Background

Ben Lawrie is a producer, director and writer with an established track-record on award-winning, landmark documentaries and series for the BBC, independent companies and US broadcasters.

After his degree (geography – yes, he’s very good at colouring in maps), Ben kick-started his career in unorthodox fashion with a 7,000 mile motorbike journey across South America in the tyre-tracks of 1960s revolutionary Che Guevara.  He recorded this adventure for a BBC Radio 4 documentary, broadcast in 2000 (some years before the same route was made famous in the feature film The Motorcycle Diaries).  The experience convinced him that a career spent telling interesting stories in strange places would be a career worth pursuing.

He has since filmed all over the world in locations as varied as the centre of the demilitarised zone between North and South Korea, the Queen’s private library in Windsor Castle and in the stratosphere with NASA.

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