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46 posts about Director on this blog

  1. Great War Diaries: Turning diaries into compelling drama

    Tuesday 5 August 2014, 14:50

    Jan Peter Jan Peter Director and Screenwriter

    'I loved the idea of showing history as a kind of chaos or confusion.’ Director and screenwriter Jan Peter tells how the diaries of ordinary people helped to bring World War One to life, for BBC Two's factual drama series Great War Diaries.

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  2. Welcome To Rio: Ten minutes to film the vital shots

    Tuesday 27 May 2014, 06:30

    Edward Watts Edward Watts Director

    Capturing life in the favelas beyond the clichéd stories for BBC Two's three-part documentary.

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  3. From There To Here: Recreating an iconic era

    Thursday 22 May 2014, 10:36

    James Strong James Strong Director

    'Having lived in the Manchester of the mid-90s I really wanted to accurately capture the feel of the period: the clothes, the fashion and most importantly the music.'

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  4. I Was There: The Great War Interviews

    Friday 14 March 2014, 10:19

    Detlef Siebert Detlef Siebert Director

    'I wanted to make a film about individual responses to extreme situations' - The director on using previously unseen interviews that never made it to air in the BBC’s landmark 1964 Great War series.

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  5. Original Drama Shorts: I directed Flea

    Tuesday 11 March 2014, 10:51

    Vanessa Caswill Vanessa Caswill Director

    'One of the biggest challenges was casting the right Flea. Originally she was written as a male.'

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  6. The Big Melt - How Steel Made Us Hard

    Thursday 23 January 2014, 09:43

    Martin Wallace Martin Wallace Director

    How a playful approach 'unshackled the archive from its typical function of illustrating history literally' in the Storyville documentary on BBC Four.

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  7. Hidden Kingdoms: Finding our real-life stars

    Thursday 16 January 2014, 12:05

    Simon Bell Simon Bell Director and Producer

    'The search for small animals leading dramatic lives began in iconic locations.' Producer and director Simon Bell on how the animal stars were cast for BBC One's dramatised natural history series.

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  8. Pilgrimage With Simon Reeve: Retracing footsteps

    Tuesday 3 December 2013, 10:09

    Chris Mitchell Chris Mitchell Director and Producer

    "It's hard not to feel an enormous sense of awe." The impact of visiting sacred places on director Chris Mitchell and presenter Simon Reeve for BBC Two's documentary series.

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  9. Blues America: History come to life

    Thursday 28 November 2013, 16:04

    Mick Gold Mick Gold Director and Producer

    'The chance to talk to people who knew these musicians passed away years ago.' Finding musicians to recreate the early blues for BBC Four's two-part blues docmentary series.

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  10. Elvis Costello: Mystery Dance

    Thursday 7 November 2013, 14:49

    Mark Kidel Mark Kidel Director

    'Material like this tells a story in a way that words cannot.' Documentary filmmaker Mark Kidel on working with Elvis Costello and his archivist.

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  11. The Great Hip Hop Hoax: Lies about the lies

    Monday 21 October 2013, 16:06

    Jeanie Finlay Jeanie Finlay Director

    "They did lie to me, both of them at times." Director Jeanie Finlay on navigating the truth between the lies when filming the documentary showing on BBC Four's Storyville.

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  12. Welcome To The World Of Weight Loss

    Wednesday 21 August 2013, 10:03

    Vanessa Engle Vanessa Engle Producer/Director

    Slimming clubs and the parallels between faith and food are explored in a new BBC Two documentary by acclaimed film-maker Vanessa Engle.

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  13. Family Tree: Characters that aren't so everyday

    Tuesday 23 July 2013, 10:02

    Christopher Guest Christopher Guest Writer

    Spinal Tap’s Christopher Guest on how he created a fictional family tree for actors Chris O'Dowd and Nina Conti to improvise with in BBC Two’s new comedy.

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  14. Top Of The Lake: Jane Campion on her crime mystery

    Wednesday 10 July 2013, 09:35

    Jane Campion Jane Campion Writer/Director

    Jane Campion, award-winning writer and director of The Piano, on her mysterious and visually stunning new drama for BBC Two, starring Holly Hunter and Elisabeth Moss.

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  15. Love And Death In City Hall: Stories from a register office

    Tuesday 21 May 2013, 11:07

    Guy King Guy King Director

    How the idea for a documentary in Belfast City Hall came about and what it was like capturing the thrills and heartbreak of pivotal moments in people's lives.

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  16. Driven: The Fastest Woman In The World

    Friday 12 April 2013, 10:34

    David Stoddart David Stoddart Director

    How I captured the highs and lows of Formula 1 by following my sister, racing driver Susie Wolff.

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  17. The Road, A Story Of Life And Death

    Thursday 28 March 2013, 14:19

    Tessa Delaunay-Martin Tessa Delaunay-Martin TV blog

    A Q&A with documentary director Marc Isaacs and contributor Iqbal Ahmed reveals what it was like filming an intimate portrait of life as it unfolds along London's Edgware Road.

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  18. The Lady Vanishes: Cramming a film crew into a train

    Friday 15 March 2013, 11:33

    Diarmuid Lawrence Diarmuid Lawrence Director

    Creating the necessary illusions for the BBC One version of the 1938 Hitchcock film: the director on shooting inside a train carriage.

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  19. America's Poor Kids: Having a voice

    Tuesday 5 March 2013, 14:21

    Jezza Neumann Jezza Neumann Director

    Filming a documentary through the eyes of American children living with poverty and homelessness.

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  20. Make Me A Muslim: What brings women to faith?

    Wednesday 30 January 2013, 10:58

    Emily Hughes Emily Hughes Producer/ Director

    Why turn your back on what most people think are the best bits of being young? The producer of BBC Three's documentary on how she persuaded five twentysomethings to reveal why they converted to Islam.

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