The Not So Secret Life of The Manic Depressive: Ten Years On
1×60 documentary for BBC One. Ten years since Stephen Fry’s The Secret Life Of The Manic Depressive started a national conversation about mental health, The Not So Secret Life Of the Manic Depressive: 10 Years On looks at the experiences of Stephen and others with bipolar (as it is now called) now.
In the new film we see how different people of all ages deal with bipolar and interviews with Stephen Fry give a privileged insight into what living with bipolar really means: he talks about the time he attempted suicide when he was filming in Uganda in 2012; how his busy lifestyle exacerbates his condition and the moment he realised his condition couldn’t be cured, but only managed.
Matchlight for BBC One, TX February 2016 | Director/Producer: Ross Wilson
When Ant and Dec Met The Prince: 40 Years of The Prince’s Trust
This 90-minute special sees Ant and Dec, in their own inimitable style, granted a real insight into the work of The Prince’s Trust as they accompany His Royal Highness on a number of engagements – chatting to him along the way, meeting people who have benefited directly from the charity and witnessing, first-hand, the passion that The Prince has for The Trust he founded in 1976.
With extensive access to Clarence House, St James’s Palace and Kensington Palace, the duo talk openly to those closest to His Royal Highness who tell Ant and Dec what drives The Prince in his work for charity and also share some revealing and funny stories from their lives with The Prince of Wales.
Spun Gold TV for ITV1, TX January 2016 | Director/Producer: Michael Waldman
The Last Leg Goes Down Under
The award-winning gang from ‘The Last Leg’ have been sent to the wilderness of Australia for the ultimate outback road trip – though one with a twist: After 4 years of English co-hosts Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker abusing Australian Adam Hills about his idiotic country, his imbecilic countrymen, and his funny accent, Adam is plotting his revenge. He wants to show the lads that Australia isn’t the silly place they thought it was, but in fact a searing hot, unforgiving hellhole, stuffed full of people who are hard as nails.
The Last Leg boys have just two weeks to complete this hellish itinerary and drive 3000 miles across the continent in order to get to Sydney in time for a party in honour of Adam’s 97 year old Grandpa. But will Josh and Alex be broken by the real Australia before they even get there?
True North Productions & Open Mike for Channel 4, TX February 2016 | Director/Producer: Director Gavin Searle, Series Producer Christian Hills
Las Vegas with Trevor McDonald
2×60. Las Vegas with Trevor McDonald uncovers the secret life of Sin City, the ultimate sunny place for shady people, a city that grew from nothing by offering the forbidden. This two-part series focuses not on the tourists who flock to the bright lights of Vegas, but on those who call the gambling mecca home: those who live in the shadows, those who have won big and lost big, and those who might fare better living somewhere far, far away from the pull of the neon lights.
Across the series, Trevor meets several of Vegas’ most intriguing characters, including former World Heavyweight Champion, Mike Tyson, Antonio Esfandiari, winner of the largest cash prize in poker history ($18.3million), and 1950’s showgirl Lisa Medford, who bears first-hand witness to the good, the bad and the ugly of the Nevadan city.
Plum Pictures for ITV1, TX December 2015 | Director/Producer: Stuart Cabb
3×60 series for ITV. 24 ordinary people – from a wide variety of backgrounds including lorry drivers and travel agents – are about to make a life changing decision. They are to become Police Officers.
With rare, intimate access to the Lincolnshire Police, the trainees and their families, Rookie Cops reveals what it is like to be dropped into the front line of law enforcement without any experience and how this impacts their loved ones.
Plum Pictures for ITV1, TX July 2015 | Director/Producer: Series Producer: Kari Lia
Britain’s Forgotten Slave Owners
2×60 for BBC Two. In 1834 Britain abolished slavery, a defining and celebrated moment in our national history. What has been largely forgotten is that abolition came at a price. The government of the day took the extraordinary step of compensating the slave owners for loss of their ‘property’, as Britain’s slave owners were paid £17bn in today’s money, whilst the slaves received nothing.
