Friday 3 February 2012, 17:04
Tonight, as Egypt - Children Of The Revolution airs - filmed over a year through Egypt's revolution and tumultuous aftermath - two of the three young people we followed, Gigi and Ahmed, are back on the streets still fighting for the regime to "really" fall.
The third, Tahir, an Islamist tortured in...
Monday 20 June 2011, 10:43
I wanted to do one final challenge on the show that would push me both physically and mentally, and hopefully inspire people young and old to take up something they're...
Thursday 6 October 2011, 15:00
I guess there are two ways of approaching a TV production: knowing exactly what you want to say and finding the people who fit into the mould, or telling the story you discover as you go along.
Monday 22 October 2012, 11:00
America is the world leader in locking people up. Today in the land of the free there are more prisoners per head than anywhere else in the world.
So back in July our TV development team thought that if we could get access, a women's prison could be a fascinating place for Stacey Dooley's next documentary...
Monday 17 October 2011, 16:39
Filming for Origins gave me the opportunity to do something I've never done before: to observe our closest cousins, chimpanzees, in the wild.
Earlier this year, on 5 March, I met up with a crew I knew very well - we'd filmed before on Incredible Human Journey - in Heathrow's Terminal Five.
Thursday 20 May 2010, 12:00
One of the main reasons I have ended up doing what I now do - making documentaries from the less accessible and hospitable parts of the world - is that I have always been slightly desperate to escape small town English life.
I grew up in Bedford, but most of my family is from neighbouring Luton, which...
Sunday 12 May 2013, 15:00
'Her emotions have become engaged and that's unusual for her. She is thrown.' As the finale is upon us, Gillian Anderson shares her thoughts on her character in BBC Two's thriller - DSI Stella Gibson.
Thursday 15 April 2010, 14:18
When my friend rang to ask me out for a drink, I was already in Heathrow Terminal 5. "I'm not going to be around for the next four months or so," I told him. "I'm going to Lagos."
His immediate reaction - "Why? What's wrong? Are you in trouble? Is it the police?" - was typical. Nigeria, and Lagos in...
Tuesday 12 July 2011, 14:13
I put my bowl down...
Wednesday 15 September 2010, 17:21
Eighty-nine-year-old Margaret Frost was one of the one hundred and sixty-eight women in the ATA and features in the programme. She spoke to the...
Wednesday 19 May 2010, 14:45
I'm really interested in making documentaries that go into worlds we seldom get to see, so I was thrilled to be asked to work with producer Lucy Cohen on an observational film made inside a psychiatric hospital.
I'd also had an old mate who'd been in and out of psychiatric hospital many times and felt...
Friday 10 September 2010, 18:01
This year looks like it's going to be a good one, judging by the launch show. The new set looks amazing - it's...
Thursday 28 August 2014, 14:11
'He introduced me to one of his best mates as his "second mum."' How filming every seven years for BBC One's documentary series builds long-term relationships with contributors.
Tuesday 24 January 2012, 10:35
I first fell in love with crusading history as a schoolboy and continue to be fascinated by these medieval holy wars. In many ways, they have become my life's work.
Wednesday 21 December 2011, 10:00
Lapland covers quite touching issues that are affecting the Lewis family - like the loss of their family patriarch - and then my character, the holiday rep Jingle Jill interrupts with quite hilarious material. It's very much a comedy drama.
I remember when I read the script how moving and touching it...
Tuesday 6 September 2011, 12:50
It's perhaps not surprising that I became a film curator.
I come from a family who documented their lives through home movies over a period of almost 60 years.
Every few years we hold a grand screening, projecting the films onto a sheet at the bottom of the garden.
Friday 22 October 2010, 13:11
When Renaissance Revolution was pitched to me, I was intrigued by the idea from the production company Blakeway Productions of using cutting edge graphic techniques to present classic artworks on television. Other television genres such as science and history programmes have made excellent use of graphic...
Tuesday 4 May 2010, 18:52
We were only there to watch. It's standard procedure in an observational series, but a little less easy to pull off when your lens is trained on two rookie caterers who've just been told they must deliver a three-course banquet to nearly 300 newly commissioned officers.
Every producer's instinct is...
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