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Children

The Kids are UnitedActing with Anna (x 6)
Channel Four
Drama Series from Anna Scher and members of her Theatre

Braveheart
BBC Television 'The Lowdown'
Award-winning documentary about a remarkable young girl's battle against brain tumours
• Royal Television Society Award - Children's Factual

Children of the Mothership
BBC TV/ The Lowdown
The varied and enterprising lives of some remarkable children living in the snow paradise of Aspen, Colorado.

It's Our World (x 6)
Landseer/Channel Four/NHK/S4C/IET
Acclaimed international series of six dramas, conceived and acted by teenagers

Today I am a ManSee You in Court (x 12)
See You in CourtBBC Television
Crime docudramas in which teenagers take the role of lawyers, magistrates and other court officials and put other youngsters in the dock

The Kids are United
BBC TV "Man Alive"
Anna Scher creates a drama workshop with the youth of Ulster

Today I am a Man
BBC Television 'The Lowdown'
The barmitzvah link between a 13 year old Jewish London schoolboy and his Moscow counterpart.
• Royal Television Society Award - Children's Factual

 

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Dance

Ballet Boyz4 Dance (x 6)
Channel Four
Series of six new dance performances featuring pieces by Mark Baldwin, Aletta Collins, Siobahn Davies, Russell Maliphant, Yolanda Snaith and William Tuckett

Ballet Boyz (x 4)
Channel 4
A personal diary about the Royal Ballet Company in exile, made by dancers Michael Nunn and William Trevitt.

Ballet Boyz II - The Next Step
Channel 4
Following last year's video diary of Michael Nunn and William Trevitt, they show life with their new Japanese company, Kballet

Bourne to Dance
Channel 4
A very specific and eclectic dance history, presented by British choreographer Matthew Bourne and featuring dancers from his company, Adventures in Motion Pictures. A series about all types of dance (from ballet to ice-dance), observed through the prism of Bourne’s own, highly developed, dance aesthetic.

MoonwaterCoppelia
Director for BBC
Ninette de Valois version of this much loved ballet with sets by the great illustrator/designer, Osbert Lancaster.
• Winner Dance Screen 2000 for Best Stage/Studio recording

Maurice Béjart's Nutcracker
Director and Editor for RM Associates/LGM
A magical staging of The Nutcracker, Maurice Béjart transforms the piece into an enchanting autobiography.

Moonwater
Director for RM Associates/LGM/France 3/Mezzo/PTS
Performed by the Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan, a studio recording of the latest dance piece from this highly regarded company.

Natalia Makarova - In a Class of Her Own
Landseer/Channel Four
A unique collaboration between Mme Makarova and Derek Bailey produced this very personal and critical study of a ballerina at work

SwingerNureyev Unzipped
Channel 4
A study of the famous Russian dancer

Peter and the Wolf
Director and Editor for BBC TV
Matthew Hart's ballet for the Royal Ballet School with Anthony Dowell as Narrator

Rudolph Nereyev - Variations on an Enigma
Christie's
A portrait of the dancer highlighting his extensive art collection

Should Accidentally Fall
Arts Council/BBC TV
A made-for-television dance film with choreographer Yolande Snaith.

Steptext & Symphony in C
BBC TV
The Royal Ballet from Covent Garden.
• Nominated for a Prix Italia

Winter DreamsSwinger
Arts Council/BBC Television
A dance story about love and its dangers, inspired by Roland Barthe's 'A Lovers Discourse'.
Original Music by David Coulter and Graeme Miller

The Car Man
Director for Adventures in Motion Pictures/Channel 4
A studio recording of this award winning production, AMP's 'auto-erotic' dance thriller.

The Judas Tree
Director and Editor for NVC Arts/Channel Four
Kenneth MacMillan's last ballet filmed at Elstree Studios
• Winner International Emmy Award for Performing Arts 1998

Winter Dreams
BBC/NVC Arts
Studio production of Sir Kenneth MacMillan's latest ballet inspired by Chekov's 'Three Sisters' and starring Irek Mukhamedov and Darcey Bussell

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Documentary

Dame Peggy AshcroftChildren Speaking for Themselves
The Speech, Learning and Hearing Centre
Promotional Film for the remarkable pioneering centre in London for children with hearing and learning problems.

