2007 ︎︎︎
Five Pound Hollywood

Dealing with the harsh realities illegal chinese immigrants face in Britain, this film is a dramatised account of a woman's struggle to come to terms with life on the streets of London selling pirate DVDs for a group of hostile men.

Directed by Gillian Pachter
Produced by David Balfour for Theatrical release
1 x 20 mins

My Music

A profile of the current folk scene and singer/songwriters Seth Lakeman and Kate Rusby.

Directed by Nicki Stocker
The Proudfoot Company for Channel Five
2 x 50 mins

Human Body: Pushing the Limits

Two films in a science based series about the human body explore the mechanisms involved in sleeping and dreaming and how we deal with pain.

Directed by Mark Radice
Dangerous Films for Discovery
2 of 6 x 50 mins, Super 16mm

Timeshift: Watching the Russians

Ex MI6 chief Stella Rimington charts the history of Anglo-Soviet relations through international detante, the Cold War and the Great Game.

Directed by Rachel Jardine
BBC Bristol for BBC Four
1 x 60 mins

Who Do You Think You Are?

More observational genealogical journeying into the past with ex-Olympic rower Mathew Pinsent.

Directed by Sarah Feltes
Wall to Wall Television for BBC 2
1 x 60 mins

One Life: The Brick in the Wall Kids

Four of the school children who sang on the 70's Pink Floyd anti-establishment classic remember their days at Islington Green Comprehensive.

Directed by Hannah Berryman
Silver River for BBC 1
1 x 40 mins

Comic Britannia

The history of the peculiarly British institution, the comic.

Directed by Alastair Laurance
BBC Bristol for BBC 4
3 x 50 mins

Great British Journeys: Pennant

Nick Crane walks the British landscape in the footsteps of earlier Journeymen and women; whatever the weather.

Directed by Michael Waterhouse
Tern Television for BBC 2
1 x 60 mins

Empire's Children

A series tracing bloodlines from Empire to multicultural Britain today.

Directed by Liz Dobson
Wall to Wall Television for Channel Four
1 of 6 x 50 mins

Who Do You Think You Are?

Nicky Campbell explores his adoptive family's ancestory.

Directed by Harvey Lilly
Wall to Wall Television for BBC
1 x 60 min

Children Fighting Cancer

An observational series following young lives battling leukemia.

Directed by Emma Loach
Mentorn TV for BBC 1
3 of 4 x 40 mins

Seven Ages of Rock: Blank Generation

The main players in the 1970's Punk explosion give their own perspective on the 30-year old phenomenon.

Directed by Alastair Laurence
BBC Bristol for BBC 2
1 of 7 x 60 mins

Supergrass

A feature-length dramatisation of the 1970's era that gave rise to the police informer and the bent copper.

Directed by Steve Finnigan
Hart Davies Productions for BBC 2
1 x 90 mins

Timewatch: The Hidden Children

Nominated for Prix Europa

The story of the few Jewish children in Nazi occupied France who evaded capture, deportation and certain death. Now in old age, four return to rural France to tell their stories.

Directed by Jonathan Hacker
Screenhouse Productions for BBC 2
1 x 50 mins, Super 16mm

Trees and Me: with Michael Heseltine

Lord Heseltine journeys through the ancient woodlands of Britain.

Directed by Lucy Swingler
Tigress Productions for Channel Five
1 x 50 mins

The Brain Hospital

The first episode of this observational series looks at the effects and treatment of Parkinson's Disease.

Directed by Rachel Crellin
BBC Specialist Factual for BBC 1
1 of 3 x 60 mins

The Queen Mother In Love

A dramatised documentary examining the 1930's scandal of Wallis Simpson and the abdication of Edward VIII.

Directed by Lucy Swingler
Wark Clements for Channel Four
1 x 90 min

One Life: One Kiss Could Kill

Toby suffers from IPEX syndrome and is confined to life in a bubble. His only chance of survival rests with a suitable match being found for a bone-marrow transplant.

Directed by Rachel Crellin
BBC Specialist Factual for BBC1
1 x 40 min

Road To Martyrdom: Britain's First Suicide Bombers

Nominated for Prix Europa
Nominated for RTS Best Factual Programme

Based on court transcripts of the subsequent trial of relatives and assocciates, this dramatised documentary pieces together the lives of Britain's first two Suicide Bombers.

Directed by Jonathan Hacker
Chameleon Television for BBC 2
1 x 90 mins

One Life: Our Big Decision

Confined to a wheelchair, Krystie, 15, with the confidence of youth and her sharp wit, reflects on her future.

Directed by Min Clough
BBC Specialist Factual for BBC1
1 x 40 min

One Life: Gail Porter

Coming out, without hair.

Directed by Hannah Berryman
Maverick TV for BBC 1
1 x 40 mins

Survived... Coral Eugene Watts

Directed by Kelly Close
Redback Films for Sky One
1 x 50 min
Three women who survived vicious attacks by America's most Prolific serial killer talk.

Revealed: The Umbrella Assasin

Emmy Nominated Best Historical Documentary

A partly dramatised investigation into one of the Cold War's most infamous murder cases.

