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Directing

 

&

 

Acting

 Directing

 Onedin Line

 

 

 

'Paul' in '

True as a Turtle'

 

 

 

When I was 23 having been at the BBC for three years I completed the BBC directors course and have been lucky enough to direct many productions on film and TV

 

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 Dr Who,  

 

Colony in Space

 

Revenge of the Cybermen

 

Robots of Death

 

Death to the Daleks

 

The Sea Devils

 

Blake's 7,

I directed the first episode: 

THE WAY BACK

 THE WEB,  

PROJECT AVALON

DELIVERANCE

 

  A Tale of  two Cities  

 

Secret Army 

 

 Blood Money

 

  Onedin line  

 

Warship 

 

Treasure Island  

 

Kessler

 

Hideaway  

 

 One By One 

 

Tangier, Z cars, Dixon,

Howard's Way, Angels etc. etc. etc.... 

I spent some time directing

 

  Netherlands television

The Complete Secret Army .

“Thanks to ’Allo! ’Allo!, Secret Army - the best drama series ever made by the BBC - seems to have vanished from the public memory. Andy Priestner redresses this accident of history in a book written with all the enthusiasm, devotion and forensic insight that Secret Army deserves. You need to see Secret Army and you need to read this book.”
Gareth Roberts, Writer -Doctor Who and The Sarah Jane Adventures

www.classictvpress.co.uk.

 

 

SECRET ARMY

 

   

 

 available on DVD

Doctor Who: Cyberman Box Set

Doctor Who: Cyberman Box Set DVD

 

ROBOTS OF DEATH

 

&

 

 

 

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CHILD ACTOR

I started out my career in show business as a 12 year old child 

at the

 

Italia Conti Stage School

in 

Archer Street

Piccadilly W1

(behind the

Windmill)

 

 

 Where the Rainbow Ends

 

 

 

Weekly rep at

Bromley

 and 

 

 

The Little Theatre

Great Yarmouth,

 

 

 Touring for Carl Clopet

 and Children's Theatre 

and

 

 lots of television and movies.

 A load of fun even  if I was  perhaps

 lacking in real talent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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you get £15 and so do I.......

 

 

 

 

French Canal

Details of the various  canal  routes to and from the Mediterranean, sea or lorry options + shipping boats across the pond.

 

 

 

FRENCH CANAL ROUTES TO THE MEDITERRANEAN

Over 2700 copies sold.... This book has become the standard work for transiting the French canals to the Mediterranean and back

 

 

 

 

 

GENTLE SAILING ROUTE

 TO THE

MEDITERRANEAN

 

 

 

 

 

Sailing

 

FRENCH CANAL ROUTES TO THE MEDITERRANEAN

Over 2700 copies sold....

This book has become the standard work for transiting the French canals to the Mediterranean and back

 

 

If you are thinking of going off to

 

 'live the dream..'

 

 

 

 

the

 

 sailing page

 

 

also has

 

links

 

to items including:-

 

FRENCH CANAL ROUTES TO THE MEDITERRANEAN

Over 2700 copies sold....

This book has become the standard work for transiting the French canals to the Mediterranean and back

 

 

Pirates

I was boarded and robbed in the Gulf of Aden 

 

Red Sea  

NOTES: I hope helpful for transiting this area.

 

Attacked  

is the story of the boarding by pirates in the Gulf of Aden -

 

 

The Panama Canal 

pages have full details of costs, transit, documentation

 

 Atlantic  

is my personal log of my first Atlantic crossing.  

 

Medical 

equipment and drugs

 I carry on ocean voyages.

 

Coconut Milk Run

across the Pacific Ocean

 

 

Our wonderful 2015 Cruise

Summer cruise to Sardinia, Sicily, Malta, Tunisia and back via Balearics to Gibraltar - here

in

Paw Paw of London

my beautiful Westerly Ocean 43

 

The Caribbean

is probably the biggest and best cruising ground in the world. Wonderful climate, beautiful islands, nice people and for the most part very inexpensive. With predictable weather and such good sailing winds it  makes the Mediterranean look like a very poor relation. 

 

How to get there - how to get home- details of all the Island groups and anchorages.  Pictures and chart details together with descriptions of the islands.

 

 

Pictures, charts, distances, links to marina's and faculties, weather and places to visit and what to see.......

 

 There are two versions the first is for boats coming from Europe and the second is an American Version for boats heading south through the Bahamas & Turks and Caicos.

To download this ebook visit

Gentlesailing . Caribbean Islands

 

 

 

French Canal

Details of the various  canal  routes to and from the Mediterranean, sea or lorry options + shipping boats across the pond.

 

FRENCH CANAL ROUTES TO THE MEDITERRANEAN

Over 2700 copies sold.... This book has become the standard work for transiting the French canals to the Mediterranean and back

 

 

 

 

GENTLE SAILING ROUTE

 TO THE

MEDITERRANEAN

 

 

Why not take your boat to the Med next summer?

 a guide to the nicer places and a suggested passage plan, from the South Coast of the UK to the beautiful Mediterranean Sea.

 

 UK to Med routes

Lists the possible routes via the French Canals or Portuguese coast. All UK to Med routes  in both directions

 

 

STRAIT SAILING TO GIBRALTAR

 The final hurdle is entering the Straits of Gibraltar and becoming a Mediterranean sailor.

How it all works - facilities and prices.

