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Against The Law

16 February, 2017

Daniel Mays stars in BBC Two's powerful factual drama as Peter Wildeblood, a thoughtful and private gay journalist whose lover Eddie McNally (played by Richard Gadd), under pressure from the authorities, turned Queen's evidence against him in one of the most explosive court cases of the 1950s.

More than ten years before the decriminalisation of homosexual acts in 1967, Peter Wildeblood, and his friends Lord Montagu (Mark Edel-Hunt) and Michael Pitt-Rivers, were found guilty of homosexual offences and jailed.

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Film in Production

Paddington 2

Prod Comp:
  Heyday Films & StudioCanal
Date:
  TBC
Status:
  Production

The continuing comic misadventures of a young marmalade-loving Peruvian bear who travels to London, and the kindly Brown family who give him a home.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Prod Comp:
  Marv Films
Date:
  TBC
Status:
  Pre-production

Sequel to 'Kingsman': Eggsy, Merlin and Roxy head to the United States to join forces with the Statesman, Kingsman's American counterpart, after the HQ is destroyed by a notorious criminal mastermind member of the secret group 'The Golden Circle'.

The Death of Stalin

Prod Comp:
  Quad Productions
Date:
  TBC
Status:
  Production

Armando Iannucci's feature adaptation of the acclaimed graphic novel that follows the Soviet dictator's last days, and depicts the chaos of the regime after his death in 1953 after 30 years of iron-fisted rule.

Ocean's Eight

Prod Comp:
  Warner Brothers
Date:
  TBC
Status:
  Production

In an all-female spin-off of the original 'Ocean's' films, Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock) assembles a crew and attempts to pull off the heist of the century at New York City's star-studded annual Met Gala.

Idol's Eye

Prod Comp:
  Benaroya Pictures
Date:
  TBC
Status:
  Production

Robert Pattinson stars as a thief who unknowingly steals a blue diamond from Chicago mob boss Tony Accardo (Sylvester Stallone), setting off a war between the two men as they both try to keep one step ahead of the FBI.

Bohemian Rhapsody

Prod Comp:
  Tribeca Productions & Others
Date:
  TBC
Status:
  Pre-production

An upcoming British-American biographical-drama film with 'Mr Robot' star Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury. It will focus on Queen's formative years and the period leading up to the celebrated performance at the 1985 Live Aid concert.

Accidental Anarchist

Prod Comp:
  Hopscotch Films
Date:
  TBC
Status:
  Post-production

This film traces the journey of Carne Ross, a former government high flyer, as he travels across the globe to answer the question so many people today are asking themselves: isn't there a better way?

Pacific Rim: Maelstrom

Prod Comp:
  Universal Pictures & Others
Date:
  TBC
Status:
  Production

Universal Pictures are releasing a sequel to 2013's popular Pacific Rim. Starring John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Cailee Spaeny, and Jing Tian, it is scheduled to be released on February 23, 2018.

Recent TV Commissions

The Real Full Monty

Title:
  The Real Full Monty
Channel:
  ITV 1
Genre:
  Entertainment
Prod Comp:
  Spun Gold TV
Description:
  Six famous men will get their kit off to raise awareness about cancer.
Duration:
  1x60mins
Status:
  Pre-production

Bang on Budget

Title:
  Bang on Budget
Channel:
  Channel 4
Genre:
  Daytime
Prod Comp:
  Amazing Productions
Description:
  Lucy Alexander and Andy Stevens create makeovers whilst trying not to spend more than budget.
Duration:
  20x60mins
Status:
  Pre-production

Heal Me in the Name of Jesus

Title:
  Heal Me in the Name of Jesus
Channel:
  BBC 3
Genre:
  Factual
Prod Comp:
  Bullion Productions
Description:
  Presenter and wheelchair user Emily Yates visits an Australian faith healer touring the UK.
Duration:
  1x30mins
Status:
  Pre-production

Escape From History

Title:
  Escape From History
Channel:
  Sky Arts 1
Genre:
  Arts
Prod Comp:
  CC Lab
Description:
  The Manic Street Preachers album Everything Must Go is the subject of a feature-length doc
Duration:
  TBC
Status:
  Pre-production