For nearly 200 years, the meticulous records that detail this story have lain in the archives virtually unexamined – until now. In an exclusive partnership with University College London, historian David Olusoga uncovers Britain’s forgotten slave owners. Forensically examining the compensation records, he discovers the range of people who owned slaves and the scale of the slavery business.
BBC Two, TX August 2015 | Director/Producer: Ben Crichton and James Van Der Pool
Perspectives: Rick Wakeman on Vivaldi’s Four Seasons
1×60. Antonio Vivaldi’s the Four Seasons is the most popular piece of classical music of all time. There have been over 1000 different recordings , selling tens of millions of copies. It’s become so ubiquitous – in lifts, as phone ring tones or on call-centre answering machines – that it has been denounced as Muzak for the middle classes.
Rick Wakeman – platinum-selling prog rock keyboardist and television Grumpy Old Man – thinks the critics are wrong. He believes that the Four Seasons was so far ahead of its time that it was actually the first ever concept album – and that Vivaldi was the world’s first rock superstar. Rick turns detective to solve the mystery: his journey takes him to Venice – in the 18th century the most debauched city on the planet – where he encounters some of those who have devoted their lives to studying and worshipping Vivaldi … and uncovers the whiff of a very modern rock star sex scandal which may have contributed to Vivaldi’s downfall.
Interesting Films for ITV, TX May 2015 | Director/Producer: Linda Brusasco and Tim Tate
One Day in May: The Story of the Bradford City Fire with Gabby Logan
1×90 documentary. On May 11, 1985, at an end of season Third Division football match between Bradford City and Lincoln City, a fire took hold which got so quickly out of control that it consumed the two hundred foot-long main stand at Bradford City’s Valley Parade stadium in less than four minutes. Fifty six people died and many more were injured.
Gabby Logan, who witnessed the tragedy first-hand, revisits the worst fire disaster in English football history. The film, that will premiere on the 30th anniversary of the fire, is the first time a full length documentary has been made about the events of that day.
Logan relates the countless heroes – including her father, the former Bradford City assistant manager Terry Yorath – who risked their lives to save others that day.
TBI for BT Sport, TX May 2015 | Director/Producer: Isobel Williams
Suffragettes Forever! The Story of Women and Power
3×60. In this series, historian Amanda Vickery explores why, in the early 20th century, thousands of British women joined a violent militant organisation. In the struggle for women’s political rights in Britain, the most iconic are the suffragettes – but for Vickery the story begins long before these Edwardian activists.
Matchlight for BBC Two, TX February and March 2015 | Director/Producer: Rupert Edwards
Slow Train Through Africa with Griff Rhys Jones
5 x 60-minute series for ITV1. Filmed two programmes through Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Slow Train Through Africa documents the progress of Griff Rhys Jones as he travels the length of the continent from Morocco to South Africa via its rail system.
IWC Media for ITV1, TX April and May 2015 | Director/Producer: John Maclaverty
The Great War – An Elegy: A Culture Show Special
1 x 60 In a major new BBC commission, acclaimed poet Simon Armitage has written seven new poems about World War I that form the centre of his latest television documentary.
Armitage visits French beaches, German prison camps, so-called ‘thankful’ villages and remote corners of the Scottish Highlands as he considers the death of over 700,000 British soldiers in the conflict and tells seven real-life war stories. He learns of those who lived and died through it, those who worked and grieved and cried through it, and even those who tunnelled to freedom beneath its very soil. Each story culminates in a poem inspired by Armitage’s research.
BBC Scotland for BBC Two, TX 8th November 2014 | Director/Producer: Zoe Silver
Inside Asprey: Luxury by Royal Appointment
Inside Asprey gains exclusive access into an extraordinary world where unique, luxury British goods have been made and sold to some of the world’s wealthiest people for more than two centuries.
Situated on one of London’s most prestigious streets and spread over five Georgian town houses, Asprey has been jewellers to the Royal family since Queen Victoria’s reign.
For the first time Asprey shows cameras inside and beyond its immaculate shop floor, revealing just what it takes to attract the richest people on the planet. The programme follows the fortunes of the staff, the store and its customers as Asprey strives to keep a traditional business alive in the modern world.
