Hazel's first broadcast documentary was Stranger At The Gate, for BBC, Production company Double Exposure. Made in 1987, it followed WW11 veteran, Drew Bathell, as he retraced his escape route with his some, Andrew, to find the people who hid him after his escape from Italian prisoner of war camp. The Times 'artfully combines the travelogue with historical footage, beguilingly stitched together..' 'touching and entertaining..a lovely film' Nancy Banks Smith



In 1988 Hazel made On The Other Side for Channel 4 also with Double Exposure. It told the story of Tilli Wolfe-Monckeburg who wrote many letters from Germany during WW11 to her faraway children in allied countries. They could never be posted. Years later her neice, Ruth, journeys to Hamburg to learn more about her aunt. Starring Margaret Tyzack. The Telegraph ..' a touching elegiac  programme..a testament to the resilience and dignity of ordinary people in war.'


In 1991 Hazel directed 2 of the 4 part series Heart of Soweto for BBC. Kliptown and Everything I Never Had. Kliptown was one of the poorest shanty town and we follow the stories of residents linking them together with puppets. Alan Yentob said "..a strong, evocative and stylish film demonstrating the talent emerging from the independent sector.." The Independent 'impressive, atmoshpheric documentary..elicits remarkable interviews from ordinary people' ..Time Out 'an effective indictment of the South African system..'


Lumpy Custard's Last Stand, BBC 2, reflected on the passing of school dinners and the union's fight to save them.  The Guardian..'humourous and heartfelt...lively discourse'


'Not Forgotten' BBC2 looked at the resurfacing of war trauma in WW11 veterans. The Times Choice 'an emotional and timely reminder that veterans are beset by pain all year round..'