This programme was shot in Cardiff and combined shots of the city with the music of John Cale as performed by Welsh stars such as Catatonia, Big Leaves, Manic Street Preachers).
Merlin also co-produced �Composer Specials� which won a Cable ACE award for Best Children's Series and which told the stories of composers such as Bizet, Bach, Strauss, Liszt, Rossini and Handel in a series of six one-hour specials. Broadcast on Home Box Office ("HBO") in the United States and The Family Channel in Canada, the series received numerous awards and honours in recognition of the entertaining and educational values it offered to children.
Merlin Films co-produced this series with Canadian Production company Devine Entertainment which documented the great inventors such as Einstein, Leonardo Da Vinci, Galileo, Newton, Marie Curie and Edison for HBO Original Programming. The series of one-hour specials brought history's great inventors and their creations to life. The Inventors' Specials premiered on HBO and The Family Channel and garnered critical acclaim and international awards, including nine Emmy nominations and three Emmy Awards.