Plum Pictures for ITV1 | Director/Producer: Kari Lia
Nicola Benedetti’s Indian Serenade
Celebrating ten years since she won Young Musician of the Year, virtuoso violinist Nicola Benedetti joins the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra on the trip of a lifetime: a tour of India. This film goes behind the scenes with Nicola – as she plays in Mumbai and New Delhi and experiences the country for the very first time.
It reveals the joys and challenges of life on the road for a musician; the gruelling rehearsal schedule, the pre-performance nerves and the thrill of coming off stage to rapturous applause. There’s an insight into Nicola’s passion for the violin – and the special bond she shares with her Stradivarius. Nicola also takes part in workshops for local children and gives an informal performance to young children in a Mumbai municipal school.
BBC Scotland for BBC2 | Director/Producer: Katy Homan
3 x 1 hours Big Ballet follows a troupe of plus-size amateurs as they attempt to realise their ambition of performing scenes from Swan Lake, mentored by choreographer and dancer Wayne Sleep and ballerina Monica Loughman.
Rare Day for Channel 4, TX February 2014 | Director/Producer: Kirsty Cunningham
Weight Loss Ward (Series 2)
3 x 1 hour observational documentary series at Sunderland’s Royal Hospital, where its specialist ward for the morbidly obese treats patients who are seeking surgery to battle their weight gain. Weight Loss Ward follows the personal stories of the patients, their journeys to losing weight, possible reasons behind their weight gain, the reality of gastric surgery and its consequences.
Shiver Productions for ITV1, TX January 2014 | Director/Producer: Anna Hall
The People’s Medal
1 x 60 Journalist Natasha Kaplinsky has gained unprecedented access to the secretive world of the Queen’s New Year’s Honours and in this one-off hour-long documentary she explores the British Empire Medal, introduced last year to reward the extraordinary, ordinary people all over Britain who have made a huge impact on their community.
Wall to Wall for ITV1, TX August 2013 | Director/Producer: Nic Gutteridge
A Portrait of Jonathan Yeo: The Culture Show
Alastair Sooke meets portrait artist Jonathan Yeo as he prepares for a solo show at the National Portrait Gallery.
In the lead-up to the exhibition, Yeo allows BBC cameras into his usually private studio, revealing the challenges and pleasures of painting people for a living. Filming included British actor, Tom Hollander, as he sits for a portrait and campaigner Doreen Lawrence.
BBC2, TX Sepember 2013 | Director/Producer: Katy Homan
Children of the Master Race
1 x 60′ historical documentary examining the Nazi Lebensborn program, set up to create a new generation of the supposed “master race” which was to continue ruling the 1000 Reich.
Interesting Films for Channel 5, TX November 2013 | Director/Producer: Tim Tate
Secret Knowledge – Stradivarius and Me
1 x 30 Clemency Burton-Hill indulges in her lifelong passion for the instrument as she explores the mysterious life and lasting influence of Stradivari – through four special violins on display at this summer’s Stradivarius exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford.
BBC Scotland for BBC Four, TX July 2013 | Director/Producer: Katy Homan
Long Lost Family
Long Lost Family traces and reunites family members in this compelling series. Presented by Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell.
Wall to Wall for ITV1, TX | Director/Producer: Kate Scholefield
Hillsborough: How They Buried The Truth
1 x 60 A Panorama investigation reveals how police, politicians, lawyers and judges all played a part in burying the truth about Britain’s worst football disaster. Never-before-broadcast footage of the FA Cup semi-final in which 96 Liverpool fans died reveals a catastrophic failure by the emergency services, how lives might have been saved and how subsequent inquiries were misled.
Shortlisted for Broadcast Award 2014, Best News & Current Affairs Programme
Shortlisted for RTS Television Journalism Award
Panorama Special for BBC1, TX May 2013 | Director/Producer: Stephen Scott
Lost Kingdoms of South America
2 x 60 minutes shot on location in Peru, following archaeologist and Americas curator at the British Museum Dr Jago Cooper as he explores mountain citadels and sprawling stone ruins to learn about the peoples who lived in them long before the arrival of the Incas and Spanish conquistadors.
