I am a freelance TV producer/director who specialises in making factual documentaries. You can download my CV here and watch my showreel below:



SOUND WAVES: THE SYMPHONY OF PHYSICS (2016)

Project 13

SOUND WAVES: THE SYMPHONY OF PHYSICS

Episode in science series presented by Dr Helen Czerski. A co-production with The Open University.

  • Role: Producer/Director
  • Production Company: BBC Studios
  • Executive Producer: Jonathan Renouf
  • Commissioning Exec: Diene Petterle
  • TX: February 2017 (BBC FOUR)

THE TRUTH ABOUT ALCOHOL (2016)

Project 07

THE TRUTH ABOUT ALCOHOL

Science documentary presented by Dr Javid Abdelmoneim exploring Britain's relationship with alcohol. The programme was watched by an audience of 3.1 million (live+7). The feature on "Lining Your Stomach" received extensive coverage in the Daily Mail, Express, Metro, Mirror, RadioTimes and Cosmopolitan.

"Some interesting truths about Britain's drinking habits" - RadioTimes

"Sobering... but Javid has plenty of fun along the way." - Daily Mail

  • Role: Producer/Director
  • Production Company: Sundog Pictures
  • Executive Producer: Sam Anthony
  • Commissioning Editor: Craig Hunter
  • TX: 26th May 2016 (BBC ONE)

THE SECRET RULES OF MODERN LIVING: ALGORITHMS (2015)

Project 10

THE SECRET RULES OF MODERN LIVING: ALGORITHMS

Science documentary presented by Professor Marcus du Sautoy exploring the wonder of algorithms and the extraordinary impact they have on our lives. The programme was a co-production with The Open University. It was broadcast as part of the BBC's Make It Digital season and watched by an audience of 0.43 million (live+7). Clips from the programme are featured in the iWonder guides, How Does Google Work? and How Do Algorithms Run My Life?. The programme was nominated for the 2016 Learning on Screen General Education Broadcast Award.

“Mesmerising... Excellent documentary.” - The Telegraph

  • Role: Producer / Director
  • Production Company: BBC Studios
  • Executive Producer: Paul Overton
  • Commissioning Editor: Aidan Laverty
  • TX: 24th September 2015 (BBC FOUR); 1st April 2016 (NETFLIX)

HORIZON: AFTERSHOCK: THE HUNT FOR GRAVITATIONAL WAVES (2015)

Project 09

HORIZON: AFTERSHOCK: THE HUNT FOR GRAVITATIONAL WAVES

Horizon travels to the South Pole to tell the inside story of the hunt for gravitational waves from the early universe. The programme was watched by an audience of 1.7 million (live+7). This BBC News article has more info about our incredible filming trip to the South Pole. The programme was winner of the 2015 Library Music Awards for Television Factual.

“Fascinating... It matters much more than MasterChef.” - The Guardian

  • Role: Producer/Director
  • Production Company: BBC Studios
  • Executive Producer: Jacqueline Smith
  • Series Editor: Steve Crabtree
  • TX: 10th March 2015 (BBC TWO); 17th July 2015 (THE SCIENCE CHANNEL)

FOOD UNWRAPPED (2016)

Project 11

FOOD UNWRAPPED

Food series presented by Jimmy Doherty, Kate Quilton and Matt Tebbut that travels the world to lift the lid on what's really in the food we eat. The series was watched by an audience of up to 2.1 million.

  • Role: Producer / Director
  • Production Company: Ricochet
  • Executive Producer: Rob Butterfield
  • Commissioning Exec: Jill Fullerton Smith
  • TX: 25th March - 20th May 2016 (CHANNEL FOUR)

TRUST ME I'M A DOCTOR - series two (2014)

Project 07

TRUST ME I'M A DOCTOR (series two)

Second series of the health magazine show presented by Michael Mosley, Chris van Tulleken, Gabriel Weston and Saleyha Ahsan examining the science behind the headlines. I directed the main experiments in episodes one and two - "The Big Vitamin D experiment" and "The Big Blood Pressure Experiment" - as well an item about the housework which was featured as the lead item in episode three. The series was watched by an audience of up to 3.4 million (live+7) and was winner of the 2015 Banff World Media Festival Rockie Awards for best lifestyle programme.

  • Role: Producer/Director
  • Production Company: BBC Studios
  • Executive Producer: Jacqueline Smith
  • Commissioning Editor: Craig Hunter
  • TX: 15th - 29th October 2014 (BBC TWO)

METAMORPHOSIS: THE SCIENCE OF CHANGE (2013)

Project 02

METAMORPHOSIS: THE SCIENCE OF CHANGE

Science documentary presented by David Malone exploring the concept of metamorphosis. This BBC Nature article has more info about special scans of a butterfly chrysalis that were made for the programme. It was broadcast as part of BBC Four's "Alien Nation" season and watched by an audience of 1.0 million (live +7).

