Brief biography and awards



Most recent telly stuff:

Producer Cold Case Forensics – three part series for the ITV network – coming out Autumn 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)


I write scripts, books, and other stuff – all with two fingers. Being a journalist and writer for more than 25 years hasn’t made me type any quicker.

My most recent books are 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. Recent telly work includes award-winning three-part series Lest We Forget and producer on ITV’s The Pembrokeshire Murders: Catching the Gameshow Killer.

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.

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.



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

I have written and produced about 80 current affairs, investigative and history documentaries for television. These have included investigations of miscarriages of justice, history programmes covering aspects of World War I and II, stories of crime and espionage, and profiles of celebrities and film stars. I have also produced a number of history programmes for BBC radio.

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.

Gold Laurel


Wishing Shelf Award
Wishing Shelf Award

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  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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