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Bill Jones

Until he started writing, most of Bill's working years were spent making television documentaries. After six years as a print journalist, he joined Granada Television, Manchester, in 1982, from where he crafted films for ITV, BBC, Channel 4, Sky, Discovery, National Geographic and many others in a career spanning almost three decades. Featured amongst the many presenters he has worked with are Sir Peter Ustinov, Billy Connolly, Joanna Lumley and Sir Trevor McDonald.

Since turning freelance in 2009, Bill has continued to work in broadcasting. He then turned to writing biography. When Bill began to ponder ideas for a third book, his thoughts turned to Scotland. In the late 1960s he'd spent a week with his school cadet force at the Cultybraggan army camp near Comrie. The place had always haunted him, and when he dug back into its history he discovered a horrifying secret from its days as a wartime POW camp.

Bill is married with two grown up children, and lives in Ampleforth, North Yorkshire.

Bill Jones

Bill Jones


It was great fun and beautifully organised. A wonderful community venue, great flowers, fantastic sound and light and I love the army of red t-shirts - I think I’ll be taking a few ideas back to Bloody Scotland with me. Please ask me back and thank you for asking me to Chair Ron

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