As a royal commentator, film critic and former Editor of The International Who’s Who (1975-2001) I specialise in the following:-
- Royal stories
- Film reviews
- Awards ceremonies: Oscars, Baftas, Globes
- UK Honours System
TV Interviews 2004 onwards include:
Honours List, Peter Ustinov obituary, Spanish royal wedding, Brando obituary, Frances Shand Kydd obituary, Prince Harry and RFU, Janet Leigh obituary, Princess Alice obituary, Charles and Camilla engagement, wedding plans, Prince's photocall disaster, Oscars, Star Wars(film review), Prince of Wales's finances, Harry's 21st Lord Lichfield's obituary, Rolf Harris's portrait of the Queen, New Year Honours, Queen Mother's statue, Prince of Wales goes to court, Charles and Camilla's anniversary, Harry in lapdance club, Harry passes out at Sandhurst, Queen's photos, Prince of Wales's finances, The Queen (film review), Princess of Wales Memorial Concert (BBC London TV), Oscars 2006 (twice), Oscars 2007, Diana Inquest, Elizabeth Hurley's wedding, William and Kate, Harry and Iraq, Monarchy debate, Channel 4 and the Princes, Queen's Birthday Honours, Leibovitz and the Queen, Ingmar Bergman obituary, Princess of Wales Memorial Service, Harry in Afghanistan (twice), Royal Wedding 2008 (presenter's friend), Paul Newman (obituary), New Year's Honours 2009, Prince Harry's video row(presenter's friend), Queen's Birthday Honours 2009, Trooping the Colour (presenter's friend), Harry in New York (BBC 1 News), Royal Review of the year 2009, Oscars 2010, Duchess of York, William and Kate are engaged (three interviews), preview of the Queen's Speech 2010, the Wedding Day plans 2011, (coverage of the royal wedding on BBC 1's 'When Royals Wed' and in numerous BBC regional and local radios). Ken Russell (obituary), Monarchy (debate) 2014, 4-D Cinema, BBC 1 (Wales) Discussion on EU Cultural impact, The Sound of Music (online) 2016, Prince William (online), Celebrities changing their names (online), Royal links with Game of Thrones (online discussion) numerous for BBC Online News.
BAFTAS, Passion of the Christ, Dutch royal wedding, live coverage of Spanish royal wedding, Harry Potter, Paul Burrell's book, live coverage of opening of Diana Memorial, summer film blockbusters, Turner prize, celebrities and US elections, Chirac's visit to UK, Golden Globes nominations and awards, Oscar nominations and awards, Prince Harry problems, Beckhams, Charles and Camilla engagement, Royal wedding, Rainier's obituary, live coverage of Prince Rainier's funeral (part shown on Larry King show), Harry at Sandhurst, Star Wars, War of the Worlds, new James Bond, royal visit to US, Prince and Mail on Sunday, Golden Globe nominations, William at Sandhurst, the Queen at 80, Political biopics, Prince of Wales bugging allegations, David Hockney exhibition, Films of the Year 2006, Stevens Report, Golden Globes, Oscar nominations, Oscars, Queen in USA, Harry and Iraq, Ingmar Bergman's Obituary, Princess of Wales Memorial Service, Diana Inquest (several interviews), Current Wars on Screen, Who's Who 2008, Golden Globes, BAFTAS and Oscars, Diana Inquest, Sydney Pollack obituary, Royal Ascot 2008, Carla Bruni, The Duchess (twice), Golden Globes (nominations and awards), Oscars 2009, BAFTAs 2009, Royal Ascot 2009, Royalty and International Charity, the role of the Prince of Wales, Duchess of York (twice), Eurovision 2010 (twice),Swedish royal wedding, Prince of Wales and court case, Queen's finances 2010, William and Kate's engagement (four interviews), William and Kate (TV movie), the royal wedding (four interviews), live coverage of Monaco royal wedding 2011 (with Richard Quest), royal visit to Canada and California 2011, royal succession changes. The Iron Lady (film review), Golden Globes 2012, Oscars (nominations and ceremony) 2012, Queen's Address to Both Houses (live), Queen's Diamond Jubilee (main events, two interviews), Prince Harry photos (two interviews), Duchess of Cambridge photos, Privacy debate, The Hobbit, BAFTA nominations 2013, Oscar nominations 2013, discovery of Richard 111, Hilary Mantel lecture and Kate, the Dutch royal family (CNN.com), Prince George (CNN.com), Richard 111 controversy, Peter O’Toole (obituary, also article for CNN.com), Philip Seymour Hoffman (obituary), Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in Antipodes, King Felipe V1 of Spain is inaugurated (live), Kate expecting, Robin Williams obituary, Golden Globe nominations (predictions and live commentary) Oscar nominations 2015 (predictions and live commentary, Oscar predictions, Oscar Ceremony review), Queen’s record reign, Golden Globe nominations 2016, Star Wars success, BAFTA nominations, Golden Globe nominations, Oscar nominations 2016 (live), BAFTAS Ceremony, What makes a film a hit, \William and Kate's photos skiing, the Queen at 90, Captain America:Civil War (review), Service at St Paul's for Queen's 90th, Trooping the Colour, the Duke of Westminster (obituary), Queen's health (twice), Carrie Fisher obituary (twice), Golden Globes nominations, Golden Globes Ceremony, BAFTA nominations, Oscars nominations (live), Oscar predictions, the 2017 Oscar ceremony (news lead story, twice), Beauty and the Beast (review), Duke of Edinburgh's retirement (news lead story, also on Richard Quest Show), Pippa Middleton's Wedding, Trooping the Colour, Royal finances (UK), Spiderman:Homecoming (review), Camilla at 70 .
