LONDON 14th July 2021: BritBox UK today announced a new, feature-length Original factual commission, available exclusively to subscribers from 26th August.
Our Generation: The Music that Shaped Britain provides a definitive account of the key musical and cultural explosions which have rocked Britain through the decades - packed with revelation and insight from the people who know them better than anyone... because they were there.
From Psychedelia to Glam Rock; Punk to Acid House; 80’s synth pop to 90’s Britpop, the documentary captures what it was like to bear witness to each of those special eras, and the dramatic impact they had on Britain.
Our Generation features some of the biggest names in British music, fashion, politics and culture over the past few decades, with contributions from Johnny Marr, Twiggy, Cliff Richard, Joan Armatrading, Noddy Holder, Zandra Rhodes, Shaun Ryder, Alex James, Gary Kemp and many more.
They talk about the part they played in these breakout moments and how these radical musical shifts changed British society. They will shed new light on Britain across the decades through the prism of music, in a film rich with rarely seen archive footage that brings to life the times we lived through.
The film is made by ITN Productions, the company which recently made Secrets of the Krays for BritBox UK. It will be Executive Produced by Nathaniel Lippiett and Ian Rumsey.
About BritBox UK
BritBox is a digital video subscription service created by the BBC and ITV. The service brings the very best in past, present and future British programming and award-winning content to viewers all in one place for £5.99 per month in HD. British TV boxsets from All 4 and British films from Film 4 are also available. The service includes high quality factual and entertainment content from Channel 5 plus original British comedies from Comedy Central UK. BritBox features the biggest collection of British content available on any streaming service, and brand new commissions for British production companies specifically created for BritBox. BritBox also offers expert curation and playlists that will enable viewers to easily find programmes they know and discover new favourites via web, mobile, tablet, connected TVs and streaming devices including Fire TV, Apple TV, Freesat & Chromecast. Content on BritBox can be downloaded and viewed offline where rights allow.
About ITN Productions
Formed in 2010, ITN Productions is ITN’s Oscar-nominated, multi-award-winning in-house production company producing non-fiction content for UK broadcasters and networks around the world.
It is the world leader in fast-turnaround documentaries, topical debate programmes, hard-hitting current affairs and high-rating popular factual series for major international broadcasters such as BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, Sky, Discovery, Netflix and CBS.
Recent ITN Productions commissions includes: BAFTA Award-winning For Sama, a co-production with Channel 4 News for Channel 4 and PBS Frontline; Harry and Meghan: An African Journey for ITV and ABC; Channel 5 two-parter, Michael Palin in North Korea; observational series for BBC One Inside the Supermarket and Live: Britain's Next PM - The Channel 4 Debate for Channel 4.