Directed by Mark Radice
Windfall Films for Channel Five
1 x 50 min Super-8, S16mm

Who Stole The World Cup..?

Short Listed for Grierson Award 

A comedy caper revealing the bizarre circumstances behind the theft of the World Cup Trophy in 1966.

Directed by Stephen Finnigan
Mint Productions for Channel Four
1 x 50 min

One Life: My Life On A Post-It Note

Six years ago Christine was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimers. Relying increasingly on her daughter as her memory fails this film charts her slow but dignified decline.

Directed by Min Clough
BBC Specialist Factual for BBC1
1 x 40 min

The Comic Strip Presents...Sex Actually

With Rik Mayall, Nigel Planer, Sheridan Smith, Phil Cornwell
Agatha Christie meets Russ Meyer behind the twitching curtains of suburbia.

Directed by Peter Richardson
Great Western Features for Channel Four
1 x 48 min, Super-16mm

One Life: Man. 33. Seeks Puberty

The story of 33 year old Lawrence who is preparing for treatment that will drastically change his life.

Directed by Kat English 
Maverick Television for BBC 1
1 x 40 mins

The Real Patron Saints 

A feature-length documentary examining the relevance of saints and myths and our national identity.

Directed by Stephen Finnigan
Mentorn Television for Channel Four
1 x 90 min

Map Man – Series I & II

A series exploring maps and landscape in all weathers with presenter Nick Crane.

Directed by Michael Waterhouse and Richard Maud
Tern Television for BBC 2
4 of 12 x 30 min

Death on the Mountain: The story of Tom Simpson

RTS Award Best Documentary

BBC 4's film of the extraordinary, short life of Britain's cycling legend and his tragic death in the 1967 Tour de France.

Directed by Alastair Laurence
BBC Bristol for BBC 4
1 x 60 min

The Likes Of Us: British Working Class

Writer Michael Collins presents his personal history of growing up in South London in the 60s and 70s.

Directed by Marion Milne
3BM Television for Channel Four
1 x 50 min

Revealed: The Hunt for Hitler's Scientists

A dramatised documentary in Channel Five's Revealed series tells the story of the men whose job it was in 1945 to secure the top brains of the Nazi regime before the Russians got them.

Directed by Mark Radice
Windfall Films for Channel Five
1 x 50 min

What Made Mozart Tick

Tourette's sufferer, James McConnell, explores evidence of the Syndrome in Mozart's music.

Directed by Marion Milne
3BM Television for Channel Four
1 x 50 min

Antarctica: The Royal Institute Lectures

Filmed in Antarctica with the British Antarctic Survey, the series looks at how animals have adapted to life in the cold and the effects of global warming.

Directed by Duncan Bulling
Windfall Films for Channel Four
3 x 50 min

Revealed: Unmasking The Sphinx

(BAFTA Longlisted - Best Photography)

Archeologist Vassil Dobrev explains his theory on who built the Sphinx in this dramatised documentary shot on location in Egypt.

Directed by Clive Maltby
Atlantic Productions for Discovery/Channel 5
1 x 90 min

Harley Street Practice

An observational series looking at the pioneering surgery carried out by leading doctors in the private sector and the NHS.

Directed by Steve Finnigan
Diverse TV for BBC 2
6 x 30 min

George III: Madness or Misunderstood?

Dramatised documentary on how the King's illness affected his reign.

Directed by Tricia Lawton
BBC Science for BBC 1
1 x 60 min

Lorenzo's Oil: Miracle or Myth?

For 22 years Lorenzo Odone has remained motionless in his bed suffering with ALD. This film lets his father, Augusto, speak about trying to keep his son alive and also follows two younger boys facing a similar diagnosis.

Directed by Lucy Bailey/Jonathan Hassid
BBC Science for BBC 1
1 x 60 min

Ten Days To D-Day

(Emmy Award for Best Photography)

This feature-length, dramatised documentary traces the lives of ten people in the final build-up to 6th June 1944 and the day itself.

Directed by Marion Milne
3BM Television for Channel Four/History Channel
2 x 50 min

Revealed: The Great Escape

Nominated for Grierson Award

The allied POWs in Stalag Luft III dug three tunnels. Two were discovered. In this film, dramatising the incredible efforts of the wartime prisoners, a team of battlefield archeologists dig for the third tunnel.

Directed by Mark Radice
Windfall Films for Channel 5
1 x 50 min

Timewatch: Concorde, A Love Story

Those who loved it and those who opposed it speak; whilst the twitchers scramble for their last chance to see her airborne.

Directed by Amir Amirani
Principal Films for BBC2
1 x 60 min

Looking For Dad

Two observational films following five people searching for their unknown fathers. Intense stories not all with happy endings.

Directed by Patrick Holland
RDF Television for Channel Four
2 x 50 min

Casualties Of Peace

Military deaths in peacetime is a very sensitive issue. The moving testimony of the mothers, fathers and brothers of those killed tells their stories.

Directed by Liz Dobson
Hart Ryan Productions for Channel Four
1 x 60 min

Secret History: Brighton Bomb

A dramatised documentary of the events leading up to the explosion that almost wiped out the government of the day.

