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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.

Stacey Dooley to present new series Stalked

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The two-part series will follow Dooley as she gains unprecedented access to a specialist police unit in Cheshire and a victim support organisation.

The police unit and organisation are dedicated to preventing stalking from escalating to violence and potentially even murder. 

Dooley spends time with both the victims and perpetrators, discovering the hard truth about what a life consumed by stalking looks like. 

The first episode focuses on the most common type of stalking, ex-partners.

Filming begins for Sky documentary Greenpeace Inside – Mission: Saving the Planet

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The five-part documentary for Sky Documentaries and NOW will take an in-depth look at one of the largest and best known environmental protection organisations, with unprecedented access to Greenpeace's full archive. 

Activists and campaigners worldwide will be followed for over a year as they embark on their mission to save the planet. 

Fifty years ago, the NGO launched its mission to stop the destruction of the planet, leading to some of the most iconic and moving environmental campaigns ever created. 

28 Up Millenium Generation Preview Q&A

Following an introduction from BBC Commissioning Editor Emma Loach, joining host Rhianna Dhillon are director Julian Farino, executive producer Melanie Archer and contributors Oliver, Gemma, and Orala, as they discuss the return of the landmark generation-spanning BBC documentary series “Up” - which has followed the lives of the same group of contributors every seven years since they were 7 years old.

Royal Family to appear in new BBC One film honouring the late HRH Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh

Prince Philip: The Royal Family Remembers will see the children of the Queen and the Duke, as well as their adult grandchildren and other members of the family, all contribute to the portrait.

Originally conceived to celebrate Prince Philip’s 100th birthday, the documentary will feature interviews filmed before and after his death in April 2021.

The filmmakers were invited inside Buckingham Palace to meet his staff and capture his study, office and library, just as he kept them.

BBC announces new documentary Katie Price: What Harvey Did Next

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Katie Price: Harvey And Me received huge critical acclaim when it was released and became the biggest BBC documentary of the period for 16-34 years old, garnering over five million views in 30 days on BBC iPlayer.

The documentary helped to start a conversation about the experience of raising disabled children and was recently shortlisted for a National Television Award and a Grierson Award. 

The initial documentary followed 18-year-old Harvey as he transitioned into adulthood and moved further away from home. 

ITV announces documentary Peckham’s Finest

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Created from the makers of The Masked Singer, the series will follow a group of young, aspirational people living their everyday life in the diverse and eclectic part of South London. 

Viewers will get to see the group in all areas of their life, from embarking on new romances, to dealing with doomed relationships, forming new friendships, setting out on new ventures and working through everyday dramas. 

New BBC documentary follows Britain’s top high-wire walkers

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The captivating documentary features one of Britain’s top high-wire artists, Chris Bullzini from Somerset, who regularly risks his life to perform and walk the wire with no safety net. 

When Bullzini was a teenager, he ran away to join the circus and turned his love of street performance into a hugely successful career. 

Bullzini is in high demand worldwide and since the summer of 2019, BBC cameras have followed Bullzini as he faces his biggest challenge yet.

BBC Two goes on the frontline with Yorkshire Firefighters

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The four-part series will take viewers onto the frontline with the men and women of West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.

The West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service has 900 firefighters who often put themselves in life-threatening situations to serve and help a population of more than two million people. 

Filmed using the latest technology, viewers will get an in-depth insight into real life emergencies and unprecedented access to the men and women keeping their communities safe during the pandemic.