Art, music, theatre, books & films made with love in Brighton & Glasgow
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.
The Nation's Favourite
TX Sky Arts December 22nd 8pm
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.
Gods of the Game: A Football Opera
Sky Arts TX
November 13th 8pm
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."
"This production will win many new fans for opera."
"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
TX Sky Arts November 10th 8pm
TX Sky Sports November 27th 10pm
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
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?
TX March 30th 8pm Sky Arts
"This is a show for everyone."
Total TV Guide
"Hilarious and heartwarming."
Huey Morgan's Latin Music Adventure
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.
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.
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
My Failed Novel
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.
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
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.