This December sees the airing of two fantastic new three-part television documentaries, each narrated by a Hamilton Hodell client.
The first is Liberty Of London, narrated by HAYLEY ATWELL. This new three-parter for Channel 4 is a fascinating look behind the scenes of Liberty, one of London’s most indulgent department stores. The prices are steep in this opulent store, where silk scarves start at £175, Art Deco rings go for £70,000 and a life-sized cuddly bear sells at £1,995! As we learn in this fly-on-the-wall documentary, Liberty is where the store’s wealthier customers do their weekly shopping and the cameras are on board to capture the organised choas in the run-up to Christmas. From shoe-shopping with the boss to tête-à-têtes about shoulder pads with the zany haberdashery department, nothing, it seems, is off limits.
Episode One has already aired and you can watch it again on 4OD. And don’t miss episodes Two and Three, airing Mondays 9 and 16 December at 9pm on Channel 4.
The second documentary series is Wild Burma: Nature’s Lost Kingdom, narrated by PATERSON JOSEPH. For the first time in over 50 years, a team of wildlife filmmakers from the BBC’s Natural History Unit and scientists from the Smithsonian Institution have been granted access to venture deep into Burma’s impenetrable jungles for this three-parter for BBC2. On a mission to scour the forests and create a diverse species list to present to the country’s policy makers, they hope to help get these forests protected. Their challenges include discovering whether the mountains and dense bamboo forests of western Burma are home to a population of notoriously grumpy Asian elephants that could prove critical to the survival of the species. As the teams uncover Burma’s natural riches, they could change the future of the country’s wilds forever…
Again, Episode One has already aired and you can watch it now on BBC iPlayer. Episodes Two and Three will air on Fridays 6 and 13 December at 9pm on BBC2.