Magnus was a documentary director and series producer before founding Firefly, later re-named Dragonfly, with Nick Curwin in 2004.
The company became known for its distinctive factual programming and in particular the fixed-rig genre, pioneered with the BAFTA-nominated The Family and the BAFTA-winning One Born Every Minute (C4). Firefly was sold to Shine in 2007 and Magnus and Nick left in 2010.
Since setting up The Garden, Magnus' Executive Producer credits have included Perfume (BBC4), 24 Hours in A&E (C4), which won the RTS Award for Best Documentary Series, Seven Dwarves (C4), Inside Claridge’s (BBC2) and BAFTA-nominated Keeping Britain Alive: One Day in the NHS (BBC2). Since April 2013, The Garden has been owned by ITV Studios.
Scarlett joined The Garden in January 2011. As MD and COO, she is responsible for the day-to-day running of the company and has control of all The Garden's commercial, financial, rights exploitation and business and legal affairs.
Scarlett has extensive experience in production and line management on a range of primetime, award winning, landmark series, formats and specials for broadcasters such as the BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5, Discovery and National Geographic including The Family, Grand Designs and Britain's Deadliest Addictions (C4).
Head of Production credits include 24 Hours in A&E, The Audience, Keeping Britain Alive (BBC2) and 24 Hours in Police Custody (C4).
Nicola joined The Garden in January 2012 as Head of Production to oversee all production and development output from budgeting stage through to delivery and beyond. She was promoted to the role of Director of Production in March 2017 and works closely with the core management team to support the smooth running of the company and sits on the Board of Directors.
She came to the company from David Thompson’s Origin Pictures where, as Production Executive, she managed the business affairs of the company and all their projects, both in development and production for four years. Prior to that she worked with Thompson at BBC Films.
As Creative Director, Kate leads on new business across The Garden, serving as Executive Producer on key output (including recent Cutting Edge Bring Me Back to Life) and taking a senior role in company life.
Rising through the ranks since joining as Head of Development in 2010, Kate has delivered over 40 commissions during her time at the company. Her highlights include devising BBC TWO’s Skies Above Britain, BBC ONE’s Britain’s Spending Secrets and two upcoming series for Channel 4, plus working with the exec team to develop standout projects such as Keeping Britain Alive: The NHS In A Day, The Audience and Bedlam – all BAFTA-nominated, with the latter winning in 2014.
Kate was previously Head of Development at Mentorn, developing a range of successful output including Underage and Pregnant for BBC Three, An Idiot Abroad for Sky 1 and the BAFTA-nominated Cutting Edge film Katie: My Beautiful Face (which she also AP’d) – growing Katie Piper as Channel 4 talent in a follow-up series.
Kate started her TV career at BBC Birmingham - on the development team that created Trawlermen and Coast, and as part of the launch team for The One Show.
Emma joined The Garden at its launch in 2010 as series producer on Perfume (BBC4). Prior to that, she spent six years at Dragonfly where she produced the BAFTA-award winning first series of One Born Every Minute (C4); Goldsmiths - This is Modern Art and When Britain Went Bananas (BBC4); and co-produced the feature-length documentary Murder on The Lake (Grierson nominated) (BBC4).
At The Garden, Emma has executive produced Inside Claridge's and Hotel India (BBC2) and 24 Hours in A&E (Series 3) and 24 Hours in Police Custody (C4).
Zac joined The Garden in 2011 as an Executive Producer, before that Zac had been at a variety of indies and the BBC, producing and directing documentary films, including the BAFTA-winning Make Me Normal (C4), the ground-breaking animated documentary The Trouble With Love and Sex (BBC2) and the form-bending, Rich Kid Poor Kid (C4).
As an Exec at The Garden he has looked after a range of the documentary output for the BBC and Channel 4, including the wildly ambitious Keeping Britain Alive - The NHS in a Day; The Midwives; The Bank - A Matter of Life and Debt (BBC2); The Motorway; Inside Rolls Royce (C4); Professor Green - Living in Poverty (BBC3); and Extremely British Muslims (C4).
Amongst other new projects, he’s overseeing a feature documentary about Britain’s most lethal gun.
Spencer joined The Garden in June 2012 and has executive produced 100 hours of programming including The Midwives (Series 2) and The Motorway: Life in the Fast Lane (BBC2), On the Yorkshire Buses and 10,000 BC (C5) and three series of 24 Hours in A&E (C4).
