Posts Tagged ‘BBC’

February 9th, 2017

The Last Kingdom Returns

Last year I went to Hungary for a day and directed this little atmospheric teaser trailer for the BBC series The Last Kingdom. Raaar!

Currently Watching: Straight White Males

January 8th, 2017

The Curious World of Radio 4

A spiritual sequel to my last Radio 4 piece – but this one would primarily play in front of live audiences before a recording.

Got to meet some of my heroes and they were all lovely!

Currently Watching: “Scavengers” Short Film

February 26th, 2016

5live Brand Films

I directed these brand films for 5live – really nice to combine audio and visual in this way.

Watch all four here.

Currently Watching: Miike Snow – Genghis Khan

September 8th, 2015

Radio 4 – A Curious Bunch

It was great fun directing this docu-mash-up. Even more fun editing it!

Currently Watching: Breach – Jack

April 3rd, 2015

BBC Two Ident

BBC Two Idents have always been a bit of an institution, so I’m very pleased to have finally directed my own one!

This Ident will go out before BBC Two Food Programming, and the whole idea was to get all the BBC Two chefs on screen within a 7 sec window. Relax and imagine a continuity voiceover speaking over the top…

Currently Watching: The “Powder” Ident

December 31st, 2014

Blue Peter

I’m really proud of this promo for Blue Peter. I wrote it, and co-directed it with Ollie Parsons. You can also see a Behind-The-Scenes!

Currently Watching: CRUISR – All Over

November 27th, 2014


I wrote this promo for Newsnight and I’m a little surprised they let me make it.

Beautifully animated by Andy Martin and his team at Strange Beast.

Currently Watching: Humans Need Not Apply

April 8th, 2014

Crime and Punishment Season

The documentaries in BBC Three’s Crime and Punishment Season are really good, especially Life and Death Row and Teen Killers: Life Without Parole. I cried during some of them.

Here’s the promo I directed to launch the season. Practically all credit goes to Laurence Honderick, who designed and animated everything.

Currently Playing With: Patatap

March 27th, 2014

Radio 2 In Concert

I directed this little film to promote Radio 2’s “In Concert” strand. It’s kinda sweet.

Fun Fact: The BBC will keep using this over the year to promote all the different artists that perform – this meant that the trailer had to be quite flexible, and will have different music each time. OK that wasn’t such a fun fact.

Currently Watching: Katachi – Music Video

December 11th, 2013

A few more BBC things

BBC Parliament Select Committees

The BBC’s coverage of the Parliament Select Committees is a good and important service. They wanted me to promote it in such a way that people wouldn’t think it incredibly dull.

Originally the music was a lot more scary, but the Beeb wouldn’t let me.

Doctor Who 50th

For his 50th Anniversary I thought it’d be fun to make The Doctor pop into the BBC One Idents, as if he was broadcasting through some relativistic time effects. That guy!

Was fun to work in the TARDIS with Matt Smith et al.

Director Roster

And lastly, I’m now part of Red Bee Creative’s official Director Roster. Guess I sold out.

Currently Watching: What The Hell