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.


Non-fiction books for The Lutterworth Press:~
The Making of Swallows & Amazons (1974) (2nd edition)
Forward to 'Swallows, Amazons and Coots' by Julian Lovelock


Books for BBC Books ~
'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

Non-Fiction Books for Classic TV  Press: ~
The Making of Swallows & Amazons

Memoirs -  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

Books for ACW
'Merry Christmas Everyone' - an anthology

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





Articles written for The Daily Telegraph, Lymington Times,Country LifeCotswold LifeClassic SailorIBelieveWord in Action, Living and specialist 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 ~
ITV News at Ten ~ Herself ~ ITV
Look East ~ Herself ~ Anglia
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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