Crown and Shamrock (x 6)
Channel Four
A documentary series of six 30 minute programmes on the Anglo-Irish

Dame Peggy
Landseer/Channel Four
Peggy Ashcroft reviews her theatrical life with Michael Billington

Fantasia for 34 Guitars
Sherry Shippers of Spain/BBC TV
A documentary on the International Segovia Guitar Competition

George Stubbs
BBCTV
A documentary of the 18th Century horse painter to coincide with the major Tate Gallery retrospective of the artist

Howard Hodgkin
Arts Council/Channel Four
Arts Council documentary made with the celebrated painter in India and Wiltshire

J.R.R.T
A documentary of the author, J.R.R Tolkien, commissioned by the Tolkien Partnership to mark the centenary of his birth

Johnnie RayThe Hermitage
LBA/BBC/NBC
A 90 minute documentary with Peter Ustinov and Natalie Wood

Jim Prior's Britain
Landseer/Channel Four
A personal view by the then Minister of State for Northern Ireland

Johnnie Ray
LWT "South Bank Show"
Before Elvis, Little Richard, Chuck Berry, and the Beatles, it was Johnnie Ray, who holds claim to fathering rock'n'roll. Deafened in a childhood accident and tutored in the tough R&B clubs of Detroit, this is the first TV profile of the man who became the first pop superstar. With Mitch Miller, Frankie Laine, Ruth Brown, Tony Bennett etc.

 

 

Kenneth Macmillan at 60
Mediascope/BBC TV
A profile of the great choreographer

La Stupenda
RM Associates/BBC 'Omnibus'
A profile of Dame Joan Sutherland

LSO: Awakening St Luke'sLSO: Awakening St Luke's
BBC TV
The London Symphony Orchestra rescues Nicholas Hawksmoor's last church, St Luke's, a roofless ruin in London's Old Street and transforms it into a high tech centre for education, rehearsal and performance. Filmed over three years, from the removal of a thousand corpses to the premier performance of James MacMillan's A Deep But Dazzling Darkness. With Sir Colin Davis, Michael Tilson Thomas, Pierre Boulez, and writer Iain Sinclair.

Maggi and Max, Hambling and Wall
Channel Four
A film with the comedian Max Wall and the painter Maggi Hambling

Message from Bhupen Khakar
Arts Council
The Indian painter takes us on a tour of his home town of Baroda

No Exit
Channel Four
The Jewish Refuseniks in Russia. Filmed secretly in Moscow and in Israel with Bernard Levin

Nobody's FoolNobody's Fool
LWT/South Bank Show
The first profile of the legendary entertainer Danny Kaye, with Dinah Shore, Sam Goldwyn, Joel Grey, Virginia Mayo, Sir Peter Ustinov, Larry Adler, Roland Petit and many more.
• Nominated for the Indie Arts Award

Not Pots (x 6)
Channel Four
A series exploring new directions in contemporary crafts

Operation Running Water ITV
Network/Channel 5/Travel Channel
Eastenders stars Sue Tully and Letitia Dean go to Senegal to live in a mud hut in the village of Tattene Serrere. They pound millet and carry water from the distant well to raise funds for a new pipeline.

Painting Chicago
Arts Council
The artist Craigie Aitchison does a portrait of the 90 year old ex-heavyweight boxer 'The Chicago Kid'

Peter Hall - Work in Progress
Channel Four
A 90 minute documentary on Peter Hall as he leaves the National Theatre after fifteen years as Director

Poop-Poop
Carlton TV/ITV Network
The making of the new animation feature of Kenneth Grahame's 'The Wind In the Willows', with Vanessa Redgrave, Rik Mayall etc.

