Rule Britannia

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For the patriotic song, see Rule, Britannia! For the 1972 book, see Rule Britannia (novel)
Rule Britannia
Genre Documentary
Format Short episodes
Created by VICE Films
Country of origin England
Production
Location(s) England
Production company(s) VICE Media
Distributor VICE.com
Broadcast
Original channel VBS.tv
Original airing June 6, 2009 (2009-06-06)
External links
[Rule Britannia Website]

Rule Britannia is a series of online documentary episodes produced by VICE Films. In 2011 the episode "Swansea Love Story" was a Webby Award Official Honoree.[1]

Production[edit]

VICE debuted the television documentary series Rule Britannia on VBS.tv in 2010. Most are between 15 minutes and half an hour.

Content[edit]

Swansea was featured in the episode "Swansea Love Story", which covers a heroin epidemic in the UK. It was directed by Andy Capper, and was a Webby Award Official Honoree.[2]

Episodes[edit]

# Release
Date
Title Crew Synopsis
1 2009 Jun 6 "The Deer Hunter" In the first episode Vice UK heads to the Scottish Highlands to kill one of God’s most beautiful animals.
2 2009 Jul 12 "Blackpool: Las Vegas of the North" Andy Capper A week in North England’s decaying fantasy island, Blackpool.
3 2010 Feb 9 "Swansea Love Story" Andy Capper with Leo Leigh VBS befriends a gang of young addicts caught up in South Wales' largely ignored heroin epidemic.
4 2010 Aug 24 "Afghanistan in the U.K. - Part 1" Andy Capper with Jason Mojica VICE travel to STANTA to meet the 2 PARA, one of the British army’s most elite, and legendarily aggressive, units.
5 2011 Jan 28 "Teenage Riot" Andy Capper, hosted by Alex Miller Riots in London, December 2010; as MPs voted on a rise in tuition fees, thousands of students took over Parliament Square, clashing with police and setting fires.
6 2011 Apr 20 "Royal Wedding" Hosted by Alex Miller Tells the story of the peripheral figures obsessed with Prince William and Kate Middleton's upcoming marriage.
7 2011 Apr 25 "Beautiful Liverpool - Part 1" Andy Capper with Leo Leigh VBS travels to Liverpool, Europe’s capital of beauty. There are more gyms and tanning salons per head here than anywhere else in the UK.
8 2011 Jul 14 "Swansea Love Story - Part 1" Andy Capper (director) In 2009, Swansea drug agencies reported a 180 percent rise in heroin use. VICE follows a young homeless couple named Amy and Cornelius caught in the middle of two of South Wales’s epidemics.
9 2011 Sep 28 "Fraud - Part 1" Andy Capper with William Fairman Meet the fraudsters who're making a killing from the fastest growing crime on Earth.
10 2011 Nov 28 "Rose Boy and Friends - Part 1" Andy Capper with Jamie Lee Curtis Taete and Billie JD Porter VBS tag along with celebrity superfans like Harvii, who claims he has had his photo taken with over 1,000 celebrities
11 2012 Jul 25 "The VICE Guide to the Olympics - Part 1" VBS.tv met residents of the Carpenter's Estate, who have been evicted from their homes to make way for the 2012 Olympics in East England.
12 2012 Oct 8 "The British Wrestler - Part 1" From the debris of Britain's 1970s pantomime wrestling, the episode follows Grado, a wrestling fanboy given his own shot at stardom.
13 2013 Jul 16 "Debt Collector - Part 1" Ten years ago Shaun Smith introduced urban terrorism to the British underworld. Today he is working as a debt collector in the town of Warrington.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rule Britannia". VICE. Retrieved 2013-03-12. 
  2. ^ Marlow Stern (15 March 2013). "VICE Filmmaker Andy Capper on Snoop Lion Doc, Chief Keef Series, More". The Daily Beast. The Newsweek/Daily Beast Company LLC. Retrieved 26 April 2013. 

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