CV

I have worked as a freelance off-line and film editor since 1976, and director-camera-editor since 2010.
Guildford Film & TV Diploma (with distinction) 1974-76.


Credits (around 400 of them) include:

2014    “JUBILANT STORIES” (Inclusive community projects in Gloucestershire / director-camera-editor / 12 films for Barnwood Trust)

2013    “PHOTOGRAPHING AFRICA” (Photographer Harry Hook charts the human changes across sub-Saharan Africa over the last 30 years / dir. Harry Hook / Testimony Films for BBC4)  “Expertly assembled…  Excellent television” The Observer.

2013    “TOBAGO 1677” (Dutch - French battle for the island / 90 minute drama-doc / dir/producers Rick Haupt and Sylvia Kreuger / Oceans Discovery)

2013    “JUBILANT STORIES” (Inclusive community projects in Gloucestershire / director-camera-editor / 4 films for Barnwood Trust)

2012    “WALKING THROUGH HISTORY” (Tony Robinson in Dorset and the Peak District / dirs. David Johnson and Tom Cholmondeley / Wildfire TV for C4)

2012     “WILD ARABIA”  (prog. 1 of 3 / dir. Chadden Hunter / BBC NHU)

2012    “ATTENBOROUGH – 60 YEARS IN THE WILD” (a life in television / dir. Susannah Painter / BBC NHU)
FOCAL AWARDS: BEST USE of WILDLIFE and NATURAL HISTORY FOOTAGE

2012    “THE CHALLENGE OF RUDOLF STEINER” (bringing Steiner’s work into the 21st century / dir. Jonathan Stedall / Cupola Productions)

2011    “THE WHOLE TRUTH” (the history of English law / presenter Harry Potter / dir. Tom Cholmondeley / BBC 4)

2011    “9/11: THE FIREMEN’S STORY” (the role of the firemen, 10 years on / dir. Joseph Maxwell / Testimony Films for Channel 4)
NEW YORK FILM & TV FESTIVAL: GOLD MEDAL

2011    “JOHN JAMES” (the millionaire philanthropist / dir. Clare Brook / The John James Foundation)

2011    “THE FORGOTTEN BLITZ” (the German air-raid on Bath / presenter Nick Knowles / dir. Andy Mosse / BBC for UK TV Yesterday)

2010    “ATTENBOROUGH’S GIANT EGG” (50 years after his Zoo Quest series, David Attenborough returns to Madagascar to discover more about why the giant Elephant Bird became extinct / dir. Sally Thomson / BBC NHU)

2010    “THE SECRET MILLIONAIRE” (updating Dawn Gibbins / dir. Mel McDougall RDF Media for Channel 4)

2010    “ELSA” (revisiting the Born Free story, with Virginia McKenna / dir. Sacha Mirzoeff / Brian Leith Productions for BBC Natural World and WNET)
JACKSON HOLE: CONSERVATION HERO AWARD
JAPAN FILM FESTIVAL: BEST HISTORICAL DOCUMENTARY

2010    “SOUTH BANK SHOW REVISITED” (David Hockney, Ian McKellen, Andrew Lloyd-Webber / dir. Robert Bee / ITV)

2010    “DOROTHY” (Dorothy Reglar is a textile and clothes designer, who works closely with a silk farm in Laos / director-camera-editor for Heyweather Films)

2009    “THE SECRET MILLIONAIRE” (Dawn Gibbins in Bristol / dir. Mel McDougall RDF Media for Channel 4)

2009    “HORIZON: MARS” (dir. Penny Palmer / BBC)

2009    “SPITFIRE WOMEN” (women pilots during WW2 / dir. Harvey Lilley / Love Productions for BBC4)

2009    “STAND & STARE” (an audience member’s view of a remarkable piece of promenade theatre / director-camera-editor for Heyweather Films)

2009     “THE GENIUS OF BRITAIN” (the history of British science, with Stephen Hawking / dir. Robert Bee / RDF Media for Channel 4)

