España después de la Guerra. El franquismo en color

Spain after the War, Francoism in Colour is a production by Minoria Absoluta for Veo Television and DMAX made possible thanks to the collaboration of the ICAA and the Filmoteca Española.

The series consists of four 44-minute episodes, made possible thanks to access granted by the Filmoteca Española to its documentary collections, the most important of which is the NO-DO collection. The complete output of NO-DO is currently kept in the Filmoteca Española in an impeccable state of preservation.  This allowed the Spain after the War, Francoism in Colour team to access the original copies and produce images directly from the 35mm photochemical material.

As well as the NO-DO news reels, other collections at the Filmoteca Española were used, such as the Archivo Histórico, Documentales en Blanco y Negro and Revista Imágenes.

The documentation team searched and found footage in many other film archives including the Filmoteca Vasca, the Filmoteca de Catalunya, REUTERS, NARA, the NATO Archives and British Pathé. A laborious search was also carried out for photographs, press cuttings and documents from media and agencies such as EFE, ABC, ALBUM, La Vanguardia, Archivo General de la Administración or the Archivo de Salamanca, and la Fundación 1 de mayo.

A team of 40 people worked on the project. They spent a year and a half inspecting over 750 titles from the Filmoteca Española collection.  More than 1,750 acetate degradation studies were performed.  Over 180,000 metres of film have been restored.  It took over 250 hours to scan to 4K and 300 minutes have been digitalised.  More than 250,000 frames have been digitally restored with 300,000 frames being colourised.  The faithful and precise colourisation of the material was achieved using 25,000 documented colour references.

Over the year and a half the production lasted, and thanks to the cooperation of the Filmoteca Española, more than 60 unreleased reels and reports were viewed, some of which appear in the final edit of the series. These include scenes from the Green March, Franco in hospital before his death, and footage of his last official appearance.

The team also managed to track down unscreened news reports on music, fashion, beaches and tourism which all provide an idea of the culture of the time.

This project is a continuation of the series Divided Spain, the Civil War in Colour – broadcast in over 170 countries on Discovery Network channels – and is a clear commitment on the part of DMAX and VEO TELEVISION to continue producing historical documentaries and products of quality which can be watched around the world.



Todo es mentira

Todo es mentira is a programme produced by Mediaset in collaboration with Minoria Absoluta and La Fábrica de la tele. Every day, from Monday to Friday, the programme offers its own particular take on current political, social and cultural affairs.  Risto Mejide is the presenter of the programme which also features Antonio Castelo, Miguel Lago, Marta Flich, Elsa Ruiz and Itziar Castro. As well as this studio line-up, Todo es mentira also draws on a team of reporters stationed around the country who make it their business to go to where the news is happening and meet first-hand the people involved.

Todo es mentira is broadcast Monday to Friday on Cuatro at 3.40 pm.



Ciutadà Novell

Ciutadà novell (Citizen Novell) is a ten-part documentary series on betevé which shows the inner workings of the public services, emblematic sites and representative organisations of the city of Barcelona.  Queco Novell visits various places in the city to find out how they work and who makes them work.  Citizen Novell talks to the workers and stars of the show as they go about their daily routines, revealing the human side to the city’s well-known institutions.

Queco Novell tours such emblematic and necessary places as, amongst others: Barcelona Zoo, Vall d’Hebron hospital, Mercabarna, Montjuic cemetery, the city’s transport system, and the Liceu Opera House.

Ciutadà novell is produced by Minoria Absoluta for betevé.

Ciudades de noche

Ciudades de noche (Cities at Night) is a documentary series produced by Minoria Absoluta for the Viajar channel. Cities change when the sun goes down. Street lights transform the streets and show us another side to the metropolis. Monuments, squares, hidden corners, people… Everything takes on a new life, vibrant and different.

Through the eyes of celebrities who have a special connection with their cities and with the help of people who live the night in an unusual way, Ciudades de Noche reveals the nocturnal side to the major Spanish cities. From their most famous sights to their hidden corners, Ciudades de noche is a new way to see and live the cities of Spain.

Està Passant

Està passant is a satirical  programme focussing on key current events. It goes out every day for 45 minutes in the slot before Telenotícies Vespre.

The programme, presented by Toni Soler, deals with the main news items of the day, in a season that promises to be intense, paying special attention to political news while keeping an eye on traditional and social media. All without losing any of the satirical bite associated with past Minoria Absoluta productions.

Soler is joined on the set by Jair Domínguez, Elisenda Carod, Magí García, Marc Giró, Joan Grivé and Àlex Martínez.

