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Britain’s Christmas Story

Gareth Malone and Karen Gibson reveal the story of Christmas in Britain from its origins to the banning of the celebration in the 17th century. With each presenter travelling the length of the country to meet historians and musicians, they learned about subjects as diverse as wassailing, plainchant, a Tudor Christmas dinner, the nativity scene, Charles Dickens’ famous story, pub carols, and the riots that followed the banning of Christmas in Cambridge. With a tight edit schedule, each episode also featured full music performances with Gareth and Karen’s own choirs.
Series Producer/Director: Karen Selway  Exec Prod: Rob Unsworth
2 x 60′  Commissioned by Daisy Scalchi for BBC One

Elvis: That’s Alright Mama, 60 Years On


Elvis: That’s Alright Mama 60 Years On
Aug 2014/60’/BBC4
A musical tribute to Elvis Presley, recorded 60 years to the day from when he recorded his first single That’s All Right at Sun Studio in Memphis. Documentary sequences about Elvis’s early life are intercut with performances of Elvis tracks, from country, blues, and soul stars including Laura Bell Bundy and Candi Staton. These were part of a unique session in Sun Studio itself.

Amazing Grace: The True Story of the Song

To coincide with the anniversary of the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade, this film tells the story of the former slave trader John Newton who went on to write this most famous of hymns, whose words only met their famous tune seventy years after his death.
Director: Jonathan Mayo
“A fine documentary” The Times.

The Truth About Christmas Carols

The composer Howard Goodall traces the history of carols, from plainchant to Victorian Yuletide mania. Features plenty of great music performances, in some interesting locations.
Producer/Director Jonathan Mayo

BBC Songs of Praise

Regular editor for BBC’s Songs of Praise series. This features outside broadcast and single-camera music production, and interstitial features. Series Producer Matthew Napier, Executive Producer Dave Stanford

School Choir of the Year 2014


Heats and finals of the national choral singing competition, including backstory films.

Series Producer: Matthew Napier