IWC Media for BBC4, TX January 2013 | Director/Producer: John MacLaverty
Russell Brand – The Recovery Project
1 x 60 actor and comedian Russell Brand remembers his destructive 11-year heroin addiction with brutal honesty. The Observer: “In this intelligent, impassioned film he gleans eye-opening information from scientists researching the psychology of addiction, alternative recovery therapists and drug addicts themselves.”
Matchlight for BBC3, TX August 2012 & March 2013 | Director/Producer: Ross Wilson
Heritage! The Battle for Britain’s Past
1 x 60 From Old Bones to Precious Stones: Charting the birth of the heritage movement and the first arguments of radical thought. Their actions led to the first piece of legislation to safeguard prehistoric and ancient structures which until then had often fallen prey to the short-term interests of farmers and landowners.
BBC Arts for BBC4, TX March 2013 | Director/Producer: Ian Leese
Your Paintings: A Culture Show Special
Contributing camera. For years, thousands of paintings owned by the British public have been hidden away and inaccessible – until now. Alastair Sooke teams up with art detective Dr Bendor Grosvenor to unearth some hidden gems and find out what our paintings say about us.
BBC Scotland for BBC Two, TX March 2013 | Director/Producer: Katy Homan
Can Eating Insects Save the World?
1 x 60 Presenter Stefan Gates immerses himself in the extraordinary world of hardcore insect eating as he discovers that insects aren’t just healthy, they might be able to help save our planet. Stefan goes on a food adventure to meet the people in Thailand and Cambodia who hunt, eat and sell edible bugs for a living.
Plum Pictures for BBC Four, TX March & June 2013 | Director/Producer: Kari Lia
1 x 60 We think of the Vikings as marauding warriors from Scandinavia who attacked Britain, but they were much more than this. They were explorers, traders, and adventurers, too. Archaeologist and historian Neil Oliver heads for Scandinavia to reveal the truth behind the legend of the marauding Norsemen – the Vikings – from their point of view.
BBC2, TX September 2012 | Director/Producer: Rosie Schellenberg
How God Made the English
2 x 60 in which Diarmaid MacCulloch, professor of church history at Oxford University, explores both what it means to be English and what has shaped English identity, from the Dark Ages, through the Reformation to modern times.
BBC Religion for BBC1, TX March 2012 | Director/Producer: Anna Cox
Imagine: The Art of Stand Up
1 x 70 Alan Yentob presents this documentary for Imagine on the art of stand-up comedy, exploring their backgrounds and influences and their passion for making people laugh. This insightful look at the art of stand-up features contributions from some of our most popular comedians, such as Jack Whitehall, Jack Dee, Omid Djalili, Frank Skinner, David Baddiel, Shappi Khorsandi, Simon Amstell, Dara O Briain, Chris Addison, Ed Byrne and Jim Davidson.
BBC1, TX December 2011 | Director/Producer: Matthew Springford
Fight Club: A History of Violence
4 x 60 series exploring the social, cultural and financial factors that drove the world of organised fighting in four different eras, beginning with the Georgian period.
Like a Shot/ Dragonshead for Yesterday, TX October 2012 | Director/Producer: Jeremy Freeston
Panorama: Tabloid Hacks Exposed
1 x 30 revealing a dishonourable history of law breaking that went beyond phone hacking and questions the police inaction that let it continue.
TX March 2012 | Director/Producer: Stephen Scott
Return to the Falklands
1 x 90 minute documentary following two former soldiers from parachute regiment on the year of the 30th anniversary of the Falklands Conflict.
Like a Shot/ Dragonshead for Yesterday, TX April 2012 | Director/Producer: Jeremy Freeston
Social history documentary series looking at the rise and fall of gangsters in Spain, Essex and Ireland from the 1950’s to the 2000’s. Filmed with Pro 35 and Prime film lenses.
