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Updates from Maritime Film UK’s Rob White, TV producer, reporter and camera operator with 30 years’ experience at the BBC, Channel 4 and ITN

Working with Warrior

18 May 2017

A chance meeting with Commander Tim Ash, Captain and Chief Executive of HMS Warrior 1860 (picture), has led to one of our quick turn-round commissions. Tim needed a film fast, to help him introduce the many presentations he makes to bring his fantastic ship to a wider audience. Well, we do that stuff!! But what a great story Warrior can tell – Britain’s first all-iron warship, 100 feet longer than any before her, totally impervious to an enemy fire: a true game-changer, rendering all warships in all the world’s navies obsolete the moment she entered service in 1860. So successful was she that she never had to fire a shot in anger – there was just no point in taking her on. Our film was much helped by Warrior’s shipwright Bob Daubeney (picture) one of the best TV naturals we’ve ever filmed.

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About Rob

Rob WhiteRob is a TV producer, reporter and camera operator with 30 years’ experience at the BBC, Channel 4 and ITN, in news, factual and documentary production. He is a four times award winner, whose awards include a coveted Royal Television Society award for his work on Channel 4 News. His association with The Maritime Foundation goes back to 1995, when he won the first Desmond Wettern Maritime Media Award for a series of reports that led to a major documentary on the loss of the bulk carrier Derbyshire.

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