Television

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2011 1 x 29' Current Affairs Documentary; Commissioned by BBC Wales

With the industry in crisis dairy farmers face a fundamental choice: cut the crippling feed bill by returning to pasture farming or, chasing economies of scale, to expand massively.

We meet three farmers, each striving to stay afloat, one who has chosen grass, a second who plans a 1,000 cow mega-dairy and a third who already keeps 1,650 cows in sheds all year and has applied for full planning retrospectively. High intensity or low intensity, global or local: how do we want our milk produced?

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.