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John Hayes Fisher

Producer/Director

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About Me

Passionate about storytelling. Highly experienced former BBC, award winning, Primetime Network TV Series Producer/Showrunner and Producer/Director. Freelance since 2009, specialising in History.....with Science, Art and a bit of Food on the side.Much of 2018/19 has been spent working as a Series Producer/Showrunner on a new six part series for Na... Read More

Passionate about storytelling. Highly experienced former BBC, award winning, Primetime Network TV Series Producer/Showrunner and Producer/Director. Freelance since 2009, specialising in History.....with Science, Art and a bit of Food on the side.

Much of 2018/19 has been spent working as a Series Producer/Showrunner on a new six part series for National Geographic using remote sensing to look at WWII

Ive worked with Jeremy Paxman, Michael Palin, "Palin at his understated best" THE TIMES, Dan Snow, David Dimbleby "A box of delights" DAILY MAIL, Kirsty Young, Andrew Graham-Dixon, Giorgio Locatelli & Prof Alice Roberts , "If archaeology had a World Cup this would be the finals" THE TIMES.

Paxman documentary on Churchill made front cover of Radio Times

2012; two part series nominated for BAFTA & RTS by C5. Series nearly tripled normal viewing figures.

Im an ideas-generator. Several of my programme ideas have been commissioned recently by the BBC and C4 &C5

Have made documentaries & co-pros for other broadcasters (C5/Smithsonian/WGBH/Nova/Arte/History Canada/Yesterday)

Experienced in CG, drama recon, film archive, foreign filming, drones, scripting & voice over & keeping in budget.

Have had many news articles relating to programmes but recently concentrated very successfully with online features and social media with extraordinary results. Read Less

Credits last updated / confirmed indexing on 3rd Sep 2019

Credits

Job RoleProduction TitleChannelCompanyDateNetwork Executive
Show Runner / Buried Secrets of WWII / National Geographic Channel / Brook Lapping / Oct 2018 to Sep 2019 / Simon Raikes
Show RunnerBuried Secrets of WWIINational Geographic ChannelBrook Lapping Oct 18 - Sep 19Simon Raikes
Producer/Director / Queen Victorias Tragic Family / Channel 5 / Blakeway Productions / Feb 2018 to Jun 2018 / Lucy Willis
Producer/DirectorQueen Victorias Tragic FamilyChannel 5Blakeway Productions Feb 18 - Jun 18Lucy Willis
Producer/Director / Secret History Dunkirk - The New Evidence / Channel 4 / Blink / Jan 2017 to Jul 2017 / Rob Coldstream
Producer/DirectorSecret History Dunkirk - The New EvidenceChannel 4Blink Jan 17 - Jul 17Rob Coldstream
Producer/Director / Secret History: Last Heroes of the Somme / Channel 4 / 360 Production / Apr 2016 to Nov 2016 / Rob Coldstream
Producer/DirectorSecret History: Last Heroes of the SommeChannel 4360 Production Apr 16 - Nov 16Rob Coldstream
Producer/Director / Cue the Queen: Celebrating the Christmas Speech / BBC 1 / BBC / Sep 2015 to Dec 2015 / Martin Davidson
Producer/DirectorCue the Queen: Celebrating the Christmas SpeechBBC 1BBC Sep 15 - Dec 15Martin Davidson
Producer/Director / Secret History: The Sex Change Spitfire Ace / Channel 4 / Blakeway TV / Feb 2015 to Aug 2015 / Rob Coldstream
Producer/DirectorSecret History: The Sex Change Spitfire AceChannel 4Blakeway TV Feb 15 - Aug 15Rob Coldstream
Producer/Director / Churchill - The Nation's Farewell with Jeremy Paxman (to be broadcast) / BBC 1 / Blakeway Productions / Sep 2014 to Jan 2015 / Martin Davidson
Producer/DirectorChurchill - The Nation's Farewell with Jeremy Paxman (to be broadcast)BBC 1Blakeway Productions Sep 14 - Jan 15Martin Davidson
Producer/Director / Italy Unpacked with Andrew Graham-Dixon & Giorgio Locatelli (BBC2) / BBC 2 / Wall to Wall / May 2014 to Aug 2014 / Mark Bell
Producer/DirectorItaly Unpacked with Andrew Graham-Dixon & Giorgio Locatelli (BBC2)BBC 2Wall to Wall May 14 - Aug 14Mark Bell
Producer/Director / The Art of China - with Andrew Graham-Dixon (BBC4) / BBC 4 / Renegade / Oct 2013 to Jan 2014 / Greg Sanderson
Producer/DirectorThe Art of China - with Andrew Graham-Dixon (BBC4)BBC 4Renegade Oct 13 - Jan 14Greg Sanderson
Producer/Director / The Peoples Coronation - with David Dimbelby (BBC1) / BBC 1 / BBC / Feb 2013 to Jun 2013 / Martin Davidson
Producer/DirectorThe Peoples Coronation - with David Dimbelby (BBC1)BBC 1BBC Feb 13 - Jun 13Martin Davidson
Series Producer / WW1 Tunnels of Death - 2 part series - (C5) / Channel 5 / 360 Production / Jan 2012 to Dec 2012 / Andrew O'Connell
Series ProducerWW1 Tunnels of Death - 2 part series - (C5)Channel 5360 Production Jan 12 - Dec 12Andrew O'Connell
Series Producer / Dig WWII - with Dan Snow - 3 part series - (BBCNI/BBC2) / 360 Production / Jan 2011 to Dec 2011 / Ailsa Orr
Series ProducerDig WWII - with Dan Snow - 3 part series - (BBCNI/BBC2)360 Production Jan 11 - Dec 11Ailsa Orr
Producer/Director / Digging for Britain with Alice Roberts (BBC2) / BBC 2 / 360 Production / Jan 2010 to Dec 2010 / Martin Davidson
Producer/DirectorDigging for Britain with Alice Roberts (BBC2)BBC 2360 Production Jan 10 - Dec 10Martin Davidson
Series Producer / Dig 1940 - 3 part series (BBC1) / BBC 1 / 360 Production / Jun 2009 to Jan 2010 / Martin Davidson
Series ProducerDig 1940 - 3 part series (BBC1)BBC 1360 Production Jun 09 - Jan 10Martin Davidson
Producer/Director / Timewatch (BBC2) / BBC 2 / BBC / Jan 2003 to Apr 2009 / john Farren
Producer/DirectorTimewatch (BBC2)BBC 2BBC Jan 03 - Apr 09john Farren
Producer/Director / Meet the Ancestors (BBC2) / BBC 2 / BBC / Jan 1970 to Jan 1970
Producer/DirectorMeet the Ancestors (BBC2)BBC 2BBC Jan 70 - Jan 70
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  • Media I Work In:

    Broadcast Television

  • Locations I can work in:

    Africa

    Asia

    Europe

    London

    North America

    South America

    South East

  • Language:

    French (Conversational)

  • Skills/Permits:

    Archive Clearance

    Casting

    Commentary Writing

    Safeguarding Trust

    Work Permit EU

    Driving Licence

    Script Writing

    Storytelling

  • Technical Skills:

    Avid

    Final Cut Pro

    Single Camera Directing

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