Nick Curwin began his career as a print journalist before working at London Weekend Television for nine years and then at indie Mentorn, where he was Head of Programmes for one of its divisions, Folio. He launched Firefly, later renamed Dragonfly, with Magnus Temple in 2004, sold it to Shine in 2007, left in 2009, launched The Garden in 2010 and sold it to ITV Studios in 2013. He remains Chief Executive of The Garden.
His Executive Producer credits include 24 Hours in A&E (BAFTA-nominated and winner of the Royal Television Society award for Best Documentary Series), the BAFTA-winning first series of One Born Every Minute, the BAFTA-nominated first series of The Family, Seven Dwarves and the BAFTA-nominated The Audience. He also produced The Autopsy and Anatomy For Beginners, winner of three RTS awards including Best Science Programme.
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. 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, 24 Hours in A&E, which won the RTS Award for Best Documentary Series, Seven Dwarves, Inside Claridge’s and BAFTA-nominated Keeping Britain Alive: One Day in the NHS. Since April 2013 The Garden has been owned by ITV Studios.
Scarlett joined The Garden in January 2011. As Managing Director, she is responsible for the day-to-day running of the company. In addition to overseeing all aspects of production management, she 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, C4, C5, Discovery and National Geographic including The Family, Grand Designs and Britain's Deadliest Addictions.
Head of Production credits include 24 Hours in A&E, The Audience, Seven Dwarves, The Midwives, Keeping Britain Alive and 24 Hours in Police Custody.
Hamo is Head of Programmes at The Garden and has been at the company since 2012. During that time he has been Executive Producer of the award-winning series 24 Hours in Police Custody and 24 Hours in A&E, both for Channel 4. Hamo was also Executive Producer on How to Find Love Online with Dawn O'Porter for Channel 4.
Previously Hamo was at North One TV where he worked as Executive Producer across projects including the RTS award-winning series How Britain Worked for C4. Prior to this Hamo spent 14 years making Factual Programmes at the BBC.
He created BBC's Rogue Restaurant series and the long running strand Rogue Traders. In the BBC's Specialist Factual department he Series Produced business and history programmes including Credit Crash Britain and The Foods that Make Billions for BBC TWO. He also oversaw a variety of single films including Donald Trump; All-American Billionaire for BBC Two and The Box That Changed Britain for BBC Four.
Hamo spent four years in New York for the BBC as a Director and Series Producer on hit series including What Not to Wear and Honey Were Killing the Kids for Discovery Networks.
As The Garden’s Creative Director, Development and International, Kate oversees the strategic direction of the development department and is responsible for the creative drive to export the company’s IP internationally – as well as serving as an Executive Producer on some of the company’s output.
Kate has risen through the ranks at The Garden, joining shortly after its inception in 2010 – first as Head of Development, then Director of Development, before being promoted to her current role.
She has won over 40 commissions during her time at the company, for all the major terrestrial channels. Her personal highlights include generating original ideas for BBC Two’s Skies Above Britain and BBC One’s Britain's Spending Secrets, plus working with the company’s talented exec team to develop BAFTA-nominated doc series Keeping Britain Alive: The NHS In A Day for BBC Two, the innovative BAFTA-nominated format The Audience and the BAFTA-winning doc series Bedlam, both for Channel 4.
Kate was previously Head of Development at Mentorn Media, where she developed a range of successful documentary singles and series. Her development credits there include Underage and Pregnant and Tulisa: My Mum and Me for BBC Three, An Idiot Abroad for Sky 1 and the BAFTA-nominated Cutting Edge film Katie: My Beautiful Face - which Kate also Assistant Produced – plus the follow-up series Katie: My Beautiful Friends for Channel 4. She started her career at BBC Birmingham, on the development team that created The One Show, Trawlermen and Coast.
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 1 (which she went on to PD), Young, Bright and On the Right, a Wonderland for BBC TWO, My Genius Brother and Me for BBC Three and Are You Fitter Than A Pensioner? for BBC Three.
Chloë joined The Garden in June 2015. As Head of Factual Formats she is responsible for developing new projects and executive producing programmes for the company; most recently the BBC 2 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 for ITV, Jewish Mum of the Year for Channel 4, Ashley Banjo’s Secret Street Crew for Sky1, Junior Doctors for BBC3 and two series of BBC2’s much loved The Restaurant and Raymond Blanc’s: Kitchen Secrets, which she devised. In 2015 she Executive Produced Sex in Class for Channel 4, 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 for Channel 4.
Nicola started her career as an assistant director working on various TV dramas before moving into location management and working for a location finding company as a production and library manager.
She went on to work at BBC Films with David Thompson and was involved with all aspects of the department. She left BBC Films in 2007 to take up the role of Production Executive at David Thompson's independent production company, Origin Pictures. There she managed the business affairs of the company and all their projects, both in development and production, including Dominic Savage's highly acclaimed Freefall for the BBC, the feature films The First Grader and The Awakening, the critically successful The Crimson Petal and the White and Hidden written by Ronan Bennett and starring Philip Glenister.
Nicola joined The Garden in January 2012. As Head of Production she oversees all the production output.
Zac joined The Garden in 2011 as an Executive Producer.
Previously, he'd been directing at the BBC and Ronachan Films and working as an Executive Producer with young directors.
