PRODUCTION CREDITS

October 2013 - Present

RESOLUTION PRODUCTIONS QATAR. (Executive Producer).
Qatar’s leading visual content producer of broadcast and non-broadcast productions. Producing a wide range of output from big build mega-documentaries for Al Jazeera, to films for the upcoming 2022 World Cup.

March 2013 – September 2013

“PRINT AND BE DAMNED.” 4x60’ TV3/BAI (Series Producer). Landmark hidden history of newspapers through the ages and the vital role that journalists played to uncover the truth. Extraordinary stories behind the headlines, stories that are in every sense stranger than fiction.

September 2012 – March 2013


A combination of three roles: Executive Producer with Sideline Productions, responsible for a UK and international factual development slate, working with senior Sideline management to develop new markets beyond the company’s existing client broadcasters.

Working directly with international broadcasters, including as a Producer for the flagship BBC Children in Need show.

Providing writing and training services for a range of outlets from Discovery ID in Canada to lecturing in broadcast techniques at The Park Studios in Ireland.

July 2012 – August 2012

CLIPPER – BBC TV (Producer) 1 x 60' special on the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

Feb 2012 - July 2012

CELEBRITY MASTERMIND / JUNIOR MASTERMIND. SERIES PRODUCER. Both six parters for TV3. As well as producing Celebrity Mastermind, Sideline Productions in Ireland is also creating Junior Mastermind where the nation's brightest young minds do battle in the famous Black Chair.

Dec 2011 - Jan 2012

"TAKE ME OUT IRELAND" TV3. 20 x 1 hr, 140 girls dressed to kill, 80 nervous guys, and TV's wildest audience!

Aug 2011 - Dec 2011

“AT HOME WITH THE NOONANS” 6 x 1hr AETN factual documentary series following a notorious British family. Broadcast in the UK & Ireland April / May 2012 on The Crime & Investigation Network.

June 2011 – July 2011

Producer / Director: THE ONE SHOW (BBC 1 NETWORK) – Another short stint making insert films for the BBC 1 flagship daily show, attracting some 7 million viewers daily. Really can’t think of a better way to spend the summer.

April 2011- May 2011

THE BALMORAL SHOW / LOCATION DIRECTOR - BBC TV. A short assignment making films for this popular BBC event

July 2010 – December 2010

THE CONSUMER SHOW / SERIES PRODUCER - RTÉ One - 6 x 30 - investigative Consumer series championing the rights of consumers and telling viewers how to make the most of their money

May 2010 – June 2010

P/D: THE ONE SHOW (BBC 1 NETWORK) – A short stint making insert films for the BBC 1 flagship daily show, a prime time network event. From wreck diving with Dan Snow in the English Channel to racing DeLorean supercars in Norfolk, this was a couple of months of fun film making.

April 2009 – May 2010

SERIES PRODUCER / EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: TERN TV. Overseeing Tern TV’s output from Ireland as EP/SP, delivering a range of factual shows for broadcasters including BBC network, RTÉ and BBC NI – from “The Beauty of Maps” (BBC4) to “The Last Resort” (BBC NI) and “Colin & Graham’s Excellent Adventures” (BBC / RTÉ)

Nov 2008 – March 2009

SERIES PRODUCER: CrimeCall (RTÉ TV). Monthly live studio police crime show, with full dramatic reconstructions, CCTV, and live phone-in.

June 2008-Oct 2008

SERIES PRODUCER: “Class Act.” 6x1’ LE prime time series seeking top young talent. Judges, tears & tantrums. RTÉ1 TV

December 2007 – June 2008

PRODUCER: The Late Late Show. RTÉ1 TV. Ireland’s flagship entertainment show. Also the world’s longest running chat show. Weekly 2½ hour show with average 55% share.

August 2007 – December 2007

NETWORK DEVELOPMENT PRODUCER: BBC TV. Across a range of factual projects within an emerging network strategy across BBC 1/2/3/4.

April 2007 – June 2007

SERIES PRODUCER: CrimeCall (RTÉ TV). June 2007 show achieved a 41% audience share, a record in CrimeCall’s 12 year history.

