According to the lengthy bio on screenonline.org: "A former newspaper reporter and BBC war correspondent, Robert Barr wrote and produced the first television documentary for BBC Television, Germany Under Control (tx. 18/9/1946), a short report based on an eight weeks' tour of the British zone in post-war Germany. Two years later, he produced the BBC's first full-length (45 mins) documentary, Report on Germany (tx. 9/7/1948), using film specially shot by German cameramen. He was the BBC's first TV documentary writer and producer and established the corporation's Documentary Section."