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John Bridcut is an award-winning film maker, with a string of varied productions to his name, ranging from politics to history to the arts – in particular, a number of musical and psychological portraits of British composers.  

His three most recent documentaries are now being shown around the world.  The most recent film is Jonas Kaufmann, Tenor for the Ages, produced for BBC Four.  It is a unique and intimate document observing the world's greatest tenor at the peak of his career, on and off duty.  In January 2017, Crux produced The Genius of the Mad King, in which Robert Hardman investigated the private papers of King George III.

In April 2016, Elizabeth at 90 – A Family Tribute, with previously-unseen private footage of the royal family across most of The Queen's life, was shown on the evening of her 90th birthday, with a feature-length version the following Sunday.  

Most of Bridcut's work is produced by his own company, Crux Productions, but he does occasionally freelance as a director and producer for other production companies.  He broadcasts on Radio 3 from time to time, and has published two books on Benjamin Britten.  He also gives lectures on music, broadcasting and current affairs. 


The Queen's home movies out on DVD

The Queen's home movies out on DVD

BBC One's film to celebrate The Queen's 90th birthday has now been issued on DVD by BBC Worldwide, which is also distributing the programme for international broadcast. [more...]

Eagerly-awaited composer films out on DVD

Three composer portraits by John Bridcut are at last being issued on DVD worldwide on March 16th.

Elgar: The Man Behind The Mask is a surprising psychological and musical profile of a musical genius, which explores the secret conflicts in Elgar’s heart which produced some of Britain’s greatest music.  This ground-breaking film won the award for Best Documentary at the Golden Prague Festival, and a BAFTA award for Sound.

The Pleasures of Delius was originally broadcast on BBC Four as Delius: Composer, Lover, Enigma.  It tells the story of the extraordinary composer, who devoted himself to pleasure in his life and in his music.  

In The Passions of Vaughan Williams, John Bridcut shows that there is much more to the music of this energetic, red-blooded man than the gentle pastoralism of The Lark Ascending.  This film won the prize for Best Documentary at the French film festival, FIPA.

It will be possible to purchase these DVDs on this website, as well as through other retailers.

The Queen's home movies on DVD in America

The Queen's home movies on DVD in America

As part of the celebrations to mark the 90th birthday of Her Majesty The Queen, BBC Worldwide has released a DVD in North America of Elizabeth at 90 – A Family Tribute.  This remarkable documentary, in which members of the Royal Family and The Queen herself watch ciné films from her private collection, was first seen on BBC One, when it reached an audience of 10 million viewers.  Now it has been seen in Canada, and on many PBS stations in the USA, and it is available on DVD in the USA and Canada.  A German-language version of the DVD will be issued shortly.