Russell Barnes has been making award-winning documentaries for fifteen years, often in partnership with intellectual heavyweights such as Niall Ferguson, Richard Dawkins and David Reynolds. Credits include Armistice, a feature-length documentary charting the momentous last month of the First World War, which was short-listed for the Grierson Award, and, in 2011 and 2012, two further BBC documentaries on World War Two – World War Two: 1941 and the Man of Steel and 1942 and Hitler’s Soft Underbelly, which challenge the familiar narrative of how the Allies won the war. In 2010 he produced The Virtual Revolution for BBC2 and The Open University, a first draft history of the world wide web presented by Aleks Krotoski, which won the 2010 International Digital Emmy Award and the 2010 BAFTA New Media Award. Russell also directed Channel 4’s The Genius of Charles Darwin (winner of the Broadcast Award – best science series 2009), the natural history and CGI-based global hit Extinct and the revisionist landmark history series Empire, presented by the historian Niall Ferguson.
Molly Milton has a strong track record of making landmark science, history and technology series. Previous credits include The Virtual Revolution, Faith Schools Menace? presented by Richard Dawkins, Download presented by award-winning journalist and author John Heilemann for Discovery and Simon Schaffer’s Light Fantastic for BBC2. In 2009 she won the contract to create, direct and produce Animal Planet (Discovery Channel International) worldwide idents, still being broadcast today.
Duncan Bulling – Producer
Dr Duncan Bulling worked as a biomedical research scientist before moving to television. He developed the Emmy award-winning science series DNA for Channel 4 and PBS, twice directed the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures, earning a nomination for Best Children’s Programme at the Broadcast Awards 2004, and produced the Richard Dawkins polemic Root of All Evil?, winner of the Bafta Scotland best documentary 2005. Duncan also has extensive experience producing and directing Secrets of the Dead for PBS, Equinox for Channel 4 and actuality series such as Monster Moves and Animal Mega Moves for Five and Nat Geo.
Alice Lister – Production Manager
During eight years in the industry, Alice Lister has managed and produced projects in the UK, New Zealand and the Middle East for a variety of international broadcasters including BBC, Discovery, National Geographic, Disney, Channel 4, Channel 5, TVNZ & Al Rayyan. Her recent production credits include prime time series such as Out of Empire presented by Jeremy Paxman, The Seven Ages of Britain presented by David Dimbleby and Michel Roux’s Service.