English and Media

Roger McGough reading for Poetryline


Over the last few years Big Heart have been filming

Joss Ackland in Classic Short Prose

Classic Short Prose

BAFTA nominated programme dramatising classic short prose relevant to the secondary curriculum, featuring Edgar Allen Poe’s The Tell Tale Heart

Roger McGough

CLPE Poetry

The CLPE – the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education – is creating an on-line library of videos featuring some of the country’s best known Children’s poets and writers; aiming to engage school children. Big Heart has been filming readings and interviews with these legends.

Approaches to teaching Shakespeare

Shakespeare in the Primary Classroom

Making Shakespeare work for all ages and abilities in the primary classroom

Literacy: The Whole Story

Literacy: The Whole Story

Literacy The Whole Story is a flagship Teachers’ TV series that looks at literacy from Early Years to KS3, from the point of view of Leaders, Teachers, Support Staff, and Parents

Macbeth in the Classroom

Macbeth in the Classroom

This programme follows Sabrina Broadbent, an English teacher at Hornsey School for Girls, teaching Macbeth to her Year 9 class.

English Adventure

English Adventure

Major non-broadcast EFL series for Pearson Education and Disney, featuring specially-scripted live action drama, songs and clips from Disney animations, mixed with ‘real world’ and archive footage.



This programme provides the opportunity to view the very imaginative award winning short film DANGLE, and to find out from writer/director Phil Traill, what went into making the film.



Designed for 9-13s to access independently, BOOKBOX provides unique access to the UK’s foremost children’s authors, poets and illustrators.

pingu loves english

Pingu Loves English

A video series to assist EFL teaching of young children around the world, drawing on the magic of Pingu.