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Factual is a priority area of development for Free@last TV. We have a long and successful track record in factual TV production with past production credits such as 999, Horizon, Everyman, Animal Hospital and pioneering BBC digital series such as The Take, Pick of the Week and Great Speeches. In daytime our credits have included BBC series Housecall, Centenary Square, The Brain Game and Channel 4’s daytime series Revealing Secrets.

CRIME: MARTINA COLE'S LADYKILLERS
Martina Cole’s Lady Killers is our first large-scale factual series. An anthology series of six one-hour docu-dramas, the series explored the cases of six of the world’s most notorious female serial killers. As well as high-profile British cases Myra Hindley, Rose West and Beverly Allitt, we also examine Victorian killers such as the fabled ‘black widow’ Mary Ann Cotton, the baby farmer Amelia Dyer and ‘Countess Dracula’ Elizabeth Bathory.
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CRIME: SUPER SLEUTHS
Super Sleuths was our breakthrough crime factual series. Tracing the literary origins of six of the world's most popular TV detectives from novel to script to screen. The detectives included Agatha Christie's Poirot, Colin Dexter's Inspector Morse, Ruth Rendell's Inspector Wexford, RD Wingfield's Inspector Frost, WJ Burley's Wycliffe and Caroline Graham's Midsomer Murders.
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ARTS: REVISITING BRIDESHEAD
Revisiting Brideshead was an hour-long investigation into the world of the author Evelyn Waugh and his classic novel of redemption and epiphany Brideshead Revisited. The programme examined the place of the source novel in the literary canon of the writer and the autobiographical reverie that his memoir represented. We also traced its adaptation from the novel to an 11-hour landmark television programme through producer Derek Granger and directors Michael Lindsay-Hogg and Charles Sturridge. Click here for more on this programme & video clip
ARTS: ONCE UPON A TIME...
Once Upon A Time was a series of TV essays authored by Alex Cox to accompany a season of Spaghetti Western films on ITV. Alex Cox knows his films. Shot on location at the famous 'Texas Hollywood Studio' in the Tabernas desert where many of the spaghetti westerns were originally shot, Alex provides a contextualisation of each of the films in the season which includes classics such as 'A Bullet for the General', 'Keoma', 'Django' and 'Texas Adios'.
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BIOGRAPHY: THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF ROALD DAHL
A detailed biography of one of the best loved British authors of all time Roald Dahl. Roald Dahl is a literary legend. His repertoire of extraordinary fiction has captured the imaginations of successive generations of children and adults alike. In this one-off documentary we celebrate the literary life and work of Roald Dahl and its transference to film and television – including 'Alfred Hitchcock Presents', 'Tales of The Unexpected' and 'Jackanory' to films such as 'James and the Giant Peach' and the 'BFG'. Click here for more on this programme & video clip
BIOGRAPHY: SEX, DRUGS & RUCK N ROLL
A ten-part biography series examining some of the biggest rock and pop icons of our times. Each of the programmes examined the icons through the veneer of their headlines and hits and taking a detailed look at the stories behind the hits. Programmes included U2, Bob Marley, Oasis, Madonna, The Stone Roses, Tupac Shakur, Take That, Prince, Joy Division and Nirvana.
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BIOGRAPHY: REASONS TO LOVE STEPHEN KING
In this series of shorts for the Sci-Fi channel we asked a range of experts including writer Muriel Gray, psychotherapist Oliver James, actor Ewen Macintosh and writers Sarah Pinborough and Chris Hewitt their reasons to love the godfather of the Fear Factor Stephen King.
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HISTORY: KIM NEWMAN'S SUPER SEVENTIES SEASON
A series of essays authored by science fiction writer and expert Kim Newman. Kim examines the origins and influences of Science Fiction in the disco decade.  Kim looks at the turning points in Sci Fi that paved the way for some of the great narratives such as Star Wars, Close Encounters and The Wicker Man – and how pop culture would never be quite the same again.
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HISTORY: THE STORY OF PUNK
Robert Elms narrates a 2-hour, definitive history of punk rock from underground to overground charting the pivotal events along the way including Malcom Mclaren's Kings Road Shop to the Westway roots of the Clash, the Buzzcocks at the 100 Club, climaxing with the Grundy show moment when punk became synonymous with a four letter salute and a green haired pantomime of pop. Click here for more on this programme & video clip
HISTORY: ROCK N ROLL MYTHS
Preposterous myths & Chinese whispers have long been the backbone of rock n’ roll folklore and have helped fertilise the star-making machinery since it began. In this 6 part series Sean Rowley took an excess all eras look at one of the most celebrated rumour mills in the world.
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DEVELOPMENT
Facual is a priority area for Free@Last TV and we have many exciting and fresh formats in active development, including:
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