A self shooting observational documentary producer/director making engaging, thought-provoking films about real people, often filming over extended timeframes.

Cold War Spies : Press

Days that Shook the World II: Cold War Spies “Gary Powers and the Rudolf Abel Spy Swap”

Duration
60'
Genre
Drama Documentary
My Role
Writer
Producer
Director
Executive Producer
Chris Kelly
Production Company
Lion Television
Commissioner
BBC Two Network
Channel
BBC 2
History Channel
First UK Transmission dates
10.30pm, 13th Dec. 2004
BBC4
7pm, 14th Dec. 2004
BBC Two Network
(Repeated both UK and
internationally,
as well as on DVD)
Year
2004
Format
Digi Beta

Select series reviews include:

  • “Riveting”

    Evening Standard

  • “A powerful series that has been neglected by critics. An engaging documentary”

    Independent

  • “This is documentary film-making of the very highest calibre”

    Amazon Review

  • “some episodes could have been better [but] when it's good, Days That Shook The World is very good indeed. It's a pity, though, that it couldn't have sustained the quality of the Kristallnacht, War Of The Worlds and Gary Powers episodes throughout”

    DVD Times

Wiki review of entire three series

On sale at Amazon “A must buy DVD” (DVD QUEEN) - RATED 5 STARS

No.8 in Amazon’s top 14 ‘Must see documentaries’ (in between Apollo 13 and Meerkat Manor’!)