Television and Film

Life and Death the Pentecostal Way

Due for broadcast on BBC 2, Sunday 20 November 2016, 9pm.

Pentecostalism is now the largest Christian faith in London. What is it about this rapidly growing religion that makes it so appealing?

Life and Death The Pentecostal Way gives unprecedented access to the congregation and staff of one of the first Caribbean Black-majority Pentecostal churches in the UK – Brixton New Testament Church of God – to discover how this religion has been so successful.

This one-hour observational documentary follows the stories of members of the congregation at defining moments in their lives. Through powerful personal stories it lifts the lid on a vibrant faith that is fast becoming one of the dominant denominations in Britain.

In the Footsteps of Judas

Shown on BBC 1, Good Friday 2016, Reverend Kate Bottley re-opens the case against the Bible’s greatest villain, Judas Iscariot. In Jerusalem she visits the places associated with his betrayal and death and asks: can Judas be forgiven?

Available to watch on BBC iPlayer until 22 April 2016



On Angel Wings

Shown on BBC 1 on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 2014 and 2015 , On Angel Wings is a spectacular family animation based on Michael Morpurgo’s picture book. Featuring the voices of Michael Gambon, Juliet Stevenson and Dominic Cooper, this half-hour special captures the Christmas story from the viewpoint of an adventurous young shepherd boy who is taken on a secret, enchanted night-flight to witness the Christmas miracle. The production was financed by Jerusalem Productions, Illuminated Films and Kaleidoscope Film Distribution. Iain Harvey (The Snowman, Father Christmas, Little Princess) was Producer, with Michael Morpurgo as Executive Producer.

To find out more about this delightful animation and to purchase a copy on DVD, please visit the official site at

Watch the trailer below:

100 Seconds to Beat the World: The David Rudisha Story

This critically acclaimed documentary, co-produced with Hill Ten Films, tells the story of Kenyan athlete David Rudisha, the greatest 800m runner the world has ever seen, and his unusual coach, the Irish Catholic missionary Brother Colm O’Connell. It was aired in July 2014 on BBC 4 on the eve of the opening of the Commonwealth Games.

Watch the trailer here.


The Great North Passion

Broadcast live on BBC 1 on Good Friday 2014, The Great North Passion focused on the community of South Shields and surrounding areas in the retelling of the story of the great north passion1Passion. Twelve artists worked with communities in the North East to create themed art works housed in shipping containers which were arranged to form a giant cross. The programme was produced in partnership with the Cultural Spring.

The Mystery of Mary Magdalene

TudorBroadcast on BBC 1 to mark Good Friday in 2013, this documentary, presented by Melvyn Bragg, attempts to unravel the many questions surrounding one of the Bible’s most controversial and enigmatic figures, Mary Magdalene. The programme was co-produced with BBC Religion and Ethics – BBC Manchester.

In the Footsteps of St Paul


This study of St Paul was co-produced with CTVC and locates the disciple in his historical time and place, exploring what was involved in his mission and the challenges he faced from the Roman Empire. Presented by David Suchet and first aired on BBC 1.



CatholicWomen STILL9This three-part series was broadcast on BBC 1 in February 2012 and explored what it means to be a Roman Catholic in modern Britain. Produced by Wingspan Productions and directed by filmmaker Richard Alwyn the series was shortlisted for a Grierson Award.

Filmed over six months and with extraordinary access, the three films – one about men, one about women, one about children – offer an insight into different Catholic realities revealing Catholicism to be a rich but complex identity and observing how this identity shapes people’s lives.

Young Nuns

Young NunsThis documentary, co-produced by Twenty Twenty, and shown on BBC 1 in October 2011, follows two young women in their journeys to becoming nuns. Filmed over 6 months, this intimate documentary gives a unique insight into a rarely seen world, challenging stereotypes and exploring what convent life can still offer modern women.

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