• 2015 - INDIA'S FRONTIER RAILWAYS

    Three unique trains cross India's sensitive borders every day. Filmed for the first time in India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh, these trains reunite families, cultures and the Indian sub-continent.

    Series Producer & Director 3Di-TV for BBC FOUR

    THE MAITREE EXPRESS

    KOLKATA, INDIA - DHAKA, BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh Director/Camera - RAJESH SHINDE

    THE LAST TRAIN IN NEPAL

    JANAKPUR, NEPAL - JAYNAGAR JUNCTION, INDIA.

    Nepal Director/Camera TARUN BHARTIYA

    THE SAMJHAUTA EXPRESS

    DELHI, INDIA - LAHORE, PAKISTAN

    Pakistan Director/Camera MASOOD KHAN

  • 2011 - AMERICAN NOMADS

    In this feature length documentary, award winning travel writer and journalist Richard Grant explores the history, the myth and the reality of living on the road, as he travels across the American West in the company of American nomads.

    PRODUCER/DIRECTOR/CAMERA  3DI TV for  BBC

     

    ROYAL TELEVISION SOCIETY award BEST DOCUMENTARY 2012

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2003/feb/02/travel.highereducation

    http://vimeo.com/31598232

  • 2010 - INDIAN HILL RAILWAYS (Series)

    From the Himalayas in the north, to the Nilgiris in the south - for a hundred years, little steam trains have climbed through the clouds and into the wonderful world of Indian Hill Railways.

    THE DARJEELING HIMALAYAN RAILWAY - NILGIRI MOUNTAIN RAILWAY

    THE KALKA – SHIMLA RAILWAY

    SERIES PRODUCER   3DI TV for BBC

    BBC POINTS OF VIEW

    ROYAL YELEVISON SOCIETY AWARD - BEST DOC SERIES

  • 2010 - THE DARJEELING HIMALAYAN RAILWAY

    THE DARJEELING HIMALAYAN RAILWAY is the story of a railway so close to the people that it flows like a river through their lives.  But a new generation populates these hills now. They’re searching for a new identity, the railway remains the only constant, as they all find themselves torn between family duties and personal ambitions .

    Director:Tarun Bhartiya


    TIMES

    LEICESTER MERCURY

  • 2010 - THE NILGIRI MOUNTAIN RAILWAY

    Romantic, popular with honeymooners, driven by love and devotion - as well as steam. Snaking through the South Indian jungle up to a hill station, once known as ‘Snooty Ooty’. Ivan the guard is married, Jenni the ticket inspector is still a bachelor - but he has a secret.

    Director; Hugo Smith

    INDEPENDENT

  • 2010 - THE KALKA – SHIMLA RAILWAY

    Shimla was once the summer capital of the Raj. They left behind their symbols of empire and a railway but they also left a divided India. Maqsood is a Kashmiri refugee, John is a teacher looking for a home. Sanjay is the Station Master looking for promotion but his boss is still waiting for a transfer. But everybody is waiting for snow.

    Director; Nick Mattingly

  • 2009 - INDIA'S HOSPITAL TRAIN - THE LIFELINE EXPRESS

    For four weeks cameras follow India’s first hospital train the Lifeline Express - with state of the art operating theatres a team of volunteer doctors and nurses carry out operations on poor rural people for free. And it all takes place on a train in a station in the middle of India.

    PRODUCER DIRECTOR – 3DI TV FOR BBC 

    MUMBAI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2010

    IMPACT INDIA FOUNDATION


  • 2008 - BOMBAY RAILWAY

    Two films Pressure and Dreams tell the story of Bombay’s suburban railway seen through the lives of those who live and work on the Indian railways. 

    Producer/Director/Cameraman 3Di for BBC 4 . 

    ROYAL TELEVISION SOCIETY AWARD 2008   

    CITY OF LONDON FESTIVAL SCREENING 2008

    CINERAIL FILM FESTIVAL PARIS 2010

    GUARDIAN

    BBC FOUR TODAY

    BBC FOUR

  • 2006 - MONSOON RAILWAY

    Two part series. The story of the annual conflict between the monsoon rain and the Indian Railways told through the personal stories of the people who live and work on the Indian Railways.

    PROD/DIR//CAM  3DI/Mentorn for  BBC 4 / NAT.GEO.

