THE LOUIS THEROUX INTERVIEWS

LOUIS THEROUX INTERVIEWS…

BBC   –   2of6 1hr

In this original long-form interview six part series, Louis Theroux sits down with stars of the British entertainment industry, as well as spending time with them at work and at home. Featuring Stormzy, Dame Judi Dench, Rita Ora, Bear Grylls, Yungblud and Katherine Ryan.

Jon was one of the editors on two episodes. 

Production:  Mindhouse

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A VERY BRITISH WAY OF TORTURE

A VERY BRITISH USE OF TORTURE
Channel 4   –   1hr

–   SHORTLISTED FOR GRIERSON AWARD 2023   –

★★★★★  ‘Disturbing…paints a bleak and distressing picture of abuses carried out by the British against the Mau Mau’ – Mail on Sunday

★★★★ ‘Sobering…offers insight and empathy regarding the British colonisation of Kenya’ – The Daily Telegraph

‘Powerful’, Pick of the Day – The Sun
Pick of the Day – The Observer
Pick of the Day – The Guardian
Sunday Choice – Radio Times

Between 1952 and 1960, Britain fought a vicious war in Kenya against the Mau Mau – a movement fighting for Kenyan independence from colonial rule. It was an exceptionally bloody conflict, with atrocities committed on both sides. For decades, however, many of the worst abuses carried out by British colonial forces have been kept hidden.

Featuring testimony from some of the last remaining Mau Mau survivors, the film combines recon, archive and new documentary evidence to give for the first time a full picture of how systemic torture was used and authorised by British officials.

Production:  Rogan Productions
Director:  Edward McGown
Executive Producers:  James Rogan, Soleta Rogan, Mark Hedgecoe

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ELLIE SIMMONDS: A WORLD WITHOUT DWARFISM?

ELLIE SIMMONDS:  A WORLD WITHOUT DWARFISM?

Channel 4   –   1hr

The 1×60’ film examines a  new drug, which promises to help children born with Achondroplasia increase the rate of growth.   Achondroplasia is a genetic conditioands the most common type of dwarfism in the UK, and the new treatment raises the question: if cutting edge medicine can stop a disability in its tracks – should we use it?

Travelling around the UK and US, Ellie will explore all sides of this contentious debate, following currently available treatments for dwarfism, meeting families embarking on the drug trial, others who feel treatment would have positively impacted their lives and those who are proud of their identity.

Production:  Flicker Productions
Executive Producer:  Colleen Flynn
Director:  Kate Monaghan

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HAUNTINGS The Edinburgh Executions

HAUNTINGS The Edinburgh Executioner

Paramount+   –   1hr

‘The Edinburgh Executioner’ is one of four episodes from the ‘Haunted’ series, which details the most terrifying paranormal cases in Britain and America, combining personal testimony with archive and dramatic reconstruction.  

Production:  Story Films
Executive Producers:  Adam Hopkins & Peter Beard
Directors:  Keira Godfrey & Josh Allot
Series Producer; Laura Matthews

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THE REAL MANHUNT: THE NIGHT STALKER

THE REAL MAN HUNT: THE NIGHT STALKER

ITV   –   1hr

For 17 years, a serial rapist known as ‘The Night Stalker’ terrorised the elderly population of South London. Yet although the perpetrator is believed to have committed over 100 offences, the case went largely underneath the public radar – a fact many attribute to the relative invisibility of the elderly victims.

Featuring interviews with senior detectives who worked on the case, this film unravels the hidden story behind the 17 year hunt for the Night Stalker – a story featuring agonising near misses, allegations of racism and a litany of police mistakes.

Finally, the film brings to life how how a 17 day stakeout – one of the largest the Met police has ever staged – finally brought the offender to justice.

Presented by Susanna Reid.

Production:  Optomen Productions
Director:  Edward McGown
Executive Producers:  Nick Hornby

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DIANA: THE INTERVIEW THAT SHOCKED THE WORLD

DIANA: THE INTERVIEW THAT SHOCKED THE WORLD

Channel 5   –   90′

On 20th November 1995, BBC Panorama broadcast the television scoop of the century: an interview with Princess Diana in which she candidly opened up to Martin Bashir about her marriage to Prince Charles and her life as a member of the British royal family. This documentary explores both how Bashir – then a little known BBC journalist – came to secure an interview with the world’s most famous woman, and the broadcast’s enduring cultural impact, 25 years on. 

 

 

Production:  Rogan Productions
Director / Producer:  Edward McGown
Executive Producers:  Mark Hedgecoe, James Rogan, Soleta Rogan
Commissioning Editor:  Daniel Pearl

 

‘A huge cut above most backward-looking royal docs, this programme hacks through the thriller-esque knot of intrigue that led to Princess Diana’s bombshell TV encounter with Martin Bashir in 1995.‘
– The Guardian

‘An excellent documentary’
– Times Radio

‘A compelling moment…atmospherically recalled’
– Daily Telegraph

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CHRISTMAS AT CHATSWORTH

CHRISTMAS AT CHATSWORTH

Channel 4   –   1hr

After months with no visitors during such unprecedented times, the team at Chatsworth House rise to the challenge and recycle decorations from Christmases past and transform the garden into a dazzling festive wonderland.  

Production:  ITN Productions
Exec Producer:  Charlie Clay

Series Director:  Adam Webster
Series Producer:  Susan Crook
Producer:  Hannah Webster

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OLD, ALONE & STUCK AT HOME

OLD, ALONE & STUCK AT HOME

Channel 4   –   1hr

As the country prepares for the easing of lockdown, Old, Alone & Stuck at Home tells the stories of the elderly and vulnerable people self-isolating during the crisis for whom lockdown may endure for many more months. Charting their lives as they bunker down for the long-haul, it captures the unfolding dilemmas they face. Featuring people from all over the nation, filmed on location and by the people themselves, their stories convey with warmth, sadness and flashes of humour the immense challenge of being especially vulnerable in the midst of a pandemic. As the film unfolds, it reveals the hidden fault-line in British society between the vulnerable and the healthy, taking viewers poignantly into the lives of people for whom survival is going to be the hardest battle of all. Old, Alone & Stuck at Home is a wake-up call to the nation about the people who will be affected for many months to come.  

Narrator:  Imelda Staunton
Production:  Rogan Productions
Director / Producer:  Nick Green & Angie Mason
Executive Producers:  James Rogan
DoP:  Charlie Laing

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CRYPTOCRACY

CRYPTOCRACY  Feature Documentary

Fulwell 73 / Conch Studios  –  90 min

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This feature length documentary follows controversial anarcho-capitalist Roger Ver, crypto financier Ryan Radloff and blockchain diplomat Perianne Boring over the course of one year on their separate journeys to decentralise and redefine money and power.  It provides an objective look at the politics and philosophies that underlie the origins of blockchain and cryptocurrency, and their potential to disrupt the world as we know it.



Production:  Fulwell 73 / Conch Studios
Exec Producer:  Leo Pearlman
Director:  Jake Witzenfeld
Co-Producer:  Heather Greenwood