His career began in BBC Local Radio and he then went on to produce for the Radio 4 Archive Features department where he made a wide range of documentaries including the Sony Gold winning Hopping Down in Kent. He developed this into a television documentary at BBC Elstree where he also established a Network Radio Production department.
After setting up Pier in 1993 he won the Sony Gold Award for his Radio 3 series Private View.
He acts as Executive Producer on a wide range of Pier’s output and has been responsible for the strategic management of the company.
After 7 years at Talkback, and 5 working for RDF Rights in television distribution, she left London to move to Sussex and after completing an MA in Media from Brighton University, started with Pier in December 2014.
As executive producer, Jane’s track record in motivating and managing teams is combined with a deep understanding of appplying creative principles to learning through the media, ranging from the Tracy Beaker website for CBBC to short films for GCSE drama, from the Digger and the Gang website to Technogames for families on BBC2. Her work has been marked by an interactive Bafta, nominations for RTS awards and a UNESCO recommendation. Having advised the government of Guyana in South America on the establishment of a multi-media centre to produce educational materials, and advised Bournemouth University on an IPTV centre, Jane is now taking a part-time PhD at Birkbeck, University of London while continuing her programme-making and online activities.
Chris co-conceived and produced “The Village”, a fly-on-the wall narrative documentary drama centered on Bentley in Hampshire. It was piloted on Radio 4 for 5 episodes and went on to run for 100. Due to its success, it transferred to television and was broadcast on Meridian TV and later on BBC 2 and Sky. It was exported to Australian and Norwegian TV. 102 TV episodes were broadcast between 1993 and 2001 and the format has been widely copied since.
Outside radio he is also a writer, with nine novels to his credit as well as a number of short stories. He writes for a number of national newspapers, most recently for The Sunday Telegraph Discover section, and his debut stage play “The Final Test” toured UK theatres during the summer of 2012. He is currently writing his tenth novel and has a number of screenplays in development, including one with Pier Productions.
Alex has also previously been shortlisted for That Mitchell & Webb Sound, BBC iPlayer Feeds and the BBC Writers Room. Alex joined Pier in October 2014 as a Broadcasters Assistant and now works as a key part of their Development team; he has previously worked in various Production roles for the likes of BBC, Working Title, Tiger Aspect, Open Mike and Ruby Films amongst others.
She now works as a consultant for both television and radio providing her services to independent producers, talent agencies and individuals.