Dr Julian Henriques - Joint Head of Department, Media & Communications, Goldsmiths

“Adrian is an excellent studio director, bringing both professionalism and positive attitude to his work. He was a real asset to the MA course, teaching by example and communicating well with students and staff alike. Under his teaching of studio direction the students undertook the very ambitious multi-camera live streaming of an international conference including and OB segment (where I was the Executive Producer for the whole).


After just five weeks he left behind a group of confident and enthusiastic news day students. They learnt from him not only how to do the job, but also to enjoy it. I recommend Adrian most highly and without reservation.”


Elaine Day - Director of Production at DCD Media plc

“Adrian joined Rize to help develop and series produce a non-broadcast pilot for CBBC based on a third party format. Adrian was great to work with, multi-skilled, experienced, enthusiastic, hard working, creative, amenable and willing to be flexible and accommodate a limited budget on an ambitious shoot.


Among the many skills he brought to the project were an impressive rapport with the young contributors, and an ability to manage on screen talent. We’d have no hesitation in recommending Adrian.”


Dean Johnson - Head of Content, Infocus Asia 

"Adrian delivered the full package. Helped develop the series and was a fantastic Series Producer, under tight deadlines - pulled off a winner."


Lucy Baxter - Managing Director, Mandrake Films

“As Producer / Director on our recent BBC documentary 'Young Legal Eagles' Adrian was highly professional, thorough and calm as well as being good editorially and with people. I would highly recommend him.”


Jessica Phillips - Self-shooting PD

“Adrian is a brilliant Producer/Director to work with, he is detailed, dedicated, creative, precise, communicates ideas and instruction well and really brings out the best in the people around him. He was amazing working with young people, making them feel comfortable and at ease with the cameras at all times, so that we always got the best out of them and they thoroughly enjoyed the experience of working on the show.


On the multi-camera shoot day at the Old Bailey, Adrian ran the shoot with absolute professionalism, he made sure that despite any pressure or inevitable stresses, the day ran smoothly, to time, everyone involved had a great day and the results were fantastic.”


Barry Ryan - Managing Director, Free@Last Television

“Adrian is a first class television production and broadcast professional who I have worked with for 20 years on and off. He is skilled as both a producer and a director, but is in fact the consummate show-runner as he understands every part of the production process from development through to delivery. Equally he is skilled across formats and genres from live studio based television to documentary, game shows and music events.


He is also a brilliant multi camera director who was chosen by the BBC who trained him. Adrian is a problem solver and a dynamic team leader and manager. I would recommend and endorse him without reservation.”


Davide Maglio - Director and Co-Founder, Loft London Ltd

I have known Adrian professionally for twenty years and I've had the pleasure of working directly with him on a number of occasions. He always takes a positive and creative approach to his work, whether leading a production team or managing solo projects. When he joined Loft London as part of my reversioning team he took great care to understand the client’s requirements and the deadlines involved, managing workflows and edits efficiently and ensuring that content was delivered on time. Although this was only a temporary position he made a real commitment to the project and I can't recommend Adrian highly enough.


Allan Johnston - Director at NTL Ltd

“Adrian and I worked together on several Cbeebies shows, with me as Producer and Adrian as Studio Director. Those of you who have worked with him will know what a pleasure he is to work with. His energy, enthusiasm, creativity and dedication to the audience are second to none. If you haven't worked with him, and you get the opportunity to, then grab it with both hands.” 




InFocus Asia

Dean Johnson - Head of Content (Infocus Asia)


Infocus Asia (Singapore Office) Tel: +65 6224 6366

Working Relationship / History: Based in Singapore, I worked for Infocus Asia in 2012 as Development Producer / Series Director and Edit Producer of the 8x25min wildlife based Children's observational documentary series "Adventure 8: Zoo Games" made for the 2013 launch of Discovery Asia Pacific (Kids).


Mandrake Films

Lucy Baxter - Exec & Founder (MD) Mandrake Films


Mobile: 07811 211752

Working Relationship / History: I worked for Lucy at Mandrake Films in 2012 as Senior Producer / Series Director of the 60min documentary Young Legal Eagles made for BBC Learning.


Young Legal Eagles was nominated for a Learning On Screen Award and The Japan Prize in 2013.


Twenty Twenty Television

Mandy Morris – Series Producer

Mobile: 07932 617083

Working Relationship / History: I worked with Mandy at Twenty Twenty Television as Studio Producer overseeing international producers during the script-reversioning process for Ben 10 Ultimate Challenge made for The Cartoon Network and broadcast in 12 countries from the UK to Europe and the Middle East.


Fresh One Productions

Roy Ackerman - Exec. Producer Fresh One Productions


Jo Ralling - Operations Manager Fresh One Productions


Working Relationship / History: I worked for Fresh One Productions in 2010 as Supervising Multi-Camera Director & Studio Producer on their production Al Tabaq Al Ta'er made for the Al Jazeera Children's Channel.


Free@Last TV

Barry Ryan - Managing and Creative Director Free@Last Televison


 Mobile: 07771 896148

Working Relationship / History: I worked for Free@Last TV on development of ideas for BBC Children's and as a self shooting P/D on other development projects and taster tapes. I previously worked with Barry Ryan at the BBC on The O-Zone and The Pop Zone for BBC Music Entertainment.



Melissa Hardinge – Exec. Producer, CBBC Independents


Mobile: 07970 748962

Working Relationship / History: I worked with Melissa on many projects between 1998 - 2014 for BBC Children's including Live & Kicking, Linford's Record Breakers, Blue Peter and Mum Made Me A Star.


Kay Benbow - Controller of CBeebies

Email: or

Working Relationship / History: I worked for Kay in 2003 as a Multi-Camera Studio Director on Tikkabilla the pre-school magazine show.