Ricky Valance: My Voice is My Life

2012 1 x 38' Commissioned by BBC Wales

The first Welshman to reach Number 1, Ricky Valance’s life has been defined by one monster hit: Tell Laura I Love Her. But what is like to be known for just one song when personally and professionally you feel you are so much more?

His fans may be aging and the venues may be smaller but, whilst he has his voice, he still takes to the stage 51 years on, determined to dispel the one hit wonder label.

Other Credits

Other Quintessence documentaries include "Brought Up On Oysters" and "Celts for the Day" (Channel 4). Working in a freelance capacity, Quintessence directors have also helmed a polemical documentary by former president of RIBA George Ferguson on the shortcomings of British regeneration for the "Building Britain" (BBC1 & 2) season, a film on pigeon racing "The Poor Man's Racehorse" (TVS), a portrait of the people who work in London lost property offices "Lost But Not Forgotten" (ITV), and contributed films to "A Family of My Own" (BBC1), a series that explored the lives of carers, foster children and birth parents.