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Nat Geo Explores ‘The Bible From Space’; All3Media’s Caravan To Produce Albert Lin-Fronted Documentary Two-Parter November 29, 2018

Nat Geo is heading into space to find new stories about the bible in a big-budget documentary fronted by Lost Treasures of the Maya Snake Kings host Albert Lin. The factual giant has ordered two-part series The Bible From Space (w/t) from All3Media-backed Caravan. The documentary will reveal the truth behind the biggest stories from the Old Testament with Lin taking a journey through the Holy Lands and looking at the historical events that might lie behind biblical stories such as the Exodus and the parting of…

The Times: TV Review – James Bulger: The New Revelations November 20, 2018

James Bulger: The New Revelations sounded as if it might promise more than it delivered. Many programmes about this 1993 murder merely rehash details of unutterable horror. This didn’t. It offered fresh insights and details, chiefly from previously unseen documents. The judge had allowed Robert Thompson and Jon Venables’s anonymity to be lifted partly to enable debate on why — what had happened in two ten-year-olds’ lives that would make them so violent? But, said the programme, this never happened. Discussion was silenced…

Bulger film is C5’s second biggest doc of 2018 November 20, 2018

Caravan’s one-off investigation into the child murder that shocked the nation 25 years ago was the second best-performing new doc on the channel this year. Michael Palin in Korea remains the one to beat, with an overnight audience of 2.5m (14.9%) in September. The Bulger doc was also only marginally behind the top-rated episode of returner The Yorkshire Vet (1.8m / 9.5% in April). The film drew almost double C5’s 950,000 (4.9%) slot average and more than twice the audience of…

New Order: Decades, Sky Arts — gloriously uplifting September 24, 2018

A concert film capturing the band’s music in all its melancholic grandeur Last year as part of the Manchester International Festival, local band New Order were commissioned to present a concert with a difference, collaborating with the artist Liam Gillick and students from the Royal Northern College of Music. The show, which travelled to Turin and Vienna, is preserved in the compelling documentary, New Order: Decades. “It’s not a greatest hits show,” insists curator and writer Jon Savage, rather a…

Caravan to make feature length doc on New Order for Sky Arts August 17, 2018

Factual indie Caravan has won a commission from Sky Arts to produce a feature-length documentary film on New Order. New Order: Decades (1×120’) is produced and directed by Mike Christie (Hansa Studios: By The Wall 1976-90, Sky Arts), marking 40 years since the band’s first TV appearance.  Part concert and part documentary, it follows the band’s preparations as they re-stage their collaboration So It Goes with the artist Liam Gillick and the 12-piece synthesiser orchestra that took place during Manchester International…

Sky Arts commissions New Order feature from Caravan August 13, 2018

  Sky Arts has commissioned British factual indie Caravan to produce a feature-length doc on seminal UK new wave band New Order. Born out of Joy Division after the death of singer and frontman Ian Curtis, New Order has been active from the 80s to the present day and was at the forefront of the post-punk and new wave movements. New Order: Decades charts the rise of New Order over four decades of recordings and performances, offering intimate access to the band as the…

Sky Arts tunes up New Order doc August 13, 2018

Two-hour film marks 40 years since Manchester band’s TV debut The producer of Bafta-award winning Channel 4 series Grayson Perry: Who Are You? is to exec a feature-length film about the band New Order for Sky. Caravan’s Managing Director Dinah Lord is to oversee New Order: Decades, a 120-minute film for Sky Arts. Produced and directed by Mike Christie (Sir Alex Ferguson: Secrets of Success), the film marks 40 years since New Order’s first TV appearance and will air on 22 September. Part concert…

THE REAL AVENGERS Holocaust: The Revenge plot – Channel 4 film focuses on a secret group who plotted to kill millions of Germans by poisoning water supplies May 2, 2018

A STARTLING new documentary will reveal never-before-seen evidence about a plot by a group of death camp survivors to poison millions of Germans in vengeance for the Holocaust. The Channel 4 film –  Holocaust: The Revenge Plot – revolves around tapes of a Jewish resistance fighter called Abba Kovner who carefully detailed his recollections of the plan. The tapes were recorded in 1985 when Kovner was dying from cancer and tell of the 1946 plans to poison the water supplies in several German…

Long-lost tapes reveal details of plan hatched by the ‘Jewish Avengers’ to kill six million Germans by poisoning the country’s water supply in revenge for the Holocaust May 2, 2018

Long-lost tapes reveal details of a foiled plan by the Jewish Avengers to kill six million Germans by poisoning the country’s water supply in revenge for the Holocaust. Film maker Avi Merkado found ten tapes, buried in a museum in Israel, which detailed how a band of Jewish partisans formed after the Second World War. The recordings – which have never been heard in public – are at the heart of a new documentary entitled Holocaust: The Revenge Plot, due to…

The Auschwitz Avengers: inside the Holocaust revenge plot to kill six million Germans January 24, 2018

Of all the stories that have been told of the Holocaust and its horrors, perhaps this is one you won’t have heard. At the close of the Second World War, dozens of survivors plotted a titanic act of revenge: the mass murder of six million Germans. It was 1945 and Europe’s Jewish population had been tortured and decimated. Abba Kovner, who later became one of Israel’s eminent poets, united 50 survivors who had cheated death in ghettos and concentration camps,…