About the Author: Sophie Neville


Once a television director, later a horseback safari guide and wildlife artist based in Southern Africa, Sophie Neville is now back in the UK working on true life stories and fundraising for charity.
The Making of Swallows & Amazons

Books for Ashton House Publications:~
Funnily Enough
Ride the Wings of Morning
The Secrets of Filming Swallows & Amazons

For Albatros Media: ~
Forward to Swallowdale by Arthur Ransome

For Hayloft Publishing Ltd:~
Forward to 'A to Z of Films Made in Cumbria & the Lake District' by David Banning




For Lutterworth Press:~
Forward to 'Swallows, Amazons and Coots' by Julian Lovelock


'Dawn to Dusk' ~ Series Originator
'Through the Dragon's Eye' ~ Story book producer
'Through the Dragon's Eye' ~ Audio book producer
'Bluebell' ~ Researcher

'My Family and Other Animals' Illustrated hardback ~ Picture researcher


Articles written for The Telegraph, Lymington Times,Country LifeCotswold LifeClassic SailorIBelieveWord in Action and other national magazines 


Writing for Television ~
'INSET' x 3 episodes ~ Writer-Producer ~ BBC TV
'The way people talk' ~ Writer-Producer ~ BBC TV
'Boys about Girls: Girls about Boys' ~ Writer- Producer ~ BBC TV
'Crazes' ~ Writer-Producer ~ BBC TV
'Just Mum, my sister and me' ~ Writer-Producer ~ BBC TV
'Out of Europe into Africa' ~ Director ~ Channel 4

Writing for Revelation Film
Text and photos for the DVD extras for 'Coot Club' & 'The Big Six'

'Thinkabout Science' x 5 episodes ~ Director ~ BBC TV
'Through the Dragon's Eye' x 10 episodes ~ Director of FX and animation ~ BBC TV
'Dawn to Dusk on Safari' x 3 episodes ~ Originator/Researcher ~ BBC TV NHU
'Global Sunrise' - Live Watch ~ Researcher ~ BBC TV-NHU
'Blue Peter in South Africa' ~ Researcher ~ BBC TV
'Russell Harty's Christmas Party' ~ Researcher ~ BBC
'Russell Harty' x 9 episodes ~ Researcher ~ BBC TV
'The Book Show' ~ Researcher ~ BBC TV
'Swallows and Amazons Forever!Coot Club' x 4 episodes ~ Researcher ~ BBC TV
'Swallows and Amazons Forever! The Big Six' x 4 episodes ~ Researcher ~ BBC TV
'My Family and Other Animals' x 8 episodes ~ AFM ~ BBC TV
'Bluebell' x 8 episodes ~ Researcher/AFM ~ BBC TV
'Rockliffe's Babies' x 4 episodes ~ AFM ~ BBC TV
'Doctor Who? ~ Vengenace on Varos' x 2 episodes ~ AFM ~ BBC TV
'Rockliffe's Babies' x 4 episodes ~ Location Manager ~ BBC TV
'Charters and Caldicott' x 6 episodes ~ AFM ~ BBC TV
'Titus Andronicus' ~ AFM ~ BBC TV
'One by One' x 8 episodes ~ AFM ~ BBC TV
'Eastenders' x 12 episodes ~ AFM ~ BBC TV
'The Diary of Anne Frank' ~ AFM ~ BBC TV
'Cold Warrior' ~ AFM ~ BBC TV
'Out There' ~ Cameraman ~ SABC

Television appearances ~
News at Ten ~ Herself ~ ITV
News ~ Herself ~ NZ3 New Zealand
BBC South Today ~ Herself ~ BBC
'Have I got a Bir more News for You' ~ BBC
'Cinemaniacs' ~ Herself ~ CBBC TV
Loire News ~ Herself ~ France 3
'The Wright Stuff' ~ Herself ~ Channel 5
'Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners' ~ Herself ~ Channel 4
'Country Tracks' ~ Herself ~ BBC TV
'Big Screen Britain' ~ Herself ~ BBC TV
'Country File' ~ Herself ~ BBC TV
'The Village Show' ~ Herself ~ BBC TV
'Trisha' ~ Herself ~ Anglia TV
'SC4 Ident' ~ Herself ~ SC4
'Who's Sorry Now?' ~ Herself ~ Intermedia
'Safe Sun' ~ Herself ~ MCC
'Songs of Praise' ~ Herself ~ BBC TV
'Animal Magic' ~ Herself ~ BBC TV
'Points West' ~ Herself ~ BBC TV
'Nationwide' ~ Herself ~ BBC TV
'Sunday Night Thriller: Dark Secret' ~ Actress ~ LWT
'The Two Ronnies' ~ Actress ~ BBC TV
'Crossroads' ~ Actress ~ ATV
'Cider with Rosie' ~ Actress ~ BBC TV

With film clips included in:
'Film 74' ~ BBC
'Film Night' ~ BBC
'The Secret Life of Arthur Ransome' ~ BBC

Film credits ~
'Swallows & Amazons' 1974 ~ playing Titty ~ EMI
'Swallows and Amazons' DVD extras ~ Herself ~ StudioCanal
'The Copter Kids' 1976 ~ playing Liz Peters ~ CFTF

(DVDs available on Amazon):


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