Brian Lapping is a programme-maker and historian who started his career working as a journalist on The Daily Mirror, The Guardian and The Financial Times. He then became Deputy Editor of New Society, before being invited into television by Granada, for whom he worked as Executive Producer of, among other projects, World in Action and End of Empire (14 x 1 hour for Channel 4).
He left Granada TV to set up an independent production company, Brian Lapping Associates, which merged in 1997 with Brook Associates to form Brook Lapping Productions. Since then he has been jointly responsible with Norma Percy for a range of award-winning programmes including The Second Russian Revolution, Watergate, The Death of Yugoslavia, Playing the China Card, Endgame in Ireland, Avenging Terror, The Fall of Milosevic, Elusive Peace, Putin, Russia & The West and The Iraq War.
Brian was awarded a CBE in 2005 for services to broadcasting.