"Almost miraculously uplifting TV"

Read the Guardian's four-star review of 'How to Stay Out of Jail'


Thank you Jemma, Martha and the amazing Checkpoint team.

Spring has Sprung

February has been quite a month for Spring! Last's night's screening of the first of our new Prison series had 1.2 million viewers and tonight we have got our premiere of 'How to Stay Out of Jail' on at 10 pm. That's followed by another chance to see Prison at 11 pm. Not forgetting the second episode of Prison - TRAUMA is on next Monday at 9 pm and FAMILY on the 2nd of March.

Thank you everyone at Channel 4 for your help and support in making these challenging, exciting and important programmes.

Cool Daddio comes to DocHouse!

We're delighted to announce that Cool Daddio will screen in London at the world-famous Bertha DocHouse on the 3rd of March 2020.
If you want to be the coolest kid on the block book your tickets now


The multi-award-winning documentary series returns, this time switching its gaze from men's prison HMP Durham to HMP Foston Hall - a woman's jail. Here more than 300 women are banged up for everything from non-payment of fines to murder. Yet Director Paddy Wivell finds humour and tenderness in every corner in 'St Trinians on crack' as one inmate describes it.

Monday nights at 9 pm on Channel 4. Not to be missed!

See the trailer @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-a_BggO9V0&feature=youtu.be

Director: Paddy Wivell

Shoot Producer: Jack Wood

Location Producer: Marian Mohamed

Editor: Chris Nicholls

Exec Producers: Kathy Myers and Richard Melman


How to Stay Out of Jail

Next week Channel 4 is showing Spring's HOW TO STAY OUT OF JAIL following an elite police team whose extraordinary mission is to not to send criminals to prison. Based in County Durham each year the local police apprehend thousands of offenders accused of everything from drugs to assault to child neglect or domestic abuse. Some offenders are given a once in a lifetime chance to reform and cancel out their crime by joining a tough 16-week scheme. If they fail it's off to court and possibly prison.

Directed by Jemma Gander with Assistant Producer Martha Baily. The Executive producers were Kathy Myers and Richard Melman

C4 TUESDAY the 18th at 10PM - Don't Miss It!

Indian Space Dreams goes gold

Indian Space Dreams directed by Sue Sudbury is a Gold Award Winner at the Spotlight Film Awards. Congratulations to Sue and all the team!

And.... Nat Geo will be showing Indian Space Dreams this Saturday (25th) at 9 pm in India with another 83 territories in Asia seeing it on February the 8th.

Papa Cool

Cool Daddio is having its French Premiere in Paris at the

FAME 2020 - International Festival of Films on Music

on Saturday, February 15, 2020, at 7.15 p.m.

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C'est très amusant!


Night Will Fall is Back!

We are delighted to say that More4 will be repeating our Emmy, Peabody and RTS award-winning documentary on the liberation of the concentration camps on the 25th January at 9 pm.


Indian Space Dreams

Last night, Indian Space Dreams had its first public premiere screening at Dochouse in Rusell Square followed by a terrific Q+A with director Sue Sudbury and Vinita, one of the stars of the film who had come over from Mumbai for the occasion.

Such was the demand for tickets there's another screening coming up of the 5th of December - don't miss it!




PRISON Goes Around the World

In this weeks 'Broadcast'

"Channel 4 access doc sells to 82 territories with Discovery and Nine Network among the buyers

Australia’s Nine Network, Canada’s Bell Media and Discovery Networks are among the global broadcasters to have picked up Spring Films’ Channel 4 access doc Prison.

Blue Ant International has now sold the 3 x 60-minutes series to more than 80 territories and countries, including France, Norway, Germany, Poland and New Zealand.

Prison taken an in-depth and exclusive look behind bars at HMP Durham, giving rare insight into the challenges prison staff face on a day-to-day basis. Over seven months, the documentary tells the human story on both sides of the door: staff and prisoners, and the real issues facing them all.

Bell Media has acquired the series for its French-speaking services while Discovery has picked it up for Italy. Elsewhere, Prison has sold to Sky in New Zealand, M6 Group network W9 for French-speaking Europe, TV2 in Norway, Luxembourg’s RTL, Polsat in Poland and Germany’s Autentic.

Off the back of these deals, distributor Blue Ant has made series two of Prison, also 3 x 60-minutes, available for pre-sale. The second series focuses on female offenders.

“These new sales exemplify our commitment to bringing high-quality and thought-provoking programmes to buyers and audiences internationally,” said Blue Ant executive vice-president Solange Attwood.

“We’re glad to have the chance to sell such a high-calibre series as Prison and we look forward to debuting Spring Films’ second series of the franchise for pre-sale this month.”