Climbing frame or anti-terror device?

Duration: 2.27

Concrete anti-terror blocks – also known internationally as Jersey barriers or K-rails – are an increasingly common sight around the world following attacks using vehicles as weapons in locations such as London, Barcelona and Nice.

Now Danish urban gardner Mads Boserup Lauritsen, who works in Copenhagen, is turning the ugly blocks into a green alternative includes benches, plants, bike racks and even a children’s climbing wall.

This film, originally published on 26 October 2017 on and screened on BBC World News TV channel, that day became one of the Top Video Stories on the BBC News website.


Farewell Mashup of Barack Obama singing ‘My Way’

Duration: 4.34

“This is terrific fun.”

Andrew Buncombe, US editor of The Independent.

A lighthearted musical video to mark the end of US president Barack Obama’s eight years in office.

This film was originally published on The Huffington Post website on 10 January 2017, hours prior to Obama’s real farewell speech to thousands in Chicago.


Danish refuge for migrants struggles with budget cuts

Duration: 3.40

A short profile of ‘Trampoline House‘, a community centre in Copenhagen, Denmark, that provides services such as food, language classes and a social meeting place for asylum seekers and refugees. But a new centre-right government Denmark means budget cuts will impact the centre, or perhaps close it.

This video accompanied an article published on The Washington Post website on 19 December 2015, which can be read here.

The restaurant that serves up rejected food

Duration: 3.55

Rub & Stub restaurant in Copenhagen, Denmark, is leading the battle against waste – by serving up food that the supermarkets won’t sell. The Danish restaurant offers meals made from vegetables and fruit rejected by the food industry because of sell-by dates and over-buying.

This film, originally published on 27 December 2013 on, that day became the Most Popular video on BBC News website. It was also broadcast on BBC World News TV channel.

Pope’s UK visit: child abuse survivors campaign for justice

Duration: 9.23

“A great piece, tackled very sensitively.”

(Richard Bottomley, VJ

Barbara Blaine, a survivor of sexual abuse by a Catholic priest, has travelled from Chicago for the Pope’s UK visit with a mission to stop abuse in the church.

This video was part of The Guardian’s coverage on 17 September 2010 of the Pope’s UK visit:

English riots 2011 – the rioters speak

Duration: 18.18

Rioters speak for the first time about why they took part in the summer 2011 disturbances, the most serious bout of civil unrest in Britain in a generation.

Guardian reporter Paul Lewis presents the findings of a Guardian and London School of Economics study that reveals how the riots in England were sparked by poverty, injustice and a visceral hatred of the police.

This film was shown on Newsnight, the BBC’s flagship news and current affairs programme, in December 2011.

Filmed and co-produced by Cameron.

Benefit cuts: a blind woman’s perspective

Duration: 12.38

In an insight into a blind woman’s life, Diane Marks, wearing a headcamera, illustrates how she will be affected by the UK government’s proposed disability benefit cuts.

This video was part of The Guardian’s pre-event coverage of The Hardest Hit march, that focused on disabled people’s rights, in London on May 11 2011