"Wonderfully thought-provoking TV and exactly the kind of personal yet universal musing that BBC4 does best." - Time Out

"Once again I found myself staring straight through the end credits of a David Malone film, not knowing whether I'd been lifted up or taken apart, but enlivened by it either way." - RadioTimes

  • Role: Producer / Director
  • Production Company: BBC Studios
  • Executive Producer: Marcus Herbert
  • Commissioning Exec: Chris Cole
  • TX: 13th March 2013 (BBC FOUR); 14th November 2013 (ARTE)

VIKING ART: A CULTURE SHOW SPECIAL (2014)

Project 06

VIKING ART: A CULTURE SHOW SPECIAL

Arts documentary presented by Andrew Graham-Dixon exploring the art of the Vikings. The programme was made in partnership with the British Museum and watched by an audience of 1.4 million (live+7).

"Lively and illuminating documentary... with a rapturous Graham-Dixon travelling across the UK and Scandinavia, unearthing examples from jewellery to stone carvings that best show the qualities of the Viking aesthetic." - The Telegraph

  • Role: Producer / Director
  • Production Company: BBC Studios
  • Series Producer: Matthew Springford
  • Executive Producer: Janet Lee
  • TX: 15th March 2014 (BBC TWO)

CLYDEBUILT: THE SHIPS THAT MADE THE COMMONWEALTH (2014)

Project 01

CLYDEBUILT: THE SHIPS THAT MADE THE COMMONWEALTH

Episode in history series presented by David Hayman telling the story of the Royal Navy warship HMS HOOD. The programme was watched by an audience of 0.25 million (live+7). The series was nominated for the 2014 Scottish BAFTAs and 2014 Maritime Media Awards.

  • Role: Producer / Director
  • Production Company: BBC Studios
  • Executive Producer: Craig Hunter
  • Commissioning Exec: Ewan Angus
  • TX: 21st April 2014 (BBC TWO Scotland)

HEART VS MIND: WHAT MAKES US HUMAN? (2012)

Project 03

HEART VS MIND: WHAT MAKES US HUMAN?

Science documentary presented by David Malone exploring the heart's role as emotional symbol and physical organ. The programme was watched by an audience of 0.5 million (live+7).

"At only an hour, this achieves some incredible things... quite a feat and absolutely fascinating" - Time Out

  • Role: Producer / Director
  • Production Company: BBC Studios
  • Executive Producer: Marcus Herbert
  • Commissioning Exec: Cassian Harrison
  • TX: 10th July 2012 (BBC FOUR)

TRUST ME I'M A DOCTOR - series one (2013)

Project 04

TRUST ME I'M A DOCTOR (series one)

Health series presented by Michael Mosley, Chris van Tulleken, Gabriel Weston and Saleyha Ahsan examining the science behind the headlines. The series was watched by an audience of up to 3.8 million (live+7).

"Trust Me I'm A Doctor is brilliant." - The Guardian

  • Role: Producer/Director
  • Production Company: BBC Studios
  • Executive Producer: Craig Hunter
  • Commissioning Exec: Tom McDonald
  • TX: 10th - 24th October 2013 (BBC TWO)

PLASTIC: HOW IT WORKS (2012)

Project 05

PLASTIC: HOW IT WORKS

Episode in science series presented by Professor Mark Miodownik exploring the science of plastic. The programme was watched by an audience of 1.2 million (live+7) and was nominated for the 2013 Learning on Screen General Education Broadcast Award.

  • Role: Producer / Director
  • Production Company: BBC Studios
  • Executive Producer: Helen Thomas
  • Commissioning Exec: Cassian Harrison
  • TX: 9th April 2012 (BBC FOUR)

COUNTRYFILE (2010)

Project 08

COUNTRYFILE

Popular magazine show covering the people, places and stories making news in the British countryside. The series was watched by an audience of up to 8.0 million. It was the 2011 TRIC Award Winner for best TV / Arts Documentary.

  • Role: VT Director
  • Production Company: BBC Studios
  • Executive Producer: Andrew Tomlinson
  • TX: 2010 (BBC ONE)

I am a freelance producer / director with over twelve years experience making factual programmes for BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Four, Science Channel and Channel Four. I specialise in making science documentaries - covering everything from health, food, genetics and cosmology to quantum mechanics as well as art and history. Presenters that I have directed include: Javid Abdelmoneim, Roma Agrawal, John Craven, Helen Czerski, Jimmy Doherty, Andrew Graham-Dixon, Ellie Harrison, David Hayman, Adam Henson, Marty Jopson, David Malone, Mark Miodownik, Michael Mosley, Kate Quilton, Jay Rayner, Marcus du Sautoy, Dan Snow, Matt Tebbutt, Chris van Tulleken. I have filmed in North America, Europe and Antarctica.

I have worked for BBC Studios and a range of independent production companies including Windfall Films, Darlow Smithson, Impossible Pictures, Juniper, Mentorn, Ricochet and Sundog Pictures. My ambition is to make beautifully crafted, thought-provoking television.

“Mesmerising... Excellent documentary.” - The Telegraph

"Fascinating... It matters much more than MasterChef." - The Guardian

"Trust Me I'm A Doctor is brilliant" - The Guardian

"Lively and illuminating documentary." - The Telegraph

“Wonderfully thought-provoking TV." – Time Out

"At only an hour, this achieves some incredible things... quite a feat and absolutely fascinating." – Time Out

 

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