Our Programmes

 

Moonstone Films makes investigative documentaries and current affairs films. Our programmes have revealed abuse in childrens' care homes, the cover-up of child sexual abuse by community leaders in the UK, the human cost of the Government’s drive to save money by slashing its legal aid budget. We work in the UK and abroad - and have a special interest in the MIddle East. 

 Our Executive Producer

Tony Stark’s broadcast experience covers commissioning, executive producing and an extensive career in documentary film-making. He was Head of Documentaries at BBC Arabic where he commissioned a range of long-form investigative documentaries                  .     He's executive produced for Channel Four News. And, as a documentary film-maker, he has spent over 20 years producing and directing long-form programmes for the BBC, Channel 4,  ITV  and  for  a  variety of  American  PBS  channels.  He  has  made three major TV series and   25  other    one-off    documentaries  – films that have been made in Africa, Russia, Europe, North and South America and the Middle East.

 

He's made crafted historical documentaries, observational films, presenter-led programmes, undercover and investigative approaches. Five of the programmes he's made or commissioned have been recognized at international film festivals, including nominations for a BAFTA and a Foreign Press Association award.

 

Tony’s career began at BBC TV where he produced and directed films on a variety of network programmes. He left the BBC in 1989 to become an independent film-maker. He has written a history of transplant surgery, published by Macmillan and a tie-in with a BBC1 series.


 

 

Blood on the Nile
Hard Way Home
Cleaning up Cairo
The Outcasts
The Kings New Laws
Aref's Journey
Conflict in the Camps

TONY STARK 

INVESTIGATIVE DOCUMENTARIES COMMISSIONED FOR BBC ARABIC

 
Knife to the Heart  - BBC 1 series

Knife to the Heart - BBC 1 series

4 x 60 min documentary series exploring the dramatic history of transplant surgery

Inside the FBI - Channel 4 series

Inside the FBI - Channel 4 series

A four part series for British & American TV investigating the history and modern day image of the prestigious Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Terror - Channel 4 series

Terror - Channel 4 series

What makes people use indiscriminate violence as a political weapon? Four programmes investigating the use of terror.

The Brotherhood - US TV

The Brotherhood - US TV

60 mins for the US PBS Network. Award-winning Newsweek journalists Mark Hosenball and Michael Isikoff reveal a movement that preaches peaceful co-existence while supporting suicide bombings and offering inspiration for jihadi groups.

The Big Heist - Channel 4

The Big Heist - Channel 4

Who masterminded the biggest bank raid in British History?

Jesus Christ Airlines - Danish TV

Jesus Christ Airlines - Danish TV

The pilots called it Jesus Christ Airlines. It was one of the biggest air operations in history, keeping more than one million people alive during Biafra's 18 month civil war with Nigeria. This film is about the pilots bravery and the conflicts and cover-ups that unfolded around Jesus Christ Airlines.

Immigration is a Time Bomb - Ch 4

Immigration is a Time Bomb - Ch 4

The case against current Government policy on immigration – made by Rod Liddle, columnist and former editor of the BBC's Today programme.

Can Condoms Kill? BBC Panorama

Can Condoms Kill? BBC Panorama

Hardliners in the Vatican say condoms can kill - they have holes in them and fail to protect against AIDS. They say there is science to prove it. Panorama goes on a worldwide hunt to test these claims.

No Go Britain - BBC 4

No Go Britain - BBC 4

What’s life really like for people who live in some of Britain’s toughest districts? To find out, 6 O’Clock News reporter Adrian Addison spends several weeks living in two of Britain's toughest districts.

A Shadow over Europe - BBC 4

A Shadow over Europe - BBC 4

Veteran foreign correspondent Charles Wheeler uncovers how the Czechs made their Sudeten German minority pay for six years of brutal Nazi occupation and why this hidden tragedy is now a hot political issue.

AIDS - the Global Killer. Channel 4

AIDS - the Global Killer. Channel 4

Why has the front-page treatment given to AIDS in the 1980s all but faded away? It certainly hasn’t faded from people’s lives as renowned photojournalist Nick Danziger discovers in this 90-minute special shot in Russia, Zambia and the UK.

Mo Mowlam - Channel 4

Mo Mowlam - Channel 4

Mo Mowlam was the most popular female politician Britain had ever known So why was she removed from her Northern Ireland post - while nasty rumours about the after-effects of the illness she’d been suffering from were doing the rounds.

Murder in Memphis - Channel 4

Murder in Memphis - Channel 4

Martin Luther King was shot dead in Memphis in 1968. His assassin - James Earl Ray - died in prison serving a life sentence for the killing. But was he really the man who murdered Amercia's most famous black civil rights leader? Or was he, as lawyer Bill Pepper believes, an innocent man set-up to take the rap in a wide-ranging Government conspiracy?

Voices of Sorrow - BBC

Voices of Sorrow - BBC

Almost six years of civil war in Sudan have devastated a generation: "Voices of Sorrow" reveals the magnitude of the human tragedies caused by the conflict and explains why the North and the South of Sudan are unable to live together in peace.

Rape on Trial - BBC Panorama

Rape on Trial - BBC Panorama

Panorama investigates why the number of convictions for rape are at an all time low.

The New Fundamentalists - Ch 4

The New Fundamentalists - Ch 4

Should we be concerned about what's going on in state schools run by Christians who believe the world was created in six days? Columnist Rod Liddle thinks we should. In this film he meets influential Evangelical Christians and finds people with views that are way out of kilter with the rest of us.

Hermon's Beat - BBC

Hermon's Beat - BBC

What's it like to run the toughest police force in Britain - the Royal Ulster Constabulary? This profile of Chief Constable Sir Jack Hermon was made for the Everyman strand Picture: Bobbie Hanvey Photographic Archives

Sir John's Shuttle - Ch 4 Dispatches

Sir John's Shuttle - Ch 4 Dispatches

Sir John Thompson, Britain's former Ambassador at the UN, assesses the chances of peace between Israel and its Arab neighbours in the aftermath of the Gulf War.

Blood Sunday - Ch 4 Secret History

Blood Sunday - Ch 4 Secret History

In 1972 a civil rights march through Londonderry ended with the Paratroop Regiment shooting dead 13 people. This documentary unravels the events that led up to the shootings - and shows why solders' claims that they were shot at before opening fire were unlikely to be true.

TONY STARK 

TV DOCUMENTARIES, SERIES, & CURRENT AFFAIRS FILMS

 

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A Shadow over Europe - BBC 4

Veteran foreign correspondent Charles Wheeler uncovers how the Czechs made their Sudeten German minority pay for six years of brutal Nazi occupation and why this hidden tragedy is now a hot political issue.