Main programme credits as Producer/Director/Editor

NOLLYWOOD 2 Doing it right
2009/10 25 minutes
Follow up documentary on the crisis in the Nigerian film & video industry caused by the lack of a distribution structure and by rampant piracy. HiTV. OHTV. Festivals.
LOCAL GO(I)NG GLOBAL Updated article reflecting the international success of Araromire.
To be published by the University of Ibadan. Nigeria 2012
THE FAMILY LEGACY
2008
24 minute drama about a Nigerian Family living in London. Commissioned by the NHS Sickle Cell Screening Programme. Transmitted Community Channel. HiTV. International. OHTV
NOLLYWOOD Just doing it
2008
30 minute documentary about the Nigeria's vibrant multi-billion-naira independent movie industry. screened at BOB TV Nigeria & New Research Exhibition. Westminster University.
EL SABOR DEL SOLAR
2004 5 x 25 minutes
Dance documentary set in social housing in Havana Cuba. Shown Latin American Film Festival London. Black history month. London. New York film & Video Festival. Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latino Americano. Habana, Cuba. FICCU Munich 2007
LA FAMILIA ASPIRINA
2004. 10 minutes
Music documentary about an influential extended family of artists & performers in Cuba. Shown Black history Month. London. FICCU Munich 2007
GOD IS GREAT. But what can I make of my life?
25 minutes
Documentary about the plight of very young girls and women in rural northern Nigeria who develop Fistulas. largely as result of prolonged obstructed labour. The Community Channel. HiTV Nigeria
THE LIFT
Dance for Camera
Commissioned by BBC2 & The Arts Council. Devised with choreographer Carol Brown TX BBC2 & BBC Knowledge
S.O.S. SONGS OF SEDUCTION
Sound on Film
Music/drama from a short story written by Jane Thorburn. Composed by Jenni Roditi for BBC2 & the Arts Council.
PULL a sculptural dance
Dance for Camera
Part of the 'Dance for Camera' series. Commissioned by BBC2 & the Arts Council. With Bruce McLean, Ashley Page and Dave Stewart. TX Feb ‘98
ALAGBA a Water Spirit Masquerade
45 minute documentary
Shot in Southern Nigeria. Screened at Museum of Mankind and British Museum. Smithsonian Institute, Washington. Museum of Natural History New York. Presented in 2010 as part of the 'Kingdom of Ife' exhibition at the British Museum, London
DISNEY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL
1 Hour Children's drama
Director for children's drama shot 4 times in 4 different languages Produced by Absolutely Productions.
THE SCORE
10 x 50 minute programmes
Series Editor. Classical Music Magazine Programme for BBC 2.
CHIEF CHIEF
46 minute documentary
Made with the sculptor Sokari Douglas Camp Shot by J. Thorburn in the Delta region of Nigeria. The Discovery Channel. The British Museum.
THE EMPRESS OF NEWFOUNDLAND
52 minute contemporary opera/drama
Composed by Orlando Gough and designed by the artist Bruce McLean. Ch 4.
THE JAZZ PACKAGE
10 x half hour programmes
Featuring the best of American Archive big band, jazz and dance films from th 30's and 40's. Ch 4.
THE DAZZLING IMAGE
24 x one hour programmes
Two series of 12 one hour programmes featuring the best of new films and videos commissioned by the BFI the Arts Council and Channel 4 (series edited by J. Thorburn)
CAMERA
A contemporary 52 minute music/drama/opera
Written and composed for Channel 4 TV. Featuring the singer Dagmar Krause
LES BALLETS AFRICAINS
52 minute programme
Featuring the National dance company of Guinea screened on Channel 4 - July 1991
TALES OF FAITH AND FOXES
50 minute programme
Two short operas written by STRAVINSKI and SATIE. narrated by Tilda swinton. Text by John Wells
GRAN GRAN FIESTA!
90 minute programme
Featuring the stars of Latin American dance, music and carnival.
ARTRAGE
6 x 15 minute programmes
A humorous, hard hitting series of 6 programmes about burning Art Issues. Written & Presented by Malcolm Bennett.
THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH
one hour programme
Featuring the phenomenum of 'New Circus' from around the world. This featured 6 different circuses including the now infamous French Circus ARCHAOS. This programme was Channel 4’s 1989 nomination for the Golden Rose of Montreaux.
ALTER IMAGE
30 x half hour programmes
Three series of 10 programmes each featuring Art and Artists from all over the world. This was considered a ground breaking series and included fine Artists, dancers, musicians, designers and short stories presented with the collaboration of the artists themselves.
MAP OF DREAMS
Four part 12 minute series
Images to music by Bill Nelson based on dreams and astrology. Commissioned by Channel 4
POOKIESNACKENBURGER IN...
5 half hour comedy musicals
Adopting different musical styles for each programme. TX Ch 4
  • Restoration Comics aka The Draughtsman’s P45
  • School for Cool
  • River of Love
  • Pop Go the Asteroids
  • Hellbent
ANDREW LOGAN’S ALTERNATIVE MISS WORLD
One hour programme
One hour programme of the spectacular event hosted by sculptor Andrew Logan. TX Channel 4
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