TV, BOOKS AND FILM
Most recent telly stuff:
Steeltown Murders documentary – ITV production for the BBC to be broadcast in 2023
Producer, Cold Case Forensics – three part series for the ITV network – January and February 2023
Producer, Together Stronger episode 2 – BBC Wales – November 2022
Producer, The Pembrokeshire Murders: Catching the Gameshow Killer (ITV network, 2021)
Producer/director, Lest We Forget (ITV Wales, 2019) (New York Festival Gold Award)
Most recent books: Defying Hitler: The Germans Who Resisted Nazi Rule (Dutton Books, Penguin Random House) and Shadow Warriors: Daring Missions By Women of the OSS and SOE with Gordon Thomas, which has been published in five countries. Shadow Warriors is currently under option to Accolade Films – so who knows! Also, have a couple of film scripts with producers.
Over the years I’ve written and produced quite a lot of TV. Honoured to have two New York Festival Gold Awards and a BAFTA Cymru award.
I produced/directed This Is Not A Poem, a short film with Cameroon-born poet Eric Ngalle Charles, which played at a number of festivals including Zebra in Berlin.
I am an experienced ghost-writer. Work includes The Death of Justice, which was presented at the Hay Literary Festival; A Life on the Edge, with mountaineer and adventurer Eric Jones; and Aberfan with Gaynor Madgwick. As a journalist I have contributed to many national and international newspapers including The Times, The Observer, The Wall Street Journal; most of the leading newspapers in Ireland, including the Irish Independent; and to the investigative pages of Private Eye.
I wrote six titles in the ‘Wales and the World’ series of non-fiction books for children and schools.
Thanks to everyone who has contacted me about my books.
Winner: Gold Award at New York Festivals Film and TV Awards 2020 ‘Lest We Forget’ (produced and directed for ITV Wales)
Winner: Gold Award at New York Festivals Film and TV Awards 2018 ‘Beti and David: Lost for Words’ (BBC; producer with Dinah Jones and Will Davies)
Winner: BAFTA Cymru Best Current Affairs Programme ‘The Bullseye Killer’ (ITV Wales; producer with Jon Hill and Mike Talbot)
New York Festivals Best Radio Programmes in the World Bronze Award for ‘Aberfan: A Survivor’s Journey’ (produced for BBC Radio Wales)
Winner: Guild of Health Writers’ Best Broadcast Programme 2012 ‘Living With Dementia’ (ITV Wales; producer)
Winner: Wishing Shelf Award Non-Fiction Award 2011 I Fought Them All (author)
Winner: The People’s Book Awards Best Book 2014 The Death of Justice (co-author)
Runner-up: Commission for Racial Equality ‘Race in the Media’ UK Award 2002 Body of Work (print)
Runner-up: Amnesty International (Wales) Media Award (2002) Body of Work (print)
Shortlisted: Beti and David: Lost for Words was nominated for two BAFTA Cymru awards and a Celtic Media Festival Award.
Did you write the Heather Whitestone book with her mother? Heather was my role model and because of her I am the woman I am today.
No, sorry, Rebecca, that was not me. Sounds like a good book though!
Do you know the book “The adventures of the Hedge Clipper”?
Nope, never heard of it. What are they saying?
I’m afraid ‘hedge clipper’ was my nickname at school for doing as little school work as possible.