South Africa's "Third Force"


The Long Walk of Nelson Mandela


Diego Maradona - "Kicking the Habit"


England vs Argentina Rivalry

My first TV documentary was one for the BBC in 1993 about South Africa’s so-called Third Force, the hidden apartheid hit squads and trouble-stirrers behind the brutal violence that hit South Africa’s black townships in the dying days of apartheid. I fronted it, voiced it and wrote the script.

I then did the reporting and the script for a documentary on Nelson Mandela, a joint US-South Africa-Japanese production, in 1999. It was called ‘the Long Walk of Nelson Mandela’ in the US (PBS’ ‘Frontline’ programme made it) and ‘The First Accused’ in South Africa (SABC). It was nominated for an Emmy award.

I later wrote the script for a TV documentary for Channel Four on Diego Maradona called ‘Kicking the Habit’ and collaborated on another one, also for Channel Four, on the soccer rivalry between England and Argentina.

At the end of 2008 I wrote the script for a BBC documentary about Mandela’s 90th year.

In 2009 I worked on a documentary for ‘Informe Robinson’ (Canal Plus, Spain) about South Africa one year before the 2010 football World Cup and I began work on a documentary for ESPN on the story that is told in my book, ´Playing the Enemy´. It will be broadcast on ESPN early in 2010 and eventually it will be carried on the same DVD as the clint Eastwood film ‘Invictus’.

In 2008 and 2009 I have also appeared on numerous TV programmes talking about my book in Britain, Spain, Holland, South Africa and New Zealand.

Here below is a mini-documentary that I worked on in the summer of 2009 about Nelson Mandela and the 1995 rugby world cup, and which was inspired by my book. The introduction is by Barack Obama.

Contracted by CBS TV to be analyst on Nelson Mandela

Ad campaign with Rafa Nadal, 2014: http://cerca.bancsabadell.com/nadal-carlin/es/timeline

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