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Panorama – Knives in the Classroom, BBC 1

09 September 2019

Chanell Wallace, whose brother was stabbed to death when she was 11,

Buried Secrets of WWII – Episode 2 to Episode 4, National Geographic

Remote sensing techniques tell the stories of WWII battles and campaigns, the details of which have been lost in the fog of war, misinterpreted or overtaken by the landscape.

Sell Out – Has corporate money corrupted the art world? – BBC Radio 4

03 September 2019

Ben Ferguson explores corporate sponsorship in the arts

Buried Secrets of WWII – EP 1: Pearl Harbor, National Geographic

02 September 2019

Japan’s strike on the US naval base at Pearl Harbor changed the world.

Paxman: Why are our politicians so crap? – Channel 5

Paxman quizzes a range of political figures about the breakdown of trust in Westminster.

World’s Most Luxurious Trains, Channel 5

30 August 2019

A £2,600 journey across South Africa with a 24-hour butler.

Fighter Pilot The Real Top Gun, ITV

20 August 2019

Documentary series following the new recruits, men and women

The British Black Panthers, BBC Radio 4

03 August 2019

The untold story of the years when Black Power

Charles & Di: The Truth Behind Their Wedding, Channel 5

27 July 2019

The story of the seven days that led up to the 1981 wedding.

World’s Most Shocking Ads with Shane Richie, Channel 5

20 July 2019

Shane Richie trawls through

My Life – I Will Survive, CBBC

Documentary following Junior Bake Off winner Nikki.

Nicky Lilly meets Andy Murray, CBBC

28 June 2019

Nikki Lilly meets two time Wimbledon winner… Andy Murray.

The Trans Women Athlete Dispute with Martina Navratilova, BBC One

26 June 2019

Martina Navratilova’s tweet about trans women athletes sparked a heated argument.

Britain’s Breast Implant Scandal – Dispatches: Channel 4

24 June 2019

Reporter Abbie Eastwood investigates

BBC Panorama : The Race for Number 10, BBC One

After a bruising round of campaigning and vote-offs, there are just two candidates left standing in the race to be the next prime minister.

Nicky Lilly meets her dad, CBBC

17 June 2019

It’s Father’s Day and Nikki Lilly meets her number one hero…. her Dad.

Critical Incident, BBC One

10 June 2019

With attacks on emergency service workers on the rise,

Nikki Lilly meets Raheem Sterling, CBBC

06 June 2019

Nikki meets England and Manchester City’s goal machine, Raheem Sterling.

David Harewood: Psychosis & Me, BBC Two

16 May 2019

David Harewood had a psychotic breakdown and was sectioned in his 20s.

Queen Victoria: My Musical Britain, BBC Two

11 May 2019

To celebrate Queen Victoria’s 200th birthday

Brexit: Behind Closed Doors – Episode 1 & 2, BBC Four

08 May 2019

The untold story of the Brexit negotiations…

Police Code Zero: Officer Under Attack, Channel 5

29 April 2019

Documentary series exposing the dangerous situations

Life After My Brother’s Murder, BBC Three

14 April 2019

Thirteen years after her brother was stabbed and murdered,

Nikki Lilly Meets Holly & Phil, CBBC

20 March 2019

Nikki Lilly meets the stars of the sofa, Phil and Holly!

Queen Mother : Episode 2 The Lost Year, Channel 5

15 March 2019

The death of George VI in 1952 turned Elizabeth’s world upside down,

Queen Mother : Episode 1 The Reluctant Queen, Channel 5

09 March 2019

Featuring testimonies from friends, former staff and royal experts,

Nikki Lilly Meets Jamie Oliver, CBBC

07 March 2019

Nikki meets the cool daddy of the kitchen Jamie Oliver.

The Lost Tomb of Alexander the Great, National Geographic

04 March 2019

In this gripping investigation,

Exposure: Brexit Online Uncovered, ITV

Exposure talks to MPs and Lords

Single Mum and Proud : Who needs a man when you’ve got a spray tan, Channel 5

28 February 2019

Beauty vlogger Danielle faces an impossible decision over botox.

