Ed, a disillusioned physicist, is best known for his Horizon documentaries such as How Children learn and Now the Chips are Down – so influential it was shown in Parliament at the PM’s request. He joined Schools TV in 1962 as a researcher, worked for several years at the Open University before getting an attachment to Science and Features. He describes his approach to making documentaries such as those on how children learn. Lunch with the author William Golding, whose comment on the greek concept of the ‘peripeteia’ altered his understanding of his own documentaries on medical research in Egypt and the one child policy in China .
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Journalism, Production (all kinds), Television