Poetry: Between the Lines
Poetry: Between the Lines is a BAFTA winning series of entertaining short films (5 x 6 minutes) aimed at inspiring 14-16 year olds with contemporary poetry. We produced the films for BBC Learning.
The series was presented by hip-hop star Akala and features contemporary poets including Jackie Kay, Gillian Clarke and Ciaran Carson, in conversation about some of their best-loved poems.
Ten Pieces aims to inspire a generation of children to get creative with classical music.
Ten Pieces, Ten Pieces II and Ten Pieces III are flagship films produced by Somethin’ Else in association with BBC Music Television.
The films were part of a cross-platform initiative for BBC Learning and BBC Music to promote classical music to the UK’s school children.
Ten Pieces was first shown to more than 100,000 children in cinemas during October 2014 as part of the launch of the music project. Ten Pieces II was aimed at secondary school children the following year.
The films each showcase ten well known classical music pieces backed by commentary from celebrities including Katy B, Claudia Winkleman, Laura Mvula and Dick & Dom.
The BBC’s target was for every school child to see the films through the special cinema showings, the TV broadcast or DVDs distributed to schools. The films are accompanied by a series of learning materials to create classroom discussions. Children are then encouraged to provide their own responses to the film as part of a “year of learning” related to Ten Pieces.