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  • News… [+]

    The Little Chinese Maiden BBC Radio 4 - TX 11 Nov 2017

    The poet William Wordsworth’s daughter Catherine was born in 1808 and died three years and nine months later. She lived her short life at Grasmere in an extended family which included the aspiring author Thomas De Quincey. On re-reading the Wordsworth letters, the biographer and poet Grevel Lindop realised there might be a lot more to this infant.

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    Producer Matt Thompson

  • A Scrapbook… [+]

    …. of images and quotes (mainly from the movies) which I found inspiring.


    Kubrick when talking of The Shining cites an essay by H. P. Lovecraft in which the author says, "In all things that are mysterious -- never explain"

    Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago. - Bernard Berenson


    My movie is born first in my head, dies on paper; is resuscitated by the living persons and real objects I use, which are killed on film but, placed in a certain order and projected on to a screen, come to life again like flowers in water. - Robert Bresson


    1930's photo of a Japanese street storyteller.

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The view from the office carpark.
Director Matt Thompson worked for many years with
Nigel Acheson.