The Double Life of Alan Ayckbourn
BBC TV
A documentary insight into one of Britain's most successful and prolific playwrights

The Hermitage
LBA/BBC/NBC
A 90 minute documentary with Peter Ustinov and Natalie Wood

The Miracle of Intervale Avenue
BBC TV "Everyman"
Profile of the last Jewish community in New York's South Bronx.
• Nominated for Grierson Award for Best Documentary
• American Video Conference/Billboard Best Documentary 1989

The Russians are Coming
Channel Four 'Dispatches'
The unprecedented exodus of Jews from the USSR to a welcoming but unprepared Israel

The Theatre Museum
A film introducing the Museum's new film and video archive.

To Be Hamlet
Arts & Entertainment Network
With Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud, Richard Burton, Jean-Louis Barrault, Vittorio Gassman among many

Will Apples Grow on Mars?Two Women in Three Dimensions
LWT "South Bank Show"
A contrasting profile of two women sculptors, Wendy Taylor and Nicola Hicks

Will Apples Grow on Mars?
Landseer/Central Television "Viewpoint '91"
The exclusive story of the making of Biosphere II in Arizona -"one of the greatest scientific experiments of this century"

Zefirelli
LWT
A South Bank Show portrait of the international stage and film director filmed in Tel Aviv, Washington and Rome.

 

 

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Drama

A Brand from the Burning
Provided Director and Editor for Skyscraper Productions
A studio drama based on the life of the founder of the Methodist church, John Wesley. Written by John Wells.

A Penny for Your DreamsA Penny for Your Dreams
Landseer/BBC TV/S4C
A major drama based on the life of film pioneer William Haggar, with Dafydd Hywell and Sue Roderick
• Festival Award - 9th Celtic Film Festival.

Covent Garden
BTA/ITV Network Cinema Release
A dramatic recreation of Covent Garden's colourful history

Enter the Adventure
YHA / ITV Network
Youngsters find a dramatic world of adventure through their computer screen
• BISFA Gold Award, BISFA ITV Award 1985

Feller by the Name of ....
Channel Four
An anarchic farce set and filmed in the period film studios of Bombay and starring Fulton McKay

John Lennon: A Journey in the Life
BBC TV "Everyman"/WNET
The first authorised biography of Lennon. Introduced by Yoko Ono.

Mr PyeMr Pye (x 4)
Channel Four
Four-hour dramatisation of Mervyn Peake's novel with Derek Jacobi and Judy Parfitt filmed on the island of Sark

Othello
directed for Heritage Theatre at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre.

Sunny Stories
BBC TV "Bookmark"
A drama on the life of Enid Blyton - the world's most successful children's author. With Maureen Lipman and Anna Massey

The Big Picnic
Director for Promenade/BBC TV Scotland
Bill Bryden's epic story of the Glasgow Batallion in the Great War

The Oristeia at Epidauros
Channel Four
Featuring the National Theatre and filmed on location in Greece

Valentine Falls
Channel Four
A drama set in Belfast, for the new series 4 PLAY

Who Needs a Machine-Gunner?
BBC TV "40 Minutes"
Film exploring the impact of long-term unemployment on a family living in rural England

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Music

Mister Abbot's BroadwayA Long Way from Tipperary and Armagh
Channel Four
A musical portrait of the Irish group - The Clancy Brothers

A Night at the Opera
Thames Television/RM Arts
Operatic favourites live from the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, London. With Håkan Hardenberger (trumpet) and Christian Lindberg (trombone)

A Very Voluntary Trumpeter
LWT "South Bank Show"
A portrait of young Swedish virtuoso, Håkan Hardenberger

After the Gold
Landseer/Ulster TV
with the pianist Barry Douglas, winner of the 1986 Tchaikovsky Piano Competition
in Moscow
• BP Award: Best Arts Documentary

Auld Lang Syne
BBC Scotland
A humorous look at the history of the most popular of all Robert Burns' songs.

