About Richard

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    I'm a hardworking Series Producer who over the past five years has made successful and dynamic shows for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5. I've worked on a wide variety of programmes in a number of genres, injecting both an entertainment edge and rich factual content. 

    I'm a forward thinking creative person,who has a journalistic backbone, who can create imaginative television. I'm highly motivated, hard working, flexible and ready to support a dynamic team. I've created whole new programmes, worked with A-list talent and dealt with all aspects of production.

    I am a multi-skilled Series Producer who takes pride in his work and enjoys a challenge.
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    Employment History

    SERIES PRODUCER
    ITV - Let's Do Lunch / Lets Do Christmas
    (ITV1) 30 x 60 April - August 2014
    Working with the Managing Executive Producer of ITV daytime Emma Gormley I reformatted and revitalised this entertainment cookery show as it returned for its fourth series.  Running this large volume turn around show with a team of fifteen staff under me, I was responsible for all aspects of production including talent management, leading the editorial content and leasing with commissioners and execs.
     
    ITV - Sunday Scoop (ITV1) 11 x 60    July - December 2013
    Working with Exec Producer Clare Ely I created a brand new Sunday morning show which showed a 20% increase in viewers in its slot.  This innovate topical studio magazine show reflected what people are doing on Sunday morning with a variety of celebrity guests popping by while a meal is being cooked through the show. My responsibilities included creating and managing all elements of this new series, dealing with commissioners and running a live gallery.

    BBC - The One Show (BBC1) Sept - March 2013
    Working directly with Editor Sandy Smith I created and developed a brand new strand of fourteen films and outside broadcasts entitled "The One Show to the Rescue". The strand galvanised volunteers and helped worthy organisations and charities from right across the UK. My responsibilities included staffing, managing edits, overseeing outside broadcasts, leasing with talent and making all the editorial and creative decisions around the strand while managing a budget.

    ITV - BEAT TV ( ITV2 AND 41 INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTERS) 11 x 30 March - August 2012
    Working closely with Creative Director of ITV Entertainment, Michael Kelpie and Coca-Cola's worldwide Olympics Marketing Manager Claudia Navarro, I was responsible for the entire editorial content of a new nightly series which highlighted the excitement surrounding London during the Olympic Games. The series was not only broadcast on ITV2 in the UK, but in forty one other countries around the world including being on MTV in the USA, Canada and Russia. I was required to manage and motivate a large team, create and deliver an exciting series, whilst also working closely with the biggest brand on the planet.

    Endemol - Celebrity Big Brother 2012 (CHANNEL 5) 4X60 2 X 90 , 1 x 120 Nov 11 - Jan 2012
    Working closely with the Creative Director of the show, Gavin Henderson and Executive Producer, Susy Price, I was responsible for all live output across the Celebrity 2012 Big Brother series. My responsibilities included everything from managing an 800 hundred strong audience, quick turnaround script writing, nurturing talent and leading a production team of sixteen.

    Endemol - Big Brother 2011 (CHANNEL 5) 1 X60 9 X 90 Sept - Nov 2011
    Again, working closely with the Creative Director, Gavin Henderson and Executive Producer Susy Price, I was responsible for entire live output across the civilian 2011 Big Brother series. My responsibilities included, leading a sixteen strong production team, overseeing all elements of production, working very closely with talent and leasing with the broadcaster.

    Endemol - Celebrity Big Brother 2011 (CHANNEL 5) 4 X 60 2 X 90 1 x 120 July - Sept 2011
    Working with the Creative Director of the show Gavin Henderson and Executive Producer Susy Price, I was responsible for all the live Big Brother shows throughout the series, including the successful launch show, which achieved Channel 5 highest audience ratings for the past ten years.

    PRODUCER

    BBC, The One Show (BBC 1) 80 X 30 10X60 Feb 2010 - July 2011
    Working with the Editor, Sandy Smith my responsibilities have included launching the new one hour format on Friday nights with presenters Chris Evans and Alex Jones, working closely with a variety of top class on screen talent, gallery producing, script writing, managing both a large studio and film team and turning ideas around quickly to produce first rate onscreen content.

    SPUN GOLD TELEVISION The Michael Ball Show - Pilot (ITV 1) 1 x 60 Jan - Feb 2010
    Working closely with Michael Ball, Editor David Hall and Executive Producer Nick Bullen, my responsibilities included creating, writing and devising the format for this new chat show. Dealing with every aspect of production from concept to edit I had overall responsibility for the programme. Off the back of the successful pilot a six week series was commissioned for ITV1.