2009    “NATIONAL HEALTH”  (3 shorts promoting good health / dir. David Hutt for National Social Marketing Centre)

2009    “THE RED SEA” (the pristine Saudi Arabian coral reef / dir. John Ruthven for Icon Films)

2008-9    Mentoring of two would-be editors via South West Screen’s teaching programme “Second Post”

2008     “CHARLES DARWIN and the TREE OF LIFE” (with David Attenborough / dir. Sacha Mirzoeff / exec. Brian Leith / BBC NHU) “One of TV’s great heroes talking about his own hero – it doesn’t get better than this.” (Sam Wollaston, The Guardian)
GRIERSON AWARD: BEST SCIENCE DOCUMENTARY
JACKSON HOLE: BEST PRESENTER-LED PROGRAMME
MISSOULA: BEST TV PROGRAMME / BEST PRESENTER / BEST SCRIPT / BEST EDUCATIONAL VALUE
TELEVISUAL AWARDS: BEST SINGLE DOCUMENTARY

2008    “THE DRAGON CHRONICLES” (myth and reality, dragons and reptiles, introduced by Rom Whitaker / dir. Ben Roy / Icon Films for WNET and Nat Geo)

2008    “PICTURE BOOK” (the history of illustrated children’s books – a stylistic sequel to Comics Britannia (2006) / dir. Kate Broome / execs. Mike Poole, Alastair Laurence / BBC4)

2007    “LOBO”  (Ernest Thompson Seton wrote the best-seller “Lobo”, about a wolf, in 1894.  It helped to start the conservation movement in the USA.  Introduced by David Attenborough / dir. Steve Gooder / Brian Leith Productions for BBC Natural World and WNET)  
WILDSCREEN: SPECIAL JURY PRIZE
JACKSON HOLE: OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
MISSOULA: BEST TV PROGRAMME/MERIT for EDITING/SCRIPT

2007    “THE TRAVELLER’S CENTURY”  (Eric Newby and Laurie Lee / dirs. Harry Marshall, David Hutt / Icon Films for BBC 4)

2007    “SCREENWRITERS FESTIVAL” (commercial shown big-screen outside at Cannes / dir. David Pearson / Arturi Films)

2007    “TRIBAL WIVES”  (Yvonne from Blackpool spends a month with the Himba people in Namibia / dir. Joseph Maxwell / Diverse for BBC2)

2007    “THE LIE LAB” (a mother who has served time for poisoning her daughter attempts to clear her name, using the latest in MRI scans / dir. Steve Rankin / Quickfire Media for C4)

2006    “COMICS BRITANNIA”  (the history of Dandy and Beano / dir. Merryn Threadgould / execs. Mike Poole, Alastair Laurence / BBC 4)

2006    “SURVIVING THE FALKLANDS” (25 years after the Falklands War, Simon Weston and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder / dir. Melissa Blackburn / Touch Productions for BBC)

2006    “JOHNNY KINGDOM’S EXMOOR” (dirs. Wendy McLean & Amanda Reilly / Available Light Productions for BBC)

2006    “BREAKING the SILENCE” (3 brothers in their 50’s come to terms with the sexual abuse they suffered as children / dir. Jimmy Edmonds / BBC One Life)

2006    “PRIDE of INDIA”  (the last Asian lions, in Gujarat / dir. Harry Marshall / Icon Films for BBC Natural World and Discovery)

2005    “PAUL MERTON’S SILENT CLOWNS” (Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton. Dir. Tom Cholmondeley / execs. Mike Poole, Kate Broome / BBC)
RTS AWARD BEST NETWORK FEATURE  DOCUMENTARY

2005    “FLY on the WALL” (the “in the making” additions to David Attenborough’s series “Life in the Undergrowth”.  Dir. Andrew Murray / BBC NHU)

2005    “MONARCHY” (with David Starkey.  Dirs. Steven Clarke, David Hutt / Granada TV)

2004    “THE LAST TOMMY” (the last veterans of the 1st World War.  Dir. Harvey Lilley / Quickfire Media.)

