Tweed: Episode 3 Hanging by a Thread

Writer/Series Director/Camera/VO

BBC4 Docs

Bellwether Media


Self-shot on the Z1

Autumn 2009

Password: viewfinder

Gritty tale of tortured power-battle within the Harris tweed industry. Crofters, weavers, mill-owners and vicars. Islanders take veiled suggestion that they might be slightly behind-the-times very personally, with a resultant battle fought out in Stornoway Gazette. Shooting London, Paris New York, Tokyo, and Harris. TX “Justifies the license fee” (Tom Sutcliffe, Independent) No 4 in Independent’s 2009 TV Top Ten.

BBC sponsored submissions for BAFTA and Grierson Best factual Series Award.

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