Directed by Henry Fraser
Produced by Windfall Films for Discovery Channel EMEA, Discovery Science Channel, Discovery Canada, Red Bull Media, Canal D, N24 Germany
Could the life and death of the most extreme stars in the cosmos be key to understanding our very existence?
Astronomers at Jodrell Bank in the UK reveal how even inside the aftermath of a massive stellar explosion, a freakish zombie star that cannibalises others can rise from the dead. We join astrophysicists working in laboratories hidden under the Gran Sasso mountains in Italy who are hoping to foresee a supernova explosion. CGI animation will tie together clues from ongoing scientific missions around the world and reveal how integral stars are to our universe.
Directed by Graham Strong
Produced by Mentorn Media for BBC Four
Social commentator Peter York seeks to understand what he sees as the modern obsession with 'The Authentic'. He speaks to crafts people and expert commentators on his journey to understand the current cultural moment. He also examines where the label of the 'hipster' has its roots and whether it is too general a term for such a broad movement.
Contributors include Times deputy fashion editor Harriet Walker, the Guardian architecture critic Oliver Wainwright, and Sir John Hegarty. Peter also travels to the United States to look at parallels between the UK and America.
Directed by Chris Parkin
Produced by Voltage TV for BBC Two
Gregg Wallace and Cherry Healey get exclusive access to some of the largest food factories in Britain to reveal the secrets behind food production on an epic scale.
Produced by Windfall Films for Discovery UK
Strip the Cosmos explores major planets, moons, black holes, stars and galaxies by following scientific missions close up, and using extensive CG animation to explore the structure, origins and density of the cosmos. It was a lot of fun to cut, especially working with great producer/directors like Glenn Swift, Duncan Bulling and Johnny Shipley.
Directed by Graham Strong
Produced by Blakeway Productions for BBC Four
Painter and critic Matthew Collings charts the rise of abstract art over the last 100 years while trying to answer a set of basic questions about this often baffling art form.
Produced by Windfall Films for Discovery Canada and H2
Rise of the Machines uses CG animation to explode apart some of the world's most extreme machines to reveal the engineering at the heart of their design. Over the course of several months I learned all about heavy lift ships. And high speed trains. And Pisten Bully Snowcats. An experience made all the more excellent thanks to the amazing Lucy Haken and the ever brilliant Graham Strong.