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Cause of Death

Senior Coroner Dr James Adeley returns with his teams at Royal Preston and Royal Blackburn Hospitals as they try and investigate some of the 4000 unexplained and suspicious deaths in Lancashire every year. With extraordinary and moving access to the families, Lancashire Police, the mortuary and hospital staff, this series goes behind the scenes in Dr Adeley’s investigations as they establish the Cause of Death.

6 x 60′ 2023. Produced by Candour Production for Channel 5. Series Producer: Annaliese Edwards. Exec Producers: Sarah Hey and Anna Hall. Commisioner: Guy Davies.

Secrets of the Queen’s Coronation

A behind-the-scenes look at the momentous day. This documentary shares memories and anecdotes from people who played key roles at the celebration, all speaking publicly for the first time.
2022/60′ PD: Emma Slifkin  Execs: Andy Dunn, Will Smith   ITN Productions for Channel 4

The Mysterious Murder of Ann Heron

This feature length documentary reveals evidence, interviews, and accounts about one of the UK’s most mysterious unsolved crimes. On August 3, 1990, part-time care assistant Ann Heron was murdered at her remote home near Darlington by an unidentified killer. To this day, the case remains unsolved, and many people have theories about how she came to her death. The film has an in-depth interview with her husband, Peter, who remains a suspect in the murder of his wife over 30 years ago.
1 x 120′ /2022/ ITN Productions for C5. EP: Melanie Hill  SP: Nick Broughall Exec: Caroline Short

Soham: The Murder of Holly & Jessica

ITN Productions and Channel 5 presents a 2 x 90′ in-depth documentary series on the double child murder that shocked Britain and the world. Extensive interviews with many of those involved in the case and the hunt for the killer Ian Huntly, and extraordinary testimony from those that spoke to him, challenged him, and eventually prosecuted him. The series also looked in depth at the forensic science and legal arguments that were employed to secure a conviction.

PD Annaliese Edwards  SP Nick Brougham  Execs Caroline Short and Ian Rumsey

2022  2 x 90′  ITN Productions for Channel 5

The Sinking of the Costa Concordia: Secrets of the Wreck

The story of the most infamous cruise ship disaster this century. Episode 2 concentrates on the aftermath of the tragedy, why the vessel sank, and ultimately who was at fault. Eye witness testimonies and expert analysis provide a powerful telling of this nautical catastrophe. 60′ Prod/Dir: Karen Selway, Exec: Nathaniel Lippiett. An ITN Productions film for Channel 5.

Nelson: Britain’s Great Naval Hero

A fresh look at the life and feats of what was the most famous man in Britain at the turn of the 19th Century. The long format allowed an expanded exploration of the context of Britain’s role in world trade and conflict. This did well for the channel, one of three films about notable Britons.
SP: Karen Selway  Executive Producer: George Waldrum
120 mins   ITN Productions for Channel 5

Homestay China

Three part series for National Geographic with three presenters each embedding with remote communities in rural China. As a travelogue and observational show, this gave an insight into the challenges facing these minority groups, and how they are using their skills and customs to thrive in a 21st century industrial nation.
SP: Simon Phillips  Exec: Liz McLeod
3 x 60 mins   Meridian Line Films for National Geographic

First Ladies Revealed

Two episodes of a history of the women who occupied the White House and the roles they played at home, across the country, and beyond, in times of war and political turmoil. The series used in-depth interviews and dramatic reconstruction to tell the stories of Eleanor Roosevelt, Hillary Clinton, Mary Lincoln, Jackie Kennedy, Nancy Reagan, Laura Bush and more.
PD: James Millar  SP: Michael Burke  Exec: Sue Summers
2017/2 x 60mins. Finestripe Productions for Smithsonian Channel

Fern Britton Meets Jesse Jackson

Celebrity interviews and biography with Fern. Subjects including Jesse Jackson, Dionne Warwick, Frank Bruno and Brian Blessed.
Executive Producer: Dave Stanford

To Hell and Back


A documentary with dramatic reconstructions presented by former hostage John McCarthy on the lives of four people faced with the dilemma – revenge or forgiveness? Dir/Prod Jonathan Mayo

Winner – Royal Television Society 2001 Best Religious Documentary