of testing on chimpanzees has been brought to an end. In this programme, Sue Perkins meets Jill, Whitney, Paula-Jean, Tessa, Martha and Ariah as they settle in at US national sanctuary Chimp Haven after an 800-mile journey from a laboratory in New Mexico to rural Louisiana. Sue also meet a representative of the government agency responsible for federal chimpanzee testing to find out if they think the medical advances to human health have been worth it.
A warm and honest exploration of what life's like for students and their teachers at Harrop Fold, a secondary school at the heart of a changing community in Salford.
Documentary exploring the consequences of deadly single hits, from a row over a parking space in a supermarket car park to an unanticipated fight outside a nightclub.
By examining three different assaults, the film shows that a single punch can have a colossal effect, often in innocuous locations and circumstances. The programme hears from three accidental killers and observes the circumstances that led up to a fatal punch, how their lives have changed, how their guilt affects them and the complex emotional journey that follows.
Documentary about Down’s syndrome and the ethics of pregnancy screening, directed by Clare Richards and fronted by Sally Phillips. This film explores the science and thinking around the proposed new screening test for Down’s syndrome and its possible availability on the NHS.
Driven by the experience of raising her son Olly, who has Down’s syndrome, Sally explores some of the ethical implications of our national screening policy.
By talking to experts in the Down’s syndrome community, the world’s top scientists and including people with Down’s syndrome in the debate, Sally investigates a thorny subject that begs questions relevant to us all: what sort of world do we want to live in and who do we want in it?
Filmed over a year this film tells the stories of people caught in the middle of the housing crisis as they are forced to leave their homes on the West Hendon council estate to make way for a multi-million pound luxury housing development.
Alan Yentob meets the sculptor Antony Gormley, creator of the iconic Angel of the North, and uncovers the influences that have shaped his life and work.
Across a career spanning more than forty years, Gormley has used sculpture as a means to examine the human condition. He explains how his strict Catholic childhood and his subsequent search for enlightenment in India influenced his decision to become a sculptor. ‘If you are brought up a Catholic you may lose your Catholicism but the fact is it has marked you for life. And the need to replace its belief system with something else becomes your life’s work.’
A warm and humorous exploration of what it’s like to grow up or work in a secondary school in the heart of a diverse northern community.
Educating Yorkshire was the highest rating series on Channel 4 in 2013, receiving 9 industry awards and critical acclaim.
Filmed at Thornhill Community Academy near Dewsbury, Educating Yorkshire captures every detail of life in the school, from playground hijinks and inspirational lessons to life-changing events. It follows the work of headteacher Jonny Mitchell to better the chances for all his students and build on successive years of improving exam results.
Housed in an iconic half-timber building made from old battleships, Liberty has been drawing in shoppers for over 130 years with its eccentric and eclectic designs.
With unprecedented access to the store, its staff and its customers, this series tells the everyday extraordinary stories of life within one of London’s oldest department stores, following the race to get the Christmas shop open on time, via fashion weeks in London and Paris, VIP customer and celebrity visits, and the daily rituals at the heart of the store.