Development

Ben has successfully developed a wide range of new TV projects, from pilots and one-off films to landmark series.

Personal projects developed & commissioned include -
 
Jerusalem: Anthem for England

1×60′ BBC4.  Nominated for Best Arts Documentary at the Banff World Television Festival, and in the Arts & Specials category at the Rose D’Or Global Television Festival.

The Brief Histories

1×30’ BBC3. High energy history show.

 
Development roles and commissions -
 
BBC History (Jan – Sept 2013)

Developing ambitious new history projects for BBC1, BBC2 and co-production ventures.  Creator of landmark BBC2 series ‘Jungle Atlantis’

360 Production (Sept 2012 – Jan 2013)

Running development team at award-winning indie.  Work on a variety of history projects for main UK broadcasters.  Creator of BBC2 series ‘Voices of the East India Company’.

BBC Vision / BBC Sport, Development Producer (March ’12)

Ambitious 3D project with CGI and specialist filming for the 2012 Olympics.

Pioneer Productions, Development Producer (May ‘10)

Developing landmark history series.

Pioneer Productions, Development Producer (June ’09)

Developing new formatted medical and science series, as well as follow-up episodes for Pioneer’s blockbuster project, ‘The Big Question’.

BBC History (July ‘02-Jan ‘03)

Developing new history programmes and series.  Commissions include the landmark BBC1 mini-series ‘D-Day to Berlin’ and the award-winning ‘Black Flash – A History of Black Footballers’ for BBC4.

Convergence Productions (Oct ‘00-Oct ’01)

Developing new factual projects and pitching to commissioning editors (BBC, C4, C5, Discovery International/Health/Europe, SBS, CBC and National Geographic); company’s representative at 2001 Toronto Documentary Forum.