    KOLKATA FILM FESTIVAL SCREENING 2006

    TELEGRAPH

    BBC

    PHOTOS

  • 2005 - DECISIONS (Series)

    STEVE'S HEARTACHE 

    At College, English student Steve has fallen in love with Nasreen-a Pakistani muslim. Their respective parents aim to scupper the relationship over a curry dinner. But will Steve convert to Islam to save their love.

    DIRECTOR  for C4/Chameleon Films

    RTS AWARD 2005

  • 2004 - PANORAMA

    THE SECRETS OF SEROXAT

    Seroxat is an Anti-Depressant'. In a long investigation it is discovered that the side effects on many people lead to - addiction, self harm, and sometimes suicidal thoughts - which can lead to suicide. Following the programme there were 32000 emails of support and GSK is forced to re-write the advice and instructions given with their medicine.

    BBC PRODUCER/DIRECTOR

    MENTAL HEALTH AWARD 2003

    PANORAMA

  • 2003 - PANORAMA

    THE CORRUPTION OF RACING

    Investigation into the corruption of Racing and the Jockey Club of Great Britain.  After fighting 3 separate High Court cases the programme is transmitted by the BBC and results in the rules governing racing in the UK being re-written.

    DIRECTOR  for BBC

      BAFTA NOMINATION

    RTS AWARD 2003

    PANORAMA

  • 2002 - DISPATCHES (Series)

    UNFORGIVEN

    A Special Investigation into the Bulger case as the two boys who brutally murdered three year old Jamie Bulger come up for parole. But opposition to their release on their 18th birthdays is turning ugly.

     DIRECTOR for C4/Chameleon Films

    BBC NEWS

  • 2001 - THE MOULIN ROUGE REVEALED

    Backstage at the Moulin Rouge in Paris

    PRODUCER/DIECTOR for BBCWW & DISCOVERY

  • 2000 - LIFE'S A BEACH

    Essay on the history of the Americn beach - South Beach Miami,Venice Beach LA and Waikiki Beach Hawaii tracing the movement from East to West and back again.

    PRODUCER/DIRECTOR/CAMERA  3Di Tv prduction for Discovery TLC/BBCWW

  • 1999 - EVERYMAN (Series)

    THE QUEEN OF ISRAEL

    Rana Raslan is the first Arab to win the Miss Israel competition. Naturally it created a controversy. Thinking that she’s leaving that behind her the Muslim girl from Haifa travels to Trinidad and Tobago, to compete in the Miss Universe Pageant-but she can vever avoid her past.

    PRODUCER/DIRECTOR/CAMERA BBC/BBCWW

  • 1999 - EVERYMAN (Series)

    WAGON TRAIN

    To mark the 150th anniversay of the Mormon trek to Salt Lake City-there's a mission to re-enact the journey following the original trail - in a wagon train. Travelling 1200 miles over 3 months across three US states - the journey throws up its heroes and villains, but arrives to a tumultuous welcome in Salt Lake City - Zion.

    DIRECTOR/WRITER/CAMERAMAN  for BBC/BBC WORLDWIDE/KBYU

  • 1998 - GREAT RAILWAY JOURNEYS IV (Series)

    INDIA ; EAST TO WEST

    Ian Hislop -the Editor of Private Eye Magazine travels by train from Kolkata to Jaiselmer. taliking to the movers and shakers of today’s India and assessing the legacy of the British rule.

    PRODUCER/DIRECTOR FOR BBC/TRAVEL
     

     

  • 1997 - IN THE WILD (Series)

    WILD PANDAS - CHINA.

    Movie Star Debra Winger travels across central China with her seven year old son Noah, to the snow covered ChinLing mountains - in search of wild Pandas.

     PRODUCER/DIRECTOR - Tigress for ITV/WNET

  • 1996 - TRAVELS WITH MY CAMERA

    FEELING HUNGARY

    Richard Gollner, is an escapee. He fled from Budapest aged 10 and returns forty years later - and 300 pounds heavier - to find his Mother’s grave. Buried somewhere in the capital she was shot by the Russians during the uprising of 1956.

    DIRECTOR/WRITER/CAMERAMAN - 3DI  FOR  CHANNEL 4 

  • 1995 - GREAT RAILWAY JOURNEYS III (Series)

    SOUTH AFRICA

    Rian Malan, award winning writer and journalist, nephew of the architect of Apartheid D.F.Malan, travels by train through South Africa at a time of traumatic change, white paranoia and violent upheaval.  PRODUCER/DIRECTOR FOR BBC/WNET

  • 1994 - WITHOUT WALLS (Series)

    TIS PITY SHE’S A WHORE’

    The first English actresses appeared on the English Stage in the 17th century. Geraldine James explores the myth through dramatised extracts of Restoration plays.

