general documentaries

Gauguin – a dangerous life

Director: Patricia Wheatley

Timed to coincide with the exhibition of Gauguin's portraits at the National Gallery. Cinema release October 2019, BBC broadcast December 2019.

Discovery Education

Producer: Susie Staples

Music for several Discovery Education programmes.

The Rose

Short promotional film by jewellery designer Eliane Fattal: the making of The Rose.


Director: Patricia Wheatley

Japan's greatest artist.
British Museum and NHK co-production.
Cinema release June 2017, BBC broadcast July 2017.


A Mustique Tale

Lord Glenconner and the island of Mustique.


The Discus Thrower

British Museum film about the famous discus thrower: a marble copy of the lost bronze original of the fifth century BC.

How to start a revolution

Producer/Director: Ruaridh Arrow

The story of the power of people to change their world, the modern revolution and the man behind it all: Gene Sharp, the world's leading expert on non-violent revolutions.

The whale that swam to London

Director: Toby MacDonald

The tale of the whale that got lost and swam up the Thames. Despite great efforts to save her, she died, but in doing so revealed much to science.

Disappearing Britain: Tea

Director: Richard Shaw

Daniel Libeskind – the making of an architect

Director: Chris Swann

The story of the architect of the Jewish Museum in Berlin who rose to prominence when he became the master planner of the rebuilding of Ground Zero.

K9 cops

Director: Susie Staples

The riddle of Einstein’s brain

Director: Tom Cholmondeley

Two scientists set out to find the remnants of Einstein's brain. Does genius reside in human tissue, or is it something more mysterious and incorporeal?

The Beatle Diaries

Director: Alan Ravenscroft

From Liverpool to San Francisco: the story of The Beatles from 1963 to 1969.

World Class Trains

Director: Alan Ravenscroft

On board some of the world’s most luxurious locomotives in some of the world’s most exotic locations.

The mysterious hanging coffins of China

Director: Toby Macdonald

Unravelling the legend of the extinct Bo people and their extraordinary legacy: coffins clinging perilously to cliffs.
Winner: Best Documentary, Asian TV Awards 2004.

The new face of leprosy

Director: Jenny Barraclough

Eat dirt

Director: Alison Turner

wildlife documentaries

Amazon, Super River

Producer: Emma Rigney

Exploring the greatest river on earth. Stunning photography and aerial pictures and a comprehensive look at the Amazon’s incredible inhabitants and fascinating history.

Penguins – cool bird in a hot spot

Producer: Cluny South

An uplifting look at the unlikely inhabitants of Boulders Beach, Cape Town. These delightful birds have swapped their traditional island home for a life in the city.

Flower Power

Producer: Emma Rigney

Nature’s Fury

Producer: Emma Rigney

Deadly Vipers

Producer: Phil Chapman

The greatest danger is the one that's hidden... Vipers kill more people than any other creature on earth, but there is much to admire in their beauty and their cunning.

Living Colour

Producer: Emma Rigney


Producer: Jerry Short

A wild romance (Titles only)

Producer: Susie Staples

Birds Behaving Badly

Producer: Phil Chapman

The magnificent Frigate Bird: a bird that pushes every boundary to the limit; a pirate of the oceans, majestic, but with a mean streak.

history documentaries

The Kings and Queens of England

Producer: Rachael Griffiths

The enthralling story of the English Crown, from the dark days of the Anglo-Saxons to the House of Windsor.

Troy: myth or reality?

Producer: Steve Gillham


Producer: Holly Elson

Women at war

Producer: Alan Ravenscroft

Under siege

Producer: Holly Elson

Europe’s secret armies

Producer: Bob Franklin

Napoleon’s Peninsular Campaign

Producer: Audrey Healy

The real story of ‘Sharpe’s War’: a defining moment of the 19th century.

Death in their hands

Producer: Gavin Bott

The reality of small arms combat and the development of weapons such as machine guns and flame throwers.