How do you define British cinema?
BritBox reveals the official trailer for the upcoming four-part series, Reel Britannia. Narrated by actor and comedian, Nick Helm, Reel Britannia explores the history of modern British Cinema featuring exclusive interviews with some of Britain’s greatest filmmakers including Ken Loach, Mike Leigh, Stephen Frears, Mike Newell and many more.
Starting in 1960; the four-part series portrays how cinema held a mirror up to society to reflect on the youth revolution of the 60s, the grit of the 1970s, the social divide of the 1980s, new hope of the 1990s and the social disillusionment of the 00s. Narrated by Nick Helm, Reel Britannia features new, exclusive interviews with noted cinema talents Terry Gilliam, Mike Leigh, Ken Loach, Stephen Frears, Hanif Kureishi, Mike Newell, Simon Beaufoy, David Leland and Terence Davies. In association with the BFI, it also includes archival interviews and behind-the-scenes footage.
Reel Britannia is directed by Jon Spira and produced by Hank Starrs of Canal Cat Films. Spira and Starrs previously collaborated on Hollywood Bulldogs: The Rise and Falls of the Great British Stuntman, also available on BritBox U.K., and “Elstree 1976,” among other projects.
You can exclusively watch the first episode for Reel Britannia from 9th June. You can watch the remaining episodes (2-4) every Thursday after that.