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James Calderwood

  • Bristol/london
  • 20/04/2021

Work Experience

Vice TV
Oct 2020 - Jan 2021 PRODUCTION CREDITS

Date Title and description Channel
January 2021 Diana. A six part series uncovering Lady Diana's personality and motivations. Ep 1 and 2. October Films. CNN
October 2020 Planet Crime. A six part series about international crime. Ep 4 - The Kleptocrats. Vice TV. HBO

doc presenter led series on slavery over four continents
Jan 2020 - Jan 2020 Eps 1 and 4. Uplands TV


Dec 2019 - Jan 2019 The Diagnosis Detectives

Ob-doc. Following ten medical experts as the try to cure the incurable.Dragonfly. EP 1 of 4 BBC2

Oct 2019 - Oct 2019 The Windermere Children

Docu-drama on 300 Jewish children rescued from Nazi Germany and brought to England for groundbreaking therapy and rehabilitation. Wall to Wall TV.


Jun 2019 - Jun 2019 Charles

50 Years a Prince. A portrait of the Prince of Wales and why some Welsh Nationalists wanted him dead. Yeti Productions. Pick of the Day: Guardian,
Telegraph, Sunday Times (" a surprising Frederick Forysth sheen")

Apr 2019 - Apr 2019 ITV

China's Greatest Treasures. 6-part documentary on Chinese cultural treasures. Ep.1 and 2. Presented by Alistair Sooke. Mustang Films.


Jul 2011 - Jul 2011 ITV

Fraud Squad. 2 x 60 minutes on ATM fraud. 6 million viewers. Wild Pictures. ITV

Mar 2019 - Mar 2019 Thatcher

A very British Revolution. 6-part documentary on Mrs Thatcher. Guardian Pick of the Day. Patrick Holland: "Landmark".
Eps 2 and 3. BBC Productions.

Jan 2019 - Jan 2019 BBC 2

Who should get to stay in the UK?. Ob-doc on who gets UK passports. The deserving, the crooks and the rest. Ep.2 of 3 Guardian Pick of the day: "Excellent".

Specialist science factual on whether Sodom and Gomorah actually existed
Oct 2018 - Oct 2018 BBC 2

New landmark series, ep. 2 of 2. Caravan.

Nat Geo

Sep 2013 - Jan 2014 BBC 2

January 2014 Posh Pawn. 2 x 60 minutes on asset-rich but cash-poor residents of Weybridge coming to terms with the recession. 2.5 million viewers. Boomerang.

September 2013 Benefits Street. 6 x 60 minutes on the poorest street in Britain. C4 highest rated documentary for ten years. Love Productions.


Sep 2018 - Sep 2018 The Valley

factual on new discoveries
revealing the secrets of The Valley of the Kings.
Ep. 1 of 6. Windfall Films.

Nat Geo/C4

Jan 2018 - Jan 2018 The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann An

investigatory docu-drama on her
abduction and the threat of child trafficking in Europe. 3 of 8 episodes. Pulse Films.

Daily Mail Pick of the Day. Observer
May 2017 - Oct 2017 Netflix

October 2017 Carry on, Brussels. Ob-doc following some of the idiosyncratic characters in Brussels. Left wing, right wing, some love it some hate it. Guardian Pick of the Day. 1 of 3 episodes. October Films.

May 2017 The Army. Ob-doc following British troops in Iraq, Sudan, Ukraine. Three episodes. Wild Pictures.
Sunday Times Critic's Choice. Daily Mail Pick of the Day. Observer "insightful, worthwhile".


Apr 2017 - Apr 2017 Child Traffickers

Ob-doc for Wild Pictures. ITV

Mar 2017 - Mar 2017 eBay Scammers

Ob-doc following City of London Police on the trail of a mulit-million-pound fraudster. Wild Pictures. ITV

Feb 2017 - Feb 2017 Supervet

Blast Films. C4

Nov 2016 - Nov 2016 A Very British Hotel

Ob-doc on a famous Knightsbridge institution. Episode 1 of 3. Oxford Scientific Films. C4

Sep 2016 - Sep 2016 The Forgotten Children

Follows refugee orphans in Europe who face violence, exploitation and prison. RTS-nominated. Amnesty Award.


Aug 2016 - Aug 2016 Grand Designs. Boundless TV

C4 9pm

Jun 2016 - Jun 2016 Parking Wars

Ob-doc on the tears and recriminations resulting from our love affair with our car. 60 minutes. Century Films.


May 2016 - May 2016 My Name

is I have an Eating Disorder. Sufferers tell their stories. 60 minutes. Knickerbocker TV. C5

Keo West. TV Choice, The Observer
Nov 2015 - Nov 2015 The Food Chain


Sep 2015 - Sep 2015 Fraud Squad

Series four. 2-part ob-doc on Britain's largest Ponzi fraud. Wild Pictures. ITV

Apr 2015 - Apr 2015 Fraud

How they steal your ID. An East End criminal has moved into the lucrative world of social engineering victims on the phone with spectacular results. Guardian Pick of the day. Wild Pictures


Mar 2013 - Mar 2013 Fraud Squad

2 x 60 minutes. Credit Card Fraud reached 5.4 million viewers at 9pm. Wild Pictures. ITV

Feb 2015 - Feb 2015 The Counterfeiters

New 3-part series about everyone from facebook mums to computer CEOs, making millions selling anything from fake designer handbags to aircraft engines. Wild Pictures.


