The Life and Times of Tudor Morgan series

written by Graham Horder

Graham Horder is a well-respected wildlife cameraman and producer who has filmed documentaries around the world for the BBC and other major broadcasters.

Graham is passionate about environmental issues and loves to weave them into stories of life and death in the countryside.

Drawing on thirty years’ experience and having filmed more than sixty wildlife programmes in Wales alone, he created the character Tudor Morgan, a likeable, tortured soul who sometimes sees more than he should while filming wildlife from his hide.

Tudor’s world is a cocktail of mystery, death, nature, crime, corruption, humour and self-dealt retribution.

Graham lives with his wife in the lower Wye Valley on the Welsh side of the border.

The Spirit of the Kite

Tudor Morgan, ex-SAS, retreats to the Welsh hills and becomes a wildlife cameraman after his lover is murdered by a ‘comrade’ during undercover operations in the Middle East.
When the same comrade turns up in Tudor’s peaceful community with the intention of stealing the eggs of the rare bird he is filming, Tudor embarks
on a unique form of revenge

The Spirit of the Harrier

Tudor Morgan’s TV documentary about the Welsh uplands takes a sinister turn when his young assistant goes missing after witnessing the shooting of a hen harrier. A black panther, which has escaped from a local zoo, is held responsible, but Tudor doesn’t buy that theory for one minute.
Determined to uncover the truth, Tudor’s investigation leads him to organised bird of prey persecution and suspicious goings on at the New Age Centre right on the doorstep of his idyllic Mid Wales home.
The local police are under strict instructions to refuse Tudor help – an undercover London drugs squad have had him under surveillance for weeks.
Tudor takes the law into his own hands with devastating effect.

The Spirit of the Eagle

Tudor Morgan’s latest TV documentary about the only wild golden eagle in Wales is his toughest assignment yet. Unbeknown to him the bird is worth a fortune – dead or alive- and some dubious characters are intent on killing it.
Meanwhile an old school ‘friend’, the region’s Member of Parliament, reignites a childhood rivalry by backing a controversial reservoir project that will drown Tudor’s home and destroy the valley he loves.
Tudor’s world is further shaken when vicious rumours about his deceased parents appear to be true, and his closest female friends divulge disturbing facts about their teenage years.
Light relief is provided by the most unlikely of work experience candidates. But when a close friend dies while protecting his land from the reservoir consortium Tudor has had enough – he responds in the only way he knows how

The Spirit of the Osprey

You can’t write while wearing polar gloves, but when Graham takes them off he’s making progress with Tudor’s next adventure.

Tudor finds himself in unfamiliar territory. He has more filming work than he can handle, relative financial stability, and a loving relationship that looks set to last. But Tudor’s life is never that simple. Poachers are at large in the valley, and the neighbouring estate isn’t keen on the ospreys catching specimen trout from its fisheries. But that’s the least of his worries – a serious health issue threatens to take away everything just as it’s coming good.

“The song was usually a joy to his ears. All he could hear today was a lament, a painful finale. Both men passed within ten feet of the blackbird, but unconcerned it continued its tribute, embracing its role, man and beast united in mutual grief. It flew down to a post, the last post, and played on.”

‘The Spirit of the Harrier’