Roger Bolton Productions

Set up by Roger Bolton on his departure as Controller of Factual Programming at Thames TV in 1993, the company quickly established itself with three highly acclaimed series of Heart of the Matter. It went on to produce over 200 hours of high quality programming and proved itself a leading specialist in current affairs, religious and historical documentaries.

In 2001, RBP"s television production work was taken over by Flame Television, set up with Barbara Altounyan. RBP now concentrates on radio productions largely for Radio 4.
Think TV

THINK TV

1 x 1 hour live studio show for Channel 4. A successor to Right to Reply which put reality TV on trial - presented by Krishnan Guru-Murthy. TX 2002
Reluctant heroes

RELUCTANT HEROES

1 X 1 hour documentary for Channel 4. Journalist and former war correspondent Max Hastings returns to the Falklands and examines the conflict and the effect on those who experienced it. TX 2002
Christmas milkshake

CHRISTMAS MILKSHAKE

10 x 30min for Channel 5. A children's Xmas special with contributions from Brian Cant amongst others. TX 2001
Easter story

EASTER STORY

1 x 28min for Radio 4. An examination of whether the biblical account of Easter is myth or history. TX 2001
Honest to god

HONEST TO GOD

1 x 57min for Radio 4. A look at the controversial best-selling paperback by the Bishop of Norwich. TX 2001
The god list

THE GOD LIST

1 x 1 hour for Channel 4. A co-production with Fulcrum TV about the most influential religious people in Britain. TX 2001
The big question

THE BIG QUESTION

10 x 30min for Channel 5. A moral discussion programme aimed at 12-18 year olds. The third series of this successful programme which is not afraid to tackle controversial subjects. TX 2001
Alpha zone

ALPHA ZONE

10 x 30min for Channel 5. A contemporary Christian youth music programme which features different styles of music from around the world in its seventh successful series. TX 2001
Real eastenders

REAL EASTENDERS

6 x 30min for Carlton. A look at some of the characters and businesses which are from London's East End featuring interviews with Vidal Sassoon, Alan Sugar, Paul Ross and Derek Jameson.
TX 2001
Millenium frontline

MILLENIUM FRONTLINE

1 x 30min for Carlton. An observational documentary following two of London Ambulance's front-line rapid response paramedics on Millennium Eve. TX 2000
 Bikes, birds and blokes

BIKES, BIRDS & BLOKES

1 x 1 hour for Channel 5. A documentary following the Workington Speedway team through a season. A dramatic programme which The Daily Telegraph called "one of their programmes of the year".
TX 2000
So you want to be mayor

SO YOU WANT TO BE MAYOR?

3 x 30min for Carlton. TX 2000
Forever young

FOREVER YOUNG

1 x 30min for BBC2. A current affairs documentary for the First Edition strand which attempts to demonstrate that you can teach old dog's new tricks. As part of the "International Year of The Older Person", we send two pensioners on a whistle-stop tour of a rave, a gym and a cyber cafe and see how they get on. TX 1999
Number 73

NUMBER 73

1 x 30min for BBC2. Another current affairs documentary for the First Edition strand. An observational documentary on the road with one of London's best loved bus routes - the 73 which runs from Stoke Newington to Victoria. TX 1999
Sex, guys and videotape

SEX, GUYS AND VIDEOTAPE

1 x 1 hour for Channel 4. TX 1999
Converting convicts

CONVERTING CONVICTS

Award winning 1 x 30min documentary for BBC2. Another First Edition programme which looked at the dangers and benefits of mass religious conversions at Reading and Brixton jails. Won the "Andrew Cross Award" and the "Christian Broadcasting Council's" award for best religious TV programme. Runner up in the "Stanford St Martin Award" for best religious TV programme. TX 1998
My sunday

MY SUNDAY

10 x 30min Channel 5. 10 location based interviews with celebs, looking at their lives, their moral choices and their mistakes. Included Ann Widdecombe, Uri Geller, Darcus Howe, Lynne Franks, Max Clifford and Howard Marks. Presented by Nick Stuart. TX 1998
The mission

THE MISSION

6 x 30min for Channel 5. Six location based programmes journeying through the events of an English summer looking at how missionaries cope with taking the bible to the people. Included Christian Bikers Festival in Norwich, Christian Surfers in Norwich, Muslim Evangelists in Brixton, Christian Gypsy Festival near Stoke and Hare Krishna devotees at Bhakti Vedanta Manor in Hertfordshire. Presented by Nick Stuart. TX 1998
The revelation game

THE REVELATION GAME

9 x 30min for Channel 5. Religious Comedy Quiz Show with regular team captains Duncan Banks and David Grant. Presented by Jennifer Hughes. TX 1998
Songs of praise

SONGS OF PRAISE

3 x 60min for BBC1. TX 1998
The devil - An unauthorised biography

THE DEVIL - AN UNAUTHORISED BIOGRAPHY

3 x 1 hour for the BBC. TX 1998
If John Smith had lived

IF JOHN SMITH HAD LIVED

1 x 30min for Channel 4. TX 1997
Heart of the matter

HEART OF THE MATTER

8 series for BBC1. Presented by Joan Bakewell. TX 1994 - 1997
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