Paul Olding



Full Credits List




Valley of the Kings

Channel 4 & Nat Geo. Writer & Edit Producer. Embedded obs doc following teams of archaeologists as through a whole season out digging in Egypt. Commissioner Carolyn Payne. Windfall Films


Albert: The Power behind Victoria

1 x 94mins Channel 5. Writer/Director. Scripted factual drama doc exploring the life of Albert, the Prince Consort. Commissioner Lucy Willis. Exec Jeff Anderson, Elephant House Studios




Inside the Red Arrows

Channel 5. Shooting Producer/Director. Filming the Red Arrows in Greece as they start a new year of training. ITV Shiver


Wallis: The Queen that Never Was

1 x 94mins Channel 5. Writer/Director. Scripted factual drama doc exploring the life of Wallis Simpson revealing a victim not a villain. Commissioner Lucy Willis. Exec Jeff Anderson, Elephant House Studios


Life of a Universe: Creation & The End of Days

2 x 30mins ABC, Australia. Series Producer/Director. Prof Brian Cox explores the very beginning of the universe and its ultimate demise. Commissioner Steve Bibb. Exec Michael O’Neil, ABC




What on Earth (S3)

10 x 60mins Science Channel. Series Producer/Writer. Strange features on Earth explored via satellite imagery. Commissioner Neil Laird. Exec Greg Chivers, WagTV


World’s Smartest Cities: Amsterdam

1 x 60mins NGCI. Shooting Producer/Director. Self shot exploration of tech entrepreneurs in Amsterdam creating new ways to explore the city. Commissioner Hannah Demidowicz. Exec Jeremy Philips, ITV Studios/Shiver


Development. Sundog Pictures




Autopsy: The Last hours of Rodney King

Autopsy: The Last hours of Maurice Gibb

2 x 60mins Reelz. Writer/Director & Producer. The life and death of Rodney King and Maurice Gibb using evidence gleaned from their autopsy reports. SP John Fothergill, ITV Studios/Potato


Million Mile Light

Promotional film for Kickstarter campaign


Cleopatra’s Lost Tomb

1 x 60mins Channel4 & PBS 2015. Producer/Director. A maverick archaeologist searches for Cleopatra’s lost tomb. Commissioners Rob Coldstream, Steve Burns. Exec Edwina Silver, Dragonfly TV



Branded content documentary about LukOil’s new ship lubricant ICOLube. Sundog Pictures


Development. Nerd




Development. STV


NASA’s Unexplained Files (S3)

The Science Channel 2014. Series Drama Director. Creating over 100 historical drama reconstruction scenes of space related occurrences for the 8 part series, from the 12th century to the present day. Exec Greg Chivers, WagTV



15mins The Science Show, Radio National, Australia. How we evolved to have two sleeps


Russia’s Mystery Files [aka Monsters Behind the Iron Curtain]

2 x 60mins Nat Geo / 1 x 90min Animal Planet 2014. Series Producer/Director. Feature length drama doc investigating creatures and occurrences from behind the Iron Curtain. Commissioners Patrick Keegan, Hannah Demidowicz, EP Richard Burke Ward, Pioneer Productions



8mins The Science Show, Radio National, Australia, reporting on Famelab


A Day a Life

12mins. Short film drama exploring the relationship between a married couple whose soldier son is deployed to Afghanistan


How We Got to Now with Steven Johnson - Glass & Light

2 x 60mins PBS/BBC2. Producer/Director. Innovations and ideas that make the modern world. Commissioners Martin Davidson, Bill Gardner. Exec Peter Lovering, Nutopia


Nuclear Fusion Reaches a Milestone

15mins The Science Show, Radio National, Australia. Reporting on laser fusion




The Mystery of Rome’s X Tombs [aka Roman Catacomb Mystery]

60mins BBC2/PBS Nova. Producer/Director. Investigating a newly discovered ancient mass grave beneath Rome. Commissioners Martin Davidson, Evan Hadingham, Exec Chris Granlund, BBC


Ancient DNA solves Riddles of Ancient Plagues

14mins The Science Show, Radio National, Australia how ancient DNA can be used to answer centuries old questions of disease.


Junkie Love

2mins. Poetic animation from Dudley Sutton about falling in love in Rehab



3 x 30mins BBC1. Director. Award winning serial drama ‘Heston’s Last Testament’, ‘Men at Work’ and ‘The Were-Witch Project’. Producer Jonathan Phillips, BBC


Wonders of Life: Size

60mins BBC2/The Science Channel. Producer/Director. The physics of the biology of size. With Prof Brian Cox. Exec Andrew Cohen, BBC




Dara O’Briain’s Science Club

5 x 5mins inserts. Producer/Director. Smart Drugs, Asteroid Impacts, Pointless Pandas, Printing Jawbones, Lab Beef. Exec Nigel Patterson, BBC



3 x 30mins BBC1. Director. Award winning serial drama.  ‘Tenderness’, ‘The Collectors’, and ‘A lighter Note’. Producer Carol Harding, BBC