Zac's film, The Trouble with Love and Sex was a ground breaking animated-documentary for BBC TWO about relationship therapy. He's previously produced and directed Rich Kid Poor Kid; My New Brain; the Grierson nominated The Dead Body Squad; and the RTS award-winning Blind Young Things, all for Channel 4's Cutting Edge strand. He also produced the BAFTA award winning Make Me Normal. For the last three years he has been making a long-term film about Alzheimer's disease and continues to look after a film about wrestlers.
At The Garden, Zac is looking after a six-part documentary series for BBC Two, a film for BBC Four and has a number of projects in development.
Spencer joined The Garden in June 2012. Prior to that he series produced Titanic: The Mission and Hidden Talent for Channel 4 as well as other series for BBC Two, BBC One and Five.
He started his television career at LWT Factual over twenty years ago. In 2003 he left LWT to become a freelance producer director making programmes such as Faking it, Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares and Wife Swap USA for Channel 4.
At The Garden he has executive produced two series for BBC Two; The Midwives (series II) and The Motorway: Life in the Fast Lane and two series for Five; On the Yorkshire Buses and 10,000 BC.
Emma joined The Garden at its launch in 2010 as series producer on Perfume for BBC4. Prior to that, she spent six years at Dragonfly where she produced the BAFTA-award winning first series of One Born Every Minute for Channel 4; Goldsmiths - This is Modern Art and When Britain Went Bananas for BBC4; and co-produced the feature-length documentary Murder on The Lake (Grierson nominated) for BBC Four.
At The Garden, Emma has executive produced Inside Claridge's and Hotel India for BBC Two and 24 Hours in A&E (Series 3) and 24 Hours in Police Custody for Channel 4.
Lucy joined The Garden in July 2013 and has executive produced Superhospital and Virgin Atlantic: Up in the Air for ITV1, The Week The Women Came for Channel 4 and TV, film, radio and digital documentary adverts for Cancer Research UK's award winning 2016 campaign Right Now.
Before joining The Garden she was at Dragonfly TV for 9 years, where she Series Produced One Born Every Minute, and My First Year (Channel 4). She worked across a diverse range of programmes at Dragonfly, producing drama documentaries The Tony Martin Story & The Thieving Headmistress (BBC), Autopsy: Life and Death with Gunther von Hagens (Channel 4) and directing Auntie’s War on Smut (BBC Four). Prior to joining Dragonfly she spent 5 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 (BB2).
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.
Fozia has been at the Garden Productions since 2010 where she has worked across development and production. Her credits at The Garden include the BAFTA-nominated series The Audience for Channel 4 and Posh People: Inside Tatler for BBC 2.
Before joining The Garden, Fozia was a staff producer at Dragonfly where she developed and produced across a wide range of programmes including the groundbreaking, BAFTA-nominated Channel 4 series The Family.
Prior to joining Dragonfly, Fozia spent 4 years working at leading indies including Mentorn, Diverse and Lion Television. In 2011 she directed her first film for Channel 4 about the life of an elderly care home for Asian people, Asian Gracefully.
Fozia is currently Series Producing a groundbreaking series for Channel 4 exploring the lives of ordinary British Muslims through the prism of Birmingham Central Mosque.
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 BBC Two's Building the Olympic Dream. She then directed on The Apprentice and Channel 4's Seven Days, before turning her hand to talent managing in 2011.
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, Tooting. Prior to this she spent 5 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 (The Garden) Educating Cardiff (Twofour) and Confessions of a Teacher (Silver River).
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 for BBC2, 24 Hours in Police Custody, Crucifixion, Inside Rolls-Royce for Channel 4 and Virgin Atlantic: Up in The Air for 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
Laura looks after the 24 Hours in A&E and Police Custody projects. Previously she worked as a Line Producer on these productions, as well as on Seven Dwarves and The Audience.
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’, working at Mentorn, Optomen and ITN Factual.
Sam joined The Garden in 2014. His credits include Channel 4’s 24 Hours In A&E, BBC4’s All Aboard! The Country Bus, 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, both for BBC One, as well as Mary’s Silver Service for Channel 4.
Hannah joined The Garden in May 2014.
During her time at the company, Hannah has worked on Saved, a docu-drama series for ITV, spent time working up ideas in development, worked on 24 Hours in Police Custody for Channel 4 and on Right Now, a campaign for Cancer Research UK. Most recently, Hannah spent time in the North East developing a documentary about the Troubled Families initiative for Channel 4.
Hannah started her career on night shifts in the Sky newsroom. Making the switch to documentaries, Hannah worked as a researcher at ZKK, ITV and Flame before starting at BBC Current Affairs where she worked across various productions and development. During her time at the BBC, Hannah pitched, developed and worked as Assistant Producer on the RTS Award winning and BAFTA nominated: Murdered By My Boyfriend, a factual drama for BBC Three.
Hannah is now working as a Producer on a new documentary series for BBC Three.
Scarlett joined The Garden in January 2012 and has worked on 24 Hours in A&E, The Audience and Keeping Britain Alive: A Day in the life of the NHS. Most recently, Scarlett worked across series 1, 2 and 3 of 24 Hours in Police Custody, edit producing an episode of the most recent series.
Before working at the Garden, Scarlett worked in factual entertainment and also worked at Rare Day on Big Ballet.
Scarlett is now working as a Producer on the new series of 24 Hours in A&E.