    Cast: Ian Mcniece, Mark Strong, Julia Ford.

    DIRECTOR - Fabula Films for CHANNEL 4

  • 1993 - OMNIBUS (Series)

    BARCELONA 

    A witty and informative tour on the history and culture of the Catalan capital as it prepares for the Olympic games. Based on Robert Hughes acclaimed book and presented by the writer broadcaster and Art critic himself.

    PRODUCER/DIRECTOR for BBC/WNET

  • 1991 - THE DAY THE WORLD CHANGED (Series)

    7th NOVEMBER 1938

    Steven Berkoff tells the story of the dramatic events which led to the demise of Herschel Grynszpan and some say led to the Holocaust. This 17 year old Jew assassinated the Third Secretary at the German Embassy in Paris and it was front page news around the world. It led to Kristalnacht and Herschel was to achieve celebrity status, marriage proposals but also succeeded in attracting the attention of the world to the persecution of the jews by the Nazis

    PRODUCER/DIRECTOR for BBC

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ph3yRmsZRRQ

    EDINBURGH FILM FESTIVAL

  • 1990 - TIMES OF INDIA

    An impressionistic look at India’s oldest English language daily during the paper's 150th Anniversary year - set against the background of the paper’s main story - the 1989 general election.

    DIRECTOR for BBC

  • 1990 - THE ESSENTIAL HISTORY OF EUROPE 1 (Series)

    IRELAND

    The history of Ireland in half an hour.

    PRODUCER/DIRECTOR BBC

  • 1990 - THE ESSENTIAL HISTORY OF EUROPE 12 (Series)

    BELGIUM

    The history of Belgium in half an hour .

    PRODUCER/DIRECTOR for BBC

  • 1989 - FRONTIERS (Series)

    BORDER RUN

    Jon Swain, award winning journalist for the Sunday Times whose story was told in the movie The Killing Fields, travels the border between Cambodia and Thailand where thousands of stateless Cambodians remain stranded in refugee camps along the border - more than a decade after the end of the Vietnam war. 

    PRODUCER/DIRECTOR for BBC/A & E

    ACE AWARD USA BEST DOC SERIES

  • 1989 - FRONTIERS (Series)

    NIGHT AND DAY

    Californian writer, broadcaster and essayist Richard Rodriguez travels across the border where Uncle Sam faces Mother Mexico. Born of Mexican parents in California, he examines the divide between the developing and the developed world he also re-assesses his roots.      

    PRODUCER/DIRECTOR for BBC/A & E

    ACE AWARD BEST DOC SERIES   

  • 1988 - VIEWPOINT (Series)

    DARSHAN-An Indian Journey  

    Michael Wood travels through India to explore the changing face of Hinduism and the effect upon India’s 1+  billion population .

    PRODUCER/DIRECTOR for CENTRAL/WNET

  • 1986 - DOMESDAY

    Marking the 900th anniversary TV Historian Michael Wood explores the significance of the Domesday survey  and its relevance to the England of today

    PRODUCER/DIRECTOR for BBC

  • 1984 - RICOCHET

    Film diary of David Bowie’s Serious Moonlight concert tour through Hong Kong, Thailand and Singapore. Featuring classic performances both on and off stage Bowie interacts with the local people and culture as he travels across Asia with his band. They call it the bungle in the jungle. Features classic songs Ricochet & Heroes,    

    PRODUCER/DIRECTOR for VIRGIN

    http://sporeana.blogspot.co.uk/2010_10_01_archive.html

     

  • 1983 - GREAT RIVER JOURNEYS (Series)

    THE NILE

    Award winning writer and broadcaster Brian Thompson travels along the world’s longest river from Juba in the deep south of Sudan to Alexandria at the mouth of the Nile Delta.

    PRODUCER/DRIECTOR for BBC/WNET

    BAFTA AWARD BEST DOC SERIES

  • 1982 - GREAT LITTLE RAILWAY JOURNEYS (Series)

    LINE OF DREAMS 

    Amongst the passengers on the Maruhdar Express from Jodhpur to Jaipur in Rajasthan are - the Maharajah’s Uncle, a young Busker, and a Ticket Inspector in disguise.....They're all heading for the Pink City.

    PRODUCER/DIRECTOR for BBC

  • 1981 - GREAT RAILWAY JOURNEYS I (Series)

    DECCAN

    Writer & broadcaster Brian Thompson armed with an India Rail Pass, and some hazy idea of a destination, travels by train from Bombay to the deep south and in the process re-invents the genre of the travel film.

