Began career in newsreel and documentary cutting rooms, then became film editor and director with government film units in East and West Africa. Joined the BBC Television Film Department and for five years directed and cut documentary/drama and compilation films. Seven years with the Current Affairs Department as film producer with PANORAMA. Twelve years with the Music and Arts Department specialising in the production of fifty minute documentaries and making regular contributions to ARENA and OMNIBUS.
A Selection Of Films Made For BBC Television
Music and Arts Department
50 minute biographical films on: Paul Robeson, Pete Seeger; Bette Davies Alastair Sim, Joyce Grenfell
Films for Omnibus
A World of Its Own; Born Black Born British; Shafts of Sunlight
A Circus for A School
A Dignified Comic Set-To
Current Affairs Department
After the Battle
Winston Churchill Test Pilot
Three films about the writing, painting and music of prisoners, black children & coal miners.
A study of the Moscow State Circus School. An illustrated interview with Groucho Marx
Richard Dimbleby, Frank Gillard and Ed Murrow looked back upon their days as war correspondents.
A major tribute.
A study of a pilot testing an RAF fighter aircraft.
BRIEF BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS
Began career in newsreel and documentary cutting rooms then spent three years in East and West Africa as film editor and director. Helped to form Government Film Units in both countries and trained locals in editing and direction.
1 9 53 - 1 9 6 3 Joined BBC TV as film editor for War in the Air'. Appointed Producer/Editor and for five years directed and edited documentaries, drama/documentaries and compilation films.
1 9 6 3 — 1 9 6 8 Producer with Current Affairs working on special projects, European Journal and PANORAMA.
1 9 7 2 — 1 9 8 4 Music and Arts Department producing fifty minute documentaries mostly for ARENA and OMNIBUS.