COMPANY PROFILE

Established in January 2016, Whitworth Media is an independent production company based in West London delivering factual programming across a wide range of non-scripted genres, expert at working with established on-screen presenters as well as with contributors who have new and interesting stories to tell. With compelling story telling we explore science, history, travel and adventure and with our expertise in access documentaries, we get behind-the-scenes of some of the world’s most iconic brands and little-known communities, putting great characters and stories on screen.

HUGH WHITWORTH – FOUNDER & CEO

Hugh Whitworth began his career as an award-winning producer-director of science and engineering documentaries at the BBC. While MD and Creative Director of The Gamma Project, Hugh created numerous successful formats and returning series including Britain’s Greatest Machines and How to Command a Nuclear Submarine. He has worked with all of the major UK broadcasters as well as delivering programmes to the US networks and cable channels.

MOIRA NOBLE – HEAD OF PRODUCTION

After ten years producing access documentaries for all the UK terrestrial broadcasters, Moira moved from editorial into production and business support roles. She has been Director and Head of Production across a range of small to medium independent TV production companies and short-form digital producers as well offering business consultancy for media groups.

BECCA CHIPLEN – PRODUCTION MANAGER

Becca manages all development projects as well as setting up and taking the production lead across the production slate.

Before joining Whitworth Media, Becca worked on a wide range of programmes for Channel 4, BBC and ITV including The Real Narcos, The Millionaires’ Holiday Club and Amazing Spaces: Shed of the Year.

She has set up shoots across the world in challenging and diverse locations from luxury cruise ships in the Caribbean to remote and hostile environments in Mexico, Peru, Colombia and Panama.

SOPHIE BRACKENBURY – DEVELOPMENT PRODUCER

Sophie began her career in the USA working on flagship productions for The History Channel and PBS including the Emmy award-winning Desperate Crossing: The Untold Story of the Mayflower. After several years working in production on series and one-off documentaries for UK and US broadcasters, Sophie moved into development at the BBC and ITN Productions before joining Whitworth Media.

LUCIE MUDDELL – PRODUCTION CO-ORDINATOR

Lucie worked for many years in live sports broadcasting and was part of the production team which won back-to-back BAFTAs for Sky’s coverage of the Ashes cricket series.

Lucie joined Whitworth Media in 2018 as Production Co-ordinator working across all Whitworth’s production slate.

ED AVERN – ASSISTANT PRODUCER

Ed has worked on a broad range of factual programming for a variety of UK and US broadcasters, researching and helping to produce stories on a range of subjects from the nature of black holes for Science Channel’s How the Universe Works to the history of Bread for BBC2’s Inside the Factory.

At Whitworth Ed’s role includes assisting with the early stage developments as well as working in production.

AIDA FATEMI – ASSISTANT PRODUCER

Aida has worked on some of the most loved factual entertainment including prime time shows including The One Show, and The Apprentice.

She joined Whitworth Media in 2018 as Assistant Producer on Extreme Railway Journeys.

HENRI WARD – ASSISTANT PRODUCER

With a background in history Henri has helped develop and produce shows for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Sky, spanning comedy to specialist factual and factual entertainment.

He was responsible for researching the history and contributing to sketches for the BAFTA award-winning Horrible Histories over four series, as well as roles on Insert Name HereWorld of Weird and Victorian Slums.

Henri joined Whitworth Media in 2019 to work across the development slate.

Louise Weston – Production Co-ordinator

Louise began her career in television at the BBC working across many award-winning stories as a planning researcher on BBC 2’s Newsnight.

Since then, Louise has brought her expertise in logistics and setting up shoots to a variety of programmes including Cinemanciacs for CBBC, The Martin Lewis Money Show for ITV, Emergency with Angela Griffin for Sky and Channel 5’s long running series Chris Tarrant’s Extreme Railway Journeys.

LYDIA LAMBERT-BAILEY – ASSISTANT PRODUCER

Lydia has been working in TV for five years after starting out as Office Administrator before moving into production. She’s worked on a range of sensitive access and human-story focused observational and fact-ent documentaries for UK’s main broadcasters including Channel 4’s ’24 Hours in A&E’ and BBC1’s ‘Britain’s Secrets with Anne Robinson’. A recent member of Whitworth Media, Lydia joined to work on a new access-driven single for Channel 4 and now works as part of their development team.

JEFF MORGAN – PRODUCER/DIRECTOR

Jeff Morgan has filmed on every continent on earth apart from Antarctica and worked across many different genres, from music and arts to history and current affairs.

He has made highly regarded programmes for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 and US broadcasters, and been the recipient of numerous awards including two BAFTAs.

PAUL KITTEL – PRODUCER/DIRECTOR

Paul has produced and directed programmes for BBC, Channel 4, ITV, Channel 5, Sky and National Geographic.

Experienced in working in hostile environments, his slate includes Unreported World, Tribal Wives and Around the World in 80 Trades. Paul has also directed several much-loved UK based shows such as the multi award-winning Embarrassing Bodies for Channel 4.

When not working directly on productions Paul is part of Whitworth Media’s development team.

SIMON NEWTON – ASSISTANT PRODUCER

Simon started off counting laptops at the BBC in 2014. Since then has worked on a broad range of programmes, taking in BBC 1’s Strictly Come Dancing,  History of The Tube: Going Underground for Channel 5  and Hunted on Channel 4. He nows works on Delivering the World and across Whitworth’s development slate.

JENNIFER PERELLI – SERIES PRODUCER

Jennifer’s decade of working in television production has allowed her to develop an unparalleled expertise in securing unprecedented access to difficult stories across the globe including Africa, South East Asia, Latin America, the Russian Arctic, Australasia, Europe and the UK. With a strong sense of narrative, Jennifer is expert at uncovering unexpected stories and getting them on screen.

PIOTR KARTER – POST PRODUCTION

Piotr is an edit assistant, editor and filmmaker. He has been working as a freelancer in digital content production for over 4 years now. He began his TV experience at the beginning of 2016 at Knickerbockerglory TV working on programs like GPs Behind Closed Doors, Stageschool and Gypsy Kids just to mention a few.

Being both technically savvy and creative it’s great to have him as part of our team.

JORDAN TALLIS  – POST PRODUCTION

Jordan has both technical understanding along with creative flair within editing and edit assisting.

Having more than five years experience in film and TV, Jordan has improved immensely within the post production industry.

He has worked at many post houses, including The Farm Group, Envy Post Production and Viacom. Working on projects such as Gogglebox, Gogglesprogs, MTV Awards, X Factor, This is England 90’, Tattoo Fixers, Sniper (Netflix) and many others.

He is fluid with using a range of software including Avid, Premier Pro and Adobe Suite. He continues to learn and grow his skill sets while working at Whitworth Media, leading the Post and being a tech savvy part of the team.