Born Prestwood, Bucks – January 20th 1938
Education – Cothill House and Harrow.
Early career included work as a stage manager in Rep at The Grand Theatre, Croydon; assistant film editor at Pinewood film studios; floor manager at TWW and ATV.
Author aged twenty-five.
In 1961/63 made first films at TWW (Television Wales and the West) with John Betjeman and Gwyn Thomas. Joined BBC Television as producer/director in 1963 at the advent of BBC2.
In 1968 won British Film Academy (now BAFTA) Robert Flaherty Award for In Need of Special Care – a film about a Camphill school in Scotland for children with special needs (same film nominated for British Film Academy 'United Nations Award', along with its sequel about Botton Village – a Camphill community in Yorkshire for adults with special needs).
Nominated by BAFTA and by The Broadcasting Press Guild for 1985 series with Alan Whicker – Living with Uncle Sam.
Independent documentary film-maker since 1990.