Trained as a newspaper journalist, became a crime reporter and news-desk executive for leading national newspapers, before transferring to television more than a decade ago: he is now scriptwriter and executive producer for major British and International broadcasters.
His films are regularly broadcast on the Discovery Channel, National Geographic Television and the History Channel – and he was the 2012 winner of Columbia University’s prestigious Du Pont Award, America’s broadcasting equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize, as well as of the National Association for the Advancement of Science’s 2011 Kavli Science Journalism Award, for in-depth reporting.
A former commissioning editor at C4 Television, he has produced and directed films in the Cutting Edge and True Stories documentary strands for Channel 4, for BBC’s Panorama and numerous other BBC and ITV series. A recent work was an award-winning Channel 4 documentary about the science behind the 2011 earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan.
Wearing his author’s hat, he wrote a book about the missing British Earl, Lord Lucan, LOOKING FOR LUCAN. More recently extensively researched the surviving RMS Titanic archives, investigating the cause of the deaths of 1500 passengers: for the first time, he names the group of guilty men, who all contributed, in various ways, to this disaster. His resulting book, commemorating the centenary, WHO SANK THE TITANIC? THE FINAL VERDICT, was published by Pen & Sword in March, 2012.
Robert Strange has also aided Miranda Middleton to write 50 SHADES OF DOMINATION. (John Blake – published Spring 2014).
Most recently Robert collaborated on a history of women in the police force with Jennifer Rees a retired Metropolitan Police Officer and Scenes of Crimes officer with more than 30 years of experience. She joined as a WPC in 1969, when women police were still part of an entirely separate department and rose to become a Senior Forensic Training Manager at the Metropolitan Crime Academy in Hendon.