Taking the Next Step
Series Director, Summer 2017 (BBC Scotland for CBBC)
Hundreds of hopeful young dancers attended the national auditions and as-live finals in Glasgow for a chance to appear in the hit TV show ‘The Next Step’.
Executive Producer: YvonneJennings Series Producer: Chris Hulme
Saturday Mash Up
Series Director, Autumn 2017 and Autum/Winter 2018 (Simulcast CBBC and BBC Two)
I am very proud to be part of the team which brought live kids entertainment back to Saturday morning TV.
The competitions, music, sketches and fun have proved a huge hit with the audience, making the show number one on CBBC and iPlayer downloads.
Executive Producer: Ian France Series Producer: Jamie Wilson
Studio Director, Summer 2017 (BBC Studios for BBC One)
Daytime BBC One quiz show presented by Susan Calman.
Executive Producer: Gareth JM Edwards Series Producer: Barry Hart
Series Director, present (BBC One & CBBC)
I have directed over 500 episodes of this flagship magazine programme.
Highlights include the show’s live 60th Birthday celebration, a special edition attended by HM The Queen, live World Record attempts, music performances and outside broadcasts.
Editors: Ewan Vinnicombe, Tim Levell, Richard Marson, Steve Hocking
The Snow Queen and The Nutcracker
Director, Christmas 2016 and Christmas 2017 (CBeebies and BBC One)
Festive Christmas shows, with a cast of favourite characters from Cbeebies, filmed in front of a live theatre audience.
Executive Producer: Tony Reed Series Producers: Jon Hancock, Phil Cooper
A Question of Sport
Studio Director, 2015 - 2016 (BBC Entertainment for BBC One)
In spring 2015, I was pleased to join the team to direct this long-running TV institution.
Presented by: Sue Barker with Matt Dawson and Phil Tufnell
Series Producer: Gareth JM Edwards Executive Producer: Kieron Collins
Junior Bake Off
Series Director, November 2015 (Love Productions for BBC)
Top-rating children’s version of Bake Off, presented by Sam and Mark.
Presenters: Sam Nixon, Mark Rhodes, Allegra McEvedy and Graham Hornigold
Series Producers: Susanne Rocks Executive Producer: Sharon Powers
Give a Pet a Home
Series Director, April 2015 (Endemol/Initial for ITV1)
Amanda Holden led a team of celebrity animal-lovers to help rehabilitate and rehome the animals at the RSPCA shelter in Birmingham.
As Series Multicamera Director I devised a hybrid multi-camera/PSC technique to achieve a polished as-live look for this primetime ITV show.
Presented by Amanda Holden
Executive Producers: Mirella Breda, Nick Samwell-Smith Series Producer: Gerard Williams
Pocket Money Pitch
Series Director, February 2016 (CBBC)
Young entrepreneurs compete to receive a year’s worth of pocket money to invest in their idea, and to spend time with a renowned business guru.
Presented by: Steph McGovern
Series Producer: Ellen Evans Executive Producer: Putel Verma
Studio Director, Summer 2014 (ITV1)
ITV’s courtroom show, presided over by Judge Robert Rinder. 7-camera, vision-mixed recording of real cases set in a TV studio courtroom.
Presenter: Robert Rinder
Executive Producer: Tom McLennan Series Producer: Kate Broadhurst
Series Director, Summer 2014 (CBeebies)
BAFTA winning, physical gameshow for the under-5s. Gem has had her precious jewels stolen by the naughty pirates and in each episode she needs the help of four young Swashbucklers to win them back.
Presenter: Gemma Hunt
Series Producer: Jon Hancock Executive Producer: Vanessa Amberleigh
DNN: Definitely Not Newsround
Studio Director, Summer 2014 (CBBC)
BAFTA nominated, topical comedy show. ‘DNN takes a sideways, upside- down and back-to-front look at what’s happening in the world of news.’
Series Producer: Richard Grocock Executive Producer: Sid Cole
The Great Sport Relief Bake Off
Series Director,TX January 2014 (Love Productions for BBC Two)
The Great Comic Relief Bake Off
Series Director, TX January 2013 (Love Productions for BBC Two)
I was proud to take over the reins of this great British institution to direct two special series for Sport Relief and Comic Relief. In each show, four celebrity bakers, including Jo Brand, Claudia Winkleman, Bob Mortimer and Jane Horrocks faced the infamous baking challenges.
I shot the programme using a hybrid multi-camera/PSC technique, giving intimate actuality coverage combined with highly polished set pieces.
Presented by: Mel Giedroyc with Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry
Series Producers: Amanda Westwood and Sam Beddoes
Executive Producers: Kieran Smith & Anna Beattie
Series Director, Autumn 2013 (Boom Pictures for BBC)
CBBC’s first ever play-along gameshow. Ludus is an interactive fantasy game where viewers can play along in real-time with the contestants on the show.
Series Producer: Ruth Mills Executive Producers: Rob Hyde, Angharad Garlick
Director, Christmas 2018 (CBeebies, BBC One and national cinemas)
CBeebies’ personalities starred in this unique adaptation of the original Hans Christian Andersen tale, filmed in front of a live theatre audience.
This year, the highly successful show was also screened in cinemas across the UK.
Executive Producer: Vanessa Amberleigh Producer: Philip Cooper
OB Director, Summer 2018 (CBBC)
Summer festival, broadcast live from Croxteth Country Park in Liverpool. Our successful Mash Up! brand was the starting point for three live broadcasts featuring live music, comedy and games.
Executive Producer: Ian France Producer: Jamie Wilson