Film credits: One-hour specials with BBC
Each of the BBC films were distributed world-wide through BBC enterprises reaching audiences of 200 million.
- Valdes Bay of Whales (sold to Public Broadcasting Service – PBS – renamed Prospect of Whales and used by PBS as national fundraiser): Producer, Specialist Cameraman and Co-Director with Andreas Pruna. Broadcast on BBC 2, 5th May 1974
2. Mayan Connection: Producer, Director, Cameraman, Writer and expedition leader. Broadcast on BBC 2 on 23rd November 1975
3. The Reef at Ras Muhammad: Co-Producer, Director, Cameraman, Writer and expedition leader. Broadcast on BBC 1 on 20th August 1979
4. Giants of the Vermilion Sea: Producer, Director, Cameraman, Writer and expedition leader. Sold to PBS Boston. Distributed in the USA on the PBS network. Broadcast on BBC I Note: during the filming of this project Menuhin was the first ever to film Blue Whale underwater.
One Hour specials with HTV, Channel 4 and Discovery Network
South Seas Voyage, was a series of one-hour specials with HTV Ltd. England. Sold to PBS, USA. Broadcast on Channel 4 U.K. Broadcast as well on the USA Discovery network. Menuhin was also the expedition leader. These were principally anthropologically oriented films.
- Cults, Custom and Missionaries: Co-producer, Director, Underwater Cameraman, Writer and presenter.
2. Gods, Kava and Sunken Ships: Co-producer, Director, Underwater Cameraman, Writer and presenter.
3. The Day of Tikopea: Co-producer, Director, Underwater Cameraman, Writer and presenter.
4. Copper, Copra and Volcanoes: Co-producer, Director, Underwater Cameraman, Writer and presenter.
On the Edge of Paradise this film looked at the problems common to each individual Nation in the Caribbean. Menuhin was cameraman, both surface and underwater. Broadcast on BBC 1 November 8th 1981.
Pilot film (not broadcast) for Australian Broadcasting, ABC: Exploration North: Menuhin worked as cameraman surface and Underwater and flying a 1932 Tiger Moth bi-plane 2000 miles through the outback.
The following films were made for French Television, including TF1 and Antenne 2;
′Raise the Aloise′ – Director/Underwater Cameraman.
′Debussy, La Mer and Clouds′ – Underwater and Helicopter cameraman.
′Les Poneys Sauvage′ – Underwater Cameraman
′Le Defis des Ocean′ were 6 x 1 hour films about the ocean for TF1, RAI (Italy) and NHK (Japan). Menuhin was cameraman and director of special marine sequences on the following 3 films.
′Fishing on the Grand Banks′
′The Story of the French Frogmen′
′The Submarines of IFREMER′
Worked with Christian Petron‘s Cinemarine as free-lance cameramen
This lead to work with USHUAIA magazine for 25 years. Ushuaia became the most popular adventure/natural history magazine program in France as well as one of the most popular general programs on French television. Also sold to CBS in the USA.
Ushuaia episodes 70,71,72 were filmed in China and Mount Emi-Shan and included Hang-gliding. In Outer Mongolia the activity was Ballooning.
Ushuaia episodes 36 and 45. Filmed in France: Horse back riding in The Camargue and in Marineland was swimming with Dolphins.
Ushuaia episode 30. Located in Turks and Caicos Islands where they were Diving and flying in Menuhin’s amphibious aircraft. The program was a tribute to Krov and Ann’s filmwork.
Ushuaia episodes 51, 158 and 123. Based around Vancouver in the Submersible Deep Rover and One Atmosphere Diving suit and Dr. Paul Spong.
Ushuaia episode 76. Seattle and diving with Giant Octopus.
Ushuaia episodes 105 and 106 Filmed in Belize and Guatemala at Tikal. Flying in Menuhin’s airplane, diving the Blue Hole and horseback riding through jungle.
Ushuaia episodes 96 and 99. The Maldives and diving with sharks and underwater fauna.
Ushuaia episodes 65 and 66. The Cayman Islands swimming with Stingrays, flying Menuhin’s airplane and making a submarine dive.
Ushuaia episodes 79, 80 and 81. Argentina, the Valdes Peninsula filming Whales and other underwater creatures. Diving in Patagonia.
Ushuaia episodes 58 and 59. Location Chile/Argentina – Cape Horn and Beagle Channel.
Ushuaia ‘Temps Fort’ 1990. portrait of Dr. Paul Spong.
Ushuaia Special portrait of Dr. Phil Nuytten 1992.
The following 3 films were made for the Ushuaia Foundation in 1990 and 1991 in Canada and Alaska. Only certain segments were broadcast on the television programmes
The Crater of New Quebec
Adventures sur le Canal du Mozambique. December 29, 2010. Diving Supervisor.
Un Jour la Terre s’est noyee. December 29, 2008. Diving Supervisor.
D’un Ocean a L’Autre. December 26, 2007. Diving Supervisor.
Les deniers hommes libres. July 2, 2008. Diving supervisor.
La terre des Tribus. August 3, 2009. Underwater Cameraman.
Other film work
A demonstration film for KODAK to introduce their cine-film 7292.
Prizes and Awards
World Wildlife Film Festival for best Marine documentary.
Best underwater documentary for Giants of the Vermillion Sea and The Reef at Ras Muhammad.
Tulon Festival Silver medal for Raise the Alose, Silver medal for Giants of the Vermillion Sea and Bronze medal for Copper Copra and Missionaries.
Prix de la Marine National for Passion Des Epaves.
Antibes Festival, Gold medal T.V.Documentary for Passion des Epaves and Silver medal 16mm category for Passion des Epaves.
Winner of the 1983 Bronze Award – Athens International Festival of Underwater Films
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