Princess of Wales tapes, Chavs (Littlejohn), Prince's Mission Statement, Diana's Memorial, Spanish royal wedding, Biopics, van Cutsem/Grosvenor wedding, Prince of Waless finances 2010. Honours, Batman at Palace, Harry and RFU, Harry and paparazzi, Harry and Nazi uniform, Oscars, Charles and Camilla, moving of wedding venue, Queen won't attend, Charles and Press, challenges to royal marriage, report on wedding. Ann Bancroft obituary, Birthday Honours, War of Worlds premiere, Royal Finances 2005, Jordan's Wedding (twice), Harry's 21st, royal visit to US, review of Queen's Xmas Day speech, New Year's Honours, Honours Debate, Charles and Camilla's anniversary, Harry's charity, Prince's Trust 30th anniversary, Birthday Honours, Prince of Wales bugging allegations, The Queen (film review, twice), Princess Michael of Kent, Monarchy debate, Queen's Christmas message to Forces, Queen's Christmas message to the Commonwealth, BAFTAS, Oscars (twice), William and Kate, Harry and Iraq, new photograph of Queen, Queen's Birthday Honours, Princess of Wales Memorial Service, BAFTAS 2008, Prince William in navy, Birthday Honours 2008, New Year's Honours 2009, Prince Harry and Chelsy split, Changes to Monarchy. Debate on the Monarchy (Sky Politics) 2010, William and Kate's engagement (two interviews) 2010, the royal wedding (two interviews Channel 5). The Queen's Christmas Message 2011, New Year's Honours 2013 (debate), Peter O’Toole (obituary), Oscars (predictions) 2014, biopics (Grace of Monaco), Sony hacking scandal, birth of Princess Charlotte (with Kay Burley), royal baby names, royal privacy, debate on the royal finances, Prince Harry in Lesotho, The Queen's 90th birthday celebrations, Prince William's workload, Kate and fashion (Vogue cover), Royal finances 2017.
Madonna (pilot), Princess of Wales inquest, Oscars 2010, Oscar 2010 (discussion on Inside Story), Duchess of York. MGM studio bankruptcy, William and Kate's engagement (two interviews), the royal wedding 2011, Debbie Reynolds Hollywood memorabilia sale 2011, the 2011 Commonwealth Conference (discussion on Inside Story), The Artist (Oscar nominations) 2012, Queen's Diamond Jubilee lunch for crowned heads, Queen's Diamond Jubilee, Sight and Sound Poll of Best films 2012, James Bond at 50, Oscar predictions and comment (three interviews) 2013, Diana (film and legacy), Prince of Wales's role, Philip Seymour Hoffman (obituary), BAFTAS , Oscars 2014, Oscars, Lord Attenborough obituary, Netflix threat to cinema, Oscars 2016, monarchy debate, Queen's health, Oscar predictions, the 2017 Oscars, Spanish royal visit.
Prince Rainier's death, Star Wars, Golden Globes, Monarchies of the World (phone in with BBC Overseas service), Leibovitz and the Queen, BAFTAS 2008, royal wedding ( Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall) 2011, Peter O’Toole (obituary), Seven Pillars of Wisdom, Duke of Edinburgh's retirement.
