Olivia Lichtenstein is a BAFTA award winning documentary filmmaker and was the editor of BBC television’s former flagship documentary strand, Inside Story. Other awards include Grierson and RTS. While at the BBC she commissioned over a hundred single documentaries and was Executive Producer of a raft of documentary series for BBC ONE. After a spell directing TV drama, she was appointed Creative Director of BBC Documentaries, London.
She left the BBC in 2002 to become a freelance producer/director and writer and is now a partner at independent production company, Storyvault Films. Her recent films include Broadmoor and Melvyn Bragg – Wigton to Westminster. She has recently completed work on a feature length Documentary for theatrical release about R&B superstar, Teddy Pendergrass, for release later this year.
She is also the author of two novels – Mrs Zhivago of Queen’s Park and Things Your Mother Never Told You.