I’m a factual producer, specialising in high-end TV productions, particularly factual dramas - 90-minute fully-scripted films, telling extraordinary stories that are provocative, compelling and true.
The ‘true’ bit is me.
I have a track record in looking for subjects that catch the eye of channel controllers, I find witnesses and talk to experts - and I piece everything together in a treatment.
I work with executive producers in gaining a commission, then I move into the production stage, closely supporting the writer’s creative vision.
As a former journalist with BBC News, I have a strong understanding of broadcast law and best ethical practice. I assemble research and use it to appease fire-breathing commissioners, lawyers, and editorial policy advisers, sometimes I publish it as books. I have a flair for rooting out the heart of the story, I find hard-to-reach people and ask them to tell me difficult things they might never have talked about before.
I offer something that’s more cost-effective than lawyers, more qualified than script editors and a shortcut to creative integrity.
As well as work with Brook Lapping, Blakeway and ITV Studios, career highlights include:
|2016||Factual Producer (project in development)||BBC||90’ factual drama|
|2015||Factual Producer - The Gamechangers||BBC||90’ factual drama|
|2013 - 2015||Development Producer||BBC Factual Department|
|2011 - 2012||Factual Producer - The Challenger||BBC||90’ factual drama|
|2003 - 2011||Head of Research||Dangerous Films|
|2010||Factual Producer - Last Day of the Dinosaurs||Dangerous Films||90’ CGI|
|2009||Factual Producer - Moonshot||Dangerous Films||90’ factual drama|
|2009||Author - Moonshot||Ebury Press||book|
|2008||Assistant Producer - When We Left Earth||Dangerous Films||six-part history of NASA|
|2008||Arranged rare interview with Neil Armstrong||Dangerous Films||When We Left Earth|
|2007||Arranged interview with President George H. W. Bush||Dangerous Films||When We Left Earth|
|2007||Assistant Producer - Diana: Last Days of a Princess||Dangerous Films||90’ factual drama|
|2007||Arranged rare interview with Mohamed Al-Fayed||Dangerous Films||for Diana|
|2006||Assistant Producer - 9/11: The Twin Towers||Dangerous Films||90’ factual drama|
|2006||Assistant Producer - Blackbeard||Dangerous Films||90’ factual drama|
|2006||Author - Blackbeard||National Maritime Museum||book|
|2005||Tracked down 200 survivors and victims’ relatives||Dangerous Films||9/11: The Twin Towers|
|2005||Researcher - The Iceman Murder||Dangerous Films||60’ drama documentary|
|2004||Author - D-Day 6.6.44||BBC/Imperial War Museum||book|
|2004||Researcher - D-Day 6.6.44||Dangerous Films||90’ factual drama|
|1998 - 2003||Senior Broadcast Journalist||BBC News||various outlets|
|1995 - 1998||Broadcast Journalist||BBC Regions||various outlets|