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About us

Only too often, television programmes divide into those that are good for you and and those that are entertaining to watch. Frustrated by this choice between austerity and frivolity, Seneca Productions sets out to make programmes that are at once great fun and profound and ambitious in their subject matter.

Founded by Alain de Botton in 2003, Seneca Productions has developed and produced major series and high profile one-off documentaries for broadcasters in the UK and US, including the BBC, Channel 4, ITV, History Channel, Discovery Networks and National Geographic, including the internationally acclaimed BAFTA-winning series “All in the Best Possible Taste with Grayson Perry”.

We are committed to making documentaries, and arts, science and history programmes that never forget the duty to keep viewers moved, entertained and amused.