Both as an ‘advisor’, and as a performer, our Film, TV, and Radio ‘credits’ include:
2011 – ‘Etiquette Coach’ to the cast, and advisor to the Director and production crew of Effie (Soverign Film Ltd) regarding deportment and table settings of the mid-Victorian period.
2011 – ‘Etiquette Coach’ to the cast of Austinland (Fickle Fish Films); taught Regency period deportment, speech etc, to cast members.
2011 – Educational DVD, for circulation nationally to schools, concerning the history of medicine. Performed role of 17th c. Surgeon.
2010 – Permanent video installation at Soho House, Birmingham – wrote script, provided props and costume, and was sole performer in film.
2007 – Crazy About Jane (Nautilus Productions) – advisor and costumed role in DVD production.
2006 – Amazing Grace (Clapham Productions) – costumed role in film.
2005 – Sixty Six (It Is Now Films)– costumed role in film.
2004 – Pride & Prejudice (Pemberley Pictures) – advised on aspects of late-Georgian military uniform, drill and deportment; undertook training (on location) of Support Artistes in military roles & took various costumed roles in film.
2003 – Vanity Fair (Focus Features) – advised (on location) on aspects of Napoleonic military uniform and military deportment.
2012 – Tokyo Broadcasting Services; an interview relating to life in the time of Jane Austen with reference to card games and amusements, for Japanese T.V
2011 – The Many Lovers of Miss Jane Austen (BBC); an interview (by Professor Amanda Vickery) regarding continuing popularity of Jane Austen
2011 - Masterchef (BBC) Costumed role as ‘Master of the Ceremonies’ in the Pump Room, Bath.
2011 – National Treasures Live (BBC) – costumed role (‘King Henry VIII’) in an episode documenting aspects of the King’s life: supplied costume and props.
2008 – Most Haunted: Live (Living TV) – a costumed role (Priest and Exorcist) in live, worldwide, TV broadcast
2008 – Country File (BBC) – a costumed role (Master of Ceremonies) in connection with Jane Austen ‘festivities’.
2007 – City of Vice (Channel 4) – 5 episode drama series; a costumed role in each episode.
2006 – Junior Mastermind (BBC) – ‘costumed guide’ around battlefield, Waterloo, Belgium.
2006 – Time Team (Time Team for ITV) – demonstrated British Army (Napoleonic period) foot drill and musket firing procedures; supplied costume and props.
2005 – Holiday Showdown (RDF Media for ITV) – reality TV programme contrasting life styles: people interested in history v those who are not!
2005 – Battlefield Detectives (Granada for Channel 5) – advised on aspects of Napoleonic military history, strategy etc.
2002 – Regency House Party (Wall to Wall for Channel 4) – 8 episode series. Advised on all aspects of social and domestic activity, deportment, conduct, costume, the duties of servants, card games, table settings, food and dining etc for which a vast quantity of ‘briefing documents were supplied to the production team. Also advised on correct use of ‘props’
2002 – Battlefield Detectives (Granada for Channel 4) – advised on aspects of Napoleonic military uniform, weapons and equipment. Supplied specialist interpreters, props and equipment, and appeared in production.
2001 – The Iron Duke (United Productions for BBC) – 3 episode series. Reviewed script (for episode 3); advised (on location) on uniform and tactics of British Army during Napoleonic period (episodes 1 & 2); advised (on location) on all aspects of social and domestic activity, dining, table settings, deportment etc (episode 3), supplied ‘props’ and appeared throughout production.
2001– World in Arms (3BM for Channel 4) – advised (on location) on aspects of Napoleonic military uniform, military music etc.
2001- The Hundred Days (Granada for Channel 4) – advised (on location) on uniform and tactics with regard to the Battle of Waterloo.
1997 – Sharpe’s Justice (Celtic/Picture Palace for Carlton) – advised and assisted (on location) re uniform, weapons and equipment.
1995 – Sharpe’s Regiment (Celtic/Picture Palace for Carlton) – advised and assisted (on location) in relation to uniform, equipment, music etc.
Numerous appearances, over a number of years, in Making History (BBC Radio 4) answering questions posed by the public in relation to late-Georgian military and social history.
2001– Food Fit For Heroes (BBC Radio 4) – contributor to programme considering food consumed by British Army during Napoleonic Wars.
NOTE: In addition to the above, there are numerous local and national TV, radio, and newspaper appearances.
Consultancy – Other
2010 – Consultant/advisor to Julie Cohen, author of The Summer of Living Dangerously (published by Headline Publishing Group 2011)
2010 – Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, USA – reviewed script and advised on content/historical accuracy re production of educational film relating to war of 1812
2009 – National Trust at Kedleston Hall – consulted on production and display of Georgian style Christmas decoration, enabling various public rooms to be decorated for Christmas season in the correct fashion.
2006 – Historical Consultant to stage production Jane Austen Makes a Match, British Arts Council funded production, premiered at Bath Festival (2006) and tour of UK theatres and venues
2004 and each year to present – The Jane Austen Festival, Bath: consultant to organisers re programme formulation and participant in programme of events – lectures, talks, costumed events etc.
2004 – The Folkestone Georgian Festival: as consultant to the organisers, a 9 day programme of events (coach rides, Inn scenes, card games, tea parties etc) culminating with a period dinner; set within the period 1812 – 1815.
2000 – advised MOD in relation to staging of Battle of Waterloo scenario as part of Royal Military Tattoo 2000 on Horse Guards Parade; and assisted throughout staging of event – 7 x shows over 10 days.