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Uppercut Films: Documentaries that celebrate, not denigrate

  • Royal Marine WAGs and The Great Yomp

    Forces TV

  • Living on the Edge

    Channel 5

  • The Commando Who Refused to Die

    Forces TV

  • Commando: Return to the Front Line

    ITV 1

  • Marine 'A' Criminal or Casualty of War

    BBC One

  • Surviving the Arctic with Chris Terrill

    Channel 5


Whether it’s following a group of new recruits training to be Royal Marines in Commando on the Front Line, or looking behind the scenes at the incredible work of a West End theatre in Theatreland we’re always looking for the best in the people we make films about. For War Torn Warriors we climbed in the Himalayas with wounded Royal Marines Commandos whose ability to cope with their injuries was truly awe-inspiring, and we told the harrowing stories of the families and individuals whose lives have been devastated by tornadoes, hurricanes and fire storms in Nature’s Fury. Most recently we've been on the front line with 42 Commando, Royal Marines, to capture life in the most dangerous square mile in the world for Royal Marines: Mission Afghanistan. We've also seen how a theatre company helped transform the lives of injured soldiers in Imagine...Theatre of War.

Set up by award-winning directors Chris Terrill and Christine Hall, Uppercut Films is dedicated to its own brand of public service broadcasting and strives to keep programme costs to a minimum. They use all available funds to re-invest in the kind of films they believe are worth making.

Chris and Christine are both highly-respected documentary makers with over 20 years experience each and 10 industry awards between them, including two international Emmys, BAFTA and RTS awards.

“Making documentaries that celebrate people’s achievements is at the heart of Uppercut’s ethos”


We primarily make observational documentaries for all the main UK broadcasters as well as America, but we also have a couple of other outlets for our talents.


The recently formed Posterity Productions Ltd, under the umbrella of Uppercut Films, draws on the company’s vast experience of filming theatre and stage productions to offer an archive service to the entertainment industry.


  • Award

    Posted 11 December

    Chris Terrill given Lifetime Achievement Award

    Two weeks ago at the Institute of Directors Chris Terrill had the honour of receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Maritime Foundation. The award was in recognition of many years of broadcasting on maritime subjects, in particular with the Royal Navy and the Royal Marines.


  • WATCH TONIGHT: 'The Great Yomp'

    Posted 7 October

    Royal Marine WAGs and The Great Yomp

    Tonight on Forces TV is your chance to see a fascinating film that reveals what it is really like to be a wife or girlfriend of a Royal Marine. We know it's tough for the boot necks, but we don't often hear the other side of the story. Chris Terrill joined 12 brave women on a 104 mile yomp along the entire length of the South Downs Way in their attempt to complete the journey in just 36 hours. First showing on Wednesday the 7th of October at 9pm on Forces TV (Sky Channel 264, Virgin 244, Freesat 652). Look out for repeats!

  • WATCH TONIGHT: 30th June 9pm

    Posted 30 June

    Return to the Jungle

    Our latest film for Forces TV follows three ex-Paras back to the jungles of Borneo to visit the site of the little-known Battle of Plaman Mapu exactly 50 years ago. The thee veterans, Les Simcock, Mick Murtagh and George Averre remember details of the two-hour long battle that saw 36 Paras face up to 400 Indonesian Special Forces and win the day, against all odds. It's an emotional journey for all of them, particularly when they pay their respects to the two Paras who lost their lives that day in 1965.
    9pm Tuesday 30th June, Forces TV (Sky Channel 264, Virgin 244, Freesat 652)


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