Andy Robbins

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April – Nov 2023 Producer/Director/Camera. Vox Media

‘Full Swing: Series 2‘ 8 x 60min Netflix

High end observational doc series following the PGA Tour golfers on and off the course for the season. I’ve been covering the UK segments for this US based production.

Exec: Christian Winters

April- May 2022 Self shooting PD Emporium Productions

Rich House, Poor House’ 1 x 60min Channel 5

Stint on the long running formatted doc series.

Exec David Emmerson. Commissioner: Guy Davies

June-Oct 2021 Producer/Director. Big Little Fish TV

‘The Curse of the Highgate Vampire ‘ 1 x 60min Discovery+

One off documentary telling the bizarre story of two rival paranormal

 investigators who sparked a real-life hunt for a Vampire in 1970’s North London. 

Mark Proctor and Steve Jones. Commissioner: Charlotte Reid

2020 Producer/Director. Britespark Films/ Argonon 

‘World’s Most Scenic River Journeys’ 6 x 60min. Channel 5

Prime time series combining specialist factual and obs doc to take viewers

on an idealised trip along the world's most beautiful rivers. S

hot, produced and directed the River Spey episode.

SP Helen White. Execs: Nick Godwin and Tom Porter. Commissioner: Daniel Pearl  

May 2019 – Sept 2019 Producer/Director. Britespark Films/ Argonon 

‘World’s Most Scenic Railway Journeys’ 6 x 60min. Channel 5

Set the style and tone for the first run of this hugely popular series. 

Produced, Directed and shot: Norway, Spain and Wales. 

SP Clare Fisher. Execs: Nick Godwin and Tom Porter. Commissioner: Daniel Pearl

Nov 2018– April 2019 Producer/Director. Alaska TV 

Damian Lewis: Spy Wars’ 8 x 60min. History Channel drama doc series presented by Damian Lewis.  Spies behind the biggest espionage cases of the last half century reveal how and why they did it.  Directed 2 episodes: Exodus and 'Escape from Tehran’.

 Showrunner: Johanna Woolford-Gibbon.  Execs: Chris Foracre & Paul Somers. Commissioner: Dan Korn

May – Aug 2018 Producer/Director. Love Productions 

‘The Battle of Britain: The Model Squadron’ 3 x 60min. Channel 4

Model aircraft flyers from Britain and Germany attempt to recreate the biggest aerial battle in history. SP Carl Hindmarch Exec: Sarah Ramsden. Commissioner: Rob Coldstream

Feb – May 2018 Series Producer/Director. Darlow Smithson. 

The Space Shuttle: Triumph and Tragedy’ 2 x 60min. Channel 5

The men and women who built and flew the Shuttles reveal the inside story of the world’s first reusable spacecraft. 

Exec: Erika Dodd. Commissioner: Guy Davies

Aug 2017 – Jan 2018 Producer/Director. Elephant House Studios. 

The QE2’ 2 x 60min. Channel 5

Archive based documentary series exploring the story of the luxury liner that became the flagship of Britain. 

Exec: Jeff Anderson. SP Mike Wadding. Commissioner: Adrian Padmore

Nov 2016 - Mar 2017 Producer/Director. Blast! Films. 

‘Inside the Tube: Going Underground:’ 4 x 60min. Channel 5

Presenter Rob Bell explores the history of the Underground. Produced and directed: The Central Line and The Piccadilly Line. 

Exec: Alistair Pegg. Commissioner: Guy Davies

Jan– Aug 2016 Producer/Director. World Media Rights

‘Ancient Assassins’ 10 x 60min. Discovery

Drama doc series examining great military campaigns from history. Produced and directed the premiere episode ‘Vlad the Impaler’ and the imaginatively titled ‘Viking Apocalypse’ 

Exec: Mathew Barrett (WMR) and Liz Massey (Discovery) 

Jul – Nov 2015 Producer/ Director. ITV Studios

Autopsy’ 6x 60min. Channel 5

Drama doc series exploring the final moments of dead celebrities. Produced and directed George Best and Philip Seymour Hoffman episodes

Series Producer: John Fothergill. Exec Ed: Taylor. Commissioner Guy Davies. 

Mar - Jul 2015 Series Director. Darlow Smithson

‘Weather Terror6x 60min. Channel 5/BBC Earth

Using first person testimony and archive to tell the stories of Brits abroad who find themselves fighting for their lives in the face of the planet’s worst weather. Series Producer: Erika Dodd. Exec: Emily Dalton. Commissioner Guy Davies.

Sept 2014 - Jan 2015. Producer/Director. Nutopia

Metropolis’ 6x 60min The Travel Channel

Travelogue combining actuality, CGi and drama telling the surprising stories behind six if the world’s greatest cities. Produced & Directed the Rome episode.