    SPUN GOLD TELEVISION The Alan Titchmarsh Show Series 5 (ITV 1) 12 x 60 mins Aug - Dec 2009
    Working with series editor David Hall on the Wednesday show, my responsibilities included leading and encouraging a team of researchers and APs, developing and creating fast turn around ideas, script writing, working closely with a wide variety of celebrities and overseeing all aspects of production.

    BBC, The One Show (BBC 1) 40 X 30 mins Jan - Aug 2009
    Working with the Editor Doug Carnegie my responsibilities included gallery producing, script writing, managing a limited budget and overseeing studio and film teams, turning ideas into on screen content and working closely with on screen talent to create the best possible programmes.

    SPUN GOLD TELEVISION The Alan Titchmarsh Show Series 3 (ITV 1) 10 x 60 mins Aug - Nov 2008
    A live entertainment chat show hosted by Alan Titchmarsh. Producer responsible for the Monday programme.

    WHIZZ KID ENTERTAINMENT Help I've Got a High Maintenance Mum, (FIVE) 1 X 60 mins June - Aug 2008
    A one hour observational documentary looking at family life and mums who may be different or out of the ordinary. Working with the Executive Producer Katie Pierce, responsibilities included filming with crew, editing, scripting and working with difficult and delicate contributors across the country before turning multi format rushes into great on screen content.

    BBC, The One Show, (BBC 1) 3 X 30 mins May 2008
    Working with the Editor Doug Carnegie my responsibilities included generating ideas and treatments, commissioning and cutting VTs, gallery producing, script writing, leading a team of two AP's and two researchers and working closely with presenters and celebrities.

    SPUN GOLD TELEVISION Alan Titchmarsh Show Series 1 & 2 (ITV 1) 20 x 60 mins Aug - March 2008
    A live entertainment chat show hosted by Alan Titchmarsh. Producer responsible for the Thursday Show.

    OPTOMEN TELEVISION Market Kitchen Diaries (UKTV) 10 x 45mins June - July 2007
    A daily magazine cookery show presented by Tana Ramsey and Tom Parker Bowles. My responsibilities included reversion and repackage ten shows, writing and directing new links, editing the new programmes together and working with compliance.

    FEVER MEDIA The People Quiz Wildcard (BBC 2) 10 x 30mins April - May 2007
    An early evening quiz show presented by Jamie Theakston. Working with Series Producer James Fox, my responsibilities included, ensuring all elements of the show were in place on studio days, editing to an extremely tight deadline and taking editorial responsibility for the programme.

    OLGA TV The New Paul O'Grady Show (Channel 4) 13 X 60 mins July - Dec 2006
    A popular award winning daytime light entertainment series. Working with executive producer Robert Gray, on the Friday Show, my responsibilities included leading and encouraging a team of researchers and APs, developing and creating fast turn around ideas, script writing, working closely with a wide variety of celebrities and overseeing all aspects of production.
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    Education

    ND in Media Studies with distinction Guildford College
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    Industry Qualifications

    BBC Health and Saftey
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    Additional Information

    Industries

    • TV

    Programme Types

    • Childrens, 
    • Commercial, 
    • Community Progs, 
    • Daytime, 
    • Development, 
    • Documentary, 
    • Drama: Short Film, 
    • Education, 
    • Entertainment, 
    • Game Show, 
    • Interactive TV, 
    • Live TV, 
    • Magazine, 
    • Mental Health, 
    • Music, 
    • Observational Documentary, 
    • Quiz Show, 
    • Reality TV, 
    • Religion, 
    • Studio Debate, 
    • Youth

    Specialisms

    • Celebrity, 
    • Children's, 
    • Cinema/Film, 
    • Community, 
    • Cookery, 
    • Crime, 
    • Disability/Special Needs, 
    • Final Cut Pro, 
    • Food, 
    • Football, 
    • Interactive TV, 
    • Internet, 
    • Location Filming, 
    • Mental Health, 
    • Mountaineering, 
    • Music, 
    • New Media, 
    • Outside Broadcast, 
    • Police, 
    • Popular Culture, 
    • Programme Development, 
    • Religion, 
    • Social Issues, 
    • Theatre, 
    • Wine, 
    • Youth Culture

    Permits

    • USA

    Licenses

    • Basic Driving (PLG)
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