March 24, 2021

All-New Premiere BBC SELECT Documentaries Streaming in April

New York, NY – BBC Studios’ new streaming service, BBC SELECT, launched in the U.S. and Canada last month with a rich line-up of all-new documentaries and series, many of which have not been seen here before. The service covers culture, politics and ideas and is available on Amazon Prime Video and the Apple TV app. Below are our highlights for April premieres – Sir Simon Schama’s The Romantic Revolution, The $50 Million Art Swindle, The Last Igloo and Me, Myselfie and I.

This month, two of our programs won top awards in the UK – the Broadcasting Press Guild Award for Best Documentary Mini-Series went to The Rise of the Murdoch Dynasty and the Royal Television Award for Arts went to Grayson Perry’s Art Club.

April Premieres – BBC SELECT

Me, My Selfie and I stream on BBC SELECT, April 1

Most people now have more images of themselves in their phone than of their entire childhood. Conceptual artist Ryan Gander investigates this – the new kind of self-regard that hardly existed just ten years ago. He discovers the roots of the selfie go back hundreds of years and, in the age of social media, when we are told to be our best selves and live our best lives, he asks what that really means and what technology is doing to our sense of self.

The Romantic Revolutionstream on BBC SELECT, April 5

Sir Simon Schama on the enduring legacy the Romantics have left on our modern world including their ideas – from over 200 years ago – of popular revolutions, self-obsession and modern nationalism. Contributors include Pete Doherty, Sir David Attenborough, Harriet Walter, Christopher Eccleston, hip-hop artist Testament, French street artist PBoy and Tobias Menzies.

The $50 Million Art Swindlestream on BBC SELECT, April 5

Acclaimed director Vanessa Engle tracked down the charlatan New York art dealer Michel Cohen – who swindled over $50 million from the art establishment before going on the run from the FBI for 18 years. Engle persuaded him to tell his extraordinary story which is part crime caper and greed but also an exploration of motive and morality.

The Last Igloostream on BBC SELECT, April 19

Timed with Earth Day, this film tells the story of a typical day in the life of an Inuit hunter in Greenland, as he travels across the stunning arctic landscape with his dog sled, fishes through the sea ice, and finally builds an igloo. While Inuit now live in permanent settlements, igloos are symbolic of a whole way of life that may be lost forever as the snow and ice disappear. With an original score from acclaimed Icelandic composer Biggi Hilmars, this is an extraordinary and poetic sensory immersion in the arctic landscape.


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