Feature-length science documentary. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of its launch, this film tells the remarkable story of how Hubble revealed the awe and wonder of our universe and how a team of daring astronauts risked their lives to keep it working. You can read more about the amazing 3D visualisations featured in the film here. Science Channel's press release is here.
"astonishing documentary" - The Telegraph
"if you're looking for escapist television, this one certainly fulfils that brief and then some" - The Times
Science documentary about space military technology and anti-satellite weapons.
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. I worked on the series as director, senior producer and series producer.
Science documentary series about the mysteries of the cosmos. Is nearly everything we know about the Moon wrong? For decades scientists thought we understood our Earth’s nearest neighbor. But the more investigators study the moon, the more its mysteries deepen. Why is it so big? Why is one side so different from the other? Did two Moons once grace the skies above the Earth? Scientists are now racing to find answers and the results are extraordinary. Explosive investigations and breathtaking CGI unlocks the moon’s hidden history. It’s a story of cataclysmic planetary collisions, volcanoes spewing lunar lava, and a vicious act of celestial cannibalism.
Health documentary. Fiona Phillips explores the latest scientific research into the perception, experience and management of stress.This press release has more info about the programme. The programme was watched by 3.2 million viewers on its first transmission.
Dr Helen Czerski investigates the extraordinary science behind the sounds we're familiar with and the sounds that we normally can't hear. The episode that I directed included a special experiment using lasers to scan Big Ben as it chimed. You can read more about it here.
"Scientists reveal... mystery of the bongs” - The Sun
Science documentary. Can new treatments save us from the antibiotic resistance crisis? Michael Mosley carries out an extraordinary experiment. I contributed the idea of "Microbial Michael". The programme has been nominated for a Grierson Award.
A&E doctor Javid Abdelmoneim is on a mission to find out the truth about alcohol. In January 2016, the UK Government released its new alcohol guidelines. For men, the recommended weekly limit was cut by a third to 14 units per week, equivalent to about seven pints of beer, bringing it in line with the amount recommended for women. So what is behind the change? This is just one question of many that Javid aims to answer as he explores the science of drinking and the new evidence for the health risks of alcohol. Why do some people get drunk quicker than others? What is behind red wine's healthy reputation? Is a nightcap actually good for your sleep? Does lining your stomach work? And can alcohol actually make you eat more? The programme was watched by an audience of 3.1 million.
"Some interesting truths about Britain's drinking habits" - RadioTimes
"Sobering... but Javid has plenty of fun along the way." - Daily Mail
Science documentary. Marcus du Sautoy demystifies the hidden world of algorithms, revealing where these 2,000-year-old problem-solvers came from, how they work and what they have achieved. The programme was nominated for a 2016 Learning on Screen award.
“Mesmerising... Excellent.” - The Telegraph
Horizon travels to the South Pole to tell the inside story of the greatest scientific quest of our time. In March 2014, a team of astronomers stunned the scientific world when they announced that their BICEP2 telescope at the South Pole had possibly detected a signal of “gravitational waves” from the early universe. This is the inside story of the hunt for gravitational waves from the beginning of time. How the BICEP2 team came close to making one of the greatest discoveries of the century – and what happened when it all began to unravel. You can read more about the story here.
“Fascinating” - The Guardian
Health magazine show presented by Michael Mosley, Chris van Tulleken, Gabriel Weston and Saleyha Ahsan examining the science behind the headlines. It was watched by an audience of up to 3.4 million and was winner of the 2015 Banff World Media Festival Rockie Awards.
Arts documentary. Andrew Graham-Dixon explores Viking art, which is defined by intricate artistic styles - distinctly Scandinavian, yet influenced by interaction with other cultures. The programme was made in partnership with the British Museum.
"Lively and illuminating documentary..." - The Telegraph
History series. David Hayman explores the stories of four ships built on the River Clyde that helped forge links with countries throughout the world. The series was nominated for a 2014 Scottish BAFTA.
Health magazine show 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.
"Brilliant" - The Guardian
Metamorphosis seems like the ultimate evolutionary magic trick, the amazing transformation of one creature into a totally different being: one life, two bodies. From Ovid and Kafka to X-Men, tales of metamorphosis richly permeate human culture. The myth of transformation is so common that it seems almost preprogrammed into our imagination. But is the scientific fact of metamorphosis just as strange as fiction or... even stranger?
"Wonderfully thought-provoking TV" - Time Out
The heart is the most symbolic organ of the human body. Throughout history it has been seen as the site of our emotions, the very centre of our being. But modern medicine has come to see the heart as just a pump; a brilliant pump, but nothing more. And we see ourselves as ruled by our heads and not our hearts. In this documentary, David Malone asks whether we are right to take this view.
"This achieves some incredible things... quite a feat and absolutely fascinating" - Time Out
Mark Miodownik shows how plastics have brought luxury to the masses and reveals how the next generation will take its inspiration from nature and could help rebuild the human body. The programme was nominated for a 2013 Learning on Screen award.
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.