Prior to that he worked as a freelance producer director on programmes such as Faking it, Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares and Wife Swap USA before series producing programmes for all the major broadcasters including Titanic: The Mission and Hidden Talent (C4).
Chloë joined The Garden in June 2015. As Head of Popular Factual she is responsible for developing new projects and executive producing programmes for the company; most recently the BBC Two series Skies Above Britain.
Chloë has extensive experience in developing and running flagship series having spent eight years at Shine Television and the BBC as Executive Producer. Her wide range of Executive Producer credits include Nursing the Nation (ITV), Jewish Mum of the Year (C4), Ashley Banjo’s Secret Street Crew (Sky1), Junior Doctors (BBC3) and two series of the much loved The Restaurant and Raymond Blanc’s: Kitchen Secrets (BBC2), which she devised. In 2015 she Executive Produced Sex in Class (C4), winner of the RTS South, Best Documentary.
Chloë started her career as a editor working on Cutting Edge and Dispatches before becoming a freelance Director of documentaries and popular formats. These include the BAFTA nominated That’ll Teach Em, RTS winning Supernanny, Wife Swap, Time Team and the BAFTA winning first series of Big Brother (C4).
Louise Doolan joined The Garden in August 2013, runs the development team and drives The Garden's new ideas slate.
Louise has extensive development and production experience, having been a Development Executive at Princess and Betty.
Her development credits include Ashley Banjo's Secret Street Crew for Sky One (which she went on to PD), Young, Bright and On the Right (BBC2), a Wonderland production, My Genius Brother and Me (BBC3) and Are You Fitter Than A Pensioner? (BBC3).
Debbie joined The Garden as Head of Talent in 2013. She was previously Talent Manager at Betty TV.
Debbie has over 15 years experience in television, starting out in-house at the BBC in the Specialist Factual department before working as an Assistant Producer on the BBC One flagship documentary strand One life and Building the Olympic Dream (BBC2). She then directed on The Apprentice (BBC1) and Seven Days (C4), before turning her hand to talent managing in 2011.
Laura looks after the 24 Hours in A&E and 24 Hours in Police Custody (C4) projects. Previously she worked as a Line Producer on these productions, as well as on Seven Dwarves and The Audience (C4).
Before joining The Garden, Laura production managed factual based programmes including the BAFTA-nominated Katie: My Beautiful Face and the Grierson-nominated The Lady and The Revamp (C4), working at Mentorn, Optomen and ITN Factual.
Lucy joined The Garden in July 2013 and has executive produced Superhospital and Virgin Atlantic: Up in the Air (ITV1), The Week The Women Came (C4) and TV, film, radio and digital documentary adverts for Cancer Research UK's award winning 2016 & 2017 campaign ‘Cancer is Happening Right Now.’
Her latest work is a global brand campaign for LEGO that will go live in 2018.
Before joining The Garden she was at Dragonfly TV for nine years, where she Series Produced One Born Every Minute, and My First Year (C4). She worked across a diverse range of programmes at Dragonfly, producing drama documentaries The Tony Martin Story (BBC1) and The Thieving Headmistress (BBC2), Autopsy: Life and Death with Gunther von Hagens (C4) and directing Auntie’s War on Smut (BBC4). Prior to joining Dragonfly she spent five years working at other leading indies and the BBC.
Flavia joined The Garden in 2011 working across development and production. She specialises in making observational documentaries, rig shows and factual dramas. Flavia developed and series produced the first series of the award winning 24 Hours in Police Custody (C4) and was the Executive Producer on the second series. Other credits at The Garden include The Kidnap Diaries (BBC4) and Murder on the Victorian Railway (BBC2).
Before joining The Garden, Flavia spent ten years working for a number of leading indies including Mentorn, Tiger Aspect and Ricochet. She spent four years working at Dragonfly where she series produced the third series of The Family (C4) and other factual dramas including, Canoe Man (BBC4), Escape from Auschwitz (C5) and The Antiques Rogue Show (BBC2).
She is currently on maternity leave.
Jessie joined The Garden in 2017, as an Executive Producer working on 24 Hours in Police Custody (C4) and other new development ideas.
She was previously at Dragonfly TV where she worked across a range of factual programming, including exec producing 10 part series Inside Birmingham Children’s Hospital(C4), Modern Times (BBC2) and Channel 4’s new directors' scheme First Cut.
