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TELEVISION CAMERAMAN  
   

Finishing formal education at 15 with a just a prize for Best Swiss Photographs, I had a gap weekend then became a Post Boy at ATV in Kingsway, a major company in the independent television network. Working unpaid at weekends was part of the job so I was a Stage Assistant on many live programmes such as "Saturday Spectacular", "Oh Boy!", "Joan & Leslie", and "The Dickie Henderson Show" where I learnt the discipline of a television studio.

I was privileged to have worked for Lew Grade and ATV through the most inventive and adventurous days of British television as a Cameraman at Wood Green, Highbury, Foley Street and Hackney studios before ATV Elstree. Outside Broadcasts and location work ranged from "Sunday Night at the London Palladium" to drama inserts and sport; Racing, Wrestling, Football and a Formula One Grand Prix.

Following a gap of twenty years I now return occasionally to being a Cameraman, operating the main camera on a four camera recording of ballets in Kyoto, Japan where I have shot “Sleeping Beauty”, “Peter Pan”, “Cinderella”, “La Bayadere” and “Coppelia”.

Shooting "Sleeping Beauty" in Kyoto, 2004
   
   
Television Camerawork
 
  Auf Wiedersehen Pet Bing Crosby Christmas Special
  Edward the Seventh Emergency Ward 10
  Family Fortunes General Hospital
  Giselle (Rudolf Nureyev, Lynne Seymour, Monica Mason) Glen Campbell Special
  The Golden Shot Hamlet (Richard Chamberlain, John Gielgud)
  Julie Andrew's Special (Dir. Blake Edwards) Liberace Entertains
  Long Day's Journey Into Night (Laurence Olivier) The Morecombe & Wise Show
  The Muppet Show The Power Game
  Sapphire & Steele Sleeping Beauty
  The Tom Jones Show Tony Bennett Special
  The Val Doonican Show Twelfth Night (Tommy Steele, Ralph Richardson, Joan Plowright, Alec Guinness)
     
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