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Alan has worked on many types of programme from the dramas and live shows at the BBC's Pebble Mill studios to OB's and documentaries. He joined the film unit frequently shooting 'The Clothes Show', 'Top Gear', 'Countryfile' and 'Gardeners World' and also documentaries on subjects such as the Catholic Church (The Absolute Truth), Pakistan's leader, 'Jinnah', the history of motor racing in 'The Power and the Glory', political changes in Uganda and the Central Asian Republics and the history of Country music in 'The Lost Highway'. Alan also shot for 'Comic Relief' in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Mozambique and covered elections in both India and Pakistan. He was entered for an Emmy for 'Ray Mears' Extreme Survival - Namibia' and received Certificates of Merit from The Guild of Television Cameramen (The GTC) for 'Madhur Jaffrey's Flavors of India' and 'Ray Mears Bushcraft - Aboriginal Britain'. Alan also shot the film of the winning book for "The Big Read" - Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings". He was director of photography on 'The Bachelor' series and 'Hunting Chris Ryan' in Botswana. The injuries Alan sustained in a helicopter accident while filming in Wyoming resulted in Alan's retirement from camerawork. He has lectured in camera techniques and lighting at BBC Wood Norton, BBC Elstree, BBC Birmingham, The Production Show and at Birmingham University. Alan has contributed to, and edited The GTC's magazine, Zerb. and sits on the Guild's council where he is the Education Officer and organises the Bill Vinten GTC University Award, a film competition for undergraduates.