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Television Background
bigapemedia

2006         Big Ape Media International – Somerset, Chief Executive

2004-06    Octagon/CSI – London, Head of Production

1987-04    Trans World International (now known as IMG Media) – London, Senior
                  International Vice-President and Director of Special Projects

1985-87    BBC Documentary Features and Current Affairs – London, Associate Producer

1973-75    BBC Political Research Department – London, Researcher

 



Credits


2012     Big Ape Media - Sport Under Threat (2x1-hour documentary for Discovery)


2012     Big Ape Media - Arcus (1x5-minute Promotional film for the World Archery Federation)


2011     Big Ape Media - Seisen: The Rise and Fall of the Japanese Empire (2x1-hour documentary for Discovery Asia)


2011     Big Ape Media - Road to London (60-second commercial for the London Mint Office for the 2012 London Olympic Games)


2011     Big Ape Media - Volvo Ocean Race (6-minute race simulator film for Volvo Ocean Race)


2011     Big Ape Media - Places People Play (10-minute promo for Sport England)


2011     Big Ape Media - Beauty Reborn (15-minute documentary Feature about sculptor Rosa Serra for Honav China)


2010     Big Ape Media - Korea: The Forgotten War in Colour
            (2x1-hour documentary to mark the 60th anniversary of the Korean War for Discovery Asia)


2010     Big Ape Media - Mission Hills: Tribute to David Chu (10-minute personal tribute for Mission Hills Resorts China)


2010     Big Ape Media - Mission Hills (60-second TV Commercial for Mission Hills Resorts, China)


2010     Big Ape Media - Dream (6-minute commercial for Crystal CG China)


2009     Big Ape Media - Indochine (2x1-hour Documentary about Indochina – 1937 to 1975 for  Discovery Asia)









2009     Big Ape Media - Imagination (8-minute promo for Crystal CG China)


2009     Big Ape Media - Sean (6-minute promo for Sean Ruane, opera singer)


2008     Big Ape Media - Phil Daniels’ Football Matchday Madness (60-minute DVD for Fremantle)


2008     Big Ape Media - Dom Joly’s Golfing Greats Gaffes & Goofs’ (60-minute DVD for Fremantle)


2008     Big Ape Media - Ruud: Soccer Legend (1-hour documentary for 19 Entertainment)


2007     Big Ape Media - Catalyst for Change (1-hour documentary about Nigeria’s role in the downfall of Apartheid)


2007     Big Ape Media - Sochi 2014
            (promotional film for Sochi’s bid for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games Producer, with New Moon Productions)


2006     Octagon/CSI - Inside the Lions’ Den (The official film of the Lions’ tour to New Zealand)


2006     Octagon/CSI - Chasing Churchill
            (3x1-hour documentary series for PBS US about Churchill’s early life and his less well                  known interests)






2006     Octagon/CSI - What Price Fame (3x1-hour documentary series about celebrity and its pitfalls)


2005     Octagon/CSI - The Football League Show (weekly magazine show of the English Championship)


2005     Octagon/CSI - Golazo (weekly magazine show of international football) 









2005     Octagon/CSI - British Gold (British Olympic Association Promo)
      


2004     TWI/IOC - IOC Camera of Record (3 short films for the IOC, following Athens 2004):
               Olympic Odyssey – 1-hour preview film
               Greek Tragedy to Modern Marvel – 1-hour Review film
               Ode to Athens – 6-minute promotional film


2004     TWI/IOC - Olympic Series:
               Olympic Century (2nd edition) – 3-hour history of the Olympic Movement
               Coubertin – 1-hour documentary on the life of Pierre de Coubertin, founder of the Modern Olympic Games
               Greek Gift – 1-hour documentary on the Ancient Greek Games
               Story of the Torch – 1-hour documentary on the story of the Olympic Torch Relay
               Road to Athens – 6x30-minute preview of athletes preparing for the Athens Olympic Games



2004     TWI/Disney - Tiger (3x1-hour documentary on the life and times of Tiger Woods)








2003     TWI/Carlton/NHK - Japan’s War (2x1-hour ‘in colour’ history of Japan’s involvement
            in World War Two)







2003     TWI/Carlton - Churchill  (3x1-hour television history)

"It's a clear and objective biography, rich with personal insight and archive footage..."  TV Times

"It paints the most accurate portrait yet of Britain's wartime chief." Star TV magazine

"A well-mounted and respectful three-part documentary about the life of the British statesman..." The Independant


2002     TWI/Discovery - Goal Fulfilled
            (1x52-minute sequel to ‘Ultimate Goal’ following the stories during the Japan-Korea FIFA World Cup 2002)


2002     TWI/Discovery - Ultimate Goal
            (1x52-minute preview of the background stories around the Japan-Korea FIFA World Cup 2002)


2002     TWI/Carlton - British Empire in Colour (3x1-hour documentary)

"With so much rare and evocative film footage, it is essential viewing." The Times

"Extraordinary images... this was not just the Empire in colour- it was the decline and fall" 
Daily Express

"This incredible film captures moments from the British Empire...It's all here" The Guardian


2001     TWI/Carlton - The Queen Mother: Her Reign in Colour 1937-1953 (60-minute film)


2000     TWI/IOC - IOC Camera of Record (8 short films for the IOC, following Sydney 2000):
              •    Dream 1
              •    Dream 2
              •    Vision 1
              •    Vision 2
              •    Words and Deeds
              •    IOC Technology Film – SEMA
              •    The Look Of The Games
              •    Sponsorship Film


2000     TWI - Apollo (90-minute documentary outlining various Apollo missions that formed part of the NASA space programme)


2000     TWI/NHK/IOC - Japan at the Games (4x1-hour documentary history of Japanese athletes)


2000     TWI/TVNZ/IOC - Silver Fern (4x1-hour documentary history of New Zealand athletes at the Olympic Games)


2000     TWI/Channel 10 - The Friendly Games: Melbourne 1956 (1x104-minute Official Film re-cut)


2000     TWI/IOC - Dreamtime (1x52-minute behind-the-scenes look as the countdown to the Sydney Games)


2000     TWI/IOC - Road to Sydney (6x30-minute documentary telling the story of athletes preparing for Sydney)


2000     TWI/Carlton - Britain at War in Colour (3x1-hour history of Britain at War during the Second World War)

"Extraordinarily haunting... The human experience of the War oozes from the screen, so that even Churchill's
most familiar speeches take on fresh and moving resonance."
 