My Life I Will Survive, CBBC

08 February 2019

My Life ‘I Will Survive’ was filmed over the summer of 2018 and follows the life of Vlogger Nikki Lilly.

Greatest Chocolate Adverts of all Time, Channel 5

A look back at the nation’s favorite Chocolate adverts.

Skipping School, Britain’s Invisible Kids, Channel 4

04 February 2019

As the number of children leaving mainstream education in favour of home education doubles.

Paris Blue, BBC Radio 4

Jazz writer Kevin Legendre explores

Inside Europe Ten Years of Turmoil, BBC Two

28 January 2019

For the first time on television, David Cameron’s top advisers – including George Osborne and William Hague

Bargain Loving Brits in the Sun, Channel 5

10 January 2019

Fancy swapping the damp and grey of the UK for a new cheap-as-chips life in the sun?

Christmas at St Paul’s, BBC Two

24 December 2018

This film goes behind the scenes at St Paul’s Cathedral

New Puppy, New Home, Channel 5

21 December 2018

Life as a first-time puppy parent.

The Sound of Movie Musicals with Neil Brand, BBC 4

13 December 2018

Composer and musician Neil Brand presents a series on the movie musical

Nikki Lilly meets: The Next Step Part 2, CBBC

12 December 2018

Nikki catches up with The Next Step’s Kingston and Amy.

Nikki Lilly Meets The Cast of The Next Step, CBBC

05 December 2018

Nikki plays ‘Most likely to…’ with The Next Step’s Summer and Henry.

Egyptian Tomb Hunting with Tony Robinson, Channel 5

27 November 2018

Tony Robinson takes an exciting tomb-hunting adventure across Egypt

Evita – The Making of A Superstar, BBC Two

24 November 2018

Suzy Klein travels deep into the world of musical theatre,

Holst and Vaughan Williams – Making Music English, BBC Two

14 November 2018

Historian Amanda Vickery and broadcaster Tom Service unearth the fascinating story of the life-long friendship between composers Ralph Vaughan Williams and Gustav Holst,

Armistice 2018, BBC Radio 4

12 November 2018

Five historians challenge the conventional narrative about the end of World War One

Nikki Lilly Meets Nadiya Hussain, CBBC

10 October 2018

Nikki and Nadiya catch up after their time together of Junior Bake Off almost two years ago!

To Catch A Serial Killer with Trevor Mcdonald, ITV

20 September 2018

This new one-off documentary in ITV’s Crime & Punishment season.

Tate Liverpool at 30, BBC 4

14 September 2018

Comedian, writer and former art student Alexei Sayle returns home to Liverpool to assess the impact Tate Liverpool has had on the city, as the gallery celebrates its 30th anniversary.

Inside Alton Towers, Channel 4

23 August 2018

For nearly 40 years Alton Towers has attracted visitors to some of Britain’s most thrilling rollercoasters.

The Foreign Doctors are Coming, Channel 4

07 August 2018

From Egypt to Brazil, doctors across the world leave to train

The People’s Vet, Channel 4

04 August 2018

The People’s Vet follows the daily life of the PDSA staff

Prime Minister’s Props, BBC Radio 4

01 August 2018

Professor Sir David Cannadine explores political fame

Flying Across Britain With Arthur Williams,

31 July 2018

Eight years ago, former Royal marine Arthur Williams realised his life-long ambition to fly.

Going Viral, iTunes

22 June 2018

Join the ‘disease detectives’ Mark Honigsbaum and Hannah Mawdsley as they investigate the most devastating pandemic of all time:

The Wonderful World of Puppies, Channel 5

16 June 2018

Documentary series of a dog’s-eye view of life.

Nikki Lilly Meets Gary Lineker, CBBC

08 June 2018

Nikki Lilly meets up with Gary Lineker ahead of the 2018 World Cup to share some homemade pies, discuss his sporting history.

Suffragettes with Lucy Worsley, BBC One

04 June 2018

2018 marks 100 years since the first women over the age of 30, who owned property, were allowed to vote in the UK.

