Bongoman

 Paul Olding

 

 

Full Credits List

 

2014

The Russian X Files

92 mins. NGCI/AP Mysteries, cover ups and monsters behind the Iron Curtain (Pioneer Tv)

 

A Day a Life

12 mins. Exploring the relationship between a married couple whose soldier son is deployed to Afghanistan

 

How We Got to Now with Steven Johnson

2 x 60min PBS/BBC2. Innovations and ideas that make the modern world (Nutopia)

 

Nuclear Fusion Reaches a Milestone

1 x 15mins The Science Show, Radio National, Australia, reporting on laser fusion.

 

 

2013

The Mystery of Rome’s X Tombs

60min BBC2. Investigating a newly discovered ancient mass grave beneath Rome.

 

Ancient DNA solves Riddles of Ancient Plagues

1 x 14 mins The Science Show, Radio National, Australia how ancient DNA can be used to answer centuries old questions of disease.

 

Junkie Love

2 mins. Poetic animation about falling in Love in Rehab. With Dudley Sutton

 

Doctors

3 x 30min BBC1. ‘Heston’s Last Testament’, ‘Men at Work’ and ‘The Were-Witch Project’

 

Wonders of Life: Size

60min BBC2. The physics of the biology of size. With Prof Brian Cox

 

 

2012

Dara O’Briain’s Science Club

5 x 5min VT. Smart Drugs, Asteroid Impacts, Pointless Pandas, Printing Jawbones, Lab Beef.

 

Doctors

3 x 30min BBC1. ‘Tenderness’, ‘The Collectors’, and ‘A lighter Note’

 

The Life Scientific of Edward Lear

1 x 13min The Science Show, Radio National, Australia, celebrating 200 nears since the birth of Edward Lear.

 

The Rise of English Wine

1 x 10min The Science Show, Radio National, Australia, looking at the rise of English fizz.

 

 

2011

City Beneath the Waves: Pavlopetri

60min BBC2. Archaeology of a submerged bronze age city just off the coast of Greece. With lavish data based CGI digitally bringing the city and artifacts back to life. Also shown on Discovery in USA.

 

Origins of Us: Brains

60min BBC2. The evolution of the human brain and behaviour with Dr Alice Roberts.

 

Britain’s Secret Seas: Giants of the West & The Bustling South

2 x 60min BBC2. The wonders beneath British waters, from giant basking sharks, monster crabs and tiny seahorses with explorer Paul Rose.

 

 

2010

Help Wanted & Lonely Boy

2 x 3 min Super8 supershort dramas. A psycho Granny horror short (Straight8 competition entry), and an unsettling fairy tale about a boy wishing for a friend.

 

Losing the Plot

8min. Self-funded HD drama with Dudley Sutton, exploring the tensions of caring for the elderly and offspring.

 

Wonders of the Solar System: Dead or Alive

[Wonders of the Solar System: Empire of the Sun - India Shoot]

60min BBC2. Multi award winning exploration of the life and death of alien worlds, with Prof Brian Cox. From the lava lake of Erte Ale in Ethiopia to the Grand Canyon, and the peaks of Hawaii.

 

 

2009

Darwin’s Dangerous Idea: Life and Death

60min BBC2. How Darwin’s insight into the web of life has been ignored. With Andrew Marr, filming in Britain, Argentina and St Lucia.

 

 

2008

Horizon: Do You Know What Time is It?

60min BBC2. Award winning documentary exploring the nature of time, with Prof Brian Cox.

 

Taxi

15min. Award winning self funded HD short film drama. Four writers. Four stories. One cab.

 

Horizon: What on Earth is Wrong with Gravity?

50min BBC2. Roadtrip across the USA with physicist Dr Brian Cox.

 

Grandma’s Funeral

10 min. Self funded HD short film drama. A mother and her two daughters prepare for Grandma’s funeral.

 

 

2007

Earth The Power of the Planet: Volcano

60min BBC2 & BBC HD. Award winning geological extravaganza with Dr Iain Stewart exploring the volcanic and tectonic forces that shape our planet.

 

 

2006

Horizon: The Genius Sperm Bank

50min BBC2. Drama Doc about the Repository for Germinal Choice, its millionaire founder, Robert Graham, and his plot to save the world from mediocrity by breeding intelligence. With innovative drama filming.

 

 

2005

Treasure

10 min. Self funded HD short film drama about an old man searching for his treasure. Starring Dudley Sutton.

 

Horizon: Tsunami - Naming the Dead

50min BBC2. The untold story of the international forensic effort to identify the hundreds of remaining Tsunami victims. Actuality filming in Thailand inside field morgues, with forensic science and raw human emotion.

 

Horizon: Titan - A Place Like Home?

50min BBC2. Award Winning nail biting film about the NASA-ESA Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn’s moon, Titan, with space CGI.

 

 

2004

Journeys from the Center of the Earth: Architecture & Beliefs

60min BBC4 & BBC2. A geological tour of the Mediterranean showing how geology has shaped western civilization, presented by Iain Stewart.

 

 

2003

Horizon: The Diamond Labs

50 min BBC2. The threat to DeBeers of manufactured gem diamonds. With CGI and dramatic reconstructions.

 

Little Angels

30 min BBC3 & BBC1. BAFTA nominated series exploring how to improve the behaviour of difficult children. Obs-docs self shooting with concealed camera design.

 

Body Hits: Detox & Natural Highs

2 x 30 min BBC3 & BBC1. With drama, underwater filming, multicamera.

 

Holiday You Call the Shots

3 x 30 min BBC1. Iceland, Bangkok and Orlando.

 

 

2002

Animal Hospital

BBC1

 

1998-2001

Tomorrow’s World

BBC1

 

 

1998

Presenter/Writer, BBC Radio 4, The Frog that Croaked

 

Presenter and Operations Manager, Kenya’s Metro East FM

 

Presenter, Oxygen 107.9 FM

 

 

 

 

 

 

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