NEIL CAMERON joined the BBC in 1980. With a PhD in biology, his first programmes were for the Open University Production Centre. In 1985 he made the highly successful nostalgia series Steam Days, presented by Miles Kington, about Britain’s railway mania.

He then joined Timewatch, where his films included the drama Napoleon's Last Battle about Napoleon's exile on St Helena, Accounts of A Forgotten Army, an assessment of accusations of American war crimes against the German army at the end of WW2, and a biography of Charles Darwin about which one reviewer wrote "When people describe British TV as the best in the world they are talking about programmes like Charles Darwin" .

After leaving the BBC in 1992, Neil was series editor of the multi-award-winning 13-part History's Turning Points for Discovery, also directing four of the films. He made two 5-part series on the former Soviet Union through BBC World Service, the first about agricultural reform, the second about indigenous Russian success stories. Neil produced two films, China and Vietnam for the Cold War series commissioned by Ted Turner of CNN through Jeremy Isaacs Productions and shown also on the BBC.  He was series producer of CNN and BBC2’s 10 part Millennium - “1000 years of history in 10 hours of television”, also directing the 17th C and 18th C episodes. It was nominated for an “Indie” as Best Documentary Series.
Neil was series producer of Discovery’s landmark 2004 four part series Why Intelligence Fails.
For TAKEAWAY Neil was co-editor of two series of Leviathan, producer of several of the UK Confidentials, series producer and director of An Indian Affair , Exec Producer of Balderdash & Piffle and  producer of London Calling.