George Carey is a leading documentary filmmaker, television journalist, director and editor, credited with the creation of BBC’s Newsnight. He then went on to become editor of BBC1’s Panorama during the Falklands War. He left the BBC in 1988 to co-found an independent production company, specialising in documentaries, which was subsequently acquired by Mentorn Films. As the Creative Director of the now Mentorn Media he secured the contract to produce the BBC’s Question Time as well originating Channel 4’s Unreported World strand. In 2005, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Royal Television Society and was joint series producer and executive producer of a 5-part BBC series on Russia presented by Jonathan Dimbleby, which aired in 2008. He then launched himself as an independent film-maker, directing, scripting and shooting a series of single documentaries: For Channel 4 he created Close Encounters in Siberia; A Long Weekend with the Son of God. And for the BBC Storyville he made: Knocking on Heaven’s Door; Hitler, Stalin and Mr. Jones; The Spy Who Went Into the Cold (about Kim Philby); Masterspy of Moscow: George Blake; and Toffs, Queers and Traitors: the Extraordinary Life of Guy Burgess.