HUBBLE: THE WONDERS OF SPACE REVEALED (2020)

Project 18

HUBBLE: THE WONDERS OF SPACE REVEALED

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

  • Role: Producer/Director
  • Production Company: BBC Studios
  • Executive Producer: Steve Crabtree
  • Commissioning Exec: Wyatt Channell, Tom Coveney & James Hayes
  • TX: 19th April 2020 (Discovery Science Channel) & 24th April 2020 (BBC)

SPACE WAR SECRETS (2019)

Project 16

SPACE WAR SECRETS

Science documentary about space military technology and anti-satellite weapons.

  • Role: Producer/Director
  • Production Company: BBC Studios
  • Executive Producer: Steve Crabtree
  • Commissioning Exec: Wyatt Channell
  • TX: TBC 2020 (Discovery Science Channel)

FOOD UNWRAPPED (2017-2018)

Project 11

FOOD UNWRAPPED (Series 11, 12, 13)

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.

  • Role: Series Producer & Senior Producer
  • Production Company: Ricochet
  • Executive Producer: Hannah Lamb
  • Commissioning Exec: Lizi Wootten
  • TX: 2017 - 2018 (CHANNEL FOUR)

STRIP THE COSMOS (2018)

Project 16

STRIP THE COSMOS

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.

  • Role: Self-Shooting PD
  • Production Company: Windfall Films
  • Executive Producer: Carlo Massarella
  • Commissioning Exec: Neil Laird
  • TX: 2018 (Discovery Science, Canal D, Servus, Red Bull, Welt N24 Germany)

THE TRUTH ABOUT STRESS (2017)

Project 14

THE TRUTH ABOUT STRESS

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.

  • Role: Producer/Director
  • Production Company: Blink Films
  • Executive Producer: Miranda Peters & Justine Kershaw
  • Commissioning Exec: Diene Petterle
  • TX: 4th May 2017 (BBC ONE)

SOUND WAVES: THE SYMPHONY OF PHYSICS (2017)

Project 13

SOUND WAVES: THE SYMPHONY OF PHYSICS

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

  • Role: Producer/Director
  • Production Company: BBC Studios
  • Executive Producer: Jonathan Renouf
  • Commissioning Exec: Diene Petterle
  • TX: 2nd March 2017 (BBC FOUR)

MICHAEL MOSLEY VS THE SUPERBUGS (2017)

Project 15

MICHAEL MOSLEY VS THE SUPERBUGS

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.

  • Role: Development Producer
  • Production Company: Renegade Pictures
  • Executive Producer: Alan Hayling
  • Commissioning Exec: Diene Petterle
  • TX: 17th May 2017 (BBC FOUR)

THE TRUTH ABOUT ALCOHOL (2016)

Project 12

THE TRUTH ABOUT ALCOHOL

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

  • 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

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

  • 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)

AFTERSHOCK: THE HUNT FOR GRAVITATIONAL WAVES (2015)

Project 09

AFTERSHOCK: THE HUNT FOR GRAVITATIONAL WAVES

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

  • 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)

TRUST ME I'M A DOCTOR (2014)

Project 07

TRUST ME I'M A DOCTOR (Series 2)

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.

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

VIKING ART: A CULTURE SHOW SPECIAL (2014)

Project 06

VIKING ART: A CULTURE SHOW SPECIAL

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

  • 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

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.

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

TRUST ME I'M A DOCTOR (2013)

Project 04

TRUST ME I'M A DOCTOR (Series 1)

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

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

METAMORPHOSIS: THE SCIENCE OF CHANGE (2013)

Project 02

METAMORPHOSIS: THE SCIENCE OF CHANGE

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

  • 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)

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

Project 03

HEART VS MIND: WHAT MAKES US HUMAN?

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

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

PLASTIC: HOW IT WORKS (2012)

Project 05

PLASTIC: HOW IT WORKS

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.

  • 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.

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