BBC to broadcast documentaries edited by Northern Film School academic
Martin edited two out of the three films. The Maitree Express was directed by Northern Film School MA graduate, Rajesh Shinde and The Last Train in Nepal directed by Indian director, Tarun Bhartiya. The series Director/Producer Gerry Troyna also worked with Martin on his previous series, Bombay Railways, which won the Royal Television Society award for Best Documentary on a Digital Channel. Gerry studied Fine Art at our predecessor institution, Leeds Polytechnic, in the early 1970s, and has gone on to employ many graduates from our University.
The films take a gentle look at life on and around the border railways between India and Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan. The characters are many, from hawkers, guards, drivers, street kids to Director Generals of the different railways. The commentary is by actor Bernard Hill (Lord of the Rings, Titanic, Shirley Valentine).
The series is set to go out on BBC Four at 9pm starting on Thursday 12 March.