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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.

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

Canterbury Catherdral

2014/3 x 60’/BBC2
Observational documentary series following a year in the life of the staff, congregation and visitors to this 12th Century Cathedral which is a World Heritage site. Ser Prod: Graham Johnston. Exec Prod: Julian Mercer

Around the world in 80 faiths

2009/3 x 60’/BBC 2/Travel Channel
Three episodes of the award-winning 8 part series, following Peter Owen Jones as he travels across the world investigating the state of religion and belief.
Episode Director/Producers: Kevin Jarvis/Tom Sheahan/Rob Cowling.
Series producer Graham Johnston.
Radio Times Audience Award, Sandford St Martin Awards. RTS Nominee – Best Factual Series 2009

How To Live a Simple Life

Peter Owen Jones takes to the road, begging for food and accommodation, as part of a series in which he abides by the the rule of St Francis, and lives without money.
Director: Rob Cowling. Series Prod: Graham Johnston.
Nominated for RTS 2010 Award for Best Factual Series

Blackpool Medics – 10 Days in May


Ob-doc series following Blackpool’s A+E, air ambulance and hospital staff as they deal with the varied situations thrown at them by the mix of local and holiday populations.

Director/Producer: Samantha Davies.Series Producer Jim Booth.

Executive Producers Liz Molyneux/Chris Salt

Summer at Helen House

2009/60’/BBC 2

A single episode update to the award winning series Children of Helen House, following life at the pioneering Oxford children’s hospice. This film tells the stories of four families living with children needing care from the hospice and its team. Prod/Dir: Jonathan Mayo

This film achieved the highest ever AI (Audience Appreciation) rating (93%) of any peak time BBC2 programme.