The Voices in My Head, BBC 3

22 May 2018

Around 1 in 10 adults hear voices in their heads as a result of one of a number of mental illnesses, including Schizophrenia.

Queen Victoria’s Tragic Family, Channel 5

19 May 2018

A look at how Queen Victoria, devastated by the loss of her husband,

 Nigeria’s Stolen Daughters, BBC 2 & HBO

15 May 2018

On 14 April 2014, 276 school girls aged between 16 and 18 were kidnapped from a school in Chibok, Northern Nigeria.

Manchester Bomb: Our Story, BBC 3 & BBC One

13 May 2018

On 22 May 2017 the worst terror attack in the UK since 7/7 took place at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester.

Don’t Hate the Debate, BBC Teach

13 April 2018

A debate show discussing all things British, with a focus on politics and Citizenship.

Double-Talk, BBC Radio 4

19 March 2018

A conversational feature exploring the art of the dialogue,

Nikki Lilly Meets Jeremy Corbyn, CBBC

16 March 2018

Nikki Lilly meets Jeremy Corbyn, the Leader of the Labour Party and jam maker extraordinaire.

Mind the Gender Pay Gap, BBC Radio 4

12 March 2018

Most people agree with the concept of equal pay, so why has it been so difficult to accomplish in practice?

Love & Drugs on the Street (Series 2), BBC 3 & iPlayer

11 February 2018

Highlights the complex backgrounds of women living on the streets of Brighton,

Nikki Lilly Meets, CBBC

08 February 2018

Nikki Lilly meets the UK Prime Minister Theresa May

Selling Houses With Amanda Lamb, More4

31 January 2018

In this More 4 series, three homeowners get to snoop around each other’s houses in the hopes of picking up tips on ways to improve their own.

Bargain Loving Brits In the Sun Series 3, Channel 5

25 January 2018

Fancy swapping the damp and grey of the UK for a new cheap-as-chips life in the sun?

Stacey Dooley Investigates: Second Chance Sex Offenders, BBC Three & iPlayer

24 January 2018

Stacey travels to Florida where sex offenders face restrictions for life.

Back to Vietnam, Radio 4

23 January 2018

Back to Vietnam being aired on 27th January at 8pm

 

The Medium is the Message, BBC Radio 4 & iPlayer

20 January 2018

‘Generation X’ author Douglas Coupland explores the ideas, sound and vision of 1960s media guru Marshall McLuhan,

Village Of The Year 2017, Channel 4

15 January 2018

Penelope Keith and judges – visit UK villages

The Wonderful World of Puppies, Channel 5

13 January 2018

Series 2 – 6pm

Nikki Lilly Meets…, CBBC

14 December 2017

Vlogger and baking ace Nikki Lilly meets

Dispatches: Al-Fayed: Behind Closed Doors, Channel 4

08 December 2017

Dispatches investigates allegations of sexual harassment

Zinc Communicate wins at EVCOM Industry Awards 2017

13 November 2017

Zinc Communicate won Silver at the EVCOM Industry Awards 2017.

The Children’s Traffic Club recognised at Prince Michael International Road Safety Awards 30th Anniversary

09 November 2017

Zinc Communicate attended the Prince Michael International Road Safety Awards: 30th Anniversary Celebration on 9 November 2017, to mark the success of Children’s Traffic Club.

Hotel for Refugees, BBC 1

07 November 2017

Two worlds meet when a small Catholic town

Love and Drugs on the Street: Girls Sleeping Rough, BBC 3

03 November 2017

Eye-opening stories of the daily lives of women

Getting the Builders In, BBC One – 11am

30 October 2017

Getting The Builders In is a brand new factual entertainment series for BBC daytime, that sees Britain’s builders battling it out to win jobs.

Bargain Loving Brits in Blackpool, Channel 5

26 October 2017

Our 6 part reality series about Blackpool’s residents and visitors.

Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY) to support National Children’s Traffic Club re-launch in 2018

16 October 2017

Now running for almost 25 years the National Children’s Traffic Club will be re-launching in 2018, with PACEY applying their expertise to the programme. To mark the CTC and PACEY partnership, Childcare Professional published a feature article about CTC in its Autumn/Winter edition.

