Unblocking the blog

6th April 2016

So just what seems to be the problem? We have a shiny new web site which, while far from perfect, is a big step on from what was here before. While we were working on how to structure the new site more

Elizabeth reigns tonight

15th February 2016

Tonight at 8pm Sky Arts premieres our latest contribution to the Hot Ticket strand, Elizabeth, which is a co-production with the Royal Opera House. If I can be immodest for a moment, it is a truly gorgeous dance more

Reflections from the RA

16th October 2015

Tomorrow night Sky Arts premieres our new film for The Hot Ticket strand, Ai Weiwei at the RA. We have already produced Matthew Bourne's The Car Man as a Hot Ticket and next week we are recording another major more

TV heaven

8th December 2014

I watched some terrific television over the weekend, and not all of it on television. Much of Sunday I spent at BFI Southbank with two screening programmes of the estimable Missing Believed Wiped project. This is the name that the BFI applies to showings more

Anarchy on Sky Arts

3rd October 2014

Anarchy in Manchester, a new series produced by Illuminations, starts tonight on Sky Arts 1 HD at 10.30pm. Producer LINDA ZUCK and editor TODD MACDONALD introduce the programmes. LINDA: In six half-hour programmes, we bring you the very best of more

Postcard from China, 2

14th July 2013

Friday afternoon, towards the end of the first week of our China holiday. We are in Datong in the north of the country, not so far from Beijing. In the late fifth century CE (around the time of the last more

What a lot of Will

14th April 2012

In case you hadn't noticed, the Shakespeare spring kicks off tonight. First up is a cluster of programmes on Sky Arts - a goodly number of them, including Being Shakespeare, produced by Illuminations.  Then there is the big more

Where there’s a Will

8th March 2012

Simon Callow's one-person show Being Shakespeare today makes a triumphant return to London's Trafalgar Studios. The production plays until 31 March before transferring to New York (for tickets, go here) but today is also the release date for our more