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Why do I do it?

I’ll always be grateful to the BBC for giving me the training and the opportunity to make documentary films for them. I made films about everything from Chinese medicine to the Royal Navy’s submarine service, worked with luminaries like Jonathan...

The Art of TV interviewing

On Tuesday evening BBC4 broadcast Frost on Interviews, an interesting documentary about the history of TV interviewing. David Frost talked to a host of past and present TV luminaries about interviewing techniques...

Digging out forgotten stuff

Personal Documentaries are based around interviews with the client, but they rely heavily on the client’s old family photos and, sometimes, cinefilm. When I’m filming the interviews it’s often helpful for the client to have their family albums to hand...