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Being given free reign to make my own pieces and ‘play’ on an Avid Symphony by Paul Islwyn Thomas, head of Art at BBC Wales in 2001 as part of the ground breaking Arts series ‘Double Yellow’ was probably one of those career breaks that only happen once in a lifetime but I relished it and the programmes that came after it. ‘Painting the Weather.’2002, BBC4.’Painting the People,’ 2003, BBC4/2 and 'Painting Humanity,' 2008. Making artistic programmes about art is a direction I intend to develop in the future.

The Picture Postcard World of Nigel Walmsley: TIMESHIFT BBC4, 2011

Social History doc. revealing how postcards were the Twitter of its day. A 24hr news provider a century ago.

Producer: Jerry Dawson.   Exec: Mike Poole

Timeshift_The Postcard World of Nigel Warmsley from steve phillips on Vimeo.

'Just occasionally TV still has the power to surprise. I'd started watching Timeshift: The Picture Postcard World of Nige Walmsley (BBC4) expecting the standard 9pm social history docmentary; what I got was a film that pretty much ripped up the BBC4 factual programming rulebook. And was all the better for it.'                                                                                     John Crace_ The Guardian 15 Sept. 2011

A Poet's Guide to Britain: BBC4. 2009

Series featuring six British landscape poets and their journeys taken to capture landscape in their own words. Presented by Owen Sheers.

Producer: Karen McCallion. Series Producer: Rupert Edwards

hamnavoe from steve phillips on Vimeo.


Painting Humanity: BBC1 Wales. 2008

Producer: Chris Morris

'Alice through the looking glass' type journey through 'Artes Mundi' international art exhibition. 


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Double Yellow Series I & II: BBC1 Wales. 2001

Series Producer: Chris Morris

Exec. Producer: Paul Thomas 

A fantastic arts magazine series featuring storytellers, animation, drama, still photography, music etc. in an eclectic mix that left the audience to put it together. Avant gard and ahead of its time it unfortunately got axed half way through the 2nd series. Aside from edits I was responsible for off/ online, graphics, etc. which made for some long hours.


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Painting the Weather: BBC4. 2003

Changeable & Rain

Director: Lucie Donahue 

Another groundbreaking series from the BBC Wales art dept. illustrating the contrasting ways that artists from different cultures and times have depicted weather. Off/ Onlined: Avid Symphony.


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Painting the People: BBC4 60 mins.

A search for the art of the working class to show how relationship between rulers and ruled has changed over time.
Director: David Olusoga