Lucy Worsley’s Nights at the Opera, BBC 2

14 October 2017

New two part music history programme Lucy Worsley’s Nights at the Opera, exploring the history behind some of the world’s greatest operas.

The “Heroes” 40th anniversary, BBC Radio 2

10 October 2017

Florence Welch explores the influences behind David Bowie’s seminal “Heroes” LP.

Revolution In Ideas, BBC Radio 4

09 October 2017

The Russian Revolution of 1917 was not only a political revolution.

French Collection Series 3, Channel 4

28 August 2017

French Collection launches series 3 on Channel 4, weekdays at 1.00pm.

In Search of Milton’s Paradise, BBC Radio 4

27 August 2017

Joe Moshenska travels in John Milton’s footsteps

Wasting Away: The Truth About Anorexia, Channel 4

24 August 2017

Mark Austin and his daughter Maddy draw on their own family’s experience to break the stigma around eating disorders

Panorama: Plane Drunk, BBC One

14 August 2017

Panorama investigates the impact of a rise in drunk passengers at airports and on planes.

Faith in the Fire, BBC World Service

11 August 2017

Zubeida Malik reports on what happened in the London Grenfell fire when faith stepped in.

Manifesto, BBC Radio 4

07 August 2017

A story of modern art through the written word.

Blakeway Productions receives two 2017 Emmy Award nominations

26 July 2017

Blakeway receives two 2017 Emmy nominations

Zinc Communicate wins 5 EVCOM Screen Awards 2017

24 June 2017

Zinc Communicate wins five 2017 EVCOM Screen Awards – 2 Gold Awards for Best Drama and Best Health & Safety Film, 2 Bronze Awards for Best Drama and Best Direction and a Silver Award for Best Training film.

Grid, BBC Radio 3

18 June 2017

The Grid – a perceptual model for the digital age.

Zinc Communicate shortlisted for EVCOM Awards 2017

15 June 2017

Nationwide Education and CPNI films shortlisted for the EVCOM Screen Awards 2017.

Lord Lucan: My Husband, The Truth – ITV

05 June 2017

Documentary in which Lady Lucan tells the inside story of her marriage to Lord Lucan.

7 Days That Shook The Windsors, Channel 5

30 May 2017

Feature length documentary recalling the aftermath of the death of Princess Diana.

Clocking On, BBC Radio 4

Professor Emma Griffin explores how British workers became tied to the clock.

How Sgt. Pepper Changed The World, BBC World Service

27 May 2017

Sir Tim Rice marks the 50th anniversary of the release of The Beatles Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band LP.

ISIS: The Origins of Violence, Channel 4

17 May 2017

Historian Tom Holland traces the origins of Isis’ barbaric and sadistic violence which it claims is rooted in Islam’s scriptures.

Transport for London, Young Road Users goes live

04 May 2017

Transport for London and Zinc Communicate have launched Young Road Users (YRU) to promote safer travel choices for young Londoners.

BMW Group Education, new programme launched

27 April 2017

BMW Group and Zinc Communicate help teachers bring a hands-on and smarter approach to sustainability and road safety lessons.

Trump’s First 100 Days, BBC One

24 April 2017

After covering the American presidential election last year, Jeremy Paxman returns to the US to examine the significance of the first 100 days of President Trump.

From the Couch to the Courtroom, BBC Radio 4

19 April 2017

Helena Kennedy QC explores the relationship between law, psychotherapy and the mind doctors.

Printing A Nation, BBC Radio 4

13 April 2017

Dr. Anindita Ghosh explores how the printing press made modern India.

Panorama: The Spy in the IRA, BBC One

11 April 2017

Panorama investigates one of Britain’s most important spies since the Second World War.

French Collection – Series 3 Launch, Channel 4

10 April 2017

Brits compete to find the best vintage pieces – and make the most profits

Kicked Out: From Care to Chaos, BBC Three

06 April 2017

Filmmaker Rebecca Southworth traces her own life – abused as a child then taken in to social services care.

