THE BEAUTY OF MAPS PROVES HUGE SUCCESS

THE BEAUTY OF MAPS PROVES HUGE SUCCESSPraise for BBC4 series

Tern TV’s 4x30 min series “The Beauty of Maps” which was broadcast throughout the week of April 20th has been met with impressive reviews and a ratings boost for the channel. The four programmes dealt with the art and creation of maps through the ages, form the worlds only surviving medieval wall map the ‘Hereford Mappa Mundi’ made in 1300 to the political satire maps of the 19th Century and was part of the maps season on BBC4.

James Deans writing for the Guardian said “The ratings success of BBC4 series The Beauty of Maps provides an antidote to those who complain that there's nothing on multichannel except repeats, reality TV and US imports. Last night, Tuesday 20 April, BBC4's second episode of The Beauty of Maps, looking at the history of London over three centuries from three different maps, attracted 445,000 viewers and a 1.9% share in the half hour from 8.30pm. This delivered a 54% uplift to BBC4's average share in the slot over the past three months, the fifth best performance in multichannel yesterday by this comparison. Monday's first episode drew 453,000 viewers (also a 1.9% share) in the same slot.”

 

Produced and Directed by Steven Clarke for Tern TV.  Edited by Greg Darby and Paul Devlin