Department:Cambridge School of Art
Areas of Expertise: Media arts
Courses taught: Film and Television Production
Dr Catherine Elliott has spent over 20 years working in the British television industry. She has made numerous high-profile documentaries and drama-documentaries, and also worked in drama, children’s and educational programming. Her passion is observational documentary.
Catherine is new to academia, joining Anglia Ruskin in 2012. Up to then she directed and series produced on a broad range of award-winning single films and documentary series for the BBC, Channel Four and Thames Television on flagship strands such as Cutting Edge, Modern Times, Inside Story, Dispatches and Rough Justice. Until 2009 year she was a senior staff producer/director at the BBC’s Documentaries and Specialist Features Department.
Acclaimed work includes two documentaries about Angela Cannings, which gained unprecedented access to a high-profile murder prosecution, and an award-winning drama-documentary, Angel of Death – the Story of Beverly Allitt.
Catherine’s current film work includes:
Catherine has made the following documentaries as a producer/director.
'Government Waste', Dispatches, (60’), Channel 4
'Too young to Retire', Money Programme, (30’), BBC2
'Profits of Gloom', Money Programme, (30’), BBC2
'Closing Time: Death of the British Pub', Money Programme, (30’), BBC2
'The Innocents’ Brief', (60’), A Rough Justice Special, BBC1
Angel of Death – The Story of Beverly Allitt, (60’), BBC1
Prisoners’ Families: The Silent Sentence, (60’), BBC2
Angela: The Whole Story, (60’), BBC1
Angela’s Trial, (60’), BBC1
'Anything to be a Mum', Inside Story, (60’), BBC1
The Chief Constable, (60’), BBC1
The Nurse, (60’), BBC1
The GP, (60’), BBC1
'Schoolgirl Mums', Inside Story, (60’), BBC1
'Time of their Lives', Modern Times, (60’), BBC2
'Sexual Harassment, Cutting Edge, (60’), Channel 4
'Billy - A Violent Mind', Modern Times, (60’), BBC2
'Ynys Fechan', Between Ourselves, (30’), BBC2
Lifeschool series, (4 x 30’), BBC2
Eureka, children’s series, (5 x 20’), Channel 4
Owl TV, children’s series, (10 x 30’), Channel 4
Junior Technology, schools series, (5 x 20’) Channel 4