Janet McBride is a TV producer, writer and archive film consultant based in London and Surrey. Over the past 20 years, she has worked with all the major broadcasters in the UK mainly in comedy, entertainment and factual entertainment. She has been a producer, series producer and executive producer and is well known for her work on archive and clip shows. She is also into military history and archival research and has recently produced a prestigious live music event at Westminster Hall - inside the Houses of Parliament.
I am an experienced Television Series Producer who has worked on some major projects for all the main broadcasters. I'm also a very efficient and creative Edit Producer and script writer. I've spent most of my career in Entertainment and Comedy and have recently been working in Daytime Factual too. As a Series Producer I've taken projects from development to delivery but am also happy to slot into a team as Producer or Edit Producer. I've produced studio shows, directed on location and am also an expert in archive based programming and clip shows.
A COMMONWEALTH CARNIVAL OF MUSIC (live music event)
Leading a team of volunteers and negotiating with Parliamentary Authorities, and a variety of sponsors, donors and stakeholders, I produced a live music event in Westminster Hall - inside the Houses of Parliament. The event was a centre-piece of Westminster's Diamond Jubilee celebrations and featured choirs, orchestras and dancers from all over the Commonwealth. Logistically and creatively very complex, the Carnival proved to be a huge success.I also designed, created and wrote the website and souvenir brochure and was responsible for social media and PR.
TV'S NAUGHTIEST BLUNDERS (ITV1) Rebranded and produced this ITV1 ad hoc special, turning it into a long-running profitable series which regularly won its slot and ran continuously for over three years.
KIRSTY'S HOME VIDEOS (SKY ONE) Series produced Sky Oneâs first home-grown production to achieve a 5% audience share. The flag-ship series was re-commissioned four times and won a number of awards. TRIC AWARDS (Best Satellite TV Programme, Best Sataellite TV Personality) HOUSTON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Best Entertainment Production)
BRITAIN IN THE 90s (BLIGHTY) Conceived, developed, produced and wrote 10 x 52 min episodes on a low budget in under 6 months.
BADDIEL AND SKINNER'S FANTASY WORLD CUP 98 (ITV1) Built worldwide relationships, put systems in place and managed the teams which enabled this successful ITV1 series to secure high quality material, cleared and ready to use to very short deadlines.
DEVELOPMENT & TEAM MANAGEMENT (AVALON TV & ITV1) Developed projects and recruited the creative teams which enabled Avalon TV's output to grow from one or two productions a year to a huge slate of productions and a multi-million pound turnover.
BUDGET MANAGEMENT (AVALON TV & ITV1) Responsible for multi-million pound budgets over a number of different projects as Executive Producer at ITV Entertainment and Head of Production at Avalon TV.
Janet McBride's Background
Janet McBride's Experience
Edit Producer at Objective Productions
August 2011 - September 2011
Daytime consumer series for BBC
Lecturer in Film and Television at John Ruskin College
April 2011 - June 2011
Lecturer in Film and Television (Creative Media Studies) at a Sixth Form College taking 16-19 year olds towards Btec National Diploma
2011 Census Coordinator (Field Team Manager) at Office for National Statistics
February 2011 - June 2011
Line magement of the Local Census Collector Field Team (Woking) responsible for ensuring maximum possible return rates for the 2011 Census operation. (Data analysis & workload prioritisation; community liaison; staff management, coaching and motivation)
Website Design & SEO at FE Improvement Services
August 2010 - October 2010
Design, creation and launch of company website plus associated SEO. www.feimprovementservices.co.uk
Producer/Director/Writer at Nugus Martin/World Media Rights
January 2008 - October 2008
BRITAIN IN THE 90S.
Archive based programmes looking at the major events of each of the years in the 1990s (one for each year)...from Political and Showbiz scandals, pop culture, fads and crazes to the more serious side of the news.
