Matchlight makes television programmes. We started in 2009, hoping to become a centre of excellence in documentary production from Scotland. We are proud to work with BBC One, ITV, BBC Two, BBC Three, BBC Four, BBC Scotland, Channel 4 and Channel 5. Details of recent productions can be found under "Work", below.
NEWS: Both The Story of Women & Art and Panorama: All in a Good Cause picked up British Academy (BAFTA) Scotland Award nominations this year. Best Factual Series and Best Current Affairs, in that order.
NEWS: DARCEY BUSSELL'S LOOKING FOR AUDREY HEPBURN, had a 15.4% share and picked up excellent previews/reviews. The Daily Mirror said, "Darcey Bussell is already a firm favourite on primetime telly, and her latest venture in the land of showbiz has made her even more popular. The former ballerina, who is also known as a Strictly Come Dancing judge, was a hit on Monday night with her documentary Looking For Audrey. Delving into the past of glamorous film star Audrey Hepburn, Darcey stepped back in time to uncover the truth about the actress behind the glitz of a Hollywood smokescreen ... Darcey's softly softly presenting style and her clear passion for her idol really shone through..."
NEWS: VIVA VARIETY, did well on BBC One in Scotland. The [Glasgow] Herald thought it wass "brash and exhilarating": "There's no distracting nonsense about 'dreams'. Instead, entertainment is shown as a real job, portrayed as an attainable career for talented youngsters … Certainly no glamour there, and so the theme recurs: this isn't glam, it's a job. It's work. It's reality. It's a way of bringing home the bacon. Yet it's fun, not soul-destroying. But you're lucky to have a job. That's what they say to people stuck in miserable work, isn't it? It's certainly what I was told for years. You're lucky to have a job so keep your head down. Then comes a brash and exhilarating series like Viva Variety to show there are others ways to live a life and earn a crust.".
NEWS: THE STORY OF WOMEN AND ART, written and presented by Amanda Vickery, premiered on the iPlayer before starting on BBC Two on 16th May. - The Guardian, Last Night's TV, 17.05.14 "… the serpentine journeys Vickery kept having to do to view their work - squeezing herself into dark corners behind the museum's carousels of postcards, following staff down featureless corridors to their farthest distant storage rooms - said more about their fates since than even Vickery's swift, vivid and comprehensive delineations of their lives and legacies. She made them move one of the hidden paintings out into the light, but she illuminated everything wherever she went."
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