Biography - the vital ingredients

"Write a biography" They said... were They mad?   Is there anything worse than writing a one page 'Bio'?   Yes, there is.... it's reading one!      This site is about my book, you'd find starting at                      page far more interesting......  No?  Well whatever, at least what follows contains a minimum of braggadocio, canard confection and puffery. No illusory goulash, sophistical hyperbole here, or wanton salmagundi..
 ...they were banned.
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   The Nimmos are of Scottish extraction and proud of it. Stuart spent many years living in the Grampian Highlands to the west of Aberdeen while he worked with BBC Scotland and then Grampian Television, and for a while he was also a crofter.
   Initially suffering a violent and highly dubious English prep school education, Stuart was finally reprieved and sent to St Christopher's School, Letchworth, Hertfordshire - the ultra progressive, particularly friendly, wise sort of a place with Quaker leanings.              "St Chris" was, and still is completely vegetarian... well officially anyway.​
   However, like Mark Twain, "Nimmo S." was never one to allow schooling to get in the way of his education, so before his 16th Birthday, knowing what he really wanted to do, (and with the head master's desperate 'encouragement') he left both school and home to join the television industry.  Lord knows how, but he managed to get himself hired as Ken Russell's personal assistant and immediately found himself working on the very best of programmes: 'Monitor', the BBC Music and Arts series guided by the patrician master Huw Wheldon; as Assistant Film Editor on 'Cameron Country' with the great, chain-smoking Journalist James Cameron; 'Play of the Month' and 'Play for Today' - Assistant Editor on the BBC version of Ingmar Bergman's film 'The Lie' 'Tomorrow's World' with director Mick Jackson; Assistant Editor on 'The Ascent of Man', again with Mick Jackson, (Mick would eventually direct the Hollywood production 'Bodyguard') and with Executive Producer Adrian Malone and Presenter Jacob Bronowski, (Stuart had a particular interest in choosing and fitting the music for 'The Ascent of Man' series​).​
What luck, was that? Most television just isn't like that nowadays - more's the pity.
    There could not have been a better or more exciting start to a television career, following Russell's sound advice Stuart trained at BBC Ealing Film Studios and BBC Television Centre, where he worked through the key broadcast disciplines: research and editing, this interspersed with spells in the West End theatre and editing and camera work at CBC, Toronto. Stuart returned to Europe in time to work as Ken Russell's Personal Assistant again on Russell's masterpiece Delius 'A Song Of Summer'.   Stuart would soon become a BBC staff Film Editor and then go on into BBC and ITV staff production as a Programme Director and Producer.
   Stuart has written, produced and directed and/ or edited countless documentaries and television series, including the popular TVS (ITV) series 'Ski Tips'. He has usually been blessed in working with remarkable people! For the past 20 years he has lived in central Paris with Dominique, his second and very Parisienne wife.   Freelancing has allowed him to work internationally for many of the world's top broadcasters, often working as a cameraman. However, despite all the fun this has inevitably had its down side as Stuart sees far too little of his three successful, grownup children and his granddaughter Emma.​
   Perilous Moon: WWII Occupied France 1944 - The End Game is Stuart's first book.

Veggie Fingers​

Nut Roast

Jacket Potatoes

Nettle Soup

Baked Beans

Iced Sponge with Custard

Illicitly supplemented by...

Pompy's loony granny's pre-WWII hoard of 1930's tinned sausages and awful powdered egg

... one survived.

The great unanswered questions...

Why were Pompy's  nutty granny, and Neville Chamberlain's older  and wiser brother , Sir Austin Chamberlain, among so few who, by the mid 30's, really saw WWII coming?

- and why quite so many tins of saussages?

 

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