Don McCullin: Looking For England

BBC4 - 60’ (2019)

Don McCullin: Looking For England follows the inimitable photographer, now 83, documenting his country from inner cities to seaside towns, on a journey in search of his own nation. Sixty years after starting out as a photographer Don returns to his old haunts in London's East End, Bradford, Consett, Eastbourne and Scarborough.  Along the way he encounters an array of English characters at The Glyndebourne Festival and Goodwood Revival and photographs a hunt with sabateurs aiming to disrupt them. Don's journey is punctuated by scenes in his darkroom, where he allowed filming for the first time.

A Bright Yellow Films / Oxford Films production for the BBC

"Now, in a real treasure of a film, the 83-year-old visits old haunts and tries to 'discover what makes him tick and this country tick’... This journey is often concerned with the darker corners of our green and eccentric land... Yet this is never po-faced or worthy - it's often enchanting."
- The Times

"A delightful waltz of a watch, it deserved a series."
- The Observer

"Following his riveting journey to Palmyra... a powerful portrait both of a nation divided and of a great artist reckoning with his past." 
- The Telegraph

Director & Producer: Adrian Sibley
Executive Producers: Nicolas Kent & Sam Hobkinson
Director of Photography: Eoin McLoughlin
Additional photography: Rob Goldie, Steve Foote
Editor: Hugo Fowler