Idris Elba steps back into the boxing ring for a BBC Two series, in which he provides seven disadvantaged young people with lessons in discipline, focus and determination by putting them through an experimental boxing school.
Idris Elba’s Fight School is a four-part series produced by Workerbee and Green Door Pictures.
Elba Vs Block, is an epic 8 x 7-minute series. where Car enthusiast Idris Elba and world-renowned rally driver Ken Block go head-to-head in a series of exhilarating car challenges that are sure to have you jumping from your seats. The eight-episode show will pit the two against each other to see who can outperform the other, from The Wall of death to the Flaming Obstacle Course, this is sure to be an adrenaline -fuelled ride from start to finish.
A new set of comedians are put under the lens to discuss some of their most embarrassing experiences both inside and out of the comedy arena.
Romesh Ranganathan is back hitting-up some of the UK’s funniest comedians in town: Mo Gilligan, Lolly Adefope, Rob Beckett, Rachel Parris, Tom Allen and Sally Phillips
In these raw, unrestrained and honest chats, Romesh will discuss with the comedians some of their funniest moments and memories from when they were young. In one-to-one hilarious chats they will be exploring what were the growing pains of being young, the embarrassing moments and the life lessons they consequently gained.
Romesh is back to banter with some of the brightest comedy talent around: Daisy May and Charlie Cooper, James Acaster, Katherine Ryan, Desiree Burch, Nish Kumar and Sara Pascoe.
Even the most successful comedians had to start somewhere. And even the slickest of stand-ups have had their fair share of false starts.
Frank and funny chats between Romesh and some of the UK’s favourite comedians, including Jack Dee, Sharon Horgan, Russell Howard, Jayde Adams, Humza Arshad and Tim Renkow.
Exploring the transition between childhood and adulthood, Seventeen builds a deeply personal portrait of the aspirations and ambitions of a group of seventeen year olds in seaside Britain.
We follow ‘Who Dares Wins’ star and inspirational personal trainer Moses Adeyemi as he explores the meaning of ‘Strength’, explains how he paired exercise with emotional support to overcome trauma, and watch as he trains Emmanuel, a young man working through his issues and striving for a better life.
After Abdul Kareem Musa Adama’s family were killed in an attack, rebels tried to force him to become a child soldier. Now, years later, his childhood love of horses is helping him rebuild his life as he trains to become a professional jockey.
Social barriers and a lack of opportunity meant that Leila Taleb was never going to have an easy ride to becoming a barrister. But this driven and young woman was determined to beat the odds, channelling her passion into empowering other young women, and, just maybe, making her dreams a reality.
When you think of Grime music, Scotland probably isn’t the first place that springs to mind, but one 19 year old – Joe Heron AKA Shogun – is working hard to expand the scope of the UK’s most exciting genre. We visited him in his hometown of Paisley to see how he managed to rack up over 2 million views on YouTube, secure a support slot with Pharaohe Monch, and find out where he’s planning on going from here.
2017 - BFI Film Festival, London, UK – ‘Shogun’
Years of eating disorders and body image issues had eroded Zoe Johnson’s self-confidence. Through American Football she found her confidence again and now plays as the only woman on the Cardiff Cobras American Football team.
A split second decision led to disaster and depression for Marcus Perrineau-Daley. Now a paraplegic boxer and weightlifter, he aims to get boxing into the Paralympics, all whilst inspiring young children through training.
Idris Elba sets out on one of the toughest journeys of his life as he travels across five countries to train with some of the most decorated kickboxing coaches in the world to prepare for a professional level bout.
With no stunt team behind him, and no second takes to rely on, actor Idris Elba pushes his reflexes and reactions to the limit in a record-breaking collection of high-octane challenges. Working alongside some of the worlds leading drivers and pilots Idris and his fellow speed freaks take on tests with different vehicles: a Ford Fiesta R1 rally car, an XtremeAir XA42 aerobatics plane, a Super-Comp-Dragster and a Bentley Continental.
In the wake of the death of his father, and following his big-screen appearance as Nelson Mandela, Idris Elba documents his journey through South Africa and Mali with a range of musicians to create an album that expresses a complex mixture of life, loss and legacy.
2016 - Screen Nation Awards, London, UK – Nominated for The Independent Spirit Film Production ‘Mandela, My Dad and Me’
Charting the colourful origins and secret history of how speed changed the cars we drive, Idris examines the underground racing scene around the world. In this revelatory, adrenaline-fuelled documentary as he travelled the globe, exploring the underground racing scene.
The series has sold in over 100 countries worldwide including BBC America and Discovery.