Benjamin ZanderBenjamin Zander - Living on One Buttock
BBC TV /NVC Arts
Portrait of a remarkable conductor and teacher who inspires musicians and businessmen alike. A 50 minute film for "The Works"

Berlioz 'Te Deum'
Polytel Music Productions/Channel Four
With Claudio Abbado

Bing Crosby

 

Bing Crosby
LWT "South Bank Show"
The first major television profile of the 'Voice of the Century' for The "South Bank Show"

Death of a Legend - Frank Sinatra
LWT/ITV Network
The ITV Network tribute to Frank Sinatra from The "South Bank Show"

Discovering Delius
A documentary about the composer, Frederick Delius, commisioned by the Delius Trust.

Festival (x 3)
ARTÉ
A series of documentaries on European festivals, featuring Istanbul, Martina Franca and Warsaw

From Russia, For Omagh
RTE/BBC Northern Ireland
Historic performance by the Kirov Chorus of Rachmaninov's Vespers at Omagh's Sacred Heart Church to commemorate the anniversary of the car bomb massacre on 15th August 1998. With Valery Gergiev
• Silver Screen Award, US International Film & Video Festival

From the New World
LWT "South Bank Show"/PBS Network USA
The first year of the America's unique training orchestra - the New World Symphony - in Miami under its conductor Michael Tilson Thomas. With violinist Joshua Bell.

Galway at 50
BBC TV
A new portrait of the master flautist.

Hear My Chanson!
LWT "South Bank Show"
A profile of the French chanson with Charles Aznavour, Juliette Greco, Petula Clark, Mireille, Charles Trenet etc.

James Galway Masterclass (x 6)
London Artists/Ulster TV
Six programmes with the master flautist

Magic in the Air
RTE 1
Documentary about the West Cork Chamber Music Festival 1998 with international artists The Borodin Quartet, Joanna MacGregor and Marc-Andre Hamelin

Maxim VengerovMaxim Vengerov: Living the Dream
LWT "South Bank Show"
International Distribution through Digital Classics.
The world's leading violinist reaches 30 and embarks on a sabbatical year of self-discovery, re-visiting his roots in Siberia, recording the Beethoven Violin Concerto with his mentor Mstislav Rostropovich and commissioning a challenging Viola Concerto from Benjamin Yusupov that will also require him to study rock and jazz improvisation on the electric violin with the legendary Didier Lockwood, and finally dance tango on stage. A portrait of a restless master talent, at the height of his powers but still in development, searching for new dreams to realise.
• Silver Screen Award, US International Film & Video Festival
• Nominated Best Arts Documentary Banff

Maxim VengerovMaxim Vengerov: Live in Moscow
International Distribution through Digital Classics.
Filmed live in the Moscow Conservatory, Maxim Vengerov and pianist Ian Brown deliver a sell-out concert of Brahms and musical fireworks from Paganini, Ysyaye, Kreisler, Rachmaninov, and Wieniawski.

Mister Abbott's Broadway
BBC TV "Omnibus"
Mark Steyn re-visits the Broadway of 106 year-old George Abbott, legendary producer/director/writer/actor as he re-stages Damn Yankees. With musical tributes from Liza Minnelli, Jule Styne, Donald Saddler, Harold Prince, Comden and Green, Sheldon Harnick, Gwen Verdon, Natalia Makarova.

Music in Time (x 16)
Polytel Film
A sixteen-hour history of music filmed throughout Western and Eastern Europe and presented by James Galway

Petula Clark
LWT "South Bank Show"
The extraordinary story of the ongoing career of this former child star for The "South Bank Show"

Proms in the ParkPrince's Trust Gala
BBC 2
The Royal opening of the new Waterfront Hall in Belfast, broadcast live on the BBC2 network, starring Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Dennis O'Neil. The Trumpeters of the Royal Irish Regiment and the Ulster Orchestra

Proms in the Park, Belfast 2002-10
BBC TV Northern Ireland
Landseer’s annual live coverage of Belfast’s Proms in the Park and link up with the Last Night of the Proms in the Royal Albert Hall.

Retying the Knot - The Incredible String Band
BBC TV Scotland
A new look at the 60's icons.

