Production Company: Wingspan Productions
In his most ambitious television documentary project yet, Ian Hislop asks when and why we British have bottled up and stopped showing our feelings and how this has affected our history as a nation.
With his usual blend of humour and investigative journalism, Hislop charts our nations emotional journey from the effusive Tudors to the Iron Duke, Wellington, and manages to unearth many surprises on the way. Can it really be true that the infamous British Stiff Upper Lip is in reality a French invention?
The production visited Dover Seafront to remember Captain Matthew West, the first man ever to swim the channel as well as Canterbury, where they visited the British Cartoon Archive at the University of Kent.
The first episode of Ian Hislop’s Stiff Upper Lip – An Emotional History of Britain will be shown on BBC 2 on Tuesday 2nd October 2012 at 21.00, with another two episodes to be screened over the following weeks.
For more information about filming in Kent email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about Ian Hislop’s Stiff Upper Lip – An Emotional History of Britain visit: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01n7rh4
For more information about Canterbury visit: http://www.canterbury.co.uk/
For more information about Dover visit: http://www.whitecliffscountry.org.uk/Home.aspx
For more information about Kent’s Filming History please visit our Movie Map: http://kentfilmoffice.co.uk/kent-movie-map/moviemap-live-2/