United States Emmy for Best Investigative Documentary

British Academy Award for Best Factual Series

Grierson Award for Best British Documentary

George Foster Peabody Award (Twice)

The Foreign Press Association's "Documentary of the Year" Award

The Foreign Press Association's "Journalist of the Year" Award, shared with Saeed Kamali Dehghan.

International Documentary Association Award for Distinguished Documentary Achievement

International Film Critics Award

Royal Television Society Award (3 times)

Basle Prize, awarded by the European Broadcasting Union for the Best Educational Programme.

Gold Medal – Mannheim International Festival

Clarion Award for best television documentary from the Association of Women in Communication.

Golden Hugo – Chicago International Festival

Genesis Award for Outstanding Premium Cable Documentary

Gold Award – New York International Festival

Gold Special Jury Award, 1999 Worldfest-Houston

Golden Sheaf Award for the Best International Documentary over thirty minutes.

Gold Sheaf Award for Best International Documentary under thirty minutes

Premier documentary award at the 2001 International Festival of Cinema and Religion.

Best Religious Production – Eleventh Annual Television Movie Awards  (Mount Freedom)

Chris Award at the Columbus Film & Video Festival (Twice)

Cable Ace Award for Best Environmental /Nature Documentary of Series

Cable Ace Award for Best Editing of a Documentary Special

Blue Ribbon – American Film & Video Festival

United States Film Festival (Sundance) – Special Commendation

British Medical Association’s Medicine in Media Award

First Prize in the British Medical Association’s one-off series category

Second Prize in the British Medical Association’s one-off series category

Easter Seals Award for Positive Portrayal of the handicapped

Silver Medal in the Human Relations Category – New York International Festival

Silver Award – Houston International Festival

Silver Award at the World Media Festival 2004