Rick Stroud is a television director and writer. He has worked with John Hurt, Ian Holme, Pierce Brosnan and Joanna Lumley. Rick was the associate producer for Brideshead Revisited, director of Monarch of the Glen and writer, director and producer of BBC ‘s Life of John Betjeman. He has won an Emmy and been nominated for a BAFTA. He is the author of The Book of the Moon and The Phantom Army of Alamein: How the Camouflage Unit and Operation Bertram Hoodwinked Rommel. His most recent book is Lonely Courage: The True Story of the SOE Heroines who fought to free Nazi-Occupied Germany (2017). Rick also co-wrote three books with Victor Gregg: Rifleman, King ‘s Cross Kid and Soldier, Spy: A Survivor ‘s Tale (2015).