UK pubcaster the BBC has made factual commissions for flagship channels BBC One and BBC Two.
For BBC One, controller Charlotte Moore and acting head of commissioning, documentaries announced 1x60mins Brett: A Life With No Arms, 3x60mins Cancer (WT), 3x60mins All Change at Longleat and 1x60mins Black Cab White Cab.
BBC Two and Four, meanwhile, have ordered 1x60mins doc The Mosque, 2x60mins (TBC) This is Tottenham, 1x60mins Best, 3x60mins The Divorce Clinic, 1x60mins One Morning in March and 3x60mins Living in the Country (WT).
Brett: A Life With No Arms is a follow-up to filmmaker Roger Graef’s debut documentary 50 years ago and follows a man born without arms due to Thalidomide. It comes from Films of Record.
Cancer, an ob-doc and rigged camera series, looks at cancer wards around Britain across one year. KEO Films produces.
All Change at Longleat follows a couple, a flamboyant lord and the UK’s first back marchioness, that takes over an aristocratic British estate. Endemol Shine Group-owned Shine TV produces.
Black Cab White Cab follows a pair or Burnley-based taxi companies, one a whites-only firm and the other run by a man named Ali Khan. Firecracker Films produces.
“From singles to series, these documentaries have gained extraordinarily intimate access to four distinctive worlds that will move, provoke and challenge the BBC One audience,” said Moore.
This is Tottenham looks into the volatile London constituency where the London Riots began in 2011. CTVC is attached to produce.
Best, from Finepoint Films, looks at the legendary hard-drinking footballer George Best; The Divorce Clinic, from Wild Pictures, follows couples separating using family mediation; One Morning in March, from Spun Gold, sees filmmaker Stephen Bennett interview families of a 1996 school shooting tragedy in Dunblane, Scotland; and Living in the Country looks at Britain’s relationship with the landscape.
Diginet BBC Four, meanwhile, is going behind the scenes at the Crown Prosecution Service for the first time in broadcast history. Gold Star is attached to produce.