• Archie BaronCreative Director, Wingspan Productions

    Archie is Creative Director at small London factual indie Wingspan Productions

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    Archie is Creative Director at small London factual indie Wingspan Productions, the most nominated producer at the 2014 Griersons.  Previously he co-ran Takeaway Media, having spent 12 years moving from Production Trainee to Series Producer at the BBC.

    Archie founded Wingspan in 2008, since then it has dedicated itself to singular, innovative and entertaining factual programming in history, science, music and arts, current affairs, ob doc and religion for the BBC, ITV, C4 and Sky. Recent titles include Our Gay Wedding-The Musical for C4, Don’t Panic–The Truth about Population for BBC 2, The Real Tom Thumb for BBC 4, the six-part global travelogue Networks of Power for Sky Atlantic, observational series on Catholics and Cathedrals and The Joy of... science trilogy for BBC 4 (Stats, Chance and Logic). Wingspan has made all Ian Hislop’s recent BBC documentary series and singles (Olden Days, Stiff Upper Lip, Age of the Do-Gooders, When Bankers Were Good...etc). Archie execs all Wingspan’s output.

    As a director, Archie has won British and international awards and nominations for films as varied as Joanna Lumley in the Land of the Northern Lights, Motherland-A Genetic Journey, Alexander Solzhenitsyn – the Homecoming and the Ian Hislop episode from the format-defining first series of Who Do You Think You Are?

    Archie’s book, An Indian Affair – From Riches to Raj, charts the relationship between Britain and India before 1857.

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