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McBride, Janet

c/o FOCAL International
79 College Road
United Kingdom

Mob: +44 (0)7973 255473


Freelance TV Producer Writer & Director/Archive Consultant.
Specialising in archive-based Comedy, Light Entertainment & Factual Entertainment programmes. Head of Production at leading comedy entertainment TV production company Avalon Television between1998 - 2000. Former BBC Film Archive Librarian & Experienced Film Researcher/Archive Consultant with in depth knowledge of commissioning process, development & project planning, budgeting, scheduling, script writing and all areas of production including pre & post production, live studios and location filming. In addition to a long career in entertainment I am also interested in military history and local history and am a skilled archive records and genealogical researcher.


Vive La Revolution! Joan Bakewell on '68 (Storyvault for BBC4 - Arts, 2018, Archive Producer. Joan Bakewell documentary on her memories of 1968 and the student riots in Paris. The programme also looks at the world situation, general student unrest, anti Vietnam War and civil rights.)
Your Big Day (YourBigDay Ltd, 2017, Archive Producer (Oct 2016 - 2018) researching stories, drafting scripts and sourcing archive for YourBigDay.TV an internet based project producing bespoke archive video gifts featuring major & quirky news for all dates and most years back to 1917 )
The Unexplained Files (Raw TV/Discovery, 2013, Archive Producer)
Celebrity Bitchslap News (iEntertainment/BBC Pilot, 2012, Archive Researcher)
Britain in the 90s (10x 60) (Nugus Martin/WMP, 2008, Producer, Director and Writer)
Now That's Embarrassing... The 80s! (1x180') (Granada Productions for FIVE, 2005, Executive Producer)
Denis Norden's Laughter File (ITV1, 2005, Executive Producer)
All New TV's Naughtiest Blunders (30x75') (ITV1, 2003-2005, Series Producer)
Vinnies Football Shorts (Carlton for Sky One , 2002, Executive Producer)
Kirsty's Home Videos (4 seriesx 13 eps, Carlton fo rSky One, 2001-2002, Producer)
TV's Naughtiest Blunders (Carlton for ITV, 2000, Producer)
Fantasy World Cup Live (Avalon for ITV, 1998, Producer)
Unseen Fantasy Football (home Video 1996) (Avalon for BBC, 1996, Producer)
Fantasy Football League (Avalon for BBC, 1995 and 1996, VT Producer)
The Frank Skinner Show, (3 series x 6 eps) (Avalon for BBC, 1995-1997, Associate Producer (Archive))
The Staggering Stories of Ferdinand de Bargos (3 series) (BBC 1990-1995, Associate Producer)
Shooting Stars (BBC, 1995, Associate Producer)
The End of the Year Show with Angus Deayton (BBC, 1995, Researcher)
A Christmas Night with the Stars (BBC, 1994, Researcher)
Jo Brand Through the Cakehole (Channel X for Channel 4, 1993-1995, Researcher, Consultant)
Lenny Henry (Crucial for BBC, 1995, Archive Researcher)
The Almost Complete History of the 20th Century (Kudos/Channel 4, 1993, Archive Researcher/AP)
Rory Bremner (BBC, 1992, Researcher)
Reportage (BBC, 1989, Researcher)