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A lavish scripted Factual Drama exploring the life of Wallis Simpson, later the Duchess of Windsor, revealing a victim not a villain


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Paul Olding is a BAFTA nominated (Best Director), multi award winning TV Director, Writer and Producer with 20 years experience working across documentary, drama and branded content. Paul’s roots lie in the Specialist Factual space (working within the BBC science and history department for 15 years), but he has a passion and ambition for drama, beginning with independently funded film shorts, and more recently moving into tv drama docs, serial drama and scripted factual drama.




Within drama, Paul’s credits include Wallis: The Queen that Never Was, BBC Doctors, Autopsy, The Genius Sperm Bank, Monsters Behind the Iron Curtain, Nasa’s Unexplained Files,

plus nine Short Film Dramas screened at festivals around the world.


Within documentary, Paul has made some of the most successful science and history films on British TV, working with the likes of Brian Cox, Iain Stewart and Alice Roberts.


Paul has delivered TV projects for all BBC channels, plus National Geographic, Discovery, Animal Planet, The Science Channel and PBS. He has a wide understanding of the media landscape and employs a broad skill base to manage large teams and provide a dynamic, creative vision. As a Creative Leader, Paul has proven ability with strategic thinking, pitching projects, securing IP, budget allocation, planning and resource management and client liaison. Paul is actively seeking opportunities to work with forward thinking companies particularly with digital strategy, to shape the next decade of Tv, film, online and branded content.


A Zoologist by training, Paul has a doctorate from Oxford University in the vocalisations of Australian Microhylid frogs (he was at one time the world’s second leading expert on these frogs!). Paul is also a published writer and author, an accomplished stills photographer,

underwater camera operator, radio broadcaster, and vigneron (with a small vineyard in East Sussex).



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Things people say

about Paul Olding...


“...Paul is a great television director...he’s also a great writer, vintner, vigneron and above all dreamer...”

Prof Brian Cox, D:Ream Keyboardist


“...Paul is an excellent Producer-Director. Highly organised, imaginative, self-running, with a great visual sense and also an eye for detail and accuracy...”

Jeremy Philips, Executive Producer ITV Studios


“...Paul is a visually talented film maker, a relentless hard worker and a highly organised Series Producer, capable of overseeing large complex projects...”

Greg Chivers, Executive Producer WagTV


“...Paul can be relied on to grasp a brief and deliver a powerful, visually inventive, high quality film on time and on budget....He is equally at ease in specialist factual genres (especially science and history) and has a good quirky eye for drama...”

Chris Grunland, Executive Producer, BBC Studios


“...Incredibly talented, energetic and dedicated. He achieved a genuinely spectacular result..”

Richard Burke Ward, Executive Producer, Pioneer Productions





Things people say

about Paul’s Films...


“...utterly beautiful to look at, full of amazing information and totally compelling...”


“...we went on a clear, exciting, brilliantly filmed and edited journey...”


“ absolute feast...”


“ far the best programme about volcanoes that’s ever been made...”


“...winningly playful...”


“ last some real science on Horizon...”


“...great to see a programme made so easy to understand...”


“...who needs drugs when you can get stones on Horizon...”


“...hat’s off for taking a very difficult subject and explaining it very well...”


“...enjoyable, interesting and informative...”


“...Engrossing and mind expanding. Simply brilliant...”


“...accessible, wry and unapologetically erudite...”


“...filled with incredible facts and was a barrel load of fun...”


“...A beautifully executed piece of science filmmaking...”






Debut Book



The Urban Vineyard

The Urban Vineyard


By Paul Olding




A guide to growing grapes in your

garden or on an allotment and

making your own great tasting wine







Links to selected recent work










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Other Ventures:


Bongo Reef Pictures

Film Production Company


Olding Images

Stills Photography


Olding Manor Vineyard

Urban Vineyard


Wildwood Vineyard

Commercial Vineyard









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 Paul Olding