39 posts about HD on this blog
Thursday 20 December 2012, 18:03
The hazards and the techniques behind the sumptuous photography of the new David Attenborough wildlife series for BBC One.
Wednesday 21 November 2012, 10:33
I was brought on board just as shooting had started, as pre-recorded tracks of some songs of the period were urgently...
Tuesday 17 July 2012, 14:00
I was on maternity leave when I first heard about the Babies In The Office scheme.
My employer, the minicab firm Addison Lee, was planning on trialling a groundbreaking initiative that allowed parents to bring babies up to the age of three into work on a daily basis - not in a crÃ¨che but by their...
Friday 13 July 2012, 15:11
Over five days trouble spread across the country with people looting, setting fire to property and attacking...
Friday 22 June 2012, 13:00
It shouldn't have been this wet. The 4 x 4 slid across the muddy track like it was an oil slick and slammed into the bank on the edge of the road, almost knocking us all out.
Water buffalo stood sodden and dripping with rain in the centre of the road, staring with a blank aggression as though they...
Wednesday 2 May 2012, 18:00
We covered a vast area and huge distances while filming Indian Ocean.
We visited 16 countries in all and spent...
Monday 23 April 2012, 10:40
Making Meet The Romans has been one of the most fun things I've ever done.
It's been extraordinarily hard work (don't think making a documentary series is very glam!) but it has let me share some of the things I do in my day job as a Cambridge classics professor with a much wider audience.
Thursday 19 April 2012, 10:50
Sam is everything I would like to be.
Smart, cool, brave, steady but with a spark and a wicked sense of humour. She doesn't suffer fools and she intrinsically knows herself.
I felt like...
Wednesday 4 April 2012, 13:00
Our Food is a celebration of the nation's food - its origins, its tastes and the story it can tell us about our island's history.
I'm passionate about food and where it comes from.
At home I try and grow as many fruits and vegetables as the garden and greenhouse will allow and firmly believe the...
Monday 5 March 2012, 10:30
One man, Douglas Adams, wrote two and a half books about the adventures of holistic detective, Dirk Gently, and now over 100 people have collaborated to bring his character to the small screen for a new series which starts tonight.
Thursday 16 February 2012, 10:12
At a meeting just before Christmas 2010 Lucian Freud, a small ancient figure at 88, sitting surrounded by fresh piles of newspapers, with their lurid headlines, suddenly stared, with characteristic bulging eyes, out of the window of Clarke's restaurant in Notting Hill, London.
He had noticed a pair...
Wednesday 8 February 2012, 10:23
I could rob a bank. I could rob two banks, if I wanted. But I don't because the risk outweighs the reward. Prison seems grim and I'm not all that bothered about being rich.
I can separate all the men I know into two categories: alphas and betas. Leaders and followers, if you will.
Inside Men's warehouse...
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 30 January 2012, 11:37
Some television programmes take a long time to make.
If you want to show the most hidden human behaviour within our communities, you're going to need a lot of patience.
Friday 27 January 2012, 11:22
What drew you...
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.
Monday 16 January 2012, 14:48
I have been fascinated by the night sky ever since I was a child.
I remember seeing Saturn through a telescope for the first time when I was about 10 years old, and the sight was nothing short of magical.
Seeing Saturn, rings and all, hovering against the velvet black sky ignited a fire in me that...
Monday 12 September 2011, 14:45
OK, I admit it.
I was a young, foolish, impressionable 16-year-old who spent a week sleeping rough on a street in South Kensington just so I could hang over the rail at the front of the arena on the Last Night of the Proms in 1982.
Just don't tell anyone.
But my abiding memory of that concert was...
Monday 8 August 2011, 15:35
It seemed like such a fun and compelling idea and addresses the kind of questions we've all asked ourselves. Do you see the same colours that I see? What if what I see as yellow,...
Tuesday 14 June 2011, 10:56
By the end of it Terry and I knew each other well and I had won his trust.
We seem to know instinctively what the other is thinking...
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