William at Sandhurst, Harry and Iraq, William and Kate, Diana Memorial Concert, Diana Memorial Service, Harry in Afghanistan, Diana Inquest (twice), Prince Harry photos, Duchess of Cambridge's photos, Queen and new Commonwealth Charter, Queen and new Commonwealth Charter, Coronation Celebration, Duke of Edinburgh in hospital, Queen’s Coronation anniversary, birth of Prince George, also 21 interviews on CBC Radio), Kate's pregnancy, Queen's health, Duke of Edinburgh's retirement.
Stevens Report, Harry and Iraq, Diana Inquest, Diana Memorial Service, Harry in Afghanistan, Royal Wedding (twice)., Prince and Duchess 2009 visit, Queen's visit to Canada 2010 (two reports). The Queen on Facebook, William and Kate's engagement, the Queen's first grandchild, the royal wedding (two interviews). Duke of Edinburgh at 90, royal visit to Canada 2011. The Duke of Edinburgh's health, Prince William at 30 and Royal Ascot, Prince of Wales letters, Duchess of Cambridge's pregnancy, Coronation Celebration (anchor), Duke of Edinburgh in hospital, Duke’s 92nd birthday, the royal baby, Prince George is named, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at Uhuru, Juan Carlos abdicates, the Queen at 90, William and Kate royal visit 2016, to Paris 2017, Princes tribute to Diana, Prince George's birthday, Diana tapes (review), 20th Anniversary of Diana's death, Meghan Markle meets the Queen.
Royal baby, Prince Andrew scandal, Oscars 'predictions', Oscars report 2015, Richard 111 Reinterment Queen's birthday, birth of Princess Charlotte, royal finances, Queen's record reign, Spectre review, Oliver Stone's films, diversity on screen, Disney's cartoons go real, Anniversary of the Abdication, Trump's proposed state visit, Queen's Sapphire jubilee, Sergeant Pepper, 50th anniversary, Partition, Diana's legacy, The Weinstein scandal.
TRTWorld Carrie Fisher obituary, Diversity on Screen (discussion)), World royalty (discussion), Sir Roger Moore (obituary), Nobel Peace Prize 2017 (discussion)
Radio Interviews include:
Honours(Questions, Questions), monarchy (The World Tonight), Who's Who 2010 (Today, interviewer: John Humphries), royal visit to Canada (Today with Amanda Foreman) 2011, refusals of Honours (PM), Honours System (with Sally Bercow) 2012, World at One discussion on royal portraiture (with Sir Roy Strong), The Commonwealth and the Monarchy (Today, interviewer John Humphries), New Year's Honours 2013 (PM), Nudity on Instagram (World Tonight), Exodus:Gods and Kings (review for "Sunday"), Honours System (World at One), Ben-Hur (review for Sunday)., Hacksaw Ridge (review for "Sunday".
Prince of Wales finances, Remembrance Day poppy debate, Stevens Report, Harry to go to Iraq, William and Kate, Harry not going to Iraq, Smoking in Films, end of Diana Inquest, Prince of Wales vs. Lord Rogers, Etiquette 2011, Etiquette 2012, Bob Hoskins retires, Duchess of Cambridge photos, royal baby names, Queen’s record reign, comparing Queen Elizabeth and Victoria, Jeremy Corbyn's behaviour, the "Manchester Wells Street" photograph, cachet of a peerage, meaning of titles, the Queen and Europe, images of war (with Lyse Doucet), VJ Day photo, Prince William and wildlife charity, Queen unveils National Memorial to fallen.
Honours, Who's Who, Golden Globes, Oscars, Pope John Paul 11 and celebrity, The Kingdom of Heaven and battle sequences on screen, Birthday Honours, Prince William graduates, Prince Albert, Camilla's birthday, National Anthems, Oscars 2008, Harry in Afghanistan, state of British cinema, Royal Wedding, Sport on screen, Class in the UK,New Year's Honours 2009, Prince of Wales vs. Lord Rogers 2009, the role of the media in 2010 Election, New Year's Honours 2011, War Horse (film review) 2011, Prince of Wales's popularity, New Year's Honours 2013, Birthday Honours 2013, Who’s Who 2014, New Year’s Honours 2014, Birthday Honours 2014, royal finances, Exodus:Gods and Kings (review) royal finances, Spectre (film review), The purpose of the Commonwealth, New Year's Honours 2016, New Year's Honours 2017, Royal Gifts at Buckingham Palace.
Richard 111, Trooping the Colour, Royal Finances, Omar Sharif obituary, Queen's longest reign, New Year Honours, Oscars 2016, debate on monarchy, Birthday Honours, proposed Trump state visit, New Year's Honours 2017, David Beckham's knighthood, Sir Roger Moore (obituary).