Passions: Gary Kemp on Mick Ronson, Sky Arts

04 April 2017

Gary Kemp explores his lifelong fascination with iconic guitarist and Bowie collaborator Mick Ronson.

Dispatches: Britain’s Benefits Families, Channel 4

21 March 2017

Seyi Rhodes investigates the impact of the government’s latest benefit cap.

The Age of Consent, BBC Radio 4

15 March 2017

This two-part series explores the idea of consent as a vital component of our political life, our legal obligations and how we control personal information in the digital age.

My Life: Born to Vlog, CBBC

06 February 2017

Meet Nikki, the twelve year old winner of CBBC’s Junior Bake Off and avid vlogger – with over 194,000 loyal followers.

Panorama, Revealed: Britain’s Mental Health Crisis, BBC One

02 February 2017

One month after prime minister Theresa May promised to ‘transform the way we deal with mental health’, reporter Sophie Hutchinson investigates the troubled state of NHS mental health services.

Dispatches: Undercover-Britain’s Cheap Clothes, Channel 4

31 January 2017

Dispatches goes undercover to investigate the textile factories in the UK making clothes for some of the biggest brands, and discovers what ‘Made in Britain’ really means.

Bargain-Loving Brits in the Sun, Channel 5

05 January 2017

Fancy swapping the damp and grey of the UK for a new cheap-as-chips life in the sun? Our favourite Bargain Loving Brits are back for 2017.

Greatest Ever Christmas Ads, Channel 5

19 December 2016

Julian Clary revisits some of the most memorable festive adverts that the British public.

We support Rays of Sunshine!

13 December 2016

‘A huge thank you to you and your colleagues for your donation of £500. It’s wonderful to be selected to be one of your charity partners.’

The Children’s Traffic Club – successful for over two decades!

It’s difficult to imagine the UK road safety education scene without The Children’s Traffic Club. First launched in 1993, it’s continued to help reduce road casualties whilst make learning how to keep safer on our roads ‘fun’!

The Secret Life Of Puppies, Channel 5

12 December 2016

More lovable litters as they embark on life’s great adventure, witnessing their magical transformation as they go from tiny newborns to confident canines.

The Sikhs of Smethwick, BBC Four

02 December 2016

Filmmaker and Sikh, Billy Dosanjh, tells the inside story of his community in his hometown of Smethwick. Using rare archive and testimony, he reveals a moving story of 50 years of tradition and change.

Voices of the Earth, BBC Radio 4

18 November 2016

“What’s happening to our planet and its creatures is a question that should keep us all awake at night.” Andrew Motion responds to the subject of climate change in a unique audio poem for Radio 4.

The History of Rhythm, BBC World Service

12 November 2016

Brian Eno, Iggy Pop and Nitin Sawhney are among the special guests helping Dame Evelyn Glennie explore the history of the many rhythms that provide the basis for modern music.

The French Culture War, BBC Radio 4

09 November 2016

Talking to writers and cultural activists, Muslim and secular, Nick Fraser asks if the French secular ideal can survive.

Panorama: The Trouble with our Trains, BBC One

07 November 2016

An investigation into the disconnect between the claims of the government and rail industry.

Get Real with money #2 – Nationwide

06 November 2016

Four fantastic new episodes featuring Ben, Rio and Amber available for teachers now!

Bettany Hughes’s Ten Places: Europe and Us, National Trust

23 October 2016

Bettany Hughes presents a 10-part podcast series for the National Trust exploring European history in our backyard.

Panorama: Paxman on Trump vs Clinton – Divided America, BBC One

21 October 2016

As the election approaches, Jeremy Paxman travels to Washington and beyond to understand how America’s great democracy has come to face such an unpopular choice.

The Black Panthers – BBC Radio 4

On the 50th anniversary of its foundation, Dorian Warren explores the rise and fall of the Black Panther Party and its legacy for recent black insurgency in America.

The Greatest Tomb on Earth: Secrets of Ancient China, BBC Two

14 October 2016

From the depths of the greatest tomb on earth comes an epic new story that could re-write history, revealing for the first time the true origin of one of the world’s most powerful nations: China.