Executive Producers: Sam Starbuck and Peter Lovering

Feb – Sept 2014. Producer/Director. Raw TV

The Unexplained Files (Series 2)’ 12 x 60min Discovery’. 

From reports of strange new creatures to real UFO encounters -  an unabashed telling of some of the world's most baffling ‘true’ stories mixing drama, CGI doc actuality and IVs. Executive Producer: Richard Bond. SP John Fothergill 

Jul – Nov 2013. Producer/Director. Wildfire Television

Walking Through History (Series 2)’ 6 x 60min Channel 4 . Tony Robinson embarks on spectacular walks through some of Britain's most historic landscapes in search of the richest stories from the country's past.  Produced and directed episodes: ‘Cornish Contraband’ and ‘Neolithic Wiltshire’. Executive Producer: Philip Clarke. SP: Owen Rodd

Mar – Jun 2013. Producer/Director. IWC/Zodiak 

Stephen Hawking’s Brave New World (Series 2)’ 6 x 60min Discovery Channel . Presenter led science series looking at the latest scientific discoveries that will change our world in the near future. Exec Producer: Mike McDowall SP: Richard Sattin

2012. Producer/ Director. BBC

The Space’. Various short arts films for a new BBC/Arts Council collaboration. Executive Producer: Peter Maniura

2012. Producer/ Director. IWC/Zodiak

Inside the Mind of Leonardo Da Vinci’ 1 x 90  min. 

Rewriting and shooting additional sequences to adapt Julian Jones’ 3D feature drama documentary for 2D television. Exec Producer: Peter Lovering

2011-12. Producer/ Director Initial

The Richest Poet in England’ 1 x 60  min. Sky Arts. Billionaire publisher Felix Dennis, embarks on a quest to become a best selling poet, But when he’s diagnosed throat cancer, overnight everything changes.

Exec Producer: Jules Fuller

2011 Series Director. Freshone

Jimmy’s Forest’ 4 x 60  min. Channel 4. Based around life in his tree house Jimmy Doherty explores the natural history, science and culture of British woodland. Exec Producers: Roy Ackerman and Charlie Clay

2011 Producer/Director. BBC

Opera’s Fallen Women’ 1 x 30  min. Antonio Pappano explores the history of the art form’s greatest tragic heroines and argues Anna Nicole, the Royal Opera’s new commission, is a worthy addition to their ranks. Also produced the packaging for the broadcast of the Anna Nicole Opera. BBC4. Exec Producer: Peter Maniura

2011 Producer/Director. BBC/Discovery

‘Filthy Cities: Industrial New York’ 1 x 60  min. Dan Snow experiences the filthy side of New York’s past bought alive with stunts, CGI, drama doc and actuality. Also directed/produced the Discovery version presented by Don Wildman. BBC2.  SP. Sam Starbuck. Exec Producer: Eamon Hardy

 2010 Producer/Director/Camera. BBC 

Treasures of the Anglo Saxons’ 1 x 60 min. Dr Nina Ramirez reveals the world of hidden codes and messages in Anglo Saxon art. BBC4. Exec Producer: Jonty Claypole

2008-9 Producer/Director/Camera. Diverse Productions

‘Rocket Science’ 3 x 60 min. Prime-time observational documentary series following physics teacher Mr Smith as he tries to use fireworks to instil a new love of science in a typical class of teenagers. BBC2 Exec Producer: Roy Ackerman

2008 Producer/Director/Camera. BBC

Sacred Music: The Story of Allegri’s Miserere’ 1x 30  min special. Simon Russell-Beale tells the story behind one of the world’s most famous pieces of sacred music.  BBC4

Exec Producer: Peter Maniura

2008 Producer/Director/Camera. BBC

Sacred Music’ 4 x 60 min BBC4 series. Simon Russell-Beale travels across Europe exploring the origins of classical music through its religious roots. Produced, Directed and Filmed Palestrina & The Popes and Bach & The Lutheran Legacy. Exec Producer: Peter Maniura

2007 Producer/Director/Camera. BBC

‘Classic Britannia’ 3 x 60 min BBC4 series telling the story of British classical music from 1945 to the present day.  Winner of Royal Philharmonic Communications Award 2008. Exec Producer: Peter Maniura

2006 Producer/Director/Camera. Endemol

Extinct’ 5 x 60 min Producing/Directing VT inserts looking at the successful conservation projects that saved the otter, cheetah, white rhino and grey wolf from extinction. ITV1

2006 Producer/Director/Camera. BBC.

Horizon Special: Winning Gold in 2012’ 50 min documentary looking at the scientific effort behind Britain’s plans to transform hundreds of young athletes into Olympians in time for 2012. BBC2. 