True North Productions for National Geographic, TX Spring 2011 | Director/Producer: Hugo Smith, Will Rowson & Anouk Curry
DOP on this Second World War drama.
1 x 90 Feature
Murdoch: Breaking the Spell?
For decades, Rupert Murdoch has held a unique position of power in Britain through his media empire. After the revelations of the News of the World phone hacking scandal, Panorama tells the inside story of how the media giant’s influence was dramatically challenged.
Panorama for BBC1, TX July 2011 | Director/Producer: Stephen Scott
India Hill Railways – Nilgiri Mountain Railway
1 x 60 observational documentary; looks at the organisation that is the Ooty Hill Railway, with stories of the people who keep the trains running and those who survive because of it.
3Di Television for BBC4 & BBC2 First TX February 2010, most recent TX September 2012 | Director/Producer: Hugo Smith
Taste of My Life with Nigel Slater
20 x 30 D.O.P on two series presented by cookery writer Nigel Slater, as he exploresthe lives of celebrity guests through their personal food memories – including Alan Bennett, Vanessa Redgrave and Richard E Grant.
Doghouse Films for BBC2 | Director/Producer: Mark Adderley
Newman: Saint or Sinner?
1 x 60 Former Conservative minister Ann Widdecombe explores 19th-century British Roman Catholic Cardinal John Henry Newman’s road to sainthood. Second camera unit filming in Boston.
BBC2, TX September 2010 | Director/Producer: Anna Cox
The Culture Show
BBC Arts Glasgow and London
Racing’s Dirty Secrets
Revealing practices which mean that ordinary punters laying a bet sometimes never have a chance of winning.
BBC 1. 1 x 60 | Director/Producer: Stephen Scott
Make Me a Christian
3 x 60 formatted reality documentaries following a team of mentors and their volunteers in their quest to learn a Christian way of life.
Wildcard Productions for Channel 4 | Director/Producer: Narinder Minhas
Cruickshank on Kew: The Garden That Changed the World
Historian turned presenter Dan Cruickshank unearths some of the surprising stories that shaped the famous gardens on the eve of their 250th anniversary.
2nd unit. 1 x 60 BBC2
Michael Jackson’s Last Days: What Really Happened
Presenter Jacques Perreti investigates the story behind the countdown to the death of a superstar. Filmed on location in Los Angeles.
1 x 60 Mentorn Media for Channel 4 | Director/Producer: Annie Kossoff
Universal Island Records music video
DOP HD music video with band Attic Lights, title music for new Channel 5 Minder drama series.
Fern Britton Meets….
Fern Britton talks to Shelia Hancock and Clarissa Dickson Wright about how their beliefs have shaped their lives.
2 x 60 for BBC 1 | Director/Producer: Mark Warburton
The Year Britain’s Bubble Burst
1 x 30 The BBC’s business editor Robert Peston reflects on a cataclysmic year for our banks and our economy, and his role in the turbulence.
Director/Producer: Stephen Scott
Samantha Brown’s Asia
American travel expert Samantha Brown goes on an Asian odyssey, shot in Malaysia, Singapore, Tokyo and Indonesia.
EMMY NOMINATED FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN SINGLE CAMERA PHOTOGRAPHY.
4 x 60 Optomen USA for Discovery.
This is Liverpool
D.O.P on advert promoting Liverpool as an international destination. Shot on HD with Pro 35 and prime film lenses.
Uniform for the City Of Liverpool.
Life Without Work
Period drama and social documentary. In 1910 philanthropist and chocolate tycoon Seebohm Rowntree wrote a radical book about unemployment. 100 years on, Richard Bilton turns detective and uncovers a moving story of one family’s journey from grinding poverty in a York slum to success as a Hollywood actor.
2 x 60 minute BBC Productions for BBC2 | Director/Producer: Guy Smith
Come Dine With Me
Ongoing work on this popular culinary series where amateur chefs battle it out over the dining table.
ITV for Channel 4
Muslim Driving School
Observational series following the trials and tribulations of a group of Asian women and their instructors as they attempt to learn to drive and pass their tests.
