Xanadu (BBC 2 Words On Film, 1992) - wrote and presented a thirty-minute film in verse, set on a housing estate in Lancashire.
Looking For Robinson (BBC2, 1993) wrote and presented a fifty-minute film on the life and work of American poet Weldon Kees, in prose and verse.
One Foot In The Past (BBC2, 1993) - wrote and presented a ten minute film in verse for BBC2's heritage and landscape programme.
The Late Show (BBC2, 1993)
Building Sights (BBC2, 1995) - wrote and presented a ten minute film for BBC2's contemporary architecture programme.
Words From Jerusalem (BBC1, 1995) - wrote and presented a commissioned poem for Easter.
Saturday Night (Century Films, BBC2, 1996) - wrote and narrated a fifty minute poetic commentary to a documentary about night-life in Leeds. Directed by Brian Hill.
Drinking for England (Century Films, BBC2, 1998) - wrote poetry and song for a fifty minute documentary. Directed by Brian Hill.
Killing Time (Century Films, Channel 4) - 90 minute televised version of the millennium poem, transmitted on New Year’s day 2000. Directed by Brian Hill.
The Tyre (Century Films, Channel 4 2001) - Feature film based on poem of same name. Directed by Brian Hill.
Feltham Sings (Century Films, Channel 4 2002) – wrote poetry and song lyrics for a docu-drama set in Feltham Young Offenders Institution. 2003 BAFTA winner. Winner of Ivor Novello award for best music for television. Directed by Brian Hill.
Pornography: The Musical (Century Films, Channel 4 2003) – wrote poetry and song lyrics for docu-drama about women working in the pornography industry. Directed by Brian Hill.
Late Review (BBC2 2002/2003) – contributor to BBC2’s late night art’s review programme.
A Brief Period of Rejoicing - 30 minute commssioned film-poem for Five to commemmorate the 60th anniversary of VE Day. Performed by Sheila Hancock, directed by Ned Williams.
Songbirds (Century Films/Channel 4 2005) - wrote poetry and song for documentary set in Downview women's prison. Directed by Brian Hill.
Out Of The Blue (Silver River/Channel 5) - Armitage's specially commissioned film-poem to commemorate the fifth aniversary of 9.11. Directed by Ned Williams. Perfromed by Rufus Sewell.