The Times

"Creates a picture of the War which is both recognisable and shocking."  The Observer

"...Impressive"  BBC History

"Original colour film, combined with letters and diaries, brings a real sense of immediacy to this new three-part series" 
Daily Mail TV Choice


1999     TWI - The House of Hope (4-minute promo about ‘A Home for Hurting Teenagers’ in Florida)


1999     TWI/Carlton - Second World War in Colour
     
       (3x52-minute history of the Second World War using previously unseen colour footage, the product of more than a                             decade’s research in archives, libraries and private collections on four continents)

"Nothing less than spellbinding" The Sunday Times

"Stunning...could change the way modern viewers perceive the war" The Times

"It is utterly absorbing" Daily Mail

"One of the more compelling series of recent years"  The Financial Times

"The visuals are so hauntingly powerful that you might want to watch it at least once..." 
USA Today


1999     TWI/Pathé - Inventions
            (6x26-minute series spotlighting the innovations and discoveries that have changed the world – for better or for worse)


1998     TWI - IMG Corporate Video (6-minute promotional video)


1998     TWI - Figure-it-out (60-minute fitness video produced on behalf of Polygram video. Designed to change the perception of
            previous
 fitness videos through the targeting of ‘busy working mums’.  Achieved record sales in the UK)


1998     TWI/Pathé - Fabulous Fortunes
            (6x1-hour series about money, wealth, power and temptation in the 20th Century - with British Pathé)


1998     TWI/IOC - One Vision (Official Sponsor Recognition Film of the Nagano Winter Olympics for the IOC)


1998     TWI/IOC - Winter Spectacular (from Sapporo to Nagano, 25 years of change in the Olympic Movement)


1998     TWI/Pathé - Century (a 13x1-hour history of the 20th Century - with British Pathé)








1997     TWI/IOC - Olympic Series 2nd Edition
            (Olympic Destinies, Women of the Games, Road to Nagano, Reflections of Summer and Reflections of Winter)


1996     TWI/IOC - Memories of Atlanta (Official Sponsor Recognition Film for the IOC)


1996     Channel 9 Australia - McCormack: A Journey through Contemporary Sport (a 3x1 hour documentary telling the Mark                       McCormack Story) 



1996     TWI/IOC - Olympic Series 1st Edition
            (18x1-hour collection of outstanding memories from one hundred years of the Modern Olympic Games capturing 100 of the
             greatest moments in Olympic History: Golden Moments of the Olympic Games, The Dream Team, The Olympic Spirit, Stride                to Glory



1996     TWI/IOC - A Dream Fulfilled (an 8-minute documentary on women in the Modern Olympic Games commissioned by Avon                     Products) 



1995     TWI/IOC - A Vision (a public service announcement commissioned by the IOC)


1995     TWI - Mountain Airs (a 26-minute documentary on the Verbier Music Festival and Academy)


1994     TWI/IOC - A Hundred Years of Dreams (a 7-minute sponsor recognition documentary on the Summer Olympic Games)


1995     TWI/IOC - The IOC Coin Programme
            (this programme promotes the production of coins from mints all around the world leading up to the first Olympic century)


1994     TWI/IOC - Magic of Lillehammer (6-minute programme celebrating the Lillehammer Winter Games)


1994     TWI/FIFA - World Cup Teams of the 80s


1994     TWI/FIFA - World Cup Teams of the 70s


1994     TWI/FIFA - The World Cup’s Greatest Goals


1994     TWI/FIFA - World Cup Bloopers


1994     TWI/Ufa-Bertelsmann - Olympic Century
            (3x1-hour documentary celebrating the first hundred years of the Modern Olympic Games commissioned by the IOC)


1993     TWI - Futbol Mundial (weekly football magazine - currently distributed in 40 countries and in its 580th edition)


1992     TWI - Guardians of the Flame (a 26-minute history of the International Olympic Committee)


1991     TWI - Blood, Sweat and Glory (a 7-hour documentary series charting the history of sport)









1991     TWI - Fairplay (a 15-minute programme commissioned by FIFA to promote the concept of fairplay in soccer)


1991     TWI - It’s a Woman’s Game
            (an 18-minute programme commissioned by FIFA to introduce the first World Cup in women’s soccer in November 1991)


1991     TWI - Fangio (a biography of a racing driver for Channel 4)


1989     TWI - Simon Coombes: an African Experience (a biography of a wildlife artist for Channel 4, UK)


1989     TWI/in co-production with FIFA - The People’s Game 
            (3x1-hour history of soccer distributed to over 30 countries)









1989     TWI Artworld - Artworld (a monthly arts magazine - 12 editions, distributed to 13 countries) 


1987     TWI - Trans World Sport 
- 1996  
(weekly sports magazine - currently distributed in 70 countries and in its 920th edition)     






1986     BBC Current Affairs - Panorama


1986     BBC Science Features - QED


1985     BBC Documentary Features BBC / WNET co-production - Sport and Mankind