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I had a wonderful experience earlier today filming the London Philharmonic Orchestra for ITV News with Producer Lucia Walker and Correspondent Sally Lockwood. The Orchestra were practicing ahead of two nights of performances at the Hammersmith Apollo playing songs from 20 years of Pokemon games. I was really looking forward to it being tonight’s ‘And Finally’...
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Last Wednesday I was tasked by BBC News to cover the final departure of the Royal Navy Aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious from her home port of Portsmouth as she sets off for a scrapyard in Turkey. She has been sold for a measly 2 million pounds and will follow the fate of her two sister...
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I had a part in filming a VT for yesterday’s Victoria Derbyshire Show where they were highlighting the alarming instances of very nasty side effects from the use of Antidepressants. The ‘extreme’ side-effects of antidepressants was a piece that went out on the show to highlight the suffering that some people are going through with these...
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Yesterday I was sent down by BBC News to the lovely town of Battle to cover a reenactment of the Battle of Hastings, commemorating the 950th Anniversary of that fateful day. I arrived at about 2pm to find that Tim and Duncan had organised a mock battle just for me to film for our piece...
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I can’t think of a single Cameraman or Camerawoman who isn’t an absolute Kit-Monster when it comes to gear, and I have to say that I am worse than nearly everyone I know. My addiction to kit stems from my days in the military and although I clearly need therapy its entirely a good thing...
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BBC’s Business Correspondent Kamal Ahmad reports from Blenheim Palace on the introduction of the new five pound note. This short VT was shot and edited by me in one afternoon on location for the Six o’clock News back in June 2016 at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire. The Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney...
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The BBC’s Robert Hall reports on the strange visitings of busloads of tourists to the quiet Oxfordshire Village of Kidlington. This story was initially reported on local news and the national press got wind of it and the Newsroom sent us both down to see what all the fuss was about… It was rumoured that...
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Another short VT from my Archive is this fun shoot with Mike Bushell from BBC Breakfast. Shot in an afternoon with Western Riding Trainer Bob Mayhew, this piece was edited by Breakfast and featured on a Saturday morning. Great fun shooting this although I really wanted to give the riding a go too! Not only...
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The BBC's Defense Correspondent Jonathan Beale reports from Estonia about Nato Exercises on the North East flank of the alliance's borders with Russia. This report was shot by me with Jonathan in June and we edited using FCPX back in the UK for it to go out ahead of the Nato Summit in Warsaw in...
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Last weekend I was deployed by BBC News to a gloriously sunny Geneva where the Americans and Russians were talking ceasefires in Syria and trying to thrash out a peace deal. I deployed with James Lansdale and Mark Georgiou to switzerland at fairly short notice not actually knowing until the last minute whether senator Kerry was going...
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