Steve has presented, written, & reported over 100 TV and radio documentaries from over 50 countries. Most recently he’s edited and presented tve and BBC World TV’s Life on the Edge series – reports from over 20 countries about people living on the margins of globalization – and Al Jazeera’s Life Apps about how mobile phones can help fight poverty.
For 20 years he was a full time correspondent for BBC TV’s flagship Panorama and previously was also a reporter/presenter for BBC TV’s Newsweek, Correspondent, People and Power, and Newsnight. His films have also appeared on WGBH Front Line in the US and ABC’s Four Corners in Australia along with many other channels across the world. He’s also produced and directed his own films for TVE / BBC World and BBC Radio 4.
In the 70’s his radio work on BBC Radio London’s Breakthrough, Radio One’s Newsbeat, LBC, and Radio 4’s File on 4 helped pioneer a more informal style of music and current affairs radio.
Steve’s TV and radio documentaries provoked debates on global warming, open government, Parliamentary lobbying, MPs interests, the UK’s cancer record, poor surgery, the West’s record over genocide in Rwanda, the MDGs and maternal mortality and inequality. He’s a member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.
Steve was the only UK journalist to make a primetime film about the case against the war in Iraq. He also claims to have been the first person to play Bruce Springsteen on British radio.