Over six episodes, this series will give fascinating new perspectives on sacred sites in different times and settings throughout history. Each episode entices viewers with a powerful hook, a fundamental new take on the sites in question and the people or group that constructed them. Was the fabulous rock-cut city of Petra once ruled by a ‘lost matriarchy’? Were prophecies at ancient Greek oracles triggered by tectonic turmoil and electromagnetic fields? Did the Knights Templar belong to an obscure cult that worshipped John the Baptist? Through expert analysis, scientific breakthroughs and fresh archaeological discoveries 'Sacred Sites' answers these long asked questions. Ultimately we will see how these discoveries add to our knowledge of civilisation and gain insights into what this tells us about ourselves and the world we live in today.
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"Paramedics" is a dramatic and emotive documentary series giving viewers a keen insight into the hectic routine of Ireland’s frontline National Ambulance Service We will go behind the ambulance doors and on the road with the dedicated men and women who hold so many precious lives in their hands.
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Aerial Ireland presents the island of Ireland as never seen before - an unparalleled flight from geological and natural prehistory through 12,000, years of human habitation on this unique gem of Western Europe.
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The Great Guide To The Future
"The Great Guide to the Future" (6 x 23 min) is an ambitious, informative and visually stunning science-travel documentary series that will reveal what our future will look like to mind-blowing effect. It will premiere on TV3's newest channel, be3, on Sunday 26th February at 7pm. Made with the support of TV3, Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI).
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Assassins: Ireland's Contract Killers
In this new series, Donal MacIntyre & Prof David Wilson take us on a shadowy journey inside the minds of Ireland’s contract killers, profiling the assassins and their crimes in forensic detail.
Tile Films are an established HD factual documentary production company, specialising in innovative, Irish and international documentaries and series about people, history, nature, science, religion, art, culture and travel. The company was founded in 1989 by Stephen Rooke, one of Ireland's leading documentary filmmakers. The focus is on programmes which entertain and educate and have universal appeal.» read more about us
A stunning new production ‘Aerial Ireland’ by Tile Films will air on be3 on Monday 9th January at 9pm.
Originally directed and produced for the Smithsonian Channel USA by award winning filmmaker Stephen Rooke of Tile Films (Waterways, Saving the Titanic), the premiere of ‘Aerial Ireland’ will air as a landmark programme to celebrate the launch of TV3 Group’s newest channel.
"Wrecking the Rising" received a great review in The Herald today. See below for a snippet:
"Despite the fantastical concept, Wrecking The Rising stays just the right side of all-out irreverence. Any budgetary constraints are overcome by Phelan's irresistibly clever and funny script (there's a great recurring gag about Joe Duffy).
The three stars are marvellous too, creating characters that are immediately warm, likeable and believable. Once again TG4 has trumped the big guys and worked miracles on the paltry €6.71 it receives from every licence fee."
Tile Films "Paramedics" was given a great review by Liam Fay of the Sunday Times. See below for a snippet of wrote:
"Tile Films has drawn together an impressively diverse wealth of stories that speak volumes about contemporary Irish society. Encompassing everything from sports-related injuries to heroin overdoses, a day in the life of an ambulance staffer proovides an eloquent running commentary about the way we live now.
Like the paramedics, the series is calm, purposeful and sharp-eyed. There's no shape-throwing or sensationalism, no attempt to use patients as tear-jerking props. "
Don't miss the next episode of "Paramedics" this Thursday at 9pm on TV3
"TG4's Déithe na Spéire (The Gods of the Sky), made by award winning Tile Films, features new findings that suggest a shower of meteorites helped Christian monks to convert the pagan masses in ancient times. Experts, such as Celtic scholar Patrick McCafferty, explain how ancient Irish people changed from worshipping gods in the earth to gods in the sky - and eventually this helped bishops like St Patrick convert them to the new Christian Church. "
See Déithe na Spéire on TG4 on Wednesday February 4th at 9.30pm
"A Terrible Beauty," its title taken from a famous poem by W.B. Yeats and premiering at 8 p.m. Friday 26th September and 3 p.m. Sunday the 28th September at the Siskel Film Center, is a docudrama of extraordinary power. It is about bullets flying and bodies falling, but it will capture you on a deeply personal level.