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Power Productions is Stephanie Power, a freelance radio producer, reporter and documentary maker, working mainly for the BBC nationally, including Five Live and Radio 4's Today Programme, World at One, PM, and You & Yours.
She also works as TV documentary development producer and has made programmes for BBC One and BBC Two.
Under the banner OpenMinds@, Stephanie programmes sesions and debates for conferences and festivals. This is some of her work....


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BBC ONLINE MAGAZINE: THE STREET WHERE HOUSES COST 1

Houses on an all-but-abandoned street in Liverpool are being sold for 1. But 30 years ago it was a vibrant inner city street, so what went wrong?

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Campervanning for free

RADIO 4, YOU AND YOURS: CAMPERVANNING FOR FREE

Campervan holidays have become popular in recent times. As long as you dont spend too much time in the garage, a camper van or motorhome can be a good investment. A growing number of motorhomers are finding ways of cutting costs further by camping for free. Reporter and VW enthusiast Stephanie Power reports

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Liverpool Film Studio

RADIO 4, PM: LIVERPOOL TO BUILD NEW FILM STUDIOS

Liverpool claims to be the second most filmed city in the UK outside London. The council says it's the most film friendly. But it also thinks it's losing 20 million a year because it doesn't have a studios. That could be about to change. Stephanie Power has been on a tour of the city.

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BBC ONE TRAILER: MY RAMADAN

Stephanie directed this short trailer as part of the BBC's My Ramadan season in 2015.

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fanschoir

BBC ONE, SONGS OF PRAISE FA CUP FANS CHOIR

Stephanie ran the competition to find 64 football fans to sing Abide With Me on the pitch at Wembley for the 2015 FA Cup Final.

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muslim premier league

BBC ONE, THE MUSLIM PREMIER LEAGUE

Twenty years ago there were no Muslims in the Premier League. Now there are nearly forty. This programme speaks to star players and managers about the impact Muslims are having on the English game. Assistant Producer, Stephanie Power. Director, Rob Cowling

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bishop of liverpool

BBC TWO, HILLSBOROUGH: NEVER FORGOTTEN

This RTS award winning film describes the impact of the Hillsborough tragedy and those living under its shadow for a generation. Assistant Producer, Stephanie Power. Director, Kevin Sim

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Hillsborough Remembered - BBC Radio Five Live - April 2009

HILLSBOROUGH remembered: SURVIVOR MEETS SOUTH YORKSHIRE POLICEWOMAN - bbc radio five live

David Gillooley was in the Leppings Lane end at Hillsborough on 15th April 1989. Twenty years on, he is reunited with the policewoman who he says saved his life.

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Lita Roza - BBC Radio 4, PM - July 2008

Lita Roza - BBC Radio 4, PM

A new exhibition at Liverpool's World Museum opens today. "The Beat Goes On" explores the city's musical identity and heritage. Liverpudlian, Lita Roza, was one of the first to have a number one hit in the charts with "'How Much Is That Doggie In The Window' " in 1953.

For PM Stephanie Power tracked her down to her home in London to talk about Liverpool's musical heritage and 'that song':

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AFC Liverpool - BBC Radio Five Live Sport - July 2008

BEATLES ECONOMY - BBC RADIO 4, YOU AND YOURS

August Bank Holiday sees the annual Mathew Street festival in Liverpool, which along with new bands and other merseybeat favourites, celebrates all things Beatles. So, how important is the ‘Beatles Economy’ to the city?

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THE ASBO INDUSTRY -BBC RADIO 4, YOU AND YOURS - FEB 2008

THE ASBO INDUSTRY - BBC RADIO 4, PM

Croxteth in North Liverpool has become synonymous with gun and knife crime after Rhys Jones was killed in nearby Croxteth Park. After his death and a spate of killings around the country, government departments and local authorities were keen to try and find a solution to the problem, by funding projects designed to tackle it.

We have heard that two Home Office projects TKAP and TGAP rather than see a decrease, have actually seen an increase in gun and knife crime.

So do projects like this ever work? Stephanie Power reports from Croxteth

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Prisoners

WHY PRISONERS RE-OFFEND - BBC RADIO 4, TODAY PROGRAMME

We've talked a lot in recent weeks about sentencing, soaring prison numbers and the problem of reoffending. In the course of that debate, one view that has rarely been heard is that of people who are behind bars.

