Call number: V-1396

The Secret Life of Arthur Ransome
[Griff Rhys Jones presents a documentary about the lesser known side of children's author Arthur Ransome's life as a war correspondent in Russia during WW1 and his involvement in the Russian Revolution of 1917. He was close friends with many of the leading Bolsheviks including Lenin and was branded a traitor by the Foreign Office, with some even wanting him hanged for treason. Features interviews with biographers and correspondents.]
BBC Scotland, 2005
Written and presented by Griff Rhys Jones
Editor: Clyde Wallbanks
Executive producer: Richard Downes
Directed and produced by Andrew Thompson

Arthur Ransome		Simon Tcherniak
Evgenia Ransome		Alina Karmazina
Sir Basil Thomson	Iain Agnew
Foreign Office Clerk	Paul Morrow
Ivy Ransome		Jo Freer
Tabitha Ransome		Ana Thompson
Red Army Officer	Kalev Onnapnu
White Army Officer	Ain Savinuk
BBC2, 17 September 2005
60 minutes

1 minute of irrelevance


The Real Sex Traffic
[Compelling and provocative documentary about the global sex trade in women from the former Soviet Bloc. An estimated half a million women are trafficked annually, to over 50 countries around the world - including Britain. The women, some of them young girls, are lured, trafficked, repeatedly raped and then abandoned once they have outlived their usefulness.]
A True Visions production by Associated Producers Ltd, in association with Channel 4, 2005
Narrator: Gina McKee
Editors: Greg Hopen and David Kazala
Executive producers: Simcha Jacobovici and Brian Woods
Produced by Ric Esther Bienstock, Felix Golubev and Simcha Jacobovici
Written and directed by Ric Esther Bienstock

Channel 4, 18 September 2005
60 minutes

6 minutes of irrelevance


Treasures Inside the Kremlin
[Documentary in which, for the first time, cameras have been allowed exclusive access to the innermost areas of the Kremlin, for 600 years the seat of Russian power - revealing rooms and treasures never seen before. Those who have devoted their lives to the Kremlin - cleaners, soldiers, electricians and more - reveal the secrets of one of the most powerful institutions in the world.]
NDR Norddeutscher Rundfunk for BBC Television, in association with Telecompany Ostankino, Channel One Russia, 2005
Directed by Eric Friedler
Written by Eric Friedler and Natalia Kasperovich
Narrated by Stephen Rashbrook
Producer, Russia: Aleksei Pimanov
Editor, BBC: Tony Lazzerini
Executive producer, BBC: Carol Sennett
Executive producer, NDR: Thomas Schreiber

BBC2, 16 September 2006
50 minutes


Auschwitz - The Great Escape: Revealed
[Documentary tracing the true story of the spectacular escape from the camp in 1944 by Rudolf Vrba and Alfred Wetzler, two young Slovak Jews whose authoritative account of the industrial-scale killing at the camp went on to save thousands of Jewish lives.]
A Firefly production for Five, in association with Thirteen / WNET New York, Channel 4 International and History Channel (UK), 2007
Narrated by Sean Pertwee
Editor: Benjie Bateman
Producer: Flavia Taylor
Executive producers: Nina Davies, Dave Nath and Nick Curwin
Produced and directed by Alex Dunlop

Five, 25 September 2007
60 minutes

Source: BBC2, 17 September 2005, Channel 4, 18 September 2005, BBC2, 16 September 2006 and Five, 25 September 2007
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