CLIVE DUNN/SEVENTH HOUSE FILMS Production Profile (selection) 

 

VILLAGES BY THE SEA – WALBERSWICK 1x30 DIRECTOR/WRITER/PRODUCER (2019) Ben Robinson tells the dramatic story of this Suffolk village that lurched from prosperity to poverty over centuries.

BBC England for BBC1 East and network BBC2

 

RIVER WALKS – THE DEBEN 1x30 DIRECTOR/WRITER (2018) Miranda Krestovnikoff walks from Sutton Hoo to Ramsholt and meets people whose lives have been shaped by this beautiful Suffolk river.

Eye Film/BBC East for BBC1

 

FISHERMEN TO KINGS 1x30 DIRECTOR/WRITER (2017) Photographer Rankin discovers the forgotten work of pioneer photographer Olive Edis.

Eye Film/BBC East for BBC1

 

ON STAGE – FRINTON ON SEA 1x30 DIRECTOR/WRITER (2015) Richard Wilson tells the story of the unique Frinton Summer Theatre where seven plays are performed in seven weeks.

Eye Film/ BBC English Regions for BBC1 and network BBC2/4

 

THE DOME 1x30 DIRECTOR/WRITER/PRODUCER (2014) Stephen Fry narrates the story of Langham Dome, the world’s first anti-aircraft gunnery training facility during WW2.

Eye Film/BBC East for BBC1

 

PICKING UP THE PIECES 1x90 CO-DIRECTOR (2013/14) Feature cinema documentary charting the 25-year-old history of HALO, the largest landmine clearance charity.

Eye Film/Genesius Pictures

 

A HISTORY OF THE WORLD IN 100 OBJECTS 1x30 DIRECTOR/WRITER/PRODUCER (2010) Chris Beardshaw describes Norfolk’s agricultural revolution and picks five items associated with it.

Seventh House Films/BBC East for BBC1

 

BEECHING’S TRACKS 1x30 DIRECTOR/WRITER/PRODUCER (2008) Nicholas Crane explores what happened to Norfolk’s railways 40 years ago and discovers plans to re-instate some lines.

Eye Film & TV/Seventh House Films/BBC English Regions for BBC2 and network BBC4

 

MADE IN ENGLAND 1x30 DIRECTOR (2008) Norfolk landscape photographer Harry Cory Wright discovers the urban pulse in Bristol.

Imago/BBC English Regions for BBC2 and network BBC4

 

SAVING PLANET EARTH 1x30 PRODUCER/DIRECTOR (2006) Myleene Klass explores the efforts to save three endangered animals in the East of England.  

Imago/BBC East for BBC1

 

CLOUDS OF SECRECY 1x30 DIRECTOR/WRITER/PRODUCER (2006) Documentary examining disclosures about chemical spraying in East Anglia during the Cold War.

BBC1 East

 

SECRET NELSON 1x30 DIRECTOR/WRITER/PRODUCER (2005) To coincide with the bi-centenary of Nelson’s Trafalgar, a partly - dramatised portrait of Nelson and the relationships with the women in his life.

Seventh House Films/BBC East for BBC1

 

PICTURE OF BRITAIN 1x30 DIRECTOR/WRITER/PRODUCER (2005) Radical artist Colin Self journeys round his home county of Norfolk exploring the roots of his inspiration.

BBC1 East

 

NATION ON FILM – SELLING SALVATION 1x30 DIRECTOR/WRITER/PRODUCER (2004) How the Christian church used films to offer salvation to the permissive society of the 1950s and 60s.

BBC English Regions/OU for network BBC4/2

 

NATION ON FILM - PRIVATE PASSIONS 1x30 DIRECTOR/WRITER/PRODUCER (2004) Exploring amateur film-making in the 1930s.

BBC English Regions/OU for network BBC4/2

 

RESTORATION NATION 1x60 DIRECTOR/WRITER/PRODUCER (2004) Examining the issues surrounding heritage conservation in The Midlands and East.  

BBC East for network BBC 4/2

 

THE ISLAND 1x30 DIRECTOR/WRITER/PRODUCER (2003) Poet Laureate Andrew Motion explores the hidden history of Orford Ness, Britain’s former secret establishment now owned by the National Trust.