9/11 Truth, Lies & Conspiracies, ITV

13 September 2016

Ever since the attacks on America on 9/11 there have been conspiracy theories about what happened that day – some credible, some downright wacky…

Siemens Digital Badges launch at the British Science Festival

12 September 2016

zinc creates digital badge content for Siemens, the first engineering company in the UK to launch their own unique STEM skills programme with digital badges.

The Billion Pound Flower Market, Channel 4

05 September 2016

We just love flowers. The flower industry is a £100 billion global business and Britain is the world’s third largest buyer of cut flowers.

Nationwide Your Student Money website launch

01 September 2016

To coincide with the introduction of a new student bank account by Nationwide Building Society in August, zinc created a customer education website.

Mattel Think & Learn Code-a-Pillar™ comes to the UK!

21 July 2016

The instantly cute Think & Learn Code-a-Pillar™ exposes little ones to the foundation skills of coding: thinking, problem-solving and sequencing – the building blocks for STEM.

Paxman in Brussels: Who really rules us? – BBC One

20 May 2016

His central question is simple, have we given the power to rule us to Europe, and if we have does it matter?

Penelope Keith at Her Majesty’s Service, Channel 4

19 May 2016

In celebration of the Queen’s 90th birthday, Penelope Keith, goes behind the scenes of Her Majesty’s Royal residences.

Our TV Choice Awards nominations…we’re on a roll!

18 May 2016

The Murder Detectives, Paul Hollywood: City Bakes and Penelope Keith’s Hidden Villages.

A BAFTA hat-trick!

10 May 2016

More success at the BAFTAs last weekend, the most prestigious TV awards of the year.

We’ve been swimming in award nominations and even some awards…

03 May 2016

On the night The Murder Detectives triumphed!

Secret Life of Puppies, Channel 5

28 April 2016

!TONIGHT! 28th April and 5th May 2016 at 9pm, Channel 5. This magical series reveals what it’s like to be a puppy during the most important, experimental year of their lives.

Paul Hollywood: City Bakes, Food Network UK

18 April 2016

Paul Hollywood is off on his travels on Food Network UK, starting tonight, 18th April, at 9pm.

Acquisition of Straker Films

01 April 2016

We have announced today the acquisition of Straker Films, a very successful corporate video production business.

Our BAFTA 2016 nominations

25 March 2016

Congratulations to Films of Record, Reef Television and Blakeway who have eight BAFTA nominations between them!

Inside Obama’s White House: 100 Days, BBC Two

15 March 2016

This is the story of how Obama tried to reshape America, from inside a White House unlike any other in history.

The Murder Detectives, Channel 4

26 November 2015

The Murder Detectives, a new series from Films of Record and BAFTA-winning director David Nath, airs from 30th November.

Royal Television Award win for Blakeway North

16 November 2015

Blakweay North won Best Factual Entertainment Award at the Royal Television Society North West Awards on Saturday night for their documentary Michael Jackson’s Thriller with Ashley Banjo.

Reef to travel the world with Top Baker, Paul Hollywood

12 November 2015

Reef Television has been commissioned by Food Network to make a 10-30² series with Paul Hollywood baking his way around the world. Paul Hollywood’s City Bakes will explore the recipes that have shaped the baking heritage of each city, uncovering family recipes, hotel delicacies and local favourites before adding his own “Hollywood twist” to a classic.

Brett: A Life With No Arms, BBC One

09 October 2015

Filmmaker Roger Graef’s first-ever documentary, One Of Them Is Brett, was made 50 years ago. It was a portrait of Brett as a spirited four-year old riding a bicycle, feeding himself, fighting his brothers with his feet. His parents, Barbara and Peter Nielsen, moved from Australia to Britain to get him prosthetic arms, which Brett immediately rejected. And it stayed that way.

Hebdo doc given French primetime on anniversary

08 October 2015

Charlie Hebdo: 3 Days That Shook Paris, to be primetime on the anniversary of the atrocity next year. The documentary was commissioned and broadcast on More 4. France 5 said the documentary was completely absorbing and extraordinary, also that a film of this distinctiveness and quality on this – an iconic landmark French story – was produced by a British television company.