9:00pm Monday 11 June on BBC TWO
On Saturday 12 November 2011 an eclectic range of British people turned the camera on themselves, capturing the entertaining and mundane, the exciting and unusual, the poignant and the everyday. The result covers everything from breakfast with the family to an unexpected marriage proposal and life in a detention centre. Britain In A Day tells the fascinating story of the British public in their own words.
Directed by BAFTA-winner Morgan Matthews (The Fallen, Scenes From A Teenage Killing), the 90-minute film offers an extraordinarily candid look at 21st century life across the UK, masterfully crafted from over 750 hours of footage, including 11,526 clips submitted to YouTube.
Matthews’ unique documentary offers remarkable insight into the lives, loves, fears and hopes of people living in Britain today.
Produced by Liza Marshall for Ridley Scott’s production company, Scott Free London and executive produced by Oscar-winning director Kevin Macdonald, this captivating self-portrait of Britain forms part of the BBC’s Cultural Olympiad.
After Britain In A Day premieres on BBC Two an immersive online archive will be launched to showcase the full-length submissions the film is comprised of. The archive will be available at bbc.co.uk/britaininaday.
Britain In A Day follows on from the award-winning feature film Life In A Day, directed by Kevin Macdonald and produced by Scott Free London.
Confirmed for Monday 11 June on BBC Two at 9.00- 10.30pm