Upon leaving the BBC, I joined Films of Record spearheading the development department and executive producing 2 major series for the BBC. More recently at Twenty Twenty Television, I executive produced numerous series for BBC and C4, and created, series produced and directed a series for BBC TWO ‘Gareth Malone Goes to Glyndebourne’, which won the 2011 International Emmy Award for Best Arts Programming. 

 

In 2012 I produced, directed and edited a 90 minute documentary at Wingspan Productions for BBC FOUR ‘Angelic Voices: the choristers of Salisbury Cathedral’, and produced, directed and edited ‘The Great British Paraorchestra’ at What Larks! for C4.  In 2013 I produced and directed ‘Bach: a Passionate Life’ at Leopard for BBC TWO.  Outside television I have been the UK contact for French Classical Music Agency, Satirino who represents, amongst others, Ensemble Clément Janequin, The London Haydn Quartet and Camerata Ireland. I was the Producer of a one-woman play written and performed by Natasha Wood, and in 2011 became London Correspondent for the Music Show, ABC Radio National (Australia). 

 

Music will always be my passion and I continue to sing as a member of the Baroque Collective Singers, BREMF Singers and the Esterhazy Chamber Choir in Lewes, East Sussex, the county in which I live with daughter and dog.

 

I studied piano and violin as a Junior Exhibitioner at the Royal College of Music, going on to gain a BA Honours Degree in Music from Lancaster University.

 

Upon leaving university I pursued a professional career as a singer, specialising in Early Music.  I then spent 11 years in dark basements in Soho working as a film editor, cutting documentaries for Arena, Equinox, Horizon and Omnibus, along with operas, drama documentaries and pop promos. I then got bitten by the directing bug making my first documentary for Childrens’ BBC. 

 

There followed many years producing/directing and Series Producing for BBC, ITV and C4 at some of the top Independent Production companies - Mentorn, Lion, Ricochet, Twenty Twenty, Fulcrum, Fulmar - where I produced and directed a vast range of documentaries including Cutting Edge, Dispatches, Paddington Green and Children’s Hospital. 

 

In 2001 I spent 2 years in Montreal, Canada, executive producing and series producing 3 international co-productions for Cineflix, working with American, Canadian and British broadcasters.  Returning to the UK I joined the BBC where I was first Series Producer and then Executive Producer in charge of the Documentary output from Birmingham.  

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