6 x 30 Blast! Films for BBC2 | Director/Producer: Anna Hall
Art of the Sea – In Pictures
Contributing camera. Poet and author Owen Sheers examines our changing relationship to the sea and how this is reflected in the work of artists who have tried to capture its ever-changing essence.
1 x 60 BBC Scotland for BBC 4 | Director/Producer: Matthew Springford
Good Dog Bad Dog
Debate about the health and welfare of pedigree dogs, to provide would-be buyers and breeders with guidance on best practice.
1 x 60 Mentorn Media for More 4 | Director/Producer: Annie Kossoff
My Life in Verse: Cerys Matthews
Welsh singer songwriter Cerys Matthews travels back to her roots to explore the extraordinary legacy of Celtic poetry.
1x 60 Wall to Wall for BBC2 | Director/Producer: Mark Bates
Kevin McCloud and The Big Town Plan
4 x 60 Presented by Kevin McCloud this landmark television series and initiative regenerating the town of Castleford, aimed to improve the quality of life, environment and investment potential of the town.
Talkback Thames for Channel 4 | Director/Producer: Hugo Smith
Who Do You Think You Are: Jodie Kidd
Filmed on High Definition following supermodel Jodie Kidd as she uncovers her family history in the UK and North America.
1 x 60 mins Wall to Wall for BBC1 | Director/Producer: Christopher Bruce
A Very British Gangster
1 x 90 “The Real Sopranos” close up with notorious Manchester gangster family, The Noonans, following, literally, Dominic Noonan’s trials, and his tribulations.
Director/Producer: Donal McIntyre
Make Me a Muslim
3 x 60 formatted reality documentaries following a group of secular Brits during one month’s no-holds-barred immersion into Islam.
Wildcard Productions for Channel 4 | Director/Producer: Narinder Minhas
Real Families: Diary of a Mother on the Edge
1 x 60 story of one mother’s fight to raise her disabled children.
Chameleon Television for ITV1 | Director/Producer: Allen Jewhurst
The Real Wild at Heart
Presented by Amanda Holden. 1 x 60 following the work of Virginia McKenna and the Born Free Foundation in South Africa.
Daisybeck Productions for ITV1 | Director/Producer: Wendy Holmwood
Put Me Together Again
2 x 60 following people with accidental brain injuries.
WINNER OF GOLD DOCUMENTARY AT THE NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL.
Yap Films for Channel 4 Factual / Science | Director/Producer: Anna Hall
Bollocks to Cancer
Inspired by his own brush with “chemo”, former testicular cancer patient Patric Collerton (Dir.”The,Boy,Who’s,Skin,Fell,Off”) directed this funny, profound and uplifting film set in a Newcastle cancer ward, about the journey of 19 year old Steven Liddell, a chef from Alnwick, through chemo for testicular cancer.
Yipp Films for Channel 4. 1 x 60 Observational documentary.
MacIntyre’s Big Sting – Series 3
Donal MacIntyre’s crime series that turns the tables on the criminals who make everyday life misery for the rest of us.
True North Productions for FIVE | Director/Producer: Donal MacIntyre
Henry’s Wives with Terry Deary
NOMINATED TO BAFTA BY THE BBC.
Director of Photography on this educational drama series.
True North productions for BBC Education.
Diverse for Channel 4 3 x 60 Observational documentary series about a South Yorkshire church in a former mining village. This three[part documentary follows an American priest as he attempts to breathe new life into neglected church and community.
Director/Producer: Jane Beckwith
Edge of the City
NOMINATED TO BAFTA BY CHANNEL 4
1 x 90 Controversial observational documentary originally withdrawn from the schedules by Channel 4. This ‘unprecedented’ decision followed a warning from the Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police that the timing of the programme would increase community tensions and provoke public disorder in Bradford. Edge of the City provides a powerful snapshot of the darker side of urban life in Britain. Following Bradford Social Services, the programme meets people who have a great – and often costly – dependency on the state, and the social workers who pick up the pieces.
1 x 90 minute Chameleon Television for Channel 4 | Director/Producer: Anna Hall