PB Events

Welcome to our events page! We regularly feature top speakers from the world of TV, film and animation in a fantastic location - it's also a great way to network with employers and industry colleagues. ProductionBase members receive priority booking for all these great events, so why not activate your Free Trial today! For more information, email the team on

Past Speakers

Richard Cowles

Co-Creator & Producer, Love Island

ITV Studios' Creative Director discussed the secrets behind ITV2's smash-hit reality series, Love Island.

What a great event learning about the processes behind Love Island & Line of Duty! #TurnOnTuneIn

Melanie Leach

Executive Producer, This Time Next Year

Twofour's Chief Executive revealed how their international smash-hit series, This Time Next Year, was created.

Great session at #TurnOnTuneIn. Another reminder that the winning formula is simplicity itself.

Simon Heath

Executive Producer, Line of Duty

World Productions's Creative Director lifted the lid on BBC One's multi-award winning crime drama, Line of Duty.

Very insightful talk from @simonheath69 at ProductionBase #TurnOnTuneIn event tonight! #championingbritishdrama

Neale Simpson

Executive Producer, The Crystal Maze

Fizz's Creative Director discussed how they successfully relaunched The Crystal Maze, one of TV's most treasured game show brands.

Great talk on developing TV hits at @ProductionBase #TurnOnTuneIn!

Andrew Mackenzie

Executive Producer, This Time Next Year

Twofour's Chief Creative Officer revealed the story behind the genre-defining international smash-hit series for ITV, This Time Next Year.

Thanks for sharing the programme journey tonight - super interesting to see concept-to-screen #TurnOnTuneIn

Suzanne Readwin

Executive Producer, Geordie Shore

The Executive Producer who launched both Geordie Shore and Ex on the Beach discussed her approach to the tricky art of creating compelling reality TV.

Great talk from Suzanne Readwin at The Hospital Club for #TurnOnTuneIn, taking us behind the scenes of her hit shows.

David Dugan

CEO, Windfall Films

David revealed the story behind Mutiny, Channel 4's epic recreation of Captain Bligh's historic 4,000 mile voyage.

Fascinating and entertaining event about the inner workings of a fantastic series!

Rob McCabe

Director, The Accused

Rob and the team from Brinkworth Films discussed the critically acclaimed feature-length doc series, which followed people facing prosecution for serious crimes.

Really interesting to hear from the Brinkworth team on the difficulties of working on such a sensitive subject.

Matt Nida

Series Producer, Big Fat Quiz of the Year

Fresh from the latest round of Big Fat Quiz, one of the UK's most in-demand comedy entertainment Series Producers uncovered his secrets for panel show success.

Thanks for another fantastic #TurnOnTuneIn event last night with @mattnida #PanelShowSecrets

Ralf Little

MD, LittleRock Pictures

Actor and Writer, Ralf Little, took us behind the scenes of LittleRock Pictures' recent improvised sitcom for Channel 5, Borderline.

Loved hearing from Ralf Little on C5's Borderline tonight - can't wait for Series 2!

Zoe Rocha

MD, LittleRock Pictures

The LittleRock Pictures founder revealed the story behind their groundbreaking improvised sitcom for Channel 5, Borderline.

Great to hear Ralf Little & Zoey Rocha talk collaboration on #BorderLine. Top show!

Stuart Elliott

Series P/D, Full Steam Ahead

Stuart revealed the secrets behind Lion's successful immersive history shows made for BBC Two, including recent hit Full Steam Ahead.

Great night at The Hospital Club, proper insight into the making of two excellent shows! Thanks to @ProductionBase & @LionTelevision.

Nick Catliff

MD, Lion Television

Nick discussed Lion's success in immersive history, including BBC Two's Victorian Farm and Full Steam Ahead.

Thank you @ProductionBase and @LionTelevision for a great first experience at #TurnOnTuneIn tonight at @TheHospitalClub!

Karen Smith

MD, Tuesday's Child

The head of leading independent production company, Tuesday's Child, revealed the story behind ITV's smash-hit hypnotism format, You're Back In The Room.