2004    “UNESCO Aids” (four educational films about Aids in Africa.  Dir. Ingrid Sinclair / Zimmedia for Unesco.)

2004    “GLAMFROCKS” (people with learning difficulties stage a fashion show. Director-camera-editor for Heyweather Films.)

2004    “WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE” (a group of autistic teenagers make a film about themselves.  Fairgame Theatre Company.)

2004    “TRUANTS” (truancy and parents’ legal responsibilities.  Dir. Adam Purver / exec. Tessa Finch / BBC Birmingham)

2004    “EINSTEIN’S BRAIN” (Einstein and the nature of intelligence.  Dir. Tom Cholmondeley / Icon Films for National Geographic / C4)

2004    “TIMESHIFT” (the history of pubs: dir. Kate Thomas / the history of Jewish humour: dir. Julia Foot.  Execs. Mike Poole, Kate Broome / BBC4)

2004            “TIBET: A BUDDHIST TRILOGY” (The Dalai Lama and Buddhist rituals
in India and Nepal.  For cinema re-release.  Dir. Graham Coleman / Thread Cross Films)

2003    “THE JOY OF CHRISTMAS” (… with Nadia Sawalha,  Jilly Cooper, Tony Blackburn, et al. / dir. Kate Broome / BBC)

2003    “HOLY COW” (the history of man’s 9000 year relationship with the cow, in India, Tanzania, England and Colorado / dir. Harry Marshall / Icon Films for WNET)

2003    “BILL ODDIE’S HISTORY HUNT” (exec. Jane Lomas / dir. Ian Pye/BBC)

2003    “BARGAIN HUNT” (exec. Jane Lomas / BBC)

2002    “A DIFFERENT BALL GAME 2”  (Luisa Elvira in search of unusual South American sports / dirs. Sacha Mirzoeff and Tim Conrad / exec. Harry Marshall /  Icon Films for National Geographic / series 5 of 5)

2002    “THE TRENCH” (25 volunteers are taken to a reconstructed 1st World War trench /dir. Dominic Ozanne / execs. Tessa Finch & Dick Colthurst / BBC Features)

2001    “PERFECT PARTNERS” (a dating game with Nadia Sawalha / exec. Mark Hill / BBC Features / series: 7 of 25)

2001    “STARS IN THEIR DRESSING ROOMS” (Status Quo, Matthew Kelly, Nigel Havers, et al /dir. Jane Treays / Granada)

2001    “A DIFFERENT BALL GAME”  (Emma Levine discovers unusual Asian sports / dirs. Sacha Mirzeoff and Harry Marshall / Icon Films for National Geographic / series: 4 of 6)    

2000    “HARDY PERENNIALS” (five gardens and their gardeners / dir. Peter Symes / BBC Features)

2000    “LOVE IS NOT ENOUGH” (the journey to adoption for four couples / dir. Sarah Johnson / exec. Tessa Finch / BBC Features)
BROADCAST MAGAZINE AWARD: BEST DOCUMENTARY SERIES

2000    “MARRY ME” (weddings with a difference / dir. Jane Lomas / exec. Tessa Finch / BBC Features / series:5 of 15)

2000    “THE LOST GODS OF EASTER ISLAND” (David Attenborough discovers the origins of a wooden carving he bought at auction / dir. Kate Broome / BBC NHU)

1999    “THREE THIN LADIES” (anorexia until old age / dir. Jenny Morgan / exec. Sam Organ / RDF for C4)
GUARDIAN MENTAL HEALTH AWARD: BEST DOCUMENTARY

1999    “CONVICTION” (a one-man campaign for 1st WW posthumous pardons /  dir. Peter Barton / exec. Ruth Pitt / BBC Everyman)
BAFTA nomination

1999    “SUMMAT ELSE” (prostitution and poetry / dir. Marc Jobst / exec. Peter Symes / Picture This, BBC Features)