Treasure Champs

Title:
  Treasure Champs
Channel:
  CBBC
Genre:
  Childrens
Prod Comp:
  Three Arrows Media
Description:
  The series mixes animation and live action and explores a different value in each episode.
Duration:
  30x15mins
Status:
  Pre-production

Ali-As Superchargers

Title:
  Ali-As Superchargers
Channel:
  CBBC
Genre:
  Childrens
Prod Comp:
  Endemol
Description:
  Children are given the opportunity to makeover the family car without involvement of their parents.
Duration:
  10x20mins
Status:
  Pre-production

Clean Break

Title:
  Clean Break
Channel:
  ITV 1
Genre:
  Drama
Prod Comp:
  Sister Pictures
Description:
  A cleaning lady struggles to maintain her life as a devoted mother after becoming addicted to gambling.
Duration:
  6x60mins
Status:
  Pre-production

Harlots

Title:
  Harlots
Channel:
  ITV Encore
Genre:
  Drama
Prod Comp:
  Monumental Pictures
Description:
  A woman struggles to balance her roles as a mother and brothel owner in 18th century London.
Duration:
  8x60mins
Status:
  Pre-production

The Ganges

Title:
  The Ganges
Channel:
  BBC 1
Genre:
  Factual
Prod Comp:
  Folk Films
Description:
  Sue Perkins explores the reality of life along the banks of the iconic river Ganges.
Duration:
  3x60mins
Status:
  Pre-production

Seven Year Switch

Title:
  Seven Year Switch
Channel:
  Channel 4
Genre:
  Factual Ents
Prod Comp:
  7 Wonder
Description:
  Relationship format that follows the journeys of couples who have hit breaking point in their relationships.
Duration:
  TBC
Status:
  Pre-production

Royal Recipes

Title:
  Royal Recipes
Channel:
  BBC 1
Genre:
  Factual Ents
Prod Comp:
  Spun Gold
Description:
  Michael Buerk visits Audley End where top chefs cook royal dishes from the past and present.
Duration:
  1x45 mins
Status:
  Pre-production

The Nine

Title:
  The Nine
Channel:
  Fox
Genre:
  Drama
Prod Comp:
  Endor Productions
Description:
  Centres on ex-spy Max Easton who is lured back to the field to avenge the death of his son.
Duration:
  8x60mins
Status:
  Pre-production

Exodus Series 2

Title:
  Exodus Series 2
Channel:
  BBC 2
Genre:
  Factual
Prod Comp:
  Keo Films
Description:
  Refugees and migrants will once again film their own journeys across Europe.
Duration:
  3x60mins
Status:
  Pre-production

Call The Cleaners

Title:
  Call The Cleaners
Channel:
  ITV 1
Genre:
  Factual
Prod Comp:
  Curve Media
Description:
  Frontline cleaners visit squats and grimy homes to transform the living habits of residents.
Duration:
  6x30mins
Status:
  Pre-production

Events

BFI Flare

London

Date:
  16 - 26 Mar

London's LGBT Film Festival returns in March. This year's 30th anniversary edition of the festival opens with the world premiere of The Pass.

Contact:
  www.bfi.org.uk/flare

WFTV Meet the Commissioner

Theatres Trust

Date:
  9 Mar

Clare Sillery, Head of Commissioning Documentaries at the BBC will share her thoughts about what makes great television and explain what you need to do to get that elusive commission.

Contact:
  www.bit.ly/2lbXMzT

Glasgow Film Festival

Glasgow Film Theatre

Date:
  15 - 26 Feb

Glasgow Film Festival is one of the leading UK film festivals, featuring new local and international film from all genres.

Contact:
  www.glasgowfilm.org

BVE

Excel London

Date:
  28 Feb - 2 Mar

BVE is the UK's leading exhibition for the broadcast, production and post-production sectors, with more 300 leading manufacturers and distributors showing off their wares.

Contact:
  www.bvexpo.com