Brief biography and awards


BAFTA Cymru and New York Festivals award-winning television producer of current affairs, investigative and history programmes. [Full details on ‘Television’ page]

Producer/director of This Is Not A Poem, a new short film collaboration with Cameroon-born poet Eric Ngalle Charles.

Author of a dozen books. 

Most recent: 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. 

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.



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.



Investigative journalist of 25 years experience. Writer and film/programme-maker.

As I 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.


Gold Laurel


Wishing Shelf Award
Wishing Shelf Award

5 thoughts on “Brief biography and awards”

  1. 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.

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