Seventh House Films/BBC English Regions for network BBC4/2

 

SAVING EINSTEIN 1x10 DIRECTOR/WRITER/PRODUCER (2003) Exploring three weeks of extraordinary history in1933 when Albert Einstein escaped the Nazis by going into hiding in Norfolk.

BBC1 East

 

SAILORMEN 1x40 DIRECTOR/WRITER/PRODUCER (2002) Paul Heiney explores 100 years of Thames Sailing Barge history in Essex.

Seventh House Films for BBC1 and BBC2

 

THE FORGOTTEN TREASURE 1x30 DIRECTOR/WRITER/PRODUCER (2002) The story of the Sutton Hoo dig, one of the country’s finest archaeological treasures.

Seventh House Films for BBC1 and BBC2

 

LEGENDS OF THE GOBI 1x60 DIRECTOR (2001) In search of wild Bactrian camels in the Gobi Desert.

Imago/HIT for National Geographic. Winner: Creative Excellence in Natural World Genre, US Film & Television Festival 2002 Merit award for Excellence in Cinematography, International Wildlife Festival 2002

 

BRAZIL’S BLACK LION TAMARINS 1x30 DIRECTOR (1999) The life and death drama of a group of Black Lion Tamarins moved from captivity in Jersey Zoo to the Atlantic Rain Forest in Brazil.

Imago for Carlton/National Geographic

 

NEW ZEALAND’S KAKAPO 1x30 DIRECTOR (1999) The story of the efforts to preserve the flightless Kakapo parrot, one of the world’s rarest birds.

Imago for Carlton/National Geographic

 

THAILAND’S ELEPHANTS 1x30 DIRECTOR (1999) Documentary on the plight of Thailand’s redundant elephants, and the unique scheme to reintroduce them to the wild.

Imago for Carlton/National Geographic

A PLEASANT TERROR 1x60 DIRECTOR/CO-WRITER/PRODUCER (1995) Dramatised biography of the King’s Cambridge and Eton Provost M.R. James, who wrote England’s finest ghost stories.

Seventh House Films for ITV Anglia. Nominated for Best Regional Programme by the Royal Television Society 1996.

 

DARK MIRACLE 1x30 DIRECTOR/WRITER/PRODUCER (1995) Documentary investigation into a near-catastrophic nuclear explosion that occurred on a Suffolk airbase in 1956.

Seventh House Films for BBC1 East. Nominated for Best Regional Programme by the Royal Television Society 1995.

 

A KIND OF PEACE 1x30 DIRECTOR/WRITER/PRODUCER (1994) Documentary exploring the life-changing effects on Colin Caffell as a consequence of the Jeremy Bamber murders.

Seventh House Films for BBC1 East. Nominated for Best Regional Programme by the Royal Television Society 1994.

 

KING ROMANCE 1x60 DIRECTOR (1993) Television biography of the great adventure writer Sir Henry Rider Haggard.

Seventh House Films for ITV Anglia

 

BARE HEAVEN 1x60 DIRECTOR/CO-WRITER/PRODUCER (1991) A partly-dramatised film biography of the novelist L.P.Hartley.  Clive Swift plays the author on a journey across his chilldhood landscape revisiting scenes depicted in his novels.

Seventh House Films for ITV Anglia

 

A SWELL OF THE SOIL 1x60 DIRECTOR/CO-WRITER/PRODUCER (1990) A partly-dramatised film portrait of the life of the painter Sir Alfred Munnings who lived by both his passions and prejudices.

Seventh House Films for ITV Anglia

 

SUFFOLK COMFORT 1x30 DIRECTOR/WRITER/PRODUCER (1990) A film portrait of the iconic radio presenter John Peel as he turns 50.

Seventh House Films for BBC1 East

 

LIGHT OUT OF THE SKY 1x60 DIRECTOR/CO-WRITER/PRODUCER (1989) A partly-dramatised film biography of Norfolk painter Edward Seago whose charismatic personality earned him friendships with the Royal Family and celebrities.

Seventh House Films for ITV Anglia. Nominated for Best Regional Programme by the Royal Television Society 1990.

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