Bloody brilliant evening at The Hospital Club. #TurnOnTuneIn was fantastic!

Fi Cotter Craig

BAFTA-winning TV Producer

The award-winning television Producer discussed her life changing experience of crossing the line from producer to contributor on Channel 4's The Island with Bear Grylls.

An insider's perspective on 'The Island with Bear Grylls'. Fascinating stuff! #TurnOnTuneIn

Paul Stead

MD & Exec Producer, Daisybeck

Daisybeck's MD and Executive Producer discussed his ground-breaking Channel 5 documentary series, Body Donors: Life After Death.

Another great behind the scenes look at two top TV shows - @FocusMusic1

Anthony Owen

Head of Magic, Objective Productions

From Derren Brown to Help My Supply Teacher's Magic, Killer Magic and Now You See It, Objective Production's Head of Magic revealed his recipe for successful TV trickery.

We had a great time at last night's #TurnOnTuneIn event. Thanks!

Teresa Watkins

Creative Director of Development, RDF

Executive Producer, Teresa Watkins, discussed the making of Channel 4 hit, The Secret Life of 4, 5 and 6 Year Olds.

Fascinating talk about 'Secret Life of 4,5,6 Year Olds' by Teresa Watkins & Sam Burr at @TheHospitalClub for Turn On Tune In. - @etio_stories

Sam Burr

Development Producer, RDF Television

Sam revealed how The Secret Life of 4, 5 and 6 Year Olds, Channel 4's most popular factual show of 2015, was brought to the screen.

At @TheHospitalClub for tonight's #TurnOnTuneIn event. Very interesting stuff this evening!

Mat Steiner

MD, Gogglebox Entertainment

Mat took us behind the scenes of ITV2's groundbreaking horror game show, Release The Hounds.

We had a great time at last night's #TurnOnTuneIn event. Thanks @ProductionBase. Until next time...

James Newton

Director, The Detectives

The Director of BBC Two's acclaimed doc revealed the story behind filming Greater Manchester Police's sex crimes unit as they pursued Jimmy Saville's most prolific accomplice.

Both speakers at the cutting edge of broadcast production, sharing their knowledge and experience.

Moira Brophy

Post Supervisor, Downton Abbey

The post production supremo discussed her work on some of TV's biggest hits of the last few years, including Downton Abbey, Toast, Whitechapel, and her latest Nat Geo drama, Killing Jesus, with Ridley Scott's production company.

Thank you to Moira Brophy: Turn on Tune In this evening was incredibly insightful! @stacian20xo

Kate Oates

Series Producer, Emmerdale

The Series Producer of ITV's iconic soap lifted the lid on Yorkshire's most famous fictional village, revealing the challenges involved in producing hundreds of episodes every year.

Half time at #turnontunein. Just had a great insight on soaps from Kate Oates. @_ThePledge_

Patrick Spence

Executive Producer, Fortitude

The Executive Producer and Fifty Fathoms MD revealed the story behind Sky Atlantic's blockbuster thriller.

Fantastic talk with Patrick Spence from Fortitude! What a great producer and speaker! #turnontunein @deparres

Andy Brereton

Executive Producer, Tiger Aspect

The Executive Producer of Tiger Aspect's ground-breaking series, I Survived a Zombie Apocalypse discussed how they created TV's first comedy-horror-game show hybrid.

Great night @TheHospitalClub for Turn On Tune In, behind the scenes of Zombie Apocalypse. Thanks to Exec Prods & @ProductionBase.

Sebastian Grant

Executive Producer, Tiger Aspect

The Executive Producer of Tiger Aspect's BBC Three comedy-horror-game show series, I Survived a Zombie Apocalypse, discussed the ground-breaking series.

Thanks Beren Money & ProductionBase for a fascinating event tonight. Off home to watch #ZombieApocalypse behind a pillow...

Dan Reed

BAFTA-winning Director

The award-winning Director discussed his recent work, including Terror at the Mall (HBO/BBC2) and The Paedophile Hunter (C4).

Thanks to PB for their Turn On Tune In event. Highly informative evening on making documentaries and great talk by Dan Reed.

