Boundless has established a fantastic reputation of producing innovative, creative and thought-provoking content with a heart. Programme output includes long-running, award-winning, much-loved programmes mixed with a raft of new series commissions – factual entertainment series’ that viewers want to watch.
Neil Smith is Managing Director of Boundless overseeing all output and John Comerford heads up Boundless West. Programmes are produced from both the central office in London and the regional base in Buckinghamshire (Boundless West).
The brand-new series shines a light on how Britain’s desirable market towns are fast becoming hotspots for home seekers, from first time buyers and young families feeling priced out of major cities, through to country-based baby boomers who want to move closer to the action. Presenters Steve Brown, Sonali Shah, Jonnie Irwin and Nicki Chapman cover the length and breadth of the UK, from Abergavenny to Woodbridge and Tunbridge Wells to Ayr.
Michael Portillo heads for the Last Frontier of the United States armed with his 1899 Appleton’s Guidebook to Alaska. Written by intrepid 19th century female explorer, Eliza Scidmore, it navigates him through the beautiful wilderness of the 49th state on its most extreme railroads.
Love in the Countryside returns for a second series on BBC Two.
Sara Cox grew up on her family’s pedigree beef farm in Lancashire and understands just how difficult it is to find love when you’re wedded to the land. Across this six-episode series she’s playing cupid to help seven rural romantics find the partner of their dreams.
Combining specialist factual detail and insight, with compelling actuality of the most life and death moments in medicine, An Hour To Save Your Life follows the stories of three patients, from the moment the 999 call is made, minute by minute, second by second, as frontline doctors and ambulance staff battle against the clock to treat their injuries.
With 360 degree access to specialist clinicians both at the scene and in the hospital, together with candid testimony from the medics themselves, this series gives a unique insight into the dilemmas and innovations of emergency care.
From fishing the treaherous Norwegian coastline to working a hundred feet up as a window cleaner in Canada, their goal is the same, to earn some hard cash, if they manage to stand the pace that is.
Jimmy Doherty and Kate Quilton travel around the globe, looking at the dietary habits of countries, tribes and communities, to trace the story of how eating habits across the planet have changed radically over the last 50 years, and how this has affected our health.
Jimmy and Kate take 50 of the world’s most varied diets and rank them from the very worst to the very best, with the help of leading dietary experts.
On their journey around the world, they set out to discover the differences in our eating habits and the surprising similarities between countries thousands of miles apart. By looking at diets around the world from the very worst to the very best, they endeavour to understand what we in Britain should be eating and how we can improve our health and quality of life for our own families .
When it comes to the foods we eat, we’ve never had so much choice. But with all this variety at our fingertips, we’ve never been more obese. It’s a journey that leads to some shocking discoveries about the worst excesses our modern diet can lead to, but also reveals some amazing discoveries about the diets that can prolong life.
Produced by Boundless for BBC One, this two-part series follows zoologist Lucy, taking an in-depth look into the world of animal communication, travelling across the globe to debunk long held myths and open our eyes to what animals can teach us.
Meeting up with scientists who specialize in decoding animal communication, Lucy will be exploring their methods and translating their findings to reveal just how complex animal ‘speak’ really is.
From compiling a chimp dictionary, chatting up fire flies, learning the names of dolphins and even holding a meeting with hippos, Lucy will be getting up close and personal with these very special species to prove that animals use grammar, pack a lot of info into their sentences and have pretty good social lives. In fact, they’re more like us than we ever imagined.
This 2×60-minute series will follow the passionate drivers of the Arena Essex Raceway both on and off the track as they compete in the 2013 season: elevating cheerless Granadas and ageing Mondeos to racing car status for a final burst of heavy driving before they head to the scrap heap.
Along the way, we’ll find out about the mechanics involved in this transformation – the driving skills that have to be honed and the engineering secrets that give some drivers the edge.
The rules are simple: be the first to get round the track 15 times. No hits allowed to drivers’ doors, but other than that, anything goes!
United by their quest for glory and their love for the sport, this series will feature an array of banger enthusiasts, from retired world champions on the comeback trail to kids as young as 10 who compete in their own Mini Cooper league, each hoping to achieve champion status.
As economic woes mount, poor weather lingers and the pace and stress of life in the UK spirals, many Brits are asking whether a new life under Mediterranean skies is worth considering.
Whether it’s a Greek island, a Spanish beach or an Italian hill town, the series will go in search of the perfect new home for those seeking to make a life away from Blighty.
Escape to the Continent will offer an insight into life living abroad, from competitively priced homes and stunning locations to employment openings and leisure opportunities also giving a dose of reality on issues such as property law, local taxation and healthcare.
Presenter Sara Cox grew up on her family’s pedigree beef farm in Lancashire and understands just how difficult it is to find love when you’re wedded to the land. Across this six-episode series she’s playing cupid to help seven rural romantics find the partner of their dreams.
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