MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG for winning the London Evening Standard Award for Best Musical..
Lighting Designer – David Hersey
1 December: CLASS OF ‘92
A cinematic documentary detailing the rise to prominence and global sporting superstardom of six supremely talented young Manchester United footballers - David Beckham, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Phil and Gary Neville – over the period 1992-1999, culminating in Manchester United's European Cup triumph. Interwoven and mirroring the highs and lows of its football odyssey are the immense social and cultural changes taking place in Britain at the time.
Featuring Jude Law, Richard E. Grant, Demián Bichir, Emilia Clarke.
Directors: Ben Turner, Gabe Turner
Producer: Leo Pearlman
Production Sound Mixer – Nigel Albermaniche
26 December: 47 RONIN
After a treacherous warlord kills their master and banishes their kind, 47 leaderless samurai vow to seek vengeance and restore honour to their people. Driven from their homes and dispersed across the land, this band of Ronin must seek the help of Kai – a half-freed they once rejected – as they fight their way across a savage world of mythic beasts, shape-shifting witchcraft and wondrous terrors. Featuring Keanu Reeves, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ko Shibasaki, Tadanobu Asano, Rinko Kikuchi.
Director: Carl Rinsch
Producers: Pamela Abdy, Eric McLeod, Scott Stuber
Production Sound Mixer – John Midgley
1st Assistant Director – Gerry Gavigan
7, 14 December @ 7.30pm on BBC1: ATLANTIS
A fantasy drama set in a world of legendary heroes and mythical creatures. Far from home and desperate for answers, Jason washed up on the shores of an ancient land. A mysterious place; a world of bull leaping, of snake haired goddesses and of palaces so vast it was said they were built by giants – this is the city of Atlantis. Aided by his two new friends, Pythagoras and Hercules, Jason embarks on a voyage of discovery, and salvations, which sees him come face to face with the Medusa and even do battle with the dead.
Featuring Mark Addy, Jack Donnelly, Robert Emms, Sarah Parish, Jemima Rooper, Juliet Stevenson.
Directors: Justin Molotnikov, Declan O’Dwyer, Alice Troughton
Producers: Johnn Capps, Julian Murphy, Howard Overman
Production Designer – Paul Cripps
18 December @ 8pm on BBC1: THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY – A ROBBER’S TALE
19 December @ 8pm on BBC1: THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY – A COPPER’S TALE
A two-part drama from Broadchurch scribe, Chris Chibnall, that tells the stories behind the most infamous heist in British history on its 50th anniversary:
‘The Robbers’ Tale’ tells the story of the gang whose audacious crime secured unheard of wealth and the wrath of the Establishment.
‘The Coppers’ Tale’ tells the story of Tommy Butler and the crack team of detectives he assembled in his relentless quest to bring the robbers to justice.
Featuring Luke Evans, Jack Roth, Neil Maskell, Paul Anderson, Martin Compston, Del Synnott, Jack Gordon, Tim Pigott-Smith, Tom Beard, James Wilby and James Fox.
Directors: Julian Jarrold “A Robber’s Tale”, James Strong “A Copper’s Tale”
Producer: Julia Stannard
Make-Up & Hair Designer - Lesley Lamont-Fisher
2, 9, 16 December on Channel 4 @ 10pm: FRESH MEAT
The award-winning comedy series is back. The gang return to Manchester Medlock for another term but this time they're second year students, JP is now their landlord and there's a new housemate Candice.
Featuring Jack Whitehall, Greg McHugh, Greg McHugh, Joe Thomas, Kimberley Nixon, Charlotte Ritchie.
Directors: Gordon Anderson, Jamie Jay Johnson
Series Producer: Rhonda Smith
Production Designer - Tom Sayer
19 December: STEPHEN WARD
Charts the rise and fall from grace of the man at the centre of the Profumo scandal.
Friend to film stars, spies, models, government ministers and aristocrats; his rise and ultimate disgrace coincided with the increasingly permissive lifestyle of London’s elite in the early 1960’s.
The musical centres on Stephen Ward’s involvement with the young and beautiful Christine Keeler and their chance meeting in a West End nightclub, which led to one of the biggest political scandals and most famous trials of the 20th century. Featuring Alexander Hanson, Charlotte Spencer, Charlotte Blackledge
Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber
Book and Lyrics: Christopher Hampton, Don Black
Director: Richard Eyre
Video & Projection Designer – Jon Driscoll
WHERE IN THE WORLD...
Kevan Van Thompson, Co-Producer on Scott Hicks’ ‘Fallen’.
Joel Devlin, Director of Photography on ‘Shooting for Socrates’.
Jet Christiaanse, Line Producer on ABC’s ‘The Assets’
Marcia Gay, 1st Assistant Director on Peter Medak’s episodes for ABC’s ‘The Assets’.
SHOWCASE OF THE MONTH:
James Friend - Director of Photography
Jonathan Newman - Director, Kate Benton - Make-Up & Hair Designer, Josh Cunliffe - Editor.