Directed the live BBC2 Current Affairs series Brass Tacks and Produced ;
A CALCULATED RISK
The first television programme to investigate the harmful effects of Low Level Radiationon the population of Cumbria from the Windscale (now Sellafield) plant and from other Nuclear installations in the UK. Professor Radford of US Regulatory Committee flies in for the programme, with Professor Alice Stewart. The programme pioneers the first National BBC Local Radio/TV debate. The Windscale debate is transmitted live from Parliament. Following the programme the National Radiological Protection Board issues new guidelines for permitted doses of Radiation to the population of the UK
IT SHOULDN’T HAPPEN TO A PIG
An investigation into the the techniques employed in factory farming, and the misuse of drugs to promote growth. The film revealed a massive black market in the illegal sale of these drugs to farmers. Public inquiry followed and new legislation was passed. Front Cover Radio Times.
THANKS FOR THE MEMORY
The problems facing the growing numbers of over sixties whose lifetime’s contribution tosociety is ignored after retirement. Taking part, Fyffe Robertson. Jack Jones and Maggie Khun, leader of The Grey Panther Movement in the USA.
WHAT WILL WE DO WITH THE KIDS?
Filmed in the UK and France the programme examines the growing problem of “Latch-Key kids” in Britain and compares the facilities available to their French counterparts.
ARE THE KIDS ALRIGHT?
A special film report on the plight of unemployed teenagers through the eyes of four kids from Sunderland whose Punk Band “The Rejected” is a failure and for whom the prospects of work look gloomy.