OUR MISSION


BlackandWhiteTV brings together two multi-award winning factual film-makers, Producer Marshall Corwin and Reporter/Presenter Chris Rogers. Our aim is to create outstanding and challenging TV which makes headlines - and also makes a difference.


Marshall Corwin is one of the country’s most experienced film producers in challenging foreign locations, from undercover investigative documentaries to adventure series in the world’s most extreme environments.


Chris Rogers is a regular presenter on BBC News and also renowned for his award-winning work as an investigative reporter, unearthing many stories of injustice across the globe.


In 2017 Marshall and Chris joined together with Nicky Cox CBE, editor of the top children’s Newspaper First News, to form the Production Company Fresh Start Media.  


RECENT PROJECTS


> Our World: My Child, ECT and Me was broadcast in May on BBC World and BBC News Channel, with a special report and discussion on the Victoria Derbyshire Show on BBC2. Reporter Chris Rogers and Camera/Director Marshall Corwin exclusively filmed the controversial treatment carried out on a child, investigating claims by parents of severely self-harming autistic children that the procedure is a lifesaver.


>The new 12 part ITV series Bear Grylls Survival School, developed, series produced and directed by Marshall Corwin, was nominated for a 2017 Broadcast Award.

 

>Our World: The World’s Most Dangerous Hospital was nominated for Best International Investigative Documentary at the 2015 Association of International Broadcasting Awards (AIBs). Filmed undercover in Guatemala City’s notorious mental hospital, the film exposed sexual abuse of patients.


>The BAFTA-shortlisted Panorama Special Brazil: In the Shadow of the Stadiums (Producer/Camera: Marshall Corwin, Reporter: Chris Rogers) was broadcast on BBC1 at 10:35pm on 4 June 2014, winning its slot with an 18% share and a live audience of 2.3 million. Many expressed shock and revulsion at what the documentary revealed about the host country of the World Cup and 2016 Olympics. A shorter version of the film was the lead item on Newsnight on BBC2.


>The BBC Our World documentary Deported to Afghanistan was broadcast to great impact, with special reports on the BBC Six and Ten O’Clock News, Radio 4’s World Tonight, Radio 5 Live and the Victoria Derbyshire Show on BBC2.  Over seven months Reporter Chris Rogers and self-shooting Producer Marshall Corwin filmed young Afghan men facing deportation back to Afghanistan after fleeing as children and making a new home in Britain.   


>After eighteen months of negotiation, Marshall Corwin (Producer/Camera) and Chris Rogers (Reporter) gained unprecedented access to North Korea, filming a documentary openly for the first time in the regime’s history. The resulting BBC film, Panorama: Educating North Korea, was first broadcast on BBC1 in the UK at 8:30pm on 3 Feb 2014, and has also been seen across the world.