Directed by Stephen Finnigan
Mentorn Television for Channel Four
1 x 90 min

The Peacemakers

Out of the carnage of the Western Front the League of Nations attempted to craft a better Europe and in so doing provoked an even greater war.

Directed by Alastair Laurence
BBC Bristol for BBC 4
1 x 60 min

Great Britons: Elizabeth I with Michael Portillo

Michael Portillo fights his corner for the Virgin Queen in the BBC's landmark series.

Directed by Jonathan Stedall
BBC History for BBC 1
1 x 60 min

The English Church

Simon Jenkins describes the story of Christianity in England as told in the walls, windows and monuments of twenty-five of England's finest monuments. 

Directed by Patrick Holland
RDF Television for Channel Four
6 x 30 min

Witness: The Pact

The macabre story of a family suicide pact in suburban Dublin.

Directed by Liz Dobson
October Films for Channel Four
1 x 50 min

The Strange World Of Barry Who?

RTS Award

A man who claims to have been close friends with the rich and famous uses this film to prove his story. 

Directed by Margy Kinmonth
Darlow Smithson for BBC 4
1 x 50 min

The Journey Of Man

Geneticist Spencer Wells travels every continent in search of good locations - and the genes of his ancestors.

Directed by Clive Maltby
Tigress Productions for PBS/Discovery
1 x 120 min

Kings And Queens

Channel Five's landmark dramatised documentary series tracing England's monarchy.
Directed by Alastair Laurence and Marion Milne
3BM Television for Channel 5

The Battle Of Hood and Bismarck

Afloat in the North Atlantic for six weeks an international team of marine archeologists search for the wrecks of the two war-time adversaries three thousand metres below the surface.

Directed by Gary Johnstone
ITN Factual for Channel Four
2 x 90 min

Frontline: Dangerous Straits

China and Taiwan face each other across a narrow stretch of sea. The military tension between these neighbours is contrasted with the stories of ordinary people's lives.

Directed by Chris Oxley
Granada/NYT for PBS Frontline
1 x 50 min

Secret History: Orphans of the Airlift

In 1976 as Saigon falls, one hundred orphaned children are rounded up and flown to safety in Britain to start a better life. This film tells three of their stories.

Directed by Liz Dobson
Agenda Productions for Channel Four
1 x 50 min

Timewatch: The Last Surrender

A Japanese soldier emerges from the jungle and finally surrenders thirty years after the end of WWII. Filmed on the actual Philippine island Hiro Onada's extraordinary story is reconstructed in this dramatised documentary. 

Directed by Jonathan Hacker
BBC Timewatch for BBC 2
1 x 50 min, Super-16mm.

Secrets Of The Dead: The Riddle of Pompeii

Archeologists pick through the ruins of the ancient city and attempt to uncover the truth in this dramatised documentary.

Directed by Gary Johnstone
Optomen Television for Channel Four
1 x 50 min

Adolf and Eva

Winner NY Golden Globe Award 

Directed by Marion Milne
3BM Television for ITV Network
1 x 50 min

Secret Agent

Two dramatised documentaries set in war-time Europe recount the perilous exploits of members of SOE operating behind enemy lines.

Directed by Jonathan Hacker
Darlow Smithson for BBC 2
2 of 4 x 50 min, Super-16mm

A Very English Murder: The Case of Tony Martin

This film recounts the sinister events of the night burglars broke into a derelict Norfolk farmhouse, the build up to the trial and an interview with the farmer himself.

Directed by Patrick Holland
RDF Television for Channel Four
1 x 50 min

Secrets Of The Dead: Catastrophe

With tree-ring evidence suggesting a cataclismic event in the 5th Century, these two films journey around the world looking for the smoking gun.

Directed by Gary Johnstone
3BM Television for Channel Four
2 x 50 min, Super-16mm

Great Railway Journeys: Granada to Salamanca

Through the landscapes of southern Spain and encounters with family members Michael Portillo journeys back to his childhood.

Directed by Jonathan Stedall
BBC Manchester for BBC 1
1 x 60 min

Equinox: Non-Lethal Weapon

From pepper-spray to mind control, an examination of how to deter your enemy without it being fatal.

Directed by Martin Durkin
RDF Television for Channel Four
1 x 50 min

Black Box: The Death of Flight 800

In trying to piece together what caused the TWA 747 to fall out of the sky over Long Island the investigators rebuilt 95% of the aircraft from the wreckage in US Airforce hanger.

Directed by Kat English
Darlow Smithson for Channel Four
1 x 50 min

Picture This: Life On Air

Annie Griffen's personal take on MTV.

Directed by Annie Griffen
Pirate Productions for Channel Four
1 x 30 min, Super-16mm

Great Railway Journeys: London to Arcadia

Writer Ben Okri travels through Europe on a spiritual quest for the real Arcadia.

Directed by Jonathan Stedall
BBC Manchester for BBC 1
1 x 60 min, Super-16mm

Cutting Edge: Navy Blues

Two one-hour films following the naval police trying to keep order in port and on the high seas.

Directed by David Hart
Twenty Twenty for Channel Four
2 x 50 min, Super-16mm
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