Grant McKee

Grant McKee, Executive Producer both of Bloodshot: Dreams and Nightmares of East Timor and twenty years earlier Cold Blood: The Massacre of East Timor, is one of Britain's most experienced Executive Producers. After five years in newspaper journalism, he joined Yorkshire Television as a researcher working with David Frost and Jonathan Dimbleby and rose through the ranks to become editor of the prestigious First Tuesday series, Controller of Documentaries  and Current Affairs, and then Head of Programmes. As a film-maker his body of work includes The Unofficial Famine, shot behind enemy lines in Tigray during the 1983 famine, and four investigative documentaries and a book 'Time Bomb' on the infamous IRA terrorist case of the Guildford Four which led to the release from prison of four innocent people serving the longest murder sentences ever handed down by a British judge.   

A freelance executive producer since 1996, overseeing more than 100 programmes for BBC and Channel 4, his most recent work includes Jig, a feature film about the World Championships of Irish dancing and Indian Hill Railways, a trilogy of documentaries for BBC4. He is a patron of the Northern Film School and considers Cold Blood: The Massacre of East Timor to be one of the most important and influential human rights TV programmes ever made.

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