Exec Producer: Andrew Cohen

2005 Senior Producer. BBC. 

‘The Culture Show’. 60 min First series of the weekly magazine show looking at news and events in the arts world. BBC2. 

Exec Producer: George Entwistle

2005 Producer/Director. BBC. 

How to get your Dream Job’ 16 x 30 min. Business guru Dr Rob Yeung attempts to turn an interview disaster into a credible candidate in just two days. Produced the first programme. 

BBC3. Exec Producer: Clare Sillery

2004 Producer/Director/Camera. BBC.

Being Positive: Dead Unlucky’ and ‘Being Positive: Dead Lucky’

2 x 60 min AIDS special looking at the global scientific fight against HIV. Filmed 

across the UK, Africa & United States over a year.  Long listed for 2 BAFTA and 3 RTS Awards. BBC3/Open University. BBC3. 

Exec Producer: Judith Bunting

2002-3 Producer/Director/Camera. BBC. 

Body Hits’ 6 x 30 minute series looking at the impact of modern day life on the human body. Produced and filmed ‘Smart Drugs’ and the award-winning episode ‘Weekend Junkies’. Winner of The China Prize, Best Educational Documentary. BBC 3. 

Exec Producer: Phil Dolling


2001 Producer/Director. At It Productions,. 

‘LA Pool Party’ 10 x 45 min. Weekly entertainment show from LA. Responsible for VT inserts, ranging from Hollywood celebrity interviews to observational films following bounty hunters at work in the city. BBC1/BBC

 Choice. Exec Producers: Chris Foracre and Martin Cunning

2000 Producer/Director/Camera. Shearman Productions. 

‘Blagging Britain’ 2 x 50 min light-hearted documentary series looking at the tricks, cons and scams people will try to get themselves everything from a free holiday to a free car for the weekend.  Channel 4. Exec Producer: Nick Shearman

2000 Producer/Director Channel 4. Uden Associates: 

‘Equinox: Full Throttle’ 1 x 50 min science documentary exploring what it takes to be a racing driver and the impact new computer aided controls could have on the sport. Channel 4. Exec Producer: Patrick Uden

1999 Producer. Uden Associates.

‘Flight of Death: Payne Stewart’s Last Hours’ 1 x 60 min documentary examining the circumstances behind the golfer’s untimely death. Channel 5. 

Exec Producer: Patrick Uden

1999 Producer/Director. Shearman Productions. Channel 4

Summer of Love: My Generation’ 1 x 50 min documentary exploring the legacy of the sixties through five hippies who all went to the Isle of Wight Festival and tuned in, dropped out and had kids. 

Channel 4. Exec Producer:  Nick Shearman


1999 Producer/Director. Uden Associates: 

The Real Merlin’ 1 x 50 min documentary revealing the real Merlin was an insane pagan prophet who had no connection with King Arthur. Winner for the RTS Award for Best Photography, Factual. Channel 4. 

Exec Producer: Patrick Uden

1999 Producer/Director. Uden Associates: 

‘The Spying Game’ 6 x 30 min series unearthing the secret espionage technology developed during the cold war.  Conceived and developed the series, directed  ‘Walls Have Ears’ and ‘Spies in the Sky’. 

Channel 4. Exec Producer: Patrick Uden

1998 Producer/Director. Uden Associates: 

Classic Homes’ 8 x 30 min series exploring the history behind Britain’s most popular types of home. Directed ‘The Bungalow’ and ‘The Prefab’. Channel 4. 

Exec Producer: Patrick Uden and Michael Proudfoot

 1996-98 Associate Producer on numerous shows including for Channel 4/BBC including The Girlie Show, Johnny Vaughn’s Bog Standard Chat Show, Love in the Afternoon and Desperately Seeking Something Series II & III

1994-96 Researcher on numerous shows for Channel 4 including With Out Walls: Auto Erotic, Without Walls: The Bloody Trilogy and Desperately Seeking Something Series I.

1993 Runner Kudos Productions working on various pop promos and Channel 4 programmes – mostly making endless cups of tea.


Highly competent lighting and filming with pretty much all broadcast standard cameras. Adept at shooting actuality and observational sequences with prime lens. Ace tea making skills. 

Education and Qualifications


1989 -92 First Class BA (Hons) Degree, Communication Media: Film and Video, Kent Institute of Art and Design


1987-89 BTEC National Diploma: Graphic Design, Newham Community College, East Ham, London E6 

1981-87 10 ‘O’ Levels, 3 ‘A’ Levels, Wanstead High School, London E11