"Gripping"
New York Times

"North Korea is one of the world's most mysterious countries and one of its most dangerous flashpoints. You could learn about it from Dennis Rodman, or you could watch Frontline. Your choice."
USA Today

Just two years on the job and armed with nuclear weapons, North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un is the world’s youngest dictator, ruling one of the world’s most isolated countries with an iron fist.

Like his father and grandfather, he is trying to maintain tight control over what the world sees of North Korea—and what North Koreans see of the world.

But as FRONTLINE reveals in Secret State of North Korea cracks are starting to appear in the regime’s information barrier, and it’s becoming more porous.

Producer/Director: James Jones
Editor: Todd Downing
Executive Producers: David Henshaw, Raney Aronson, David Fanning

Watch on FRONTLINE website


"Forensically powerful"
Radio Times

This Royal Television Society-nominated one-hour Panorama special reveals that more British soldiers and veterans killed themselves last year than were killed in action, and that the Ministry of Defence is in denial about the scale of the problem.

Nominated for a Royal Television Society Television Journalism Award
Nominated for a Mind Media Award
Closing film of Prix Bayeux 2013

Producer/Director: James Jones
Editor: Todd Downing
Reporter: Toby Harnden
Executive Producers: Steve Hewlett, Rachel Crellin

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"An excellent film by PBS FRONTLINE highlights how intractable ideological differences between east and west are pushing the country to the brink of civil war."
Christian Science Monitor

Over the past three months, as unrest in Ukraine has provoked one of the biggest confrontations between Russia and the United States since the Cold War, FRONTLINE’s James Jones has been on the ground documenting the crisis up-close.

Reporter/Producer/Director: James Jones
Editor: Chris Scurfield
Executive Producers: Eamonn Matthews, Raney Aronson

Watch on FRONTLINE website


"A chilling documentary"
Sunday Times

BAFTA-nominated one-hour Panorama special follows four stories over five months and reveals the devastating impact of being evicted from your home and losing everything.

Nominated for a BAFTA in the Current Affairs category
Nominated for Best European Documentary at the Prix Europa

Producer/Director: James Jones
Editor: Todd Downing
Executive Producers: Steve Hewlett, Rachel Crellin

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'Remarkable'
Daily Mail

'Brilliant'
Daily Express

'We no longer have to take anybody’s word for the suffering of ordinary people in the world’s most isolated country. The barely believable, sometimes harrowing footage in last night’s North Korea: Life inside the Secret State enabled us to see it with our own eyes.'
Independent

'Heart-rending accounts of oppression and poverty are presented alongside inspirational examples of human courage'
Metro

'This is an enormously important historical document of a regime potentially at a tipping point'
Rory Peck Judging Panel

This BAFTA-nominated film for Channel 4 lifts the lid on the world's most secretive and repressive state.

Thanks to the digital revolution, Kim Jong Un can no longer keep the world from seeing the reality of life in North Korea - and just as importantly, he can't stop his own people from discovering that everything they have been told about the outside world is lies.

With unique access to astonishingly brave teams of undercover film-makers, Dispatches investigates the information revolution that is ending North Korea's sixty years of isolation.

Nominated for a BAFTA in the Current Affairs category.
Nominated at the One World Media Awards in the Television category.
Nominated for a Rory Peck Award.
Finalist at the Ilaria Alpi Award.
Shortlisted for Grierson Award - Best Current Affairs Documentary.

Producer/Director: James Jones
Editor: Todd Downing
Executive Producer: David Henshaw


"This is proper documentary television"
Times

Grierson award-winning BBC series on Iraq since the invasion. Iraqi insurgents speak about their operations against coalition forces and then describe how they turned against Al Qaeda. The series was also nominated for a BAFTA and a Royal Television Society award.

Producer: James Jones
Series Producer: Sam Collyns
Editors: Jay Taylor, Jake Martin
Executive Producer: Eamonn Matthews

Winner Grierson Award Best Documentary on a Contemporary Theme - International

Nominated for a BAFTA in the Current Affairs category
Nominated at the Royal Television Society TV Journalism Awards

Watch 'Insurgency' on Vimeo

Watch 'Awakening' on Vimeo


"Extraordinary and fascinating"
Telegraph

Unreported World film for Channel 4 revealing the huge personality cult around Vladimir Putin. We follow the extraordinary actions of the mass youth movement dedicated to protecting the interests of Putin and Russia.

Producer/Director: James Jones
Editor: Alex Archer
Series Producer: George Waldrum
Reporter: Peter Oborne

Watch on Vimeo


"Fine journalism and an immediate call to action"
Observer

Unreported World film for Channel 4 revealing how human traffickers are using black magic to coerce and trap Nigerian women into a life of prostitution in Europe.

Producer/Director: James Jones
Editor: Mic Dixon
Series Producer: George Waldrum
Reporter: Jenny Kleeman

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"Astonishing film"
Daily Mail

Every Saturday night in China, millions gather around their televisions to watch Interviews Before Execution, an extraordinary talk show which interviews prisoners on death row.

Producer: James Jones
Editor: Adam Richardson
Series Producer: Sarah Waldron
Executive Producer: Lucy Hetherington

Watch on YouTube


"Harrowing, intimate, powerful and often profound"
Vancouver Sun

Nominated for a Rory Peck Award

Three years in to Syria's civil war, another enemy has emerged: factions aligned with Al Qaeda. Go inside the rebels' new fight with rare, exclusive footage from inside the country.

Producers: James Jones, Jamie Doran
Editor: Todd Downing
Reporter: Muhammad Ali

Watch on YouTube