La Guerra Civil en color: La mirada de los historiadores

The Civil War in Colour, The View of the Historians is a documentary series of three, 44-minute episodes where 18 world-renowned historians discuss the Spanish Civil War, taking the colourised footage from the series Divided Spain: The Civil War in Colour as their starting point.

The View of the Historians takes a detailed look at, amongst other things, the origin and the causes of the outbreak of the war, the differences between the two armies, the divisions in the republican side and the unity of the insurrectionists, the role of the Church, the behind-the-lines atrocities, the hunger and shortages, the significance of events at El Alcázar, Guernica and Paracuellos, the events of May 1937, the massacre at Badajoz and the personalities of Franco, Azaña, Negrín and Durruti.

The result is a variety of viewpoints which will enrich enjoyment of the series Divided Spain: The Civil War in Colour.

Over the 3 episodes expert opinion will be provided by respected authorities on the subject such as: Antony Beevor, Julián Casanova, Santos Juliá, Ángel Viñas, Josep Fontana, Ángel Bahamonte, Enrique Moradiellos, Juan Pablo Fusi, Enrique Ucelay Da Cal, José Luis Ledesma, Fernando G. De Cortázar, Nigel Towson, Fernando Puell, Michael Alpert, Mercedes Cabrera, Hilari Raguer, Jesús de Andrés, and Mary Nash.


Crackòvia is a humour programme on Televisió de Catalunya, directed and presented by Joan Rufas, centring on the world of sport, mainly football with special emphasis on Barça, Real Madrid and Espanyol. Sporting events of the previous weekend are parodied every Monday evening. The show was 9 seasons on air.


Polònia is a comedy programme based on current affairs. Each week it takes a look at what is happening in the news with a series of sketches centred on politicians, journalists and media personalities. Polònia was first broadcast by TV3 on 16 February 2006. It has won several awards including the 2007 Ondas Prize for best programme on local TV, the 2011 ATV award for best make-up, and the 2012 Zapping award for best entertainment programme.  It is currently in its 14th season.

Zomedy Night

Zomedy Night is a Minoria Absoluta production exclusively for FOX International Channels (FIC) which brings together top comedians in two programmes of standup routines based on everything zombie.

Berto Romero, Goyo Jiménez, Yolanda Ramos and Agustín Jiménez are tasked with performing the standup routines for Zomedy Night, with three of them going the whole hog and being made up as zombies.  The two programmes also include fun interludes such as The Ranking Dead, which replays some of the best parts of the TV series, and special interviews with well-known zombie fans such as José Corbacho and Sílvia Abril.

Crackovia América

Just like the original format, Crackovia América is based on sketches impersonating top Latin-American football stars.  As well as Messi, Luis Suárez and Alexis Sánchez, already familiar to Catalan viewers, there are also impersonations of team managers “Piojo” Herrera and José Pekerman, as well as players such as Rafa Márquez, Chicharito, Kun Agüero, David Luiz and Di Maria.

Crackovia América is a joint Minoria Absoluta and Imagina US production for Canal Fox and is broadcast in all the Spanish-speaking Latin-American countries and the USA.

The World’s Best Chefs

The World’s Best Chefs is a television series about influential chefs from around the world, all trailblazers of creative and avant-garde cuisine. The World’s Best Chefs travels the world to meet some of the most respected and renowned chefs of recent times and reveals their culinary philosophy, working methods and influences.

Thirteen chefs open their kitchens to Katie Button, a young North-American chef who trained at Ferran Adrià’s elBulli restaurant.  Katie shares with viewers the privilege of meeting these cookery geniuses face to face and having the opportunity of collaborating with them in the preparation of some of their creations.

Joan Roca, Andoni Aduriz, Michel Bras, Gastón Acurio, Massimo Bottura, Grant Achatz, Alex Atala, Michel Guérard, Daniel Humm, José Andrés and Juan Mari Arzak are the stars of the series, along with Ferran Adrià, who has a whole episode devoted to him.

Hotel 13 Estrellas 12 Uvas

31 December 2012, in an unknown hotel in Madrid, there is only one hour left until the end of the year and everything must be ready for the Televisión Española New Year’s Eve celebrations. Hotel de las 13 estrellas, 12 uvas shows the final preparations for the count-down to the new year.

This is the storyline running through the New Year’s comedy special broadcast by TVE La 1 to see out the year.  For an hour quick-fire sketches based on 2012’s current affairs, main events, crazes, personalities and gossip are reeled off.

Josema Yuste, with his multiple impersonations, is the star of the show, together with special appearances from Santiago Segura, Carlos Latre, Joaquín Cortés and Martina Klein.