The People's Desert Island Disc
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Desert Island Discs is a radio programme broadcast on BBC Radio 4. It was first broadcast on the BBC Forces Programme on 29 January 1942 and well over 300o episodes have been produced so we were honoured to be asked to illustrate a film for them.
What is the number one piece of music that the public would take with them if they were to be marooned on a desert island?
We discover why so many people, including Desert Island Discs’ celebrity castaways such as Dame Judy Dench, have chosen Vaughan Williams’ ‘The Lark Ascending’ as their favourite piece.
Enjoy a few minutes of serenity as we delve into the history of this famous piece and hear a first-hand description of the composer.
The film can also be seen on the BBC site here
One hundred years after women won the right to vote, Scarlett Moffatt tells the story of the suffragettes.
Showcasing six shortlisted titles for 2017’s Man Booker International Prize.
From prejudice to pride, the story of how gay sex was de-criminalised is a story of double-lives, suicides and brave fights.
With people living longer that ever before and not saving enough for their later years, is retirement headed for an uncertain future? Money Box explores whether retirement is a thing of the past.
Professor Mary King describes how the song became a symbol of hope.
For Christmas 2015 we created an animated Christmas animation based on the Nativity story and voiced by some of BBC Radio 2’s most popular presenters
Each year, the BBC invites a leading figure to give a series of lectures and in 2015, Professor Stephen Hawking delivered two lectures on the nature of black holes.
This explainer video for the BBC 6 O’Clock News was made in 2016 just before the EU referendum in the UK and explains how the EU works and how it operates.
What will be the future of Humanity? In this short film for Radio 4, historian and author of the international bestseller Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, Yuval Noah Harari makes a prediction