Biography

Adrian Hedley is an established BAFTA and RTS award-winning television producer and director, and has made programmes for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 & 5, Disney, Nickleodeon, SKY, Al Jazeera, Television New Zealand and DsTV South Africa. He studied drama at the Webber-Douglas Academy, London, mime at Jacques Lecoq, Paris, and television production at The National Film and Television School, Beaconsfield.He directed his own theatre company, funded by the Arts Council of Great Britain, which performed at International Festivals, including The London International Mime Festival, Edinburgh, Avignon, Tunis and Barbican Festivals, culminating with representing the UK at the Hong Kong International Theatre Festival.

During this period he also presented and co-wrote the BAFTA award-winning series JIGSAW (BBC) for six years, was one of the original members of THE COMEDY STORE, and directed the space vampires on the Tobe Hooper movie LIFEFORCE.

He subsequently moved into producing and directing for television, and has worked across a wide range of programmes, from factual and magazine to drama and entertainment, including THE INVESTIGATORS, THINK ABOUT SCIENCE, FIMBLES and BIG COOK LITTLE COOK.

He collaborated with Blue Zoo Animation Studio over two seasons, developing and directing the hugely successful BRITISH ANIMATION AWARD NOMINATED children’s series GET SQUIGGLING for CBeebies.

He was Artistic Adviser to the National Deaf Children’s Society, during which time he ran workshops in deaf schools throughout the UK. He co-devised, wrote and performed for two years on C4’s series for the deaf, HAND IN HAND, and for three years produced, directed and co-wrote ITV’s RTS award-winning series for the deaf, ZZZAP!

Most recently he has directed several cookery series, including ANNABEL’S KITCHEN (ITV), four series of BIG COOK LITTLE COOK (CBBC), BUBBLE AND SQUEAK (Nick Junior) and helped develop TELL ME WHAT YOU EAT with Fresh One Productions for Al Jazeera.

He has devised and developed broadcast formats for several production companies and broadcasters, including the BBC, Channel 4 & 5, SKY, United TV and Film Productions, Working Title TV, Gambit-HTV, Al Jazeera, DStv and Television New Zealand.