Alan Ereira was an award-winning BBC documentary producer with BBC radio and television for 30 years from 1965, specialising in history, then setting up his own TV company. He worked for many years with Terry Jones, of Monty Python fame, and they wrote a number of history books together. He became particularly known for his work with the Kogi on two films, in 1990 and 2012, and founded the Tairona Heritage Trust. Married to a distinguished book indexer, he became an Honorary Fellow of UWTSD in 2014 and a Professor of Practice in 2017. He lives in London and has dual British-Portuguese citizenship.