Before that, Jessie was a BAFTA winning freelance director specialising in self-shot documentaries, often in challenging and sensitive situations. Her work includes Grierson nominated The Murder Workers (C4), the RTS nominated Fighting on the Frontline (C4); BAFTA nominated and Broadcast award-winning Katie: My Beautiful Face (C4); and Grierson shortlisted and Broadcast nominated The Hospital (BBC2).
During her television career Jessie has worked with the NHS, Social Services, the Metropolitan Police, Youth Offending Teams, the Ministry of Defence, The Crown Prosecution Service and the National Homicide Service.
Lucie joined The Garden as Series Producer in January 2016 and is currently overseeing a new series of 24 Hours in A&E at St George's. Prior to this she spent five years working as a freelance Producer/Director on a variety of factual productions including the first series of 24 Hours in Police Custody, 24 Hours in A&E and Superhospital, Educating Cardiff and Confessions of a Teacher (C4).
Lucie began her career in the Arts & History department at the BBC on strands such as The Proms, Classic Britannia and Filthy Cities before working as a Producer at a range of leading indies.
Liz first joined The Garden in 2011. Her credits include BAFTA-nominated series Keeping Britain Alive: A Day in the life of the NHS (BBC2), 24 Hours in Police Custody, Crucifixion, Inside Rolls-Royce (C4) and Virgin Atlantic: Up in The Air (ITV).
Liz started her career in-house at BBC Factual and has worked as a freelance Series Producer and Producer for a number of leading indies including Blast! Films, Twenty Twenty, Fresh One and Windfall Films.
Jackie started her career at Granada Television over 20 years ago.
In October 2001 she left to become freelance and worked as a Production Manager with a variety of indies in the North West for all the major broadcasters.
She joined The Garden Productions in October 2011, since then she has worked on: The Midwives (Series 1 & 2) (BBC2), Baby Makers: The Fertility Clinic (C4), Kicked out Kids (C4), All Aboard! The Canal Trip (BBC4), All Aboard! The Country Bus (BBC4), Motorway: Life in the Fast Lane (ITV), The Bank: A Matter of Life and Debt (BBC2), 100% British (C4), 10,000 BC (Series 1 & 2) (C5), Extremely British Muslims (C4), Britain’s Busiest Motorway (ITV), 24 Hours in Police Custody (Series 3) (C4).
Hannah joined The Garden in 2014 and has worked across a variety of productions and in development.
Her credits at The Garden include Saved (ITV), 24 Hours In Police Custody (C4), Right Now (Cancer Research UK campaign), Professor Green: Living in Poverty (BBC Three) and Professor Green: The Truth About Weed (BBC Three).
Hannah trained as a journalist and started her career working as a researcher for indies before joining BBC Current Affairs where she pitched, developed and worked as Assistant Producer on the BAFTA and RTS Award winning factual drama: Murdered By My Boyfriend for BBC Three.
Scarlett first joined The Garden in 2012. Her credits include Keeping Britain Alive: A Day in the life of the NHS (BBC2), The Audience, 24 Hours in Police Custody and 24 Hours in A&E (C4).
Scarlett started her career working as a freelance Assistant Producer and a Researcher for a number of leading indies including Rare Day and Love Productions.
Sam joined The Garden in 2014. His credits include 24 Hours In A&E (C4), All Aboard! The Country Bus (BBC4), and as part of the development team he’s helped win numerous commissions from the BBC, ITV and Channel 4.
Before working at The Garden, Sam developed and produced programmes for a string of indies including Mentorn Media, Blast! Films and Raw TV. His previous credits include Saving Lives At Sea and The Town That Never Retired (BBC1), as well as Mary’s Silver Service (C4).
Sophie is PA to Creative Director, Kate Collier. She manages her diaries arranging internal meetings and meetings with channel commissioners as well as organising any travel and accommodation.
As Office Coordinator, Sophie oversees the day-to-day running of the office, maintaining the office space and supplies.
Sophie’s previous experience includes working for community-based channel Community Channel and in corporate film production both as Production Assistant, before joining The Garden in 2016.
Jason joined The Garden as Office/IT Assistant in 2016, having previously worked for the company as a freelance runner on 24 Hours in A&E, 24 Hours in Police Custody and a Cancer Research advertising campaign.
Jason works closely with Sophie to manage the office and the front desk. He takes particular responsibility for running in-house IT and kit management.
Prior to joining The Garden, Jason also worked on the award-winning Secret Life of Four Year Olds (C4), Film Four's short season and various commercials for major brands.
It is Jason’s ambition to be a director and he is currently independently completing his first short film.