Colin Thomas was born on March 21, 1939 in Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, Wales as John Colin Thomas. He is a director and producer, known for "Donald Crowhurst – Sponsored for Heroism" (1970) a BBC film written and narrated by Paul Foot. It used the tapes, films, and logs recorded by Crowhurst and found in his abandoned boat on 10 July 1969. "Ten Years On” in (1973), "Look Stranger "(1970) and “A View of the Islands" (1971). He also worked with Philip Donnellan on a documentary in 1978 the BBC “A City on the Border” about Derry in Northern Ireland.