The Day They Dropped The Bomb

A Documentary for the 70th Anniversary of Hiroshima On August 6 1945, one plane dropped one bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. In an instant, the city was destroyed and 80,000 people were dead. But the dropping of the Atomic bomb also launched the Nuclear age, shaping all of our lives  and changing the […]

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“The Day Kennedy Died”

Filming “The Day Kennedy Died” I have completed the first shoot for my latest documentary ” THE DAY KENNEDY DIED”. Made through FINESTRIPE PRODUCTIONS in Glasgow. The production is an ITV film in association with the Smithsonian Channel in the US  and is due to be screened for the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination in […]

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Osama bin Laden

“The Hunt for Bin Laden”

Following his the critically acclaimed film 9/11: Day That Changed the World, Leslie Woodhead wrote and directed THE HUNT FOR BIN LADEN, which premieres on ITV on May 1, 2012, and in the USA on Sunday, April 29  on Smithsonian Channel. The two-hour special features insightful interviews with Leon Panetta, Donald Rumsfeld, Richard Clarke as […]

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“9/11 : The Day that Changed the World”

This film for the tenth anniversary of 9/11 was a rare challenge – to tell the story of that terrible day using only interviews with America’s key decision-makers and extraordinary archive film shot on the day. Overview: On September 11th, 2001 millions shared with the people of New York the unimaginable horror of the attack […]

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How The Beatles Rocked The Kremlin (BBC Four/Thirteen)

This film was a real labour of love for me since it brought together passions from my entire life as a film maker – from working on the first-ever film with the Beatles in 1962 to recording the obsessions of Beatles fans across the former Soviet Union over the past 30 years. Overview In August […]

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