Dec 2006 – April 2007

PRODUCER / DIRECTOR: The Ginger Gene (BBC NI) 1x40’ comic science entertainment documentary on the imminent demise of redheads, authored by Owen O’Neill. Filmed in Britain, Ireland and USA

Sept 2006 – Nov 2006

PRODUCER / DIRECTOR: Saving Planet Earth NI. BBC 2 network / BBC NI 1x30’ TV & Online environmental campaign.

Dec 2005 – Aug 2006 Dare Films, London

PRODUCER / DIRECTOR: MacIntyre’s Underworld. “Mad Dog” 1x60’ full access film investigating the life of the loyalist paramilitary leader Johnny Adair, after his forced exile from Northern Ireland. Also “The Taxman” 1x60’ gritty investigation into the violent world of a Teesside gangster. First UK network broadcast Nov 2006. FIVE

June 1997 – Oct 2005 Extreme Production

PRODUCER “Reverend Death” 1x90’ documentary exploring the emotive issues surrounding assisted suicide. The film focused on a controversial American pastor who has helped dozens of people end their lives. TXN May 2008. CHANNEL 4

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: “MacIntyre’s Underworld – A Very British Gangster”

1x90’ / 2 x 60’ crime docs on Britain’s top crime bosses. Achieved 28% share, unprecedented for the channel. FIVE Official Selection: Best World Documentary 2007 Sundance Film Festival, USA. Winner: Prix D’Or Cognac Film Festival, France. June 2007

"A REALLY ENTERTAINING LOOK AT A NOTORIOUS MANCHESTER CRIME FAMILY, PRESENTING A STARK CONTRAST TO THE WORLD AS PORTRAYED IN GUY RITCHIE FILMS" Jessica Coen - VANITY FAIR

"'A VERY BRITISH GANGSTER' IS LIKE A GUY RITCHIE FILM COME TO LIFE." John Anderson – VARIETY

"INFINITELY MORE CHILLING THAN PACINO OR DE NIRO, CAGNEY OR ROBINSON" Mike Goodridge – SCREEN INTERNATIONAL

“A WORLD OF HIT MEN, GANGLAND FIXERS AND YOUNG INNOCENTS LIVING LIVES FORETOLD." Filmmaker Magazine

"MACINTYRE CAPTURES ALL THE NUANCES WITHOUT GLORIFYING A DESPICABLE CHARACTER. THE FILM IS BEAUTIFULLY SHOT AND CREATES EMOTIONAL CONNECTIONS TO THIS VIOLENT BUT FASCINATING. 'A VERY BRITISH GANGSTER' IS A DANGEROUS FILM ABOUT DANGEROUS PEOPLE. IT'S A RAW WORLD APART." The Hollywood Reporter

PRODUCER:

“Provinceworld” 1x30’ hoax April Fool’s documentary filmed in Ireland and Las Vegas. Politicians and personalities – were interspersed with actors, as they revealed bogus plans for an Irish themed casino in Las Vegas. BBC 1 NI (2004)

SERIES PRODUCER:

Mummy’s Boys. 6x30’ formatted factual entertainment. series transforming stay at home guys into independent real men.. BBC 1 NI (2005)

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER:

MacIntyre’s Millions. 3x60’ worldwide undercover crime series where reporter Donal MacIntyre posed as a wealthy businessman to expose those involved in international criminality. Filmed in Kosovo, South Africa, Indonesia & India. FIVE. Sold to over 20 territories.

PRODUCER:

Lunch Hour Facelift. 1x30’ plastic surgery show, featuring the new techniques in non-invasive cosmetic surgery. Channel 4. (2005)

PRODUCER:

“Citizen Alec.” 1 x 60’ ob doc charting the year in office of Belfast’s first Sinn Féin Mayor. Filmed in Ireland, USA, and Europe. BBC4. (2003)

SERIES PRODUCER:

“Animals Undercover” 24x30’ (series 1/2/3). Popular investigative factual. Observational series on animal cruelty investigations. BBC NI (2000/02)

PRODUCER:

Farewell to Mersey Street. 1x60’ documentary authored by actor Dan Gordon on the Titanic area of Belfast. BBC NI (2004)

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER:

Clash of the Celtic Giants 2005. 2x30’ Sports/Entertainment. Annual World Highland Games and Europe’s Strongest Woman from Glenarm. BBC NI. Also EXECUTIVE PRODUCER for previous ten shows 1999/2004.

