July (9 posts)
Friday 29 July 2011, 13:04
In the late 1990s, I founded Pall-Ex, a distribution network that revolutionised the process of transporting goods across the UK and Europe, making the movement...
Wednesday 27 July 2011, 12:15
When I was 12 my maths teacher took me aside after one lesson and let me into a secret that changed my life forever.
Mathematics, it turned out, was more than just the long division we were practicing in the classroom.
He started to tell me fantastic stories that were written in the language of mathematics...
Tuesday 26 July 2011, 13:20
As the social historian on the series, my job is to investigate the histories of the six properties on the show, and the people who lived in them.
Each one has been an incredible journey of discovery - into...
Monday 18 July 2011, 17:00
A few years ago I was at a conference on 20th Century painting. As I queued up for a coffee in the canteen I overheard a French historian describe Britain as "the land without modern art".
His friends all laughed in agreement. I was livid. And ever since I've been determined to prove them wrong.
Wednesday 13 July 2011, 12:20
Do cows really lie down on the ground before it rains? Does a farmer in Cumbria really rely on a red sky at night?
Tuesday 12 July 2011, 14:13
I put my bowl down...
Monday 11 July 2011, 10:50
I am the production designer on The Night Watch and prior to that I was production designer on Lark Rise To Candleford. This was convenient really because, as you will see later, the two shows are inextricably linked.
I am responsible for the look and feel of the show. It is my job to convince you that...
Wednesday 6 July 2011, 13:57
We've already done over 100 shows on BBC Two and now we're making the big leap up to BBC One. Very exciting.
In one swoop I will go from being "Whassisname, that bloke from that thing on BBC Two,"...
Monday 4 July 2011, 09:46
For the past six years I have been the Director of ECPAT UK - End Child Prostitution, Pornography and Trafficking. We are a leading children's rights organisation campaigning against child exploitation.
Over the years there has been a variety of films, TV programmes and books focusing on the issue of...