1999    “ANIMALS ON CALL” (dogs and tiger cubs on children’s wards / dir. Vanessa Berlowitz / exec. Mike Gunton / Animal People, BBC NHU)

1999    “THE CULLING FIELDS” (Julian Pettifer on badgers and TB / dir. Jeremy Bristow / Nature Special, BBC NHU)

1999    “PUBLIC ENEMY: MOTHER AND SON” (the Kimes await trial in New York jails / dir. Jane Treays / Meridian)

1998    “THE MANEATERS OF TSAVO” (lions on the East African railway / dir. Robin Brown / Brook Lapping for BBC Natural World)

1998    “THE UNDERGROUND WAR” (tunnels under the 1st WW trenches / dir. Mike Fox / Foxy Films for C4)

1997    “AFRICA’S FORGOTTEN ELEPHANTS” (Cynthia Moss journeys through Africa / dir. Brian Leith / Scorer Assocs for BBC Natural World)

1997    “FACES OF INDIA” (Mark Tully for the 50th anniversary of independence / dir. Jonathan Stedall / Scorer Assocs for C4 / series: 10 of 10)

1996    “AN EVERYDAY STORY OF COUNTRY LIFE” (the magazine / dir. Jane Treays / BBC Features)

1996    “THE AMERICAN DREAM” (the songwriter Stephen Foster / dir. Barrie Gavin / Hessischer Rundfunk)

1996    “MIRACLE BABIES” (the Dionne Quintuplets in Ontario / dir. Jane Treays / BBC Inside Story)

1996    “THE CALLING” (the modern church / dir. David Pearson / BBC / series: 3 of 5)

1995    “GREAT RAILWAY JOURNEYS: BEN OKRI” (London to Arcadia / dir. Jonathan Stedall / BBC)

1995    “THE ABBEY: ALAN BENNETT” (Westminster past and present / dir. Jonathan Stedall / Holmes Assocs for BBC Everyman / series: 3 of 3)

1994    “AFRICA’S BIG GAME” (man and animals – 100 years of coexistence / dir. Brian Leith / BBC NHU African Summer / series: 2 of 3)
BEST FILM AWARD, MONTANA

1994    “PORTRAIT OR BUST : ALAN BENNETT” (Leeds Art Gallery / dir. Jonathan Stedall / Scorer Assocs for BBC Features)

1993    “WHEN YOU RAN ME DOWN” (joyriding and mediation / dir. Philip Priestley / HTV and C4)
RTS AWARD,BEST REGIONAL JOURNALISM

1993    “GREAT RAILWAY JOURNEYS: MARK TULLY” (Pakistan / dir. Jonathan Stedall / BBC)

1992    “ANOTHER CHRISTMAS” (dir. Jonathan Stedall / Scorer Assocs for BBC Everyman)

1991    “TRESODDIT FOR EASTER” (Posy Simmonds / dir. Jonathan Stedall / Scorer Assocs for BBC Byline)

1990    “TIME PASSING” (dir. Charles Garrad / BBC 10x10 / series 4 of 6)

1989    “BRISTOL CASTLE with Tony Robinson” (dir. David Parker / Forum Television)

1986    “CRIME PAYS” (dir. Chris Monger / Thread Cross Films for Film on 4)

1986    “A CUT-THROAT BUSINESS” (dir. David Hutt / Forum Television for C4)

1984    “GWENALLT” (dir. Richard Watkins / S4C / Celtic Film Festival)

1983    “THE MABINOGI” (dir. Chris Monger / Thread Cross Films for C4 and S4C)

1982    “THE NATIONAL YOUTH THEATRE” (dir. Dennis Marks / BBC Arena)

1981    “NONE BUT DEVILS” (dir. Colin Thomas / RTE)

1980    “THE FACE BEHIND THE FACE” (Shostakovitch / dir. Barrie Gavin / BBC Music and Arts)

1979    “THE ALBION BAND” (dir. David Hutt / BBC Music and Arts)

1978    “TIBET: A BUDDHIST TRILOGY” (dir. Graham Coleman / Thread Cross  Films)