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See below for a selection of my television work

The Disordered Eye

60 mins   |   BBC FOUR | November 2020

Producer | Editor

Artist/filmmaker Richard Butchins challenges the importance of good vision in making art. Examining the work of Monet and Degas he looks at the effect of impaired vision on painters of the last 150 years.  I self shot, co-directed, produced and edited this fascinating documentary.

60 Years of Carols from King's

60 mins   |   BBC TWO  |   December 2014

Director | Producer | Editor

Documentary celebrating 60 years since the BBC first televised this Christmas institution.  Juliet Stevenson narrates the story of Carols from King's, how it was first televised in 1954 and how each year the soloist is selected for the traditional opening of Once in Royal David's City.

Bach: a passionate life

90 mins   |   BBC TWO  |   March 2013

Director | Producer

Feature length documentary, that goes beneath the famous portrait of Bach as a grumpy 62-year-old man in a wig and formal coat. John Eliot Gardiner reveals a complex and passionate artist who wrote timeless music that is today known world-wide. Gardiner undertakes a 'Bach Tour' of Germany, and sifts the relatively few clues we have - some newly-found. Most of all, he uses the music to reveal the 

real Bach.

The Great British Paraorchestra

60 mins   |   C4   |   August 2012

Director | Producer | Editor

Documentary that explores music’s power to bring people together, charting the formation of the British Paraorchestra, and exploring the musicians’ own relationship with music. Inspired by his five-year-old daughter, who has cerebral palsy, and by the principles of the Paralympics, international 

conductor Charles Hazlewood is determined to create a platform for talented disabled musicians at the top of their

game.

Angelic Voices: the choristers of Salisbury Cathedral

90 mins   |   BBC FOUR   |   March 2011

Director | Producer | Editor

Feature length documentary, part observational, part specialist factual, part performance, tells the story of choristers in the Church of England from the Middle Ages to present day. Anchored at Salisbury Cathedral, we learn about the choristers’ daily lives and their history at Salisbury, dating back to the 11thCentury. Three months ongoing access was crucial to the success of this documentary.

Gareth Malone Goes to Glyndebourne

3 x 60 mins   |   BBC TWO   |   June 2010

Series Producer | Director

3 part series, my idea/development/access/commission,

following Gareth Malone as the chorus master of a new opera, Knight Crew, performed on the main stage at Glyndebourne. Gareth scours East Sussex to find 14–19 year old hard to reach/hard to engage young people to be in his chorus. Ongoing access was crucial to the success of this series.

© Cesca Eaton 
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