Routes of RockRoutes of Rock (x 14)
Carlton Television
A historical and geographical exploration of London's rock heritage

Seeking Haydn
Director and Editor for EuroArts/Channel 13
Two 1 hour programmes with Sir Peter Ustinov telling the story of the life and music of Joseph Haydn
• Awarded Gold Medal for Cultural Programmes New York Festival 1996

Sinfonietta II (x 6)
Channel Four
A series of performance and analysis by Paul Crossley of the work of significant contemporary composers with the London Sinfonietta

The Magic MountainThe Magic Mountain
Artsworld/BBC
The inspiring story of how conductor James Levine created a brand new youth orchestra for the Verbier Festival. Drawn from 30 countries, they had to find a way to live and play together. With Kennedy, Martha Argerich, Zubin Mehta, Gil Shaham, Yuri Temirkanov, Mischa Maisky, Vadim Repin, Paavo Jãrvi, Jonathan Miller among many others.

The Ulster Orchestra (x 6)
BBC TV Northern Ireland
A series of six concerts conducted by Yan Pascal Tortelier in the Ulster Hall, Belfast

The Ulster Orchestra Concerts
BBC TV Northern Ireland
Castle Ward Classics, Mainly from the Movies, Ballymena Christmas, Moving Images - continuing the annual commitment of live broadcasts from this popular orchestra.

Ulster Orchestra - A Child of Our Time
BBC Northern Ireland
Michael Tippett's oratorio with the Ottawa Choral Society and the Philharmonic Society at Belfast's Ulster Hall.

Ulster Orchestra - Waterfront Showcase
BBC Northern Ireland
Sean Rafferty presents a wealth of Ulster's outstanding young musical talent in a concert from Belfast's Waterfront Hall

Waterfront Gala
BBC TV Northern Ireland
The gala premier concert of the new Waterfront Hall in Belfast broadcast live by BBC Northern Ireland. Presented by Gloria Hunniford and Sean Rafferty -featuring James Galway and Barry Douglas

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Opera

Peony PavilionCosì Fan Tutte
Channel Four
A television recording of David Freeman's 1989 Opera Factory production

Don Giovanni
Channel Four
A studio version of David Freeman's 1990 Opera Factory production

Eight Songs for a Mad King
Opera Factory/Channel Four
Peter Maxwell Davies' opera for one voice

Faust
Channel 4
The Welsh National Opera Production of Gounod's opera, filmed in performance at the New Theatre, Cardiff.

Punch and JudyGloriana
RM Arts
Benjamin Britten's opera from the London Coliseum with the English National Opera Company

Peony Pavilion
Director for RM Associates/LGM/SFP/La Sept/ARTE/Mezzo/SBS
An epic love story told through a 19 hour Chinese opera, recorded live at the Grande Halle de la Villette, Paris, 1999.

Punch and Judy
Channel Four
Television presentation of Harrison Birtwistle's controversial opera

Rusalka
Channel Four
Dvorák's opera from the London Coliseum with the English National Opera

Yan Tan Tethera

 

The Knot Garden
Channel Four
Michael Tippett's celebrated opera

Yan Tan Tethera
Channel Four
Studio production of the opera by Harrison Birtwistle

 

 

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Ongoing

Life ForceLife Force
An ongoing television archive that over many years has recorded in-depth interviews with a host of key artists and personalities. Among those who have considered the forces that shaped and influenced their lives are Iris Murdoch, Alan Ayckbourn, Peter Hall, Michael Tilson Thomas, Joshua Bell, Peter Ustinov, Christopher Isherwood, Lang Lang, Pierre Boulez, Ravi Shankar, Steven Isserlis, Benjamin Zander, Rannulph Fiennes, Norman Foster, Maxim Vengerov, Peter Maxwell Davies, John Rutter, John Tavener, Mary Quant etc.

 

 

First FluteFirst Flute
The definitive internet tutorial course for learning the flute, presented and performed by the world's greatest flautist - Sir James Galway.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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