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DOUBLE AGENT: The Eddie Chapman Story

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Ben Macintyre Agent Zigzag

Tuesday, 15th November | 9pm | BBC2

Following on from his hugely successful BBC 2 documentary, Operation
 Mincemeat, based on his book of the same name, writer and presenter Ben 
Macintyre returns to the small screen to bring to life his other best selling book - Agent Zigzag.  As part of this new Timewatch series, Macintyre reveals the gripping true story of Britain's most extraordinary wartime double agent, Eddie Chapman.

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Propellerheads: The Real Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines 

A film following three amateur flying teams competing in the Round Britain Microlight Rally, an hilarious, nailbiting three-day dash across the British Isles in tiny planes with only a map and a compass to navigate by.

This Wonderland film for BBC2 from director Charlie Russell tells the stories of the men who take part, the impact it has on their families - and what it really means to fly.

 

Operation Mincemeat a ratings winner. Watch on BBC iPlayer

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op_min_ssOperation Mincemeat, broadcast on BBC 2 on December 5, has proved a massive hit with UK television audiences, peaking at over 3 million viewers. (You can still watch it on the BBC iPlayer.)

The new Walker George Films documentary has also won unanimous praise from print press and online reviewers.

For more than 60 years, the true story behind Operation Mincemeat has been shrouded in secrecy. Now, best-selling author and Times columnist Ben Macintyre reveals how a remarkable team of British secret agents and a dead Welsh tramp managed to fool Hitler in the most successful deception of the Second World War.

Based on Ben Macintyre's bestselling book of the same name, the film is directed by Russell England and produced by Stephen Walker.

For more stories about the making of the film and for the latest press reaction please visit our filmography page for Operation Mincemeat. To see photos of the production, go to the gallery.

 

Operation Mincemeat: BBC2 | 9pm | Sun 5th December

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BBC2For more than 60 years, the true story behind Operation Mincemeat has been shrouded in secrecy. Now, best-selling author and Times columnist Ben Macintyre reveals how a remarkable team of British secret agents and a dead Welsh tramp pulled off the boldest - and most bizarre - deception of the Second World War.

Based on Ben Macintyre's bestselling book of the same name, the film is directed by Russell England and produced by Stephen Walker.

Walker George Films are delighted to introduce Ben Macintyre as an exciting new BBC talent. For more information about him and the film, visit our filmography page for Operation Mincemeat. To see photos of the production, go to the gallery.

 

Operation Mincemeat

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Shooting has just wrapped on Operation Mincemeat, the story of the most successful – and bizarre – deception of the Second World War. Based on Times reporter Ben Macintyre's number one bestseller of the same name, the film is directed by Russell England and produced by Stephen Walker. Broadcast is expected to be on BBC2 over Christmas.

Walker George Films are delighted to introduce Ben Macintyre as an exciting new talent for the BBC. For more information about him and the programme, visit our filmography page for Operation Mincemeat. To see photos of the production, go to the gallery.

 

US Broadcast for Young@Heart

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Young@Heart was broadcast nationwide across the USA on PBS on January 12 in its full feature-length version. A total of 525 Public Broadcasting TV stations showed the film at primetime as part of the Emmy-award winning series Independent Lens. The film received major critical acclaim and was picked as ‘Show of the Week’ in many national and regional press outlets. Check out the Young@Heart page on the Independent Lens site.

 

Stephen Walker Top TV Director Again

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For the second year running, Stephen Walker has been included in Broadcast Magazine's Hot 100 List as one of the UK's top 12 television directors.

 

Praise for Alex: A Passion For Life

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Channel 4 Logo Alex: A Passion For Life has attracted rave reviews from both the national and local press, and it was Pick of the Day in almost every newspaper.
“It's hard to find words to describe how inspiring this film is. You'll just have to watch it.” The Times
“A heart-warming and poignant reminder that life is for living… an extraordinary new film.” Daily Mail
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Broadcast of A Boy Called Alex Sequel

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On October 8 at 9pm Channel 4 broadcast Alex: A Passion For Life (watch online here), the sequel to the award-winning A Boy Called Alex, about the Eton musical scholar and cystic fibrosis sufferer Alex Stobbs. In this latest film, Alex faces the biggest musical challenge of his life: to conduct Bach's epic St Matthew Passion with a professional orchestra and some of Britain's top soloists. Along the way we catch up with his hectic life as a first year student at Cambridge University and his struggle to cope with cystic fibrosis, an incurable disease that is gradually destroying his lungs.

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More Awards for Young@Heart

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Young@Heart Poster Young@Heart has won another two prestigious prizes to add to its tally of 18 awards so far:

  • USA: Winner of the DVD Critics Best Non-Fiction Title (2009)
  • Germany: Winner of the AG Kino-Gilde (German Art House Cinemas) Best Documentary (2009)

After a very successful theatrical release in the US and across Europe in 2008, the movie continues its theatrical run around the globe, with a recent release in Israel and future releases planned for Greece and Thailand.

 
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Working Title Films and Young@Heart

The latest script in the fictionalised version of Young@Heart has just been delivered. Written by Adam Brooks (Bridget Jones - the Edge of Reason), the movie is being developed by the UK's leading film company, Working Title Films, who hope to be in production later this year. Stephen Walker and Sally George are co-producers.

 

Critical acclaim for documentary

The Day I Got My Sight Back received considerable critical acclaim from the press, described by The Sunday Times as "mesmerising", the The Guardian as "incredible" and the Daily Telegraph as "astounding". For a fuller list of press reaction go to the programme page here or you can watch it on the iPlayer here.