In Wandsworth Prison in south London, there's an educational project which teaches inmates how to make radio - and this programme was given unique access to it. We asked the prisoners involved to put together a report on why they reoffend...

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The Rebirth of Cammell Laird - BBC Radio 4, PM - June 2008

The Rebirth of Cammell Laird - BBC Radio 4, PM

We all know it's the European Capital of Culture this year, but Liverpool's not just about Paul McCartney gigs and banana - shaped sheep. Some other old names are coming back too. Cammell Laird, the shipyard which built the Royal Navy flagship, the Ark Royal, has just announced a new contract with the Ministry of Defence worth £250 million pounds. For PM, Stephanie Power reports on Merseyside's reinvigorated maritime industry.

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Female ref's first game

female ref - radio four woman's hour

The Football Association estimates that in some areas of the country, 20% of games are played without a referee. So, to address this problem, the FA is planning to recruit 8,000 new referees in the next three years. As part of this recruitment drive it’s actively trying to attract more women to the job. Someone who’s taken the plunge is reporter Stephanie Power. We hear how she got on refereeing her first match.

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Alan Johnson

Alan Johnson Failed Rock Star BBC Radio 4 Documentary

In the 1960s, former Home Secretary Alan Johnson was a musician but gave it up to become a postman. So what has he missed? In this five part series, Alan meets people who have succeeded where he failed.

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Alexei Sayle

The Lennon Visitors with Alexei Sayle BBC Radio 4 Documentary

Every year, around 8,000 people from 50 countries pay homage to John Lennon at his childhood home, Mendips. But who are these visitors and what do they seek from an ordinary suburban semi in Liverpool? Alexei Sayle, meets custodian Colin Hall and finds out what its like to live in one of the most famous houses on Merseyside. He also talks to some of those who visited the house when John Lennon lived there and of course just a few of those 8,000 visitors.

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farm

WHEN POLITICAL SONGS LOSE THEIR MEANING BBC RADIO 4, PM

Twenty years ago Liverpool band, The Farm, released their anti-war single, All Together Now. It reached Number 4 in the charts. Twenty years later its being re-released, but this time as part of a fundraising effort for serving soldiers. Stephanie Power reports on what its like when your song loses its meaning.

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TUC

TUC CONGRESS OPENING FILM, MANCHESTER 2010

Stephanie also makes short films for other organisations. This film, narrated by Christopher Eccleston, was made for the opening of TUC Congress in 2010. Stephanie worked with Director, Sol Papadopoulos.

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Other Stories

Other Stories

Housing Market Renewal Money Pulled, Radio 4, PM Play audio

Return To Coal? Radio 4, You and Yours Play audio

Female Ref's First Game, BBC Online Play audio

Liverpool's Best Pub Singers, Radio 4, PM Play audio

Dry Gigs, Radio 4, You and Yours Play audio

Fan Power

bbc slideshows

Stephanie is also a photographer and uses her images for BBC Audio slideshows

Fan Power? Click to watch

The cult of the scooter Click to watch

Liverpool’s year of culture Click to watch

The last Lewis’s Click to watch

Snapshots of the past Click to watch



OpenMinds@

Bespoke sessions and debates at conferences and festivals. Whether it's a series of after hours debates, or the conference itself, we can create, co-ordinate and produce sessions, talks and debates with an informal feel.

Blue Skies Stage at IFB2016

Stephanie programmed 30 sessions and debates for the central Blue Skies stage at the International Festival for Business in Liverpool in June 2016. Discussions ranged from the future of work and the business of football, music, and trust, to the impact virtual reality might have on our cultural lives.

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Other Projects

As well as being a reporter, producer and filmmaker, Stephanie makes podcasts and works on other projects including advising organisations on editorial and putting on events.
Stephanie can provide bespoke media training.
Other organisations Stephanie has worked with include: Trades Union Congress, The Health and Safety Executive, Edge Hill University, School for Social Entrepreneurs, Liverpool Vision, Spirit of Shankly (fans' group)


email: stephanie@powerproductions.org.uk
mobile: 07793 459035