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The Galaxy Britain Built - The British talent behind Star Wars, Screening and Q&A (Norwich)

Star Wars is a global phenomenon.

The Galaxy Britain Built tells the story of British artists, designers and filmmakers who worked on it, and reveals the secrets of the creation of some of the most famous costumes, props and sets in movie history.

RTS East invites you to this very special screening of The Galaxy Britain Built hosted by BBC Look East presenter and Star Wars Superfan, David Whiteley. We are delighted that the screening will be followed by a Q&A session with legendary Film Producer, Robert Watts.

A celebration and screening of 63 Up

“Give me the child for the first seven years and I will show you the man.” Inspired by this Jesuit motto, the Up series began in 1964, following a group of people drawn from startlingly different backgrounds who have allowed television cameras to drop into their lives at seven-year intervals ever since.

Led by director Michael Apted throughout the decades, this acclaimed series has now reached 63 Up, providing an illuminating perspective on whether or not the course of our adult lives is set by our earliest influences and the social class in which we’re raised.

Lance Armstrong documentary heads to BBC iPlayer

Directed by Marina Zenovich, the documentary retraces the remarkable rise and rapid fall of Armstrong, from the cycling hall of fame to the hall of infamy.

In candid interviews, Armstrong, his family, friends and former teammates recount his battle with cancer, his extraordinarily successful comeback to the sport, his multiple Tour de France victories, and the doping scandal that stripped him of them all.

The film also examines the wider problem of performance enhancing drugs in the sport.

New Wirecard scandal documentary heads to Sky

German filmmaker Gabriela Sperl is developing the film alongside producer SFFP, which tracks the rise and fall of the financial payments firm Wirecard.

Once regarded as the posterchild for German tech innovation, the firm collapsed in June 2020 after it was revealed that €1.9 billion was missing from its accounts.

The documentary spells out the international web of lies, cover ups and money laundering that led to the swindle.

Sperl has exclusive access to those closest to the scandal, including several informants.

Channel 4 documentary delves into The Real AC12

Viewers will get unprecedented access to the counter corruption unit and learn about the work of the Professional Standards Department (PSD), unveiling a side of policing that is largely unknown to the public.

Avon and Somerset Police opens its doors to Story Films at a time when police conduct is under more scrutiny than ever before, allowing them to uncover the work of their PSD teams. 

Dave announces documentary series Cops on The Rock

Cops on The Rock takes an in-depth look at the work of the Royal Gibraltar Police, who tackle everything from the growing threat of terrorism, to investigating murders, burglaries and fraud. 

The series will also look at how the police patrol and protect Gibraltar’s international waters, airport, port and land border with Spain.

Produced by Rare TV, the series will go behind the scenes of a unique part of British policing and will allow viewers to join the Marine Unit safeguarding the coastline, the Border Force and police officers on the streets.

Cara Delevingne to front new documentary about human sexuality

Planet Sex will see Delevingne explore some of the biggest topics in human sexuality, including gender, sexual orientation, relationships, pornography and sexual tastes.  

The six-part series, produced by Naked, a Fremantle company, will see Delevingne open herself up to mind and body experiments and demonstrations in the world’s leading sex research labs, and speak to different communities about their experiences of gender and sexuality.

BBC Two acquires documentary Enslaved: The Lost History of the Transatlantic Slave Trade

Simcha Jacobovici, Afua Hirsch, Samuel L. Jackson and (Credit: BBC)

Enslaved will tell the story of the millions of enslaved Africans who were ripped from their homes and shipped against their will to the Americas by Western European slave traders.

During these 400 years, over 12 million people were sold into slavery and taken onto slave ships, which saw them packed like sardines and suffering inhumane conditions for weeks, leading to two million dying en-route at sea.