Producer/Director/Writer at World Meda Rights
2008 - 2008
Executive Producer/Series Producer at ITV
November 2003 - December 2006
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER AND HEAD OF CLIPS UNIT
ITV Entertainment//Granada Productions) responsible for:
as Executive Producer:
Denis Norden's It'll Be Alright on the Night
Denis Norden's Laughter File
Now That's Embarrassing...The 80s
as Series Producer & Writer:
All New TV's Naughtiest Blunders
Series Producer/Director/Writer at Carlton Television
January 2001 - January 2003
Kirsty's Home Videos
Video Blooper Show hosted by Kirsty Gallacher for Sky One
Vinnie's Football Shorts
Vinnie Jones hosted Documentary on Football Stars in TV Adverts for Sky One
Head of Production at Avalon Television
August 1998 - May 2000
Responsible for all of Avalon Televisionâs output including script & project development, talent liaison, forward planning, studio & facilities liaison, pre-prod, staffing & crewing-up teams inc producers, directors & writers, scheduling, budgeting & negotiations with broadcasters, compliance & health & safety etc.
Responsible for overseeing development and production of:
Baddiel's Syndrome (sitcom for Sky One)
Time Gentlemen Please (sitcom for Sky One)
Baddiel and Skinner Unplanne (live comedy chat for ITV)
Harry Hill (stand-up and sketches for C4)
The Frank Skinner Show (comedy chat show)
The Jim Tavare Show (stand-up and sketches for FIVE)
Jenny Eclair's Private Function( chat show for FVE)
Quiz Ball (Game Show Pilot)
Heavie Revie (Sitcom Pilot)
Also responsible for Producing and/or Line producing:
The Best of the Comedy Networkd
THe Best of Fantasy World Cup
Baddiel's Syndrome (sitcom Pilot for ITV_
Richard Herring in Fiji (location documentary for UK Play)
The POD Christmas Special (for Radio One)
Various TV commercials for Avalon Products
Producer at AvalonTelevision
July 1995 - June 1998
Fantasy World Cup Live 98
(Live Topical Comedy Review & Chat Show throughout World Cup 98)
The Best of the Frank Skinner Show
Edited highlights of the comedy chat show series
Unseen Fantasy Football
Edited previously unseen highlights of the football based comedy show
As Associate Producer:
The Frank Skinner Show
Fantasy Football League
Fantasy Football League: Euro 96
Assistant Producer at BBC
1990 - 1996
Associate Producer at BBC Television
February 1994 - December 1995
The End of the Year Show with Angus Deayton
Topical Comedy End of Year Review 1995
First Series of the award winning comedy panel show.
Fry and Laurie's A Christmas Night with the Stars
Festive Entertainment Special)
The Staggering Stories of Ferdinand De Bargos
Surreal Cult Archive Comedy Show
Associate Producer at Kudos Productions
October 1992 - June 1993
The Almost Complete History of the 20th Century
Educational archive based satirical documentaries â revoiced.
Film Librarian at BBC Archive
1986 - 1991
Producer/Executive Producer at Commonwealth Carnival of Music
The Commonwealth Carnival of Music, a spectacle of music and dance with a Commonwealth theme, will take place in Westminster Hall - inside the Houses of Parliament - on Monday 2nd July 2012 as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations for Her Majesty The Queen.
This wonderful event is the result of a collaboration between diverse groups of volunteers, performers and sponsors and is being staged in association with the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (UK Branch) and Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod.
Combining the spirit of the Llangollen International Music Eisteddfod with the Commonwealth Connecting Cultures theme for 2012, choirs and dancers representing all corners of the Commonwealth will perform in front of a 1200 strong audience made up of aspiring young performers, unsung heroes and representatives of various community and charity groups from all over the United Kingdom and beyond. For more information visit www.commonwealthcarnival.com
Producer/Director/Writer/Website Design at Freelance
Entertainment/Comedy Entertainment & Archive Film Specialist.
Executive & Series Producer/Director & Writer.
Also former Head of Production, Head of Development and Head of Clips Unit at various Production Companies.
Janet McBride's Education
2011 – 2011
Concentration: Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector
University of Westminster
1992 – 1997
1985 – 1986
Concentration: Information Studies
Canterbury Christ Church University
1981 – 1984
Concentration: Radio, Film, TV & Educational Broadcasting
Janet McBride's Interests & Activities
Television Production, producer, writer, director, edit producer, entertainment, comedy, history, clip shows, archive film, genealogical research, archive records research, military history, living history displays, filming of historical and military reconstructions, script writing, website design, web content creation.