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Art, music, theatre, books & films made with love in Brighton

The Factory team has over 25 years' experience delivering high-quality, award-winning work to British broadcasters and international distributors: documentaries, fact-ent formats and live broadcasts. We enjoy excellent relationships with the commissioners at Sky Arts, Channel 4 and the BBC and work closely with a network of distributors to ensure our work is also broadcast globally.

My Week
Maggi Hambling

Coming soon to Sky Arts

Art historian and curator Kate Bryan fully immerses herself in the life and work of Maggi Hambling, an iconic tour de force known as much for her acerbic wit as her artistic genius. My Week with Maggi Hambling sees Kate, who filmed many of her experiences on her iPhone, spending long days with Maggi at home and in her studio, where the artist rises daily at 5am, and sets to work despite her recent near-fatal heart attack. Discussing everything from her creative processes and her muses to speeding tickets, cinnamon buns and being a reluctant queer icon, this one-off film draws an intimate portrait of an artist usually out of the limelight and explores her acclaimed body of work.

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Mica Paris:
A Gospel Christmas

TX: Christmas 2023 Sky Arts

Mica Paris invites you to her joyful Christmas Gospel Concert from the beautiful St Alfege Church in Greenwich. Mica has personally curated the soundtrack for the occasion choosing a mixture of her personal Christmas favourites all specially arranged for her Gospel choir and band. The set list includes Joy to the World, This Christmas and I’ll be Home for Christmas, plus Gospel classics; Every Praise, Oh Happy Day and Amazing Grace. With a full Gospel congregation joining her, the atmosphere  is full of Christmas cheer.

The Nation's Favourite
Christmas Carols

Sky Arts Winter 2022

The Nation's Favourite Christmas Carols is a celebration of festive music filmed at the London Coliseum, home of the English National Opera. Presented by Chris Addison and Myleene Klass the concert features performances from Nicky Spence and Danielle de Niese, as well as the ENO chorus and orchestra, alongside contributions from famous faces sharing their own Christmassy memories and favourite carols. The show concludes as the nation's favourite carol is revealed and is performed by Alfie Boe OBE.

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Gods of the Game: A Football Opera


Sky Arts

Winter 2022

A brand new operatic work commissioned by Sky Arts to coincide with the Football World Cup in 2022 - GODS OF THE GAME is a 90 minute long opera performed at Grange Park Opera in Surrey and featuring a chorus of football fans

"International football was made for opera."
The Telegraph

"This production will win many new fans for opera."
Broadway World

"The perfect introduction to opera for anybody who thinks that the art form is pompous or stuffy."
British Theatre Guide 


Sing When You're Winning:
How football fans became an opera chorus

Sky Arts and Sky Sports Winter 2022

Scottish Tenor, Nicky Spence has got a job to do - to train up 40 footy fans from across the UK to sing in as a chorus in Sky Arts' new opera Gods of the Game. In just two weeks he needs to figure out their voice types, get them off book... and not just singing but acting too. What will these die hard fans, used to chanting on the terraces make of all that it takes to sing opera?


Glyndebourne Opera Cup Live Final


Sky Arts 2020

Returning for its second outing, this prestigious singing competition is hosted on stage by comedian and opera fan Chris Addison and on Sky Arts by soprano Danielle de Niese

In Search of Sir Walter Scott


BBC Scotland TX

Summer 2021

A documentary for BBC Scotland to mark the 250th anniversary of the birth of this literary legend, presented by writer Damian Barr.


Anyone Can Sing

A brand new Sky Arts TV series following 6 of the UK's worst singers  who have just 12 weeks to transform their voices before a performance on the stage at the English National Opera. With the help of expert voice coaches, can they prove that Anyone CAN Sing?

Sky Arts 2022



"Beautifully uplifting."
Daily Mirror

"This is a show for everyone."
Total TV Guide

"Hilarious and heartwarming."
Daily Mail

Huey Morgan's Latin Music Adventure


BBC4 2020

Musician and Radio 6 Music DJ, Huey Morgan travels to Brazil, Cuba and Puerto Rico in search of the source of Latin Music - meeting Latin Music legends and going on a journey of personal musical discovery. 


Winner: Guild of Television Camera Professionals Award for Excellence.

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I Hate Jane Austen


Sky Arts

Writer and Critic Giles Coren hates Jane Austen. A cast of expert and celebrity fans explain to him why they are right, and he is wrong.

In Session With...

BBC4  2020

Intimate musical performances shot on location in Cuba, Puerto Rico and Brazil

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Skin Deep

BBC Three

Six extraordinary young women reveal how their lives were impacted by their facial appearance. Thought-provoking and inspiring, with many difficult times battled, they’ve each ultimately been empowered by their experiences.

Glyndebourne Opera Cup 2018


Sky Arts Series

A series following this inaugural talent search across the world from Berlin to Philadelphia as the Glyndebourne team track down the very best opera singing talent. With a live final on Sky Arts, presented by writer/comedian Chris Addison and soprano Danielle de Niese.

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 Working with Factory was a joy from start to finish, refreshingly free of wankerishness. I'd have to give them 100% if they hadn't lost my sunglasses.

Giles Coren, journalist and presenter

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Arts and Crafts



Interior Designer, Sophie Robinson explores the creative genius of the arts and crafts artists: William Morris, Burne-Jones and Frank Brangwyn.

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My Failed Novel

Sky Arts

Giles Coren wrote a novel - it was a terrible flop. But why? He meets the critics that panned it, the literary agent who couldn't help, and gets advice about writing and failure from, among others, Jeffrey Archer, Rose Tremaine and Howard Jacobson.

Brighton: 50 Years of Gay


To mark the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality, Simon Fanshawe talks to those who remember life before the change in the law and explores the pivotal role Brighton played in history.

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Stripped Bare


All 4

Young people describe their life changing relationship with make-up. Winner of RTS Award

Gay Sex, Apps and Me

All 4

Harry Hitchens is a blogger who came out on Youtube. Now he's thinking about dating...and dating apps.
Winner of RTS Award Best Newcomer.

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River Walks with JB Gill


Musician and farmer JB Gill follows the path of the Kentish Stour from Godmersham to the sea - telling the tales of the people who live and work along the river

Writers of Rye


Writer and book lover Damian Barr takes a trip to the Sussex town of Rye to uncover its literary past and present.


Proud to work with


I love working with the Factory team - they care about the subjects they’re handling, they’ve got creativity in their bones and they’ve got the skills and self-confidence to allow themselves to be flexible. It’s a great combination.

Chris Addison, writer, director and comedian.

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