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Roger Graef (1936–2022)

Roger Graef is one of Britain's leading television documentary-makers, often using 'fly-on-the-wall' techniques. He is particularly renowned for his documentaries involving police forces and issues of criminality, as well as a focus on youth and children's issues. See full bio »


(age 85) in UK

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 4 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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 2010-2019 Panorama (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 6 episodes)
- Crisis in Care - Part 2: Who Pays? (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Crisis in Care - Part 1: Who Cares? (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Life at 100 (2017) ... (executive producer)
- The Truth About Sports Products (2012) ... (executive producer)
- The Truth About Adoption (2011) ... (executive producer)
 2018 Inside the American Embassy (TV Mini Series documentary) (executive producer)
 2016/VI The Confession (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2016 Young, Clever & Libyan (TV Mini Series documentary) (consulting producer)
 2012 ITV Exposure (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Who Cares? (2012) ... (executive producer)
 2011 First Cut (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Sex, Lies and Parkinson's (2011) ... (executive producer)
 2011 Amnesty! When They Are All Free (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2007-2011 Dispatches (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 2 episodes)
- The Truth About Going Under the Knife (2011) ... (executive producer)
- Searching for Madeline (2007) ... (executive producer)
 2010 The Trouble with Pirates (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2010 Requiem for Detroit? (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 2009 P.O.V. (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Hold Me Tight, Let Me Go (2009) ... (executive producer)
 2009 The Truth About Crime (TV Series documentary) (executive producer)
 2009 Cutting Edge (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- The Millionaire and the Murder Mansion (2009) ... (executive producer)
 2009 The Planning Wars (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 2008 Secrets of the Dead (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Executed in Error (2008) ... (executive producer)
 2008 The Burning Season (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2008 Wide Angle (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Burning Season (2008) ... (executive producer)
 2008 Revealed (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Was Crippen Innocent? (2008) ... (executive producer)
 2007 Race for the Beach (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 2007 Stealing Klimt (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2006 I'm The Daddy (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2005 Murder Blues (TV Mini Series documentary) (executive producer)
 2004 Arena (TV Series documentary) (producer - 1 episode)
 2004 The Protectors (TV Mini Series documentary) (executive producer)
 2003 Bully Me, Bully Who (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 2002 Feltham Sings (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 2000 Who Is Your Father? (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 2000 Looks That Kill (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 1999 Masters of the Universe (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1994 Undercover Britain: The Child Business (TV Series documentary) (executive producer)
 1989 Signals (TV Series documentary) (series producer - 1 episode)
- The Best of British Snaps (1989) ... (series producer)
 1976-1986 Omnibus (TV Series documentary) (producer - 2 episodes)
- Comic Relief (1986) ... (producer)
- Pleasure at Her Majesty's (1976) ... (producer)
 1982 The Secret Policeman's Other Ball (Documentary) (producer)
 1982 Police (TV Series documentary) (producer - 11 episodes)
- A Busy Saturday Night (1982) ... (producer)
- A Death in Custody (1982) ... (producer)
- Traffic (1982) ... (producer)
- The Duchess and the Detectives (1982) ... (producer)
- Panda Six (1982) ... (producer)
 1978 World in Action (TV Series documentary) (series editor - 1 episode)
- Inside Europe - The Summit (1978) ... (series editor: Inside Europe)
 1977 The Mermaid Frolics (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 1976 Pleasure at Her Majesty's (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 1968 The Creative Person (TV Series documentary) (producer - 1 episode)
- Pierre Boulez (1968) ... (producer)
 1967 The Life and Times of John Huston, Esq. (TV Movie) (producer)
Show Show Director (16 credits)
Show Show Writer (3 credits)
Show Show Actor (1 credit)
Show Show Editor (1 credit)
Show Show Self (14 credits)

Personal Details

Other Works:

He directed Tennessee Williams' play, "A Period of Adjustment", at the Royal Court Theatre in an English Stage Company production with Bernard Braden, Collin Wilcox Paxton, Carmen Munroe and Neil McCallum in the cast.

Alternate Names:

Roger Graeff


Susan Mary Richards  (his death) | See more »

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He was awarded the O.B.E. (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2006 Queen's New Year's Honours List for his services to the film industry. See more »

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