The Life Scientific of Edward Lear

13mins The Science Show, Radio National, Australia. Celebrating 200 years since the birth of Edward Lear


The Rise of English Wine

10mins The Science Show, Radio National, Australia. Looking at the rise of English fizz




City Beneath the Waves: Pavlopetri

60mins BBC2 / Discovery. Writer/Director, Producer & 2nd Camera. Archaeology of a submerged bronze age city just off the coast of Greece. With lavish data based CGI digitally bringing the city and artefacts back to life. Exec Gary Hunter, BBC


Origins of Us: Brains

60mins BBC2. Producer/Director. The evolution of the human brain and behaviour with Dr Alice Roberts. Exec Sacha Baveystock, BBC


Britain’s Secret Seas: Giants of the West & The Bustling South

2 x 60mins BBC2. Writer/Director, Producer & 2nd Camera. The wonders beneath British waters, from giant basking sharks, monster crabs and tiny seahorses with explorer Paul Rose. Exec Gary Hunter, BBC




Help Wanted & Lonely Boy

2 x 3mins Super8 supershort dramas. A psycho Granny horror short (Straight8 competition entry), and an unsettling fairy tale about a boy wishing for a friend.


Losing the Plot

8mins. Self-funded HD drama short with Dudley Sutton, exploring the tensions of caring for the elderly and offspring.


Wonders of the Solar System: Dead or Alive

[Wonders of the Solar System: Empire of the Sun - India Shoot]

60mins BBC2. Producer/Director. Multi award winning exploration of the life and death of alien worlds, with Prof Brian Cox. From the lava lake of Erte Ale in Ethiopia to the Grand Canyon, and the peaks of Hawaii. Exec Andrew Cohen, BBC




Darwin’s Dangerous Idea: Life and Death

60mins BBC2. Producer/Director. How Darwin’s insight into the web of life has been ignored. With Andrew Marr, filming in Britain, Argentina and St Lucia. SP Chris Granlund, BBC




Horizon: Do You Know What Time is It?

60mins BBC2. Producer/Director & Co-Writer. Award winning documentary exploring the nature of time with Prof Brian Cox. Exec Andrew Cohen, BBC



15mins. Award winning self funded HD short film drama. Four writers. Four stories. One cab.


Horizon: What on Earth is Wrong with Gravity?

50mins BBC2. Producer/Director & Co-Writer. Roadtrip across the USA with physicist Dr Brian Cox. Exec Andrew Cohen, BBC


Grandma’s Funeral

10mins. Self funded HD short film drama. A mother and her two daughters prepare for Grandma’s funeral.




Earth The Power of the Planet: Volcano

60mins BBC2 & BBC HD. Producer/Director. Award winning geological extravaganza with Dr Iain Stewart exploring the volcanic and tectonic forces that shape our planet. Exec Phil Dolling, BBC




Horizon: The Genius Sperm Bank

50mins BBC2. Writer/Director. Scripted factual Drama Doc about the Repository for Germinal Choice, its millionaire founder, Robert Graham, and his plot to save the world from mediocrity by breeding intelligence. With innovative drama filming. Exec Andrew Cohen, BBC





10mins. Self funded HD short film drama about an old man searching for his treasure. Starring Dudley Sutton.


Horizon: Tsunami - Naming the Dead

50mins BBC2. Director. The untold story of the international forensic effort to identify the hundreds of remaining Tsunami victims. Actuality filming in Thailand inside field morgues, with forensic science and raw human emotion. Exec Andrew Cohen, BBC


Horizon: Titan - A Place Like Home?

50mins BBC2. Producer/Director. Award Winning nail biting film about the NASA-ESA Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn’s moon, Titan, with space CGI. Exec Andrew Cohen, BBC




Journeys from the Center of the Earth: Architecture & Beliefs

60mins BBC4 & BBC2. Writer/Director & Producer. A geological tour of the Mediterranean showing how geology has shaped western civilization, presented by Iain Stewart. SP Jeremy Philips, BBC




Horizon: The Diamond Labs

50mins BBC2. Writer/Director. The threat to DeBeers of manufactured gem diamonds. With CGI and dramatic reconstructions. Exec Matthew Barratt, BBC


Little Angels

30mins BBC3 & BBC1. Producer/Director. BAFTA nominated series exploring how to improve the behaviour of difficult children. Obs-docs self shooting with concealed camera design. SP Sacha Baveystock, BBC


Body Hits - Detox & Natural Highs

2 x 30mins BBC3 & BBC1. Writer/Director & Producer. With drama, underwater filming, multicamera. SP Judith Bunting, BBC


Holiday You Call the Shots

3 x 30mins BBC1. Producer/Director. Iceland, Bangkok and Orlando. BBC




Animal Hospital




Tomorrow’s World





Presenter/Writer, BBC Radio 4, The Frog that Croaked


Presenter and Operations Manager, Kenya’s Metro East FM


Presenter, Oxygen 107.9 FM




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