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER:

Ballykissanything. General factual. Four shows from the Lisdoonvarna Matchmaker’s Festival, Europe’s largest singles event. The Slot C4 (2002)

Feb 1992 – JUNE 1997 – Freelance Producer / Director

During this time I was Producer of a wide range of programmes, including: “Witness: Dr.Paisley, I Presume” 1x60’ documentary where author Jon Ronson accompanied DUP leader Rev Ian Paisley on a missionary trip to Cameroon, West Africa. CHANNEL 4

Feb 1984 – JAN 1992 BBC Northern Ireland

My career began as a BBC Announcer working across a range of output at that time. In September 1986, I was appointed as a Researcher on a new launching radio series “Talk Back.” Months later I was Producer of Talk Back, then at 24 the youngest Producer at BBC Northern Ireland

I was accepted onto the BBC Director’s television Training Course at London Elstree in 1990 and on completion of Director training, returned to Belfast where as a TV Director, I worked across a range of popular factual and entertainment programmes.

In the early 90’s the independent television sector had begun to mature, and I chose to make programmes for range of UK and Irish broadcasters.

Qatar Cityscape

On location with Resolution Films
in Qatar

Donal MacIntyre

Investigative reporter Donal MacIntyre reveals newspaper history in 'Print and Be Damned'

Clipper Clipper Clipper

At 40,000 miles, the Clipper Race is not for the faint hearted.
Photo © Bruce Sutherland/onEdition

Mastermind

Mastermind (Sideline Productions for TV3)

Take me out

Take Me Out Ireland. Rehearsing with presenter Ray Foley. Sideline Productions for TV3

Take me out

30 girls, one guy. So who has the power?

A Notorious British family

At home with the Noonans

The One Show

The One Show

In rehearsal for The Consumer Show

The Consumer Show in rehearsal (Coco for RTE)

Preparing to dive - BBC TV historian Dan Snow explores a lost 500 year old shipwreck

Preparing to dive - BBC TV historian Dan Snow explores a lost 500 year old shipwreck for The One Show

Filming Back to the Future, 30 years of the DeLorean BBC TV The One Show

Filming Back to the Future, 30 years of the DeLorean BBC TV The One Show

Filming The Last Resort BBCTV

Filming The Last Resort (Tern TV for BBC TV)

Colin & Graham’s Excellent Adventures for BBC / RTE.  Filmed all over the world, this is Torfaera, Iceland’s extreme rally sport

Colin & Graham’s Excellent Adventures (Tern TV for BBC / RTE). Filmed all over the world, this is Torfaera, Iceland’s extreme rally sport

CrimeCall is a live police investigation show where RTE viewers can help catch criminals

CrimeCall is a live police investigation show where viewers can help catch criminals (Coco TV for RTE)

Class Act talent live final RTE TV

Class Act talent live final (Sideline for RTE)

Ready to go live

Ready to go live

The Late Late Show

Always different each week, music plays a big part in RTE TV's The Late Late Show. U2, Sinead O’Connor, The Dubliners, Shane McGowan and more

Alongside Network Development Producer

Network Development Producer

In New York, filming the BBC comedy The Ginger Gene

In New York, filming the BBC comedy The Ginger Gene

BBC TV Saving Planet Earth, with World Snooker Champion Dennis Taylor

BBC TV Saving Planet Earth, with World Snooker Champion Dennis Taylor

Gangster Johnny “Mad Dog” Adair, Producer David Malone and Reporter Donal MacIntyre in the award winning series MacIntyre’s Underworld

Gangster Johnny “Mad Dog” Adair, Producer David Malone and Reporter Donal MacIntyre in the award winning series MacIntyre’s Underworld (Dare Fiilms for Five/TV3)

Assisted suicide practitioner Rev George Exoo meets author Jon Ronson in Channel Four documentary Reverend Death

Assisted suicide practitioner Rev George Exoo meets author Jon Ronson in Channel Four documentary Reverend Death (Extreme/World of Wonder for C4)

A Very British Gangster

Photography Dave Wootton

Hit men and drug dealers, torture and mayhem – This is not Reality TV, this is Real. See more about A Very British Gangster