Jan 2015 - Jan 2015 Abducted

An ob-doc following the controversial re-abduction of a child from its mother. Wild Pictures. ITV

Apr 2014 - Jan 2014 Inside The Wildfire

2 x 60 minutes uncovering in forensic detail how bushfires start, spread and destroy in Australia. Dragonfly.

Nov 2014 - Nov 2014 Lots Road auction house

Auction House. 60 minutes on Lots Road auction house, where the wealthy of Chelsea come to buy and sell. Dragonfly. C4

Sep 2014 - Sep 2014 The British Property Boom

60 minutes on the winners and losers in London's housing market. Voltage TV. Guardian Pick of the day.


Dec 2012 - Jan 2012 Britain on the Fiddle

3 x 60 minutes on why the country is losing millions to fraud. Pick of the Day in all papers. 5.5 million viewers. Nominated best documentary for Grierson.


Oct 2012 - Oct 2012 Allotment Wars

60 minutes on the underhand methods used by some people to win Master Gardener of the Year. Pick of the Day in Guardian, Telegraph and Daily Mail. 4 million viewers.


Jul 2012 - Jul 2012 Child Trafficking

90-minute drama doc. on a 12-year-old Nigerian girl's story of being trafficked to Britain. Wild Pictures.


Jun 2012 - Jun 2012 Timeshift

The Joy of Train Sets. 60 minutes. What is it about men and model railways? Pick of the Day in Guardian, Telegraph. BBC2

Feb 2012 - Feb 2012 Billingsgate Market

60 minutes. Pick of the Day in Guardian, which called it "an unmissable documentary". Nominated BAFTA/Grierson.


Feb 2012 - Feb 2012 BAFTA/Grierson

nominations for Billingsgate Market

Pick of the Day in Observer
Sep 2011 - Sep 2011 The Factory
Jan 2011 - Jan 2011 Baby Hospital

2 x 60 minutes on an intensive care ward in a children's hospital. Wild Pictures. 4 million viewers. ITV

Dec 2010 - Jan 2010 Dispatches

Gang warfare in post-earthquake Haiti. Quicksilver Media. Pick of the Day in Guardian. C4

Jun 2008 - Jun 2008 Dispatches

What's in Your Wine? 60 minutes on the ingredients the major suppliers don't want you to know about Quicksilver Media.


Oct 2010 - Oct 2010 Unreported World

30 minutes on Zimbabwe's blood diamonds. Highest rated show of the series. Quicksilver Media. C4

Aug 2009 - Aug 2009 Unreported World

30 minutes on Muslim insurgency in the Philippines. Quicksilver Media. C4

May 2010 - May 2010 Smugglers

3 x 60 minutes on international smugglers. Wild Pictures. ITV

Jan 2010 - Jan 2010 Sticks and Stones

First Cut. 30 minutes on the victimisation of disabled people. Quicksilver Media. Pick of the Day in Guardian.


Mar 2009 - Mar 2009 Wincott Foundation

award for Crash: How Long will it Last?

Mar 2009 - Mar 2009 Dispatches Special

Crash: How Long will it last? 2 x 60 minutes on the financial crash. Quicksilver Media. Pick of the day in Guardian. Wincott Foundation Award.


Oct 2008 - Oct 2008 Black Beard

60 minutes drama doc. on infamous British pirate. Quickfire Media. C5

Oct 2007 - May 2008 Global Trek

Trekking in remote areas of the world. National Geographic/ Discovery

Mar 2007 - Sep 2007 Extreme Teen Drivers

Iraq: The Surge. 2 x 20 minutes for Guardian Films. RTS award and mentioned by Osama bin Laden. C4

Mar 2007 - Mar 2007 RTS

award for Iraq: The Surge

May 2002 - May 2002 RTS

award for Snakehead Triad

Feb 2007 - Feb 2007 How Green

are you? 60 minutes for Panorama on how to save the planet. BBC1

Jan 2007 - Jan 2007 Hair Wars

40 minutes for Blast Films. C4

Oct 2006 - Oct 2006 The Lost World of Albert Kahn

2 x 60 minutes on photography and film archive recorded at the turn of the century. Won FOCAL award.

BBC4 and BBC2

Oct 2006 - Oct 2006 FOCAL

award for The Lost World of Albert Khan

Sep 2006 - Sep 2006 The Price of Gas

60 minutes for Panorama on Russian gas supplies. BBC1

May 2006 - May 2006 RTS/Emmy/Grierson

nominations for The Cult of the Suicide Bomber

May 2006 - May 2006 The Cult of the Suicide Bomber

60 minutes for Many Rivers Film. Nominated for an Emmy, RTS and Grierson awards. C4

Jan 2006 - Jan 2006 Grierson

award/Best Documentary at Celtic Film Festival for Downhill Racer

Jan 2006 - Jan 2006 Downhill Racer

90 minutes on fairground travellers in the Highlands. Won Grierson award and Best Documentary at Celtic Film Festival.