Claire Richmond: TV Producer & TV Talent Hunter
I'm a TV producer with 15 years of experience developing and producing terrestrial, digital and cable TV programmes. I got my big break on The Big Breakfast in 1993 and went on to series produce Changing Rooms, Ready Steady Cook and Don’t Get Done Get Dom for BBC1. I have also developed, launched & headed up digital and mobile TV channels (London TV for Visit London and Today on 3 Live for 3 mobile) and produced all number of shows for L!VETV. Finding experts and new talent was always part of my job - and the inspiration for this site.
I can't keep goldfish alive, which is very frustrating.
I found love on the internet.
I produced Topless Darts for L!VETV.
I have a real fear of death & dying.
Phi Beta Kappa – USA nationwide fraternity for ‘high academic achievement’.
Balfour Scholar – Awarded to first year Wheaton College students with ‘outstanding academic ability and potential for leadership'.
Dana Scholar – Awarded to ‘top students who demonstrate the best overall academic performance and leadership qualities and potential'.
Setting up findatvexpert.com. I've never done anything like this before but it works because it's what the industry needs and the experts want. I was so convinced it was going to be a success that I turned down a 10 months TV contract in August 07 to live off savings and get it off the ground. So please spread the word!
FIND A TV EXPERT
April 08 - ongoing: founder & MD
Dec 2011 - Jan 2012: Edit Producer, Saints & Scroungers, BBC1 (1x45 mins and 18 cutdowns).
August 2011: Freelance Development
March - April 2011: Edit Producer, Don't Get Done Get Dom, BBC1 (3x45 mins)
Aug - Sept 2010: Edit Producer, Saints & Scroungers, BBC1. (2x45 mins)
Sept 06 - June 2007: Series Producer, ‘Don’t Get Done, Get Dom’. BBC1 (30x45mins)
Feb-June 2006: Executive Producer, ‘Today on 3 Live’ – 3 mobile. Responsible for setting up, launching and overseeing the delivery of a daily, 15 minutes, ‘made for mobile’ magazine show comprising News, Reviews, Top 3 Music charts (all studio shows), items filmed on location and competitions.
August - October 2005: Producer/Director - 'Today on 3 Live', 3 mobile. Developed, produced and pitched a 25 mins 'made for mobile' magazine show pilot.
May - August 2005: Producer/Director, The Best & Worst of Changing Rooms. BBC1, (1 x 60 mins).
Feb 2005 - March 2005: Development Producer (luxury lifestyle programmes including fashion, cookery, travel, property, health & beauty.)
March 2004 - Jan 2005: Director of Programmes, London TV, responsible for helping to set up, launch and run the channel.
London TV was carried on Sky channel 244 and provided viewers with an inside track on the city's entertainment and cultural activities from the well known to the obscure, from the traditional to the never been done before. As DOP I was responsible for devising, developing and overseeing the production of all the programmes, including: ‘My London' - a celebrity take on the capital; ‘What's On' - a breakdown of what's happening around the city at the top of every hour; ‘Tell Me Where To Go' - an arts review studio show hosted by Mike McClean with Tessa Dunlop (BBC London), Michael Holden (Guardian) and Piers Hernu (FHM Magazine); 'London's Finest' - the best bits of the city presented by The Independents' Simon Calder; 'Ask Us' - a phone-in studio show; and the Go Guides (Go Eat, Go Party, Go Play, Go Shop, Go Stay, Go Visit, Go Watch, Go Festive and Go 24.)
Feb - Nov 2003: Series Producer, Changing Rooms. BBC1 (20x30mins).
Responsible for developing the new format with Laurence Llewelyn Bowen as presenter.
Feb - Nov 2002: Series Producer, Changing Rooms. BBC1 (20 x 30 mins).
Feb - Nov 2001: Series Producer, Changing Rooms. BBC1 (20x30 mins). Series was winner of the TV Quick Best Lifestyle Show.
March 2000 - Feb 2001: Producer, Ready Steady Cook & Celebrity Ready Steady Cook. BBC2 (120 x 30mins) + BBC1 (20 x 30). Responsible for developing the format with Ainsley Harriot as presenter.
Feb - March 2000: Producer, Ideal Home TV Show. Channel 5 (5 x 36mins). Responsible for devising and developing the format.
July 99 - Feb 2000: Producer, Ready Steady Cook & Celebrity Ready Steady Cook. BBC2 (90 x 30mins) + BBC1 (10 x 30mins).
March 99 - June 99: Producer, Anything You Can Cook. BBC1 (27 x 30mins).
Dec 98 - March 99: Producer, Fashion Snoopers. BBC1's 'Vanessa Show'. 80 x 7mins makeovers, presented by Sara Cox and stylist Glen Campbell.
Jan 95-Nov 98: Whilst at Live TV I directed, developed and produced numerous shows & pilots including Topless Darts, The Love Test, The Rise of the Cleavage documentary, Handy Hunks, Fate & Fortune (a tarot & clairvoyant phone in show), Wish you Lived Here? (a property programme), Indecent Proposals and The Sex Show.
June 93 - Nov 94: Promotions Coordinator, The Big Breakfast. Responsible for securing prizes, setting up & monitoring all the onscreen competitions.
PIPR (Public Relations)
March 92 - April 93: Account Manager for Avis Rent A Car, Inter-Continental Hotels, Citalia and Accident & General Travel Insurance.
THE ROWLAND COMPANY (Public Relations)
Aug 88 - March 92: Senior Account Executive responsible for positioning & promoting Puerto Rico and Massachusetts as holiday destinations for the UK traveller and raising awareness of them in the consumer and travel trade publications.
Sept 83 – June '87: Wheaton College, Massachusetts, USA
BA in French with a minor in Education.
Graduated Summa Cum Laude (US equivalent of a First) and was awarded the Littlefield Mandell French Prize.
Sept 85 – June 86: Sorbonne, Paris (Hamilton College Junior Year in France programme, taken as part of my University degree)
Aug 80 – June 82: The School of Mary Immaculate, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Aug 71 – June 80: The British School of Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Jacqueline Hewer - Commissioning Editor, BBC One
Barbara Altounyan - Director of Programmes, Flame TV