1. TONY TEW: THE MAN IN THE MIDDLE
Tony Tew trained with BBC tv before becoming an independent producer and director with Grenville Film Productions Ltd making programmes for Channel Four and other tv broadcasters and corporate bodies. Winning many international awards, his productions ranged from period drama to music and from documentaries to educational programmes.
His many screen credits include:
STORYBOOK series One and Two.
A collection of charming stories for primary age children, each of which highlights an important scriptural or ethical teaching.
A 90-minute 16th century period drama starring Roger Rees, Keith Baron and Oona Kirsch on the life of William Tyndale, the English Reformer and Bible translator. (Channel Four)
Drama/Documentary on the history of the Earls of Pembroke and their magnificent Palladian style palace at Wilton near Salisbury. Starring Anna Massey.
JOHN WYCLIFFE - The Morning Star
75-minute 15th century period drama starring Peter Howells on the life of this medieval scholar and Bible translator. (Channel Four)
A CANDLE IN THE DARK
90-minute 18th century period drama on the life and work of William Carey, pioneer missionary. A stunning drama filmed on location in India and starring Richard Atlee, Lynette Edwards and Julie-Kate Olivier.
A series of comedy sketches on Biblical themes with the Riding Lights Theatre Group.
JESUS THEN & NOW
12 x 30 minute educational programmes on the life and teachings of Jesus and his relevance today. An innovative blend of drama, documentary, dance, humour and interviews with David Watson and Tina Heath. (S4C Wales)
30-minute drama about a Russian teenager who has to choose between his faith and his future career. (EO Television, Holland)
A 50-minute musical documentary on the Greenbelt Festival starring Cliff Richard, Larry Norman, Randy Stonehill, After the Fire, Bryn Haworth (et al) and with a hilarious cabaret act from Roy Castle. (BBC1 peak viewing)
CATCH THE VISION
Television magazine programme featuring Sally Ann Howes.
CAUGHT IN TIME and ON TOP OF THE WORLD
Two documentaries on the fight against leprosy filmed in the stunning mountain kingdom of Nepal.
In a dramatic career change, he became a School Chaplain in 1993 - also teaching Religious Studies, Film Studies and English - and became an RS examiner for one of the GCSE boards. During this time, he also studied for a Masters degree in Religious Education.
Since 2004 he has combined his production and teaching skills in a unique way as Director of Grenville Educational Media Ltd.
IN THE PIPELINE:
Currently at the development stage are three new period dramas on: Michael Faraday, John Calvin and the development of the smallpox vaccine - all aimed at a television audience. More information will follow.
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