Chris Terrill - Film History

Film History

Year Film/television series Broadcaster Summary
1989 Subway BBC1 Crime and violence on the London Underground
1990 Bullies BBC2 The chronic problem of school bullying
1990 The Race Game BBC1 An investigation into racism in British sport.
1990 Fit To Drop BBC2 The extraordinary story of people addicted to exercise.
1991 Brief Encounters BBC2 Prostitutes, pimps, punters and the police at Kings Cross Railway Station
1992 Ape Trade BBC1/National Geographic Undercover investigation into orangutan smuggling
1993 Yellow Line BBC1 The vicious parking wars on the streets of London
1993 Miami Wild BBC2 Policing the animal smuggling trade in Florida
1994 Seeing Red BBC1 Union unrest, crime and violence on London's buses
1994 The Women Trade BBC1 Investigation into international prostitution and the marketing of women for the sex industry
1995 Beloved Country BBC2 6-part series on ordinary South African lives as they approached full democracy and black rule
1996 HMS Brilliant BBC1 6-part series on a Royal Navy warship serving during the Yugoslavian war
1996 Alison's Last Mountain BBC1 Journey to K2 with the family of Alison Hargreaves soon after her death on the mountain
1997 Soho Stories BBC 2 12-part series about life in London's famous and flamboyant Soho district
1998 The Cruise BBC 1 12-part series on board a luxury cruise ship in the Caribbean featuring Jane McDonald
1998 Jane Ties the Knot BBC 1 Cruise special—Jane gets married on a Caribbean Island.
1999 Jane's Cruise to the Stars BBC 1 Cruise special—Jane's rise to stardom.
1999 Jailbirds BBC 1 10-part series inside Newhall Women's high security prison
2000 Beyond the Bars BBC 1 Jailbirds special—What happened to the prisoners after release.
2000 Tito's Story BBC 1 Inside Story special on an 11 year old autistic boy in India who writes beautiful philosophical poetry
2000 The Quest BBC 1 The story of a rock gospel band and their bid for fame
2001 Through the Eyes of the Old BBC 1 90-minute feature on being old
2001 Through the Eyes of the Young BBC 1 90-minute feature on being young
2002 The Ship BBC 2/History Channel 6-part adventure series sailing the Endeavour in the wake of Captain Cook from Australia to Indonesia
2003 Shayler's Secrets BBC 2 Following the rogue spy David Shayler through his fateful trial at the Old Bailey
2004 Charlotte Church—Spreading Her Wings BBC 1 A year in the life of the young diva as she approaches her 18th birthday
2004 The Making of Sheila Quigley BBC 1 The extraordinary story of a first time novelist
2004 Debra Winger in Africa Charity film Film for Sightsavers International about Debra Winger visiting Kenya to highlight the plight of the blind
2004 The 24 Hour Plays Charity film Film for the Old Vic about a unique theatrical experiment
2005 Charlotte Church—Confessions of a Teen Angel ITV1 Charlotte attempting to break into the rock world
2004–2005 Shipmates BBC 1 A major 5-part series about the Royal Navy on operations.
2006 Debra Winger in India Charity film A film for Sightsavers International about Debra Winger visiting India to highlight the plight of the blind
2006 The Sultan and the Elephant BBC Four The heart-warming story of a giant elephant's visit to the streets of London and the enchantment he brought with him.
2006 Extreme Theatre Sky TV A one hour special on a unique theatrical experiment at the Old Vic featuring Kevin Spacey
2007 Commando—On the Front Line ITV1 8-part series on the Royal Marines serving on the front line in Afghanistan
2007 The 55 Year Old Commando ITV1 and 4 The story of Chris Terrill's attempt to win the iconic green beret of the Royal Marines Commando (directed by Malcolm Donkin)
2007 Commando—On the Front Line (Director's cut) ITV4 8-part series as above—one hour versions
2007 The Parish Church of England—St Martin-in-the-Fields Five 3-part series on a year in the life of this iconic church in Trafalgar Square
2007 Go Commando! ITV4 Two Royal Marines row the Atlantic Ocean
2008 Nature's Fury ITV1 3-part series on the world's most destructive storms and their impact on communities (Tornadoes, Hurricanes and Firestorms)
2009 Theatreland Sky Arts 8-part series behind the scenes at the famous Theatre Royal, Haymarket.
2010 War Torn Warriors Sky 1 Two 60-minute films about badly injured Royal Marines trekking and climbing in the high Himalayas.
2011 Royal Navy: Caribbean Patrol Five/National Geographic Five-part series about the Royal Navy tracking down cocaine smugglers and providing humanitarian relief in the Caribbean.
2011 Nature's Fury—Monsoon ITV4 Facing up to the extremes of the Indian monsoon
2012 Royal Marines: Mission Afghanistan Five Six-part series on the Royal Marines of 42 Commando working in the dangerous Nad Ali North district of Helmand Province
2012 Theatre of War BBC1 Theatre presents War in a unique and remarkable way for a feature-length Imagine Special
2013 Battle Scarred Five Four-part series on the problems faced by ex-servicemen when returning to civilian life.
2013 Savage Nature Five Four-part series on Drought, Typhoons, Blizzards and Sea Storms and their impact on communities (in production)
For 2014 Commando: On the Front Line Update ITV1 A one hour Special updating the story of Commando: On the Front Line and 924 Troop (in production)

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