Dan Gold

Exec Producer, Britain's Bloodiest Dynasty

The Executive Producer of Channel 5's acclaimed series revealed his secrets for producing great drama documentary.

Thanks to @ProductionBase for their #TurnOnTuneIn event. Highly informative evening. @tenbuckben

Simon Raikes

Commissioning Editor, Channel 5

Simon took us behind the scenes of Channel 5's acclaimed series, Britain's Bloodiest Dynasty, and gave a great insight into the commissioning process.

Had a great time at @ProductionBase #TurnOnTuneIn tonight, great talks from @danreed1000, Dan Gold & Simon Raikes.

Yvette Fielding & Karl Beattie

Antix Productions

The Antix Productions duo joined us in Salford to reveal the secrets behind their international smash-hit supernatural franchises, including Most Haunted and Ghosthunting With...

#TurnOnTuneInNorth was great, looking forward to the next one. @IamAsifHussain

Jonathan Stadlen

Executive Producer, Knickerbockerglory

Jonathan revealed his unique approach to developing and producing cross-genre programmes such as Pineapple Dance Studios, BBC Three's South Side Story & Boom Town.

Awesome presentation by Jonathan Stadlen at #TurnOnTuneIn at The Hospital Club - funny, informative and full of humility. @fosstuff

Paul Marquess

Managing Director, Newman Street

Executive Producer and Devisor of Suspects, Paul Marquess, discussed Channel 5's groundbreaking unscripted crime drama.

Suspects being discussed by Paul Marquess. Great show! #TurnOnTuneIn. @KittyBeed

Greg Barnett

Commissioning Editor, Channel 5

Greg gave us a great insight into the commissioning process at one of the UK's biggest broadcasters and took us behind the scenes of the Channel 5's unique crime drama, Suspects

Thanks @ProductionBase for hosting a great night at #TurnOnTuneIn!

Tom Sherry

Producer, Prey

Executive Producer at Red Production Company, Tom Sherry, discussed his work as Producer on ITV's hit thriller series Prey.

Really interesting evening with @ProductionBase at Turn On Tune In North, cheers for hosting! @Reel_Jen

Izzy Mant

Comedy Producer, Harry & Paul

The Producer of the BAFTA-winning Harry and Paul and Badults shared the secrets of creating successful scripted comedy.

Great insight into how to create comedy shows at Turn On, Tune In!

Tom O'Brien

Co-Creator, The Magaluf Weekender

Tom O'Brien revealed the story behind ITV2's breakout reality hit, The Magaluf Weekender.

Another great evening with #TurnOnTuneIn @ProductionBase, look forward to the next one in January! @ejbottoni

Jon Hancock

Series Producer, Swashbuckle

The Series Producer of CBeebies's Swashbuckle discussed the challenges involved in creating the first physical gameshow for pre-schoolers.

Big props to @ProductionBase for #TurnOnTuneIn North last night! Very insightful and met some great people! @storrsfoxdom

Saul Metzstein

Director, Dr Who

The Director behind last year's Dr Who Christmas Special, and its recent blockbuster finale The Name of the Doctor, unpicked the iconic camera shots that define TV's biggest drama brand.

Utterly fascinating. Great networking opportunities too. I can't wait for the next one!

Hamish Hamilton

Director, Olympic Opening Ceremony

The Director from Done & Dusted, who shot the coverage of the London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony, explained the epic challenge of translating Danny Boyle's stadium-scale vision to the small screen.

Very interesting and entertaining speakers - put my name down for the next one! Nina

Yonni Usiskin

Producer/Director, The Fried Chicken Shop

The Fried Chicken Shop Producer/Director and innovator of the 'mini-rig' revealed the story behind one of Channel 4's most ground-breaking documentaries.

#TurnOnTuneIn great event last night! Really enjoyed @yonniu giving an insight in to a unique doc series #chickenshop. @rourko

Phil Davies

Producer, Peppa Pig

The Peppa Pig Producer revealed how the hit animation series was created, and also discussed his latest work on Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom.

Great to meet fellow professionals and get genuine production insights. Steve