Peter Laskie Production Manager
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About me: I started my career in theatre, joined the BBC in 1981 and went freelance in 2001. Experienced in Entertainment/Comedy/Factual Ent/Consumer Ent/Reality/Doc. Multi and Single Camera, Hidden Camera, Studio/Location/Stages/OB, Live/Recorded, With/Without audience. Film/Tape/Tapeless.

Genre: Childrens, Comedy, Documentary, Factual Entertainment, Light Entertainment, Magazine Programmes, Multi camera Studio, Observational Documentary, Outside Broadcasts, Reality

Other skills: I also have considerable directing experience including single and multi camera, location and studio/live studio.

Overseas experience in: Azerbaijan, Botswana, Denmark, Finland, France, Georgia, India, Norway, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, United States of America, Zimbabwe.

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Credits

Morecambe and Wise in America

Production company: Double Yellow Television; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: UKTV.

A three part documentary series looking at Morecambe and Wise’s work to bring their comedy to the American television audience. Presented by Jonathan Ross.


Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railway Journeys

Production company: Whitworth Media Ltd; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Factual Entertainment; Broadcaster: Channel 5.

Series of one hour programmes. Chris Tarrant travels by railway through Southern Africa including South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe. The Caucasus including Azerbaijan and Georgia. Scandinavia including Norway, Sweden and Finland.


Dara O'Briain Meets Stephen Hawking

Production company: Rain Media Entertainment / Big Red Productions; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary, Factual Entertainment; Broadcaster: BBC 1.

2014/2015. A 45 minute documentary for BBC 1. Dara O’Briain spends time with Professor Stephen Hawking, family members and colleagues to learn about the man and his work.


Bob Monkhouse: The Million Joke Man

Production company: Rain Media Entertainment ; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Factual Entertainment; Broadcaster: UKTV Gold. .

2014/2015. A series of three one hour programmes for UKTV Gold. This series looking back on Bob Monkhouse’s career focuses on his famous joke books and contains archive and talking heads, presented by Paul O’Grady.


Bruce Forsyth On Sammy Davis Jr

Production company: Rain Media Entertainment ; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary, Factual Entertainment; Broadcaster: ITV1.

2014. A one hour documentary for the ITV Perspectives series. Sir Bruce looks at the career and times of Sammy Davis Jr. With the help of archive footage he reminisces about his time working with Sammy. He talks to others in London and Los Angeles who also knew and worked with Sammy. This programme won the Focal International Awards 2015 Best Use of Footage in an Entertainment Production award.


Joanna Lumley Meets will.i.am

Production company: Rain Media Entertainment / Big Red Productions; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary, Factual Entertainment; Broadcaster: BBