Way Down in Dixie
1st June 2015
Passing through Memphis bound for Tupelo for ITV Perspectives aware of why young Elvis was so very hot.
November effect makes slow TV slow going
10th December 2014
The Norwegians have pioneered a new kind of TV that moves at glacial speed. I've been making it this slow for thirty years.
Extremely cold in New England
21st January 2014
Michael Grade most entertaining in New England as snow piles up on Tom Thumb's grave
cold comfort in Connecticut
20th January 2014
Michael Grade arrives in New England for day one of filming on Tom Thumb in sub-zero temperatures. I'm already outside.
29th November 2013
Shooting begins on a landmark project about a landmark project, for ITV. Then it stops again.
Grieving with CS lewis
25th September 2013
A day spent chronicling the stories of the women CS Lewis loved in glorious autumnal Oxford.
17th June 2013
In Newcastle, young dentists learn their trade and the BBC wants a pilot.
camera test for Pride and Prejudice
2nd January 2013
Shooting the most accurate television rendition of Pride and Prejudice calls for special measures.
Summer of 2010: the thoughts of tyro star, Cosmo Jarvis
1st June 2010
BBC4 are slightly interested in a film about the efforts of his music management to tame Cosmo Jarvis and make him a star. I can't even get him to sit still.
To Anghiari with Talent TV
17th June 2004
Day spent travelling to recce a job too good to refuse.
First the Spice Girls, then this
6th August 2002
In August 2002 Following WestLife in an observational fashion means going everywhere with them. On the sixth that meant Dublin Bay for a bit of dancin and romancin.
A Remembrance of Times Past
23rd November 2001
Am in the early stages of a shoot for C4 documentary/adventure series To the Ends of the Earth. This one is about the search for remains of a 58,000 Persian army lost in the Sahara somewhere near what is now Libya, in 500BC. We have gone with two archaeologists to test maverick theory that the army may have died in sands in a different place from that where generations of historians have looked.