    PRODUCER/DIRECTOR for BBC

    BAFTA NOMINATION BEST DOCUMENTARY

    BAFTA NOMINATION BEST DOC SERIES

  • 1980 - GREAT RAILWAY JOURNEYS (Pilot)

    COAST TO COAST

    Writer & broadcaster Sir Ludovic Kennedy travels by Amtrak from New York to Los Angeles, retracing the route taken by Robert Louis Stevenson a century before.

    PRODUCER/DIRECTOR for BBC

    BAFTA Nomination Best Documentary Series

  • 1979 - SPECIAL HOSPITAL

    Filmed as two one hour reports for the first time ever the filmakers were given            unprecedented access to two Prison Hospitals for the criminally insane - home to some of the most infamous and dangerous criminals in the country.    presented by Eric Robson.

    DIRECTOR for BBC

  • 1978 - CITY (Series)

    PARADISE LOST

    In a deprived inner city school the film follows their Christmas production- a dance interpretation of Milton’s famous poem.. The performance is a triumph and a tribute to the dedication of the pupils and their dance teacher - Nadine Senior - and leads to the establishment of The Northern School of Contemporary Dance, and some of the kids grow up to be professional dancers.

    PRODUCER/DIRECTOR for BBC

  • 1978 - CITY 1 (Series)

    BRICK LANE 

    Bengali Youths in London’s East End, faced with continual harassment and violent racial attacks on their families by the National Front, decide to take matters into their own hands.    

    PRODUCER/DIRECTOR for BBC

  • 1977 - BRASS TACKS

    Directed the live BBC2 Current Affairs series Brass Tacks and Produced ;

     

    A CALCULATED RISK

    The first television programme to investigate the harmful effects of Low Level Radiationon the population of Cumbria from the Windscale (now Sellafield) plant and from other Nuclear installations in the UK. Professor Radford of US Regulatory Committee flies in for the programme, with Professor Alice Stewart. The programme pioneers the first National BBC Local Radio/TV debate. The Windscale debate is transmitted live from Parliament. Following the programme the National Radiological Protection Board issues new guidelines for permitted doses of Radiation to the population of the UK

     

    IT SHOULDN’T HAPPEN TO A PIG

    An investigation into the the techniques employed in factory farming, and the misuse of drugs to promote growth. The film revealed a massive black market in the illegal sale of these drugs to farmers. Public inquiry followed and new legislation was passed.

    Front Cover Radio Times.

     

    THANKS FOR THE MEMORY

    The problems facing the growing numbers of over sixties whose lifetime’s contribution tosociety is ignored after retirement. Taking part, Fyffe Robertson. Jack Jones and Maggie Khun, leader of The Grey Panther Movement in the USA.

     

    WHAT WILL WE DO WITH THE KIDS?

    Filmed in the UK and France the programme examines the growing problem of  “Latch-Key kids” in Britain and compares the facilities available to their French counterparts.

     

    ARE THE KIDS ALRIGHT?

    A special film report on the plight of unemployed teenagers through the eyes of four kids from  Sunderland whose Punk Band “The Rejected” is a failure and for whom the prospects of work look gloomy.

  • 1976 - CUP TIE

    Manchester United v Leeds United at Elland Road. The Police are well prepared and sanguine about the continual arrests. The St.John’s Ambulance Brigade is kept busy, but the film suggests that the score is unimportant.

    PRODUCER/DIRECTOR for BBC

    ROYAL TELEVISION SOCIETY AWARD  

  • 1976 - ATKINSON-HUBY

    When a young English teacher buys at a local flea market, an entire collection of Victorian glass negatives, he stumbles across a unique record of dedicated amateurism

    PRODUCER/DIRECTOR for BBC

    HIGHLY COMMENDED, ROYAL TELEVISION SOCIETY.             

  • 1975 - SCARBOROUGH BANK HOLIDAY

    SCARBOROUGH BANK HOLIDAY Shot in 2 days on 16mm colour reversal.

    Original footage edited in 3 days.

    PRODUCER & DIRECTOR BBC

    BBC ARCHIVE

  • 80 - MUSIC VIDEOS

    ITZHAK PERLMAN (First ever commercial Video CD)

    DAVID BOWIE, (Ricochet),  MAXI PRIEST,  MANTRONIX,  THE BHUNDU BOYS,  TWO NATIONS, THE MALO POETS.

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