Rupert Parker's CV

TRAVEL, FOOD & DRINK JOURNALIST/PHOTOGRAPHER
Sunday Telegraph, National Geographic Traveller, The Jewish Chronicle, Scottish Sunday Post, ABTA Magazine, Huffington Post, Woman's Own, Global Gourmet and many others. 2012-17

SERIES PRODUCER   WORLD'S TOUGHEST TRUCKER                   8x50’     Discovery/Ch5   Dragonfly
Epic 8 part series with 8 of the world's toughest truckers driving the most dangerous roads in the world.  2011-2012

SERIES PRODUCER          CLASH OF THE DINOS          4x50’       Discovery   Dangerous Films
Epic 4 part series seeing Dinosaurs from the inside using ground-breaking CGI.  2008-09       

SERIES PRODUCER          AGAINST ALL ODDS                 6x50’    Nat Geo   Wall to Wall
6 part series about medical and scientific reasons for survival using first person testimony, drama recon and CGI.  A  Canadian co-production, with teams in Toronto and London.  2007

EXEC PRODUCER             HOUSE OF TINY TERRORS  7x50’    TLC                                         Outline
US version of House of Tiny Tearaways. Using 38 cameras and multiple edit suites, each show delivered within 12 hours of shooting.  2006

SERIES PRODUCER          STONEHENGE REBUILT       1x120’ Nat Geo                                         Darlow Smithson
Historical investigation into how and why Stonehenge was built and its function.  2005

SERIES PRODUCER          STONEHENGE – LIVE           2x120’  Five                                         Darlow Smithson  
2 live OB’s on consecutive nights from a full size polystyrene replica investigated how and why it was built, culminating in a final ritual involving 50 extras.  2005

EXEC PRODUCER             IMPOSSIBLE HEISTS            6x50’    truTV                                         Outline
Reality game show where 2 teams compete to pull off famous robberies.  I was brought in after the network had rejected the original edits to “doctor” the shows.  2005

SERIES EDITOR                PACKAGE HOLIDAY             6x60’    ITV1                                         Yorkshire TV
                                         UNDERCOVER
Investigative primetime ITV series using undercover reporters to expose bad practise in the travel business. 2004

EXEC PRODUCER             FAKING IT USA                     3x50’    TLC/CH4  RDF
US version of popular documentary format where people pretend to be something they’re not.  Based in LA, I was in charge of 3 shows, when the EP returned to the UK.  2003

SERIES PRODUCER          HERCULES                            13x50’  BBC3       Radar
Reality game show where top athletes compete to complete the 12 labours of Hercules.  Shot over 12 consecutive days using single cameras and OB.  2003.

EXEC PRODUCER             SCRAPHEAP CHALLENGE    24x50’  CH4         RDF
Teams build machines from scrap and test them to destruction.  2002-03

EXEC PRODUCER             JUNKYARD WARS                48x50’  TLC/CH4  RDF
US version of Scrapheap Challenge. I was based in LA.  2002-03

 SERIES PRODUCER          BIG MONSTER DIG               1x50’    CH4         RDF
Documentary format following a team of geologists digging fossils to solve mysteries of palaeontology.  A broadcast pilot which went to series.  2002

SERIES PRODUCER          JUNKYARD WARS                12x50’  TLC/CH4  RDF
US version of Scrapheap Challenge. Nominated for an Emmy and one of Newsweek’s top TV shows of the year.  2000-2001

PRODUCER/DIRECTOR    PANORAMA                          1x60’    BBC1       BBC
Current affairs investigation into the Russian mafia with reporter Tom Mangold.  1999

SERIES PRODUCER          SEAWORLD                          15x50’ Five                                         Endemol
Observational documentary chronicling life behind the scenes at the Florida theme park.  1999

PRODUCER/DIRECTOR    PANORAMA                         1x60     BBC1       BBC                                        
Current affairs documentary about killer nurseries.  1999

SERIES PRODUCER          ANIMAL SOS                         15x30’ ITV                                         Endemol
Observational documentary following vets and clients at a Blue Cross hospital.  1998

PRODUCER/DIRECTOR    REVIEW OF THE YEAR         1x90’    BBC1       BBC
End of year news review with David Dimbleby.  I directed the political sections. 1997

PRODUCER/DIRECTOR    WISH YOU WERE HERE        1x30’    ITV                                         Thames
Travel show film about Ireland with Mary Nightingale. 1997

PRODUCER/DIRECTOR    HERE AND NOW                   12x60’  BBC1       BBC
Current Affairs primetime magazine with Sue Lawley. 1996-97

PRODUCER/DIRECTOR    FIRST SIGHT                        2x30’    BBC2       Hart Ryan
Current affairs investigations into TB and medical mistakes. 1996

SERIES PRODUCER          FOODFILE                             24x30’  CH4                                         Stephens Kerr
Consumer magazine about food issues.  I also directed many of the items. 1991-95

SERIES PRODUCER          THEM AND US                      14x30’  BBC1       BBC
Documentary magazine with Craig Charles. 1990-91

PRODUCER/DIRECTOR    DESPATCHES                       1x50’    CH4                                         Stephens Kerr
Current affairs investigation about the dangers of food irradiation. 1989

PRODUCER/DIRECTOR    THE SURVIVORS’ GUIDE      13x30’  CH4                                         Stephens Kerr
Youth magazine about problems of adolescence. 1989

CAMERAMAN                    FILM AND VIDEO                                         Thames TV
This Week, TV Eye, Korea, Crime Inc., Benny Hill, Sooty, Rainbow, among many. 1976-89

EDUCATION
Post Graduate Diploma in Radio Film and Television.  Bristol University 1976
Honours degree in Physics (2.1).  Bristol University 1972-75

SKILLS
French – Fluent, Spanish - conversational                                    

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