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field work picture1In one capacity or another I have been responsible for more than a hundred documentaries, many of them for the BBC, but many also for other organizations. Their lengths have varied from short items in the BBC-TV magazine program Panorama to Ten Years of What? - a two and a half hour round up of the 1960s, broadcast on the BBC on December 28 1969. On one of my earliest assignments I was filming at Elat, Israel on the Gulf of Aqaba;  on one of my latest I was back in the Holy Land directing the English writer Malcolm Muggeridge. Several of my documentaries have been screened on television networks and cable companies in North America.   

Here is a selection:

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Suicide of a Nation

Suicide Of A Nation
BBC - 1969

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Suicide of A Nation  

BBC - 1969   

A portrait of Germany's first experiment in democracy, known as the Weimar Republic, covering the years between the end of World War I and the appointment of Hitler as Chancellor of Germany in January 1933. The documentary features the art of the period, draws on the experiences of those who lived through it, and makes extensive use of newsreel archives.   

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A Third Testament

Nielsen-Ferns Limited in association with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation - 1974

A title chosen by the English writer Malcolm Muggeridge to explain his choice of six men whose lives and ideas greatly influenced his own spiritual quest - Saint Augustine, Blaise Pascal, William Blake, Søren Kierkegaard, Leo Tolstoy, and Dietrich Bonhoeffer. 

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Blake 

A Third Testament (1974)

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An Ark for Our Time

An Ark for Our Time (1974)

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An Ark for Our Time   

Co-produced by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Nielsen-Ferns Limited - 1974   

A sixty minute film on the community of men and women afflicted with various forms of mental disabilities founded by Jean Vanier in a village in northern France and known as l'Arche. Making this film was the most rewarding documentary work I have done. It was screened by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation on Christmas Day 1974 and chosen as Documentary Film of the Year in Canada in 1975.   

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Portraits of Power   

Co-produced by New York Times Productions and Nielsen-Ferns International - 1979/80   

A 26-part series of profiles of 19 leaders of the twentieth century based on essays and the first hand accounts of 10 well known correspondents of The New York Times.  

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Portraits of Power

Portraits of Power (1979/80)

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