nobel's greatest hits
If We Had No Moon
The Complete Cosmos
3 Minutes To Impact
The Man Who Colours Stars
Christmas Star
the monk and the honeybee

YORK FILMS Broadcast Catalogue

Rights for all titles, except the two indicated, reside with York Films.
For screeners and further information, email David Taylor at:

david@yorkfilms.com or call  +44 1303 226234

York Films of England
23 Bradstone Avenue,
Kent CT19 5AQ
United Kingdom

SPACEFILES – The Universe Unveiled 
26 x 10’
An enthralling overview of the Solar System, our Galaxy and the greater Universe. In a flow of superb CGI, glorious images from deep space and incisive writing, 26 beautifully crafted episodes deliver the compelling fundamentals of space, astronomy and cosmic exploration. No talking heads. York’s best informational series yet. Good for all audiences. Can be reconfigured (like lego) into 13 x 20’, 8 x 30’, 4 x 60’ etc

13 x 10’
Science made comprehensible and enjoyable. Thirteen episodes featuring the greatest scientific advances in physics, chemistry and medicine during the first 100 years of the Nobel Prize – including the story of Alfred Nobel himself and the august institution he bequeathed the world. Succinct narration, excellent CGI and no talking heads. Good for all audiences. Long shelf-life.

STARGAZING- A Graphic Guide to the Heavens 
6 x 30’
The night sky simply and beautifully mapped, an animated atlas that works from anywhere on Earth. Season-by-season, it signposts and explains. Little by little, the heavens are comprehensible – the stars and their patterns, the constellations. A definitive work of reference. Good for all audiences – best for informational and educational TV, v-o-d and streaming. No talking heads. Infinite shelf-life.

1 x 52’
Science programming at its best. Answers to a beguiling question – how very different our planet would be without the Moon. For a start, the human race would not have evolved. What luck, then, that early Earth collided with a planet the size of Mars. The debris thrown into orbit not only formed the Moon but kick-started life as we know it on Earth. A clearly developed thesis with superb CGI and rock-solid geology. Narrated by Patrick Stewart.

All rights with Discovery Communications LLC One Discovery Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA Tel +1 240 662 2000

ECLIPSE - Herald of the Millennium
1 x 52’
Everything about a total eclipse of the Sun. An informative and entertaining mix of science and human interest. From the Atlantic to the Black Sea, the last great eclipse of the 20th century. Narrated by Brian Blessed.
Good for all Audiences.

25 x 10’
York’s long-term best-seller. In this comprehensive introduction to space and astronomy, 25 crisp episodes tour the Solar System, the Milky Way and the cosmos beyond. This prize-winning series is good for all audiences, science magazines and informational and educational slots. Uninterrupted by interviews or on-screen host. Can be reconfigured into 12 x 20’, 8 x 30, 4 x 60’ etc. A classic of its genre.

2 x 52’
York’s Emmy-winning blockbuster. This analysis of the asteroids and comets that threaten life on Earth set the agenda for the wave of movies and TV specials that ensued. Powerful locations, convincing CGI and charismatic contributors make for intellectual stimulation and solid science. Giant impactors from space have devastated life of Earth before and they will do it again – but unlike the dinosaurs we can do something about it. General audience.

All rights with Discovery Communications LLC
One Discovery Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA
Tel +1 240 662 2000

1 x 52’
The life and work of David Malin, the legendary astronomer and photographer, whose genius has unlocked the secrets of starlight. Malin reveals the true colours of the cosmos as if our eyes were a thousand times more sensitive. A beautiful prize-winning biography combining science and art. Shot in Australia, the UK and the US. Good for all audiences

1 x 52’
A seasonal documentary. The mystery of the Star of Bethlehem – solved. What guided the Three Wise Men, the Magi, to the birthplace of Christ? Was it a comet, a supernova or a conjunction of the planets? Or was it a supernatural phenomenon? A detective story shot in the Holy Land with planetary scientist David Hughes. Good for all audiences.

6 x 20’
“Perhaps the best cycling documentary ever”, said America’s Bicycling magazine. Shot worldwide, six pacy episodes celebrate every aspect of the bicycle - history, technology, sport, business, lifestyle and the eco-friendliness of the cycle. From the Tour de France to Alaska’s Iditabike Race, from Victorian high-wheelers to the mountain bikes in California. A classic. General audience.

3 x 30’
The enchanting biography of Brother Adam, the greatest bee geneticist of the 20th century. At Buckfast Abbey, England, this Benedictine monk synthesised a world-beating superbee – gleaning genetic material through Europe, the Middle East and Africa. At 89, still hunting new stock, he led an expedition to Kilimanjaro. Such was his renown, TIME magazine carried his obituary. General audience.