KIPLING'S INDIAN ADVENTURES

Producer, 1x60’ Blast Films for BBC 2 / BBC Arts, Exec Producer Ed Coulthard


This presenter-led documentary seeks to tell the extraordinary and untold story of Rudyard Kipling’s formative years in British India, before he found fame and before his legacy was shaped. Editorially constructed the narrative with the director, found relevant stories and contributors, and worked through complex logistics, visa requirements, High-Risk Risk Assessments etc. Spent 2 weeks filming in Lahore (Pakistan) and the Indian Himalayas.


Pick of the Day - Sunday Times, Observer, Guardian, Telegraph, Mail, Express

Pick of the Week: Observer / Sunday Times


"a suprising, alluring portrait"

The Observer

Series Producer, 3x60’ Blast Films for Channel 4, Exec Producer Alistair Pegg


Incredibly challenging series exploring the most remote and inhospitable parts of the world through the prism of aviation. Working with the delightful presenter Arthur Williams in the Nepalese Himalayas, the Australian outback, and Northern Canada.


"stunning scenery, rarely covered communities and Williams’ passionate presence make for an engaging travelogue."

The Telegraph          


"stunning aerial views, a landing at the worlds most dangerous airport, and a sensitive portrait of an ancient land in a hurry to join the 21st century. Well worth an hour of your time."

The Observer

Producer / Camera, 1x60’ Rise TV for Channel 4, Director Becky Lomax


Produced an interesting and quirky film for Channel 4's 'Cutting Edge' strand, which explores love and relationships through the prism of Tinder.  Worked through a short schedule of finding and filming contributors, and shot the majority of the film using Canon C300.

Producer, 1x60’ Blast Films for Channel 4, Exec Alistair Pegg


Directed by Rob Coldstream, this scripted specialist factual film charts the remarkable Mosquito, a plane that changed the balance of air supremacy during World War 2.  Filmed in the UK, and USA, my main responsibilities were finding contributors,

negotiating access, supporting the director, presenter and crew, and I gained valuable insight into budgeting and scheduling.






Grierson Nominated - Best Presenter (Arthur Williams)


"his sheer cheek, demanding to fly in it despite health-and-safety protests, made winning TV. And his euphoria as he took the controls was contagious"

Daily Mail

DV Director, 3x60’ Raw Films for BBC 4, Exec Lucy Willis


Lovely social history series exploring what makes family businesses unique, and how through history, these businesses are buffeted by larger social and cultural changes. Working closely with the Series Director across all three films, and filming the whole series on C300.  Researching various storylines and finding contributors to explore challenging and distant history.

DV Director, 1x60’Blast Films for BBC 2, Director James House, Exec Alistair Pegg


Part observational, part social and established history film about the London Underground celebrating its 150th anniversary.  With a tight turnaround, I helped construct a schedule, find great contributors, and work out ways of exploring fascinating history.  The film was shot by myself on Canon C300 camera, of which I have extensive knowledge.








Grierson Nominated - Best History Documentary


"Witlessly entertaining potted history"

The Telegraph

Location Director  6x60’ Century Films for BBC 2, Exec Liesel Evans


Observational documentary series looking at the challenges and complexities of working on Britain’s Rail network.  Shot over 11 months, I was an AP across three episodes, informally directing sequences, shooting extensively, arranging access with large companies, and dealing with sensitive issues across the series.

Assistant Producer, 6x60’ Century Films for BBC 2, Exec Simon Ford

A research-heavy blue-chip documentary series looking at the changing face of London’s streets.  Across the series I cast residents of the street, found stories and ploughed through photographic and film libraries. Filmed on Canon 5D for a handful of episodes.  The series was met with general acclaim, and popularity.






Grierson winner,






BAFTA winner,







RTS winner



"with fascinating insights into the lives of ordinary Londoners, this impeccably researched series puts social history on the map"

The Guardian

Assistant Producer, 1x60’ BBC Cardiff for BBC 4, 12wks, Exec Ludo Graham


A lively and interesting BBC 4 ‘road movie’ with the presenter Andrew Smith, the film looked at the life of the most famous man in the world. An access-driven documentary shot entirely in the USA my main responsibilities included looking for the interesting and quirky characters in Armstrong’s life, negotiating with former Apollo astronauts, sniffing out wonderfully interesting stories and scheduling the complex 5 week shoot.

Assistant Producer, 1x60’ BBC Cardiff for BBC 4 Network, Exec Ludo Graham


Apollo Wives looks at the personal stories behind the 1960’s Apollo missions from the perspective of the women involved.  Shot over a very short and intensive period in Arizona, it involved meeting and befriending ten of the astronaut’s wives, and directly assisting the PD in shooting observational sequences, alongside standard interviews.

FLYING TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH

THE SECRET WORLD OF TINDER

THE PLANE THAT SAVED BRITAIN  

BRITAIN'S OLDEST FAMILY BUSINESSES

THE TUBE: AN UNDERGROUND HISTORY

THE RAILWAY

THE SERCRET HISTORY OF OUR STREETS

BEING NEIL ARMSTRONG

THE APOLLO WIVES

HEATHROW: BRITAIN'S BIGGEST AIRPORT

Series Producer, 3x60’ Raw Films for ITV, Exec Producer Tim Wardle, Commissioner Andrew O'Connell


Worked on the original commission, and then Series Produced the second series. Built strong working relationships with Heathrow Airport, various airlines including British Airways, the Metropolitan Police and London Ambulance Service. Managed teams who intensively filmed across a four-month period. Looked after specialist filming including cable-cameras and cut the third film. TX May 2016 to an audience of 3.7million.

Series Producer, 3x60’ Raw Films for BBC 2, Exec Producer Tom Barry and Liesel Evans, Commissioner Jamie Balment


Worked from development to delivery, 'Flatpack Empire' is a landmark observational access series that explores the world of IKEA - undoubtedly one of the world's most successful, enigmatic, and recognisable global brands. Building and maintaining strong access with the global brand, filming around the world, managing teams through production, overseeing legal and compliance, and working across stories in post-production.


"Flatpack Empire offers an intimate glimpse into IKEA's operation"

Financial Times - 5 stars


"Intriguing viewing"

TV Times


"Object lesson in how to make an observational documentary interesting, with great storylines and it felt real"

The Unmissables Podcast


"Flatpak Empire is a long way from a puff piece for those who read between the lines"

The Times -  Critics Choice

TOM SWINGLER

series producer

FLATPACK EMPIRE

THE FIVE BILLION POUND SUPER SEWER

Series Producer, 3x60’ Raw Films for BBC 2, Exec Producer Tim Wardle / Tom Barry, Commissioner Abigal Priddle


A challenging series exploring a new £5 billion sewer being built under the Thames. Shot over 3 years, I built relationships, managed the strategic forward planning for the multi-year project, including finding the balance between actuality and Specialist Factual elements. Oversaw specialist filming including the use of drones, helicopter aerials and underground mini-cameras. Cut the second film.


"excellent documentary"

The Guardian


"informative and engaging television"

The Telegraph