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Liz Coslett

"I am currently an Assistant Producer at Testimony Films, one of Britain’s most successful independent producers of social history and life story documentaries, run by celebrated producer and author Dr Steve Humphries. 

I really enjoyed my time at Royal Holloway and it was the course that enabled me to secure work experience with Richard van Emden, noted First World War historian and author, and later with Testimony Films, investigating the shocking number of underage soldiers enlisted during WWI as told by the surviving veterans of the Great War. Channel 4 commissioned the project and I was offered the job of researching the documentary.

After working on Britain’s Boy Soldiers (Channel 4, 2004. Best Historical Documentary, Royal Television Society West award), I gained a place on the prestigious Researcher Development Programme run by TRC Media in partnership with Channel 4 and the BBC.

Over the last five years it has been a great privilege to research several critically acclaimed national and international documentaries and series, covering a variety of interesting and poignant subjects including 9/11: The Miracle of Stairwell B (Channel 4/The History Channel, 2006), Sex Love and War and Their Finest Hour (6 x60mins, UKTV History, 2007, 2008), and 7/7: The Miracle of Carriage 346/The Angels of Edgware Road (Channel 4, 2008), and recently, the 2008 Grierson nominated BBC 4 documentary What Did You Do in The Great War Daddy which features the moving memories of some exceptionally brave men and women talking for the first time about their memories of WWI and their fathers that served.

I am currently working on a BBC 4 Remembrance documentary interviewing the last survivors of an incredible British community who fought and survived two world wars and who were responsible for the creation of the Commonwealth War Grave Commission cemeteries. (www.testimonyfilms.com)."


  Liz Coslett 

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