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KEO Films explores Hidcote gardens for BBC4

The history behind one of the most influential English gardens of the 20th century will be explored in a one-off doc from KEO Films for BBC4.
April 8, 2011

The history behind one of the most influential English gardens of the 20th century will be explored in a one-off doc from KEO Films for BBC4.

Hidcote will tell the tale of the garden’s creator, Lawrence Johnston, who spent 41 years crafting his masterpiece, which was one of the first gardens taken on by the National Trust. The story will be told by Hidcote’s head gardener, Glyn Jones, as he searches to uncover the story of its creator.

Maddy Allen, KEO Films’ head of production, said: It is fantastic to bring another National Trust site to life with BBC4, giving us the opportunity to showcase these hidden gems of the English heritage to a wider audience.”

KEO previously made Sissinghurst (8 x 30 minutes) for BBC4, which followed the efforts of Adam Nicolson and Sarah Raven to restore the National Trust-owned Sissinghurst Castle and Gardens to its former glory.

Hidcote is executive produced by Andrew Palmer and directed by Ant Palmer for KEO Films. It was commissioned by Charlotte Moore for the BBC.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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