  

Gentle Mediterranean Routes to the Islands

The routes from Gibraltar and the French Canals to the Mediterranean Islands.

 

 

Pictures of la Rochelle storm damage

 

Lightning

in the Chesapeake a Lightning strike which destroyed every electrical item in the boat

 

Atlantic

The personal log of my first Atlantic crossing.

 

 

Gentle Mediterranean Routes to the Islands

 (Balearic, Sardinia, Corsica, Sicily, Malta, and Greek Islands)

  A guide on how to get to the main Mediterranean Islands from Gibraltar or the French Canals.

 

 

Strait Sailing to Gibraltar

CHAPTERS

  1. Mediterranean overview

  1. Entering the straits

  1. Bárbate

  1. Tarifa

  1. Gibraltar

  1. La Línea                    

  1. Algecerías

  1. Ceuta

  1. Smir          

  1. Duquesa

  1. Tangier

  2. Bringing your boat legally into Spain

 

The book contains tidal charts and strategy for making the final passage through the straights into the Mediterranean. Information on fuel and marina prices as well as haul out facilities and places to winter your boat. Beside port information for all the above it provides places of interest and reasons for visiting them.

Dozens of photos and illustrations.

 

 

LIVING ABOARD AROUND THE WORLD

 

 

By

Michael E Briant

For more information go to

Living Aboard Around the World

 

For my sailing books and French canal guides please go to

  gentlesailing.com

French Canal Routes to the Mediterranean

Gentle Sailing Route to the Mediterranean

Gentle Mediterranean Routes to the Islands

The Pacific Crossing Guide

Caribbean Islands Cruising Guides

Strait Sailing to Gibraltar

Living Aboard Around the World

Easy Navigation

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Set in the heart of the centre of Marbella, this modern and sophisticated newly refurbished, two bedroom flat is three minutes walk from the beach and five minutes from the marina. more here

 

 

For my sailing books and French canal guides please go to

  gentlesailing.com

 

French Canal Routes to the Mediterranean

Gentle Sailing Route to the Mediterranean

Gentle Mediterranean Routes to the Islands

The Pacific Crossing Guide

Caribbean Islands Cruising Guides

Strait Sailing to Gibraltar

Living Aboard Around the World

Easy Navigation

 

 

 

 

La Rochelle Guide Book

 

This excellent guide book is perfect for planning your visit to La Rochelle, booking hotels, site seeing or even thinking about living in this special West Atlantic French Town. All the information is up to date and written for the discriminating Francophile and those who just enjoy beautiful towns, superb eating and laid back café society and the sea!

 

A Brief History of La Rochelle, What to do in La Rochelle, Where to eat and drink, Historical site seeing around town, Modern site seeing in town, Site seeing out of town, Annual Events in La Rochelle, How to get to La Rochelle, Hotels, Restaurants, Port de Plaisance etc etc etc

 

 

you can buy it as an Ebook for £2.00 and print it out -

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The wine and oyster stall in the market of La Rochelle.  Say hello to Louis Marie from me and he will give you a free glass of wine!

How to buy and sell houses in France and understand the inheritance laws

In Praise of Spain

If you are thinking of buying a property there or keeping your boat there then this section tells you the rules and regulations as they exist today. - Post Brexit it may be the same - or not!

Once you get away from the 'Costa's', which foreigners created, it really is a very beautiful country.

Northern Spain, Basque country, is amazing and a wonderful cruising ground and with Gibraltar at the entrance to the Mediterranean Sea you can have the best of both worlds

If you become a resident there is a National Health System which is considered to be one of the best in Europe and a living standard which is both high and inexpensive.

The countryside and mountains are spectacularly beautiful.

Ronda is where I now live and is a beautiful town up in the mountains and about an hours drive from the sea. Wonderful place to be in.

Vejer de la Frontera is a white hill town near the entrance to the Straights of Gibraltar. Probably the most unspoilt of all the hill towns - white villages in Southern Spain

Boat Import tells you how to handle the importation of your boat legally into Spain and how to avoid paying the 12% matriculation tax.

Car Import tells you how to change the plates to Spanish registration, and if its a near new car how to avoid the 12% matriculation tax -

How to Register gives full details of how to 'clock into' the Spanish system if you are going to become a resident

Northern Spain is just that - a wonderful cruising area for yachties and far removed in every way from the 'Costa's'

Banking in Spain give some helpful info on what can be expensive and complicated.  With the current 'crises' it's quite a 'cash' society so you need easy and cheap transfers.

WHO is Michael E Briant

When the publishers Classic TV Press asked me to write these memoirs I was very flattered but somewhat unsure.

The title sums up the question I have been asking myself for years.

 The book is available from  here

More about it

here

Blue Water Cruising

 

   

A selection of DVD's about far away places that can be reached by a cruising boat on a blue water passage... 

Available from  http://www.bennettmarine.com

 

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They cover the entire Andalucía area and Carlos speaks perfect English & German. Email:-  jcsalas@salasduran.com

 

French Canal Routes to the Mediterranean

Gentle Sailing Route to the Mediterranean

Gentle Mediterranean Routes to the Islands

The Pacific Crossing Guide

Caribbean Islands Cruising Guides

Strait Sailing to Gibraltar

Living Aboard Around the World

Easy Navigation

 

For my sailing books and French canal guides please go to

  gentlesailing.com

 

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