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Cathedral



Cathedral   
8 x 48'      
Canterbury Cathedral is one of the most historical and architecturally striking buildings in the world. This charming series delves behind the scenes on a year in the life of the cathedral and uncovers a fascinating story of ghosts, politics, scandal and pageantry.

A Peter Williams Television TV Production for ITV1
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Cloning the Dead



Cloning the Dead   
1 x 49'      
In August 2004, Professor Panyiotis Zavos announced that his scientific team had successfully produced an embryo from tissue taken from a dead man. Peter Williams Television has had exclusive access over the past three years to Zavos’ team and this documentary follows the scientists at work and the people who wish to clone their deceased loved ones.

A Peter Williams Television Production
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D-Day The Shortest Day   
1 x 53'      
Life, said the survivors, was never quite the same again, after June 6th 1944. With testimony from the UK, the US, the Commonwealth and Germany, THE SHORTEST DAY documents the meticulous planning leading up to the world’s biggest amphibious invasion, the terror and triumph of the landings and the bitterness of the fighting in the days that followed.

A Peter Williams Television Production for ITV1
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Hilary Lister – A Race Against Time   
1 x 59'/ 1 x 73'      
Hilary Lister – A Race Against Time follows the remarkable journey of a sailor with a difference. Despite suffering from a progressive condition which means she is paralyzed from the neck down, Hilary Lister embarks on an ambitious journey to sail around Great Britain. Relying on her own gumption and determination it’s a story of courageous seamanship, a struggle for independence and purpose, and an astonishing achievement against all odds.

A Peter Williams Television Production
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Hillary On Everest   
1 x 52' / 1 x 76'      
Everest is the highest mountain in the world, thrusting 29,108 feet into the sky. A height where human blood thickens to the consistency of treacle, where every move you make, every breath you take, is sheer agony. For the first half of last century Everest was the unclaimed jewel in mountaineering's crown, resisting expeditions and claiming twenty-two lives until a lanky beekeeper from New Zealand and a beaming Sherpa from Eastern Nepal, roped up together and became a truly remarkable team

A Peter Williams Television/ Tom Scott Production for Channel Four
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Kings of Canterbury   
6 x 24'      
The King’s School, Canterbury, is the oldest place of learning in England. This six-part snapshot of life at King’s filmed over a single academic year is a portrait of achievement and mischief, triumph and tragedy as seen by pupils, teachers, school governors and former scholars.

A Peter Williams Production In Association with ITV
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War married couple



Love & War   
6 x 23'      
In wartime, life can be tough, brutal and short. It can also be beautiful. This six-part series tells the stories of love that blossomed during the tension and misery, the risk and uncertainty that is part and parcel of war. It is illustrated by hitherto unpublished - and very personal - letters and photographs.

A Peter Williams Production In Association with ITV
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Love and War - Series 2   
6 x 23'      
A second series of wartime love stories, with a twist in each tale. Through the risk and tension that is part and parcel of war, this film tells the stories of love that blossomed during these uncertain times.

A Peter Williams Television Production for ITV
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Martha Gellhorn - On The Record   
1 x 74'      
Martha Gellhorn broke the mould. She was the first woman to achieve an international reputation as a war reporter. She emulated, and some say surpassed, her first husband, Ernest Hemmingway, in the way she described war and its consequences. This absorbing documentary reveals the truth about her marriage to, and rivalry with, Hemingway; her bravery in covering conflicts and her tangled relationships, both with her family and with the men she met along the way as she reported the war.

A Peter Williams Television Production
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The First Human Clone   
1 x 49'      
This powerful documentary looks at the controversial attempts to clone a human being. The film documents for the first time on television the formation of a ten-cell human embryo and explains the science behind the cloning procedure. We follow the secretive efforts of a small group of doctors and scientists, led by Dr. Panos Zavos, to develop cloning techniques in the face of ferocious opposition from many governments and most of society.

A Peter Williams Television Production
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The Premier League: The Night Football Changed For Ever   
1 x 49'       high definition
The F.A. Premier League is the richest, most ambitious, most international football league in the world. Millions of fans watch it via satellite in Africa and Asia, Europe and America. Tribal loyalties born in British clubs two centuries ago still add an edge to our football that exists nowhere else in the world. This film is the story of how the Premier League came about, told by many of the people who made it happen, and by some who opposed it.

A Peter Williams Television Production for ITV
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Underworld at War



Underworld at War   
7 x 24'      
It is believed that World War II was a time when everyone in Britain pulled together in an effort to defeat Nazi Germany. However, award-winning director Peter Williams has unearthed stories of murder, petty crime and spies in local villages and towns, that remained undetected during the five years of war.

A Peter Williams Television Production for ITV1
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Wellington Bomber   
1 x 59'      
At the height of Bomber Command’s attempts to batter Nazi Germany into submission in 1943, the RAF and the War Ministry came up with a propaganda wheeze: Could a Wellington bomber be built from scratch in a single day? The attempt to do so took place at an aircraft factory at Broughton, near Chester. And the whole exercise was filmed. We see the Wellington from first bolt to roll-out and hear from five of the men and women who built her in 23 hours and 50 minutes.

A Peter Williams Television Production for BBC4
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