Rule Britannia (TV series)

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Rule Britannia
Created byVICE Films
Country of originWales
Production location(s)England
Production company(s)VICE Media
Original release6 June 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]


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


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]


# Release
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 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.
4 2010 Aug 24 "Afghanistan in the U.K." 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" 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 Sep 28 "Fraud" Andy Capper with William Fairman Meet the fraudsters who are making a killing from the fastest growing crime on Earth.
9 2011 Nov 28 "Rose Boy and Friends" 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
10 2012 Jul 25 "The VICE Guide to the Olympics" Pegah Farahmand met residents of the Carpenter's Estate, who have been evicted from their homes to make way for the 2012 Olympics in East England.
11 2012 Oct 8 "The British Wrestler" Rhys James From the debris of Britain's 1970s pantomime wrestling, the episode follows Grado, a wrestling fanboy given his own shot at stardom.
12 2013 Jul 16 "Debt Collector" William Fairman with Rhys James and Graham Johnson 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.
13 2013 Dec 19 "Boy Racer" Rhys James with Grant Armour VICE traverses the moonlit A-roads of Britain to embed with one of the most notorious and misunderstood youth subcultures of the last 30 years: the boy racer scene.
14 2014 Jul 1 "Bare Knuckle" Rhys James Clive Martin embeds with the bare knuckle boxing elite, what he discovers is not dissimilar to Fight Club; IT technicians, builders, lifestyle coaches and even a solicitor, all throwing their unprotected fists into each other's faces. It is a subculture of honour, pride and violence.
15 2014 Sep 2 "The Moped Gangs of London" Grant Armour Daisy-May Hudson lets a nostalgia for the moped gangs of her teenage years get the better of her and travels to industrial estates on the outskirts of London to meet with the underground stars of the UK BikeLife scene.
16 2014 Nov 19 "Young Reoffenders" Rhys James VICE meets "Saky's Finest"—a gang of young reoffenders based on the Saxton Road estate in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. Locked into a cycle of reoffending and going to jail, some of these guys have spent so much of their childhood in Young Offenders' Institutes that they would rather be back inside than in the real world.
17 2015 Apr 15 "Shy Bairns Get Nowt" Jack Cannon VICE travels to Newcastle to document the increasing number of Britons that are becoming dependent on food stamps as a consequence of austerity and benefit sanctions.
18 2015 Aug 17 "Searching For Spitman" Marlon Rouse Tavares Teenage boys, deviant acts and cold, hard cash – Spitman was a West London council estate myth until the mobile phone footage turned up.
19 2015 Dec 16 "Wolf of the West End" Rhys James In the 1980s, "Fast Eddie" Davenport made a name for himself as the host of hedonistic parties for teenage aristocrats. By 2011, he was better known as one of Britain's richest fraudsters.

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  1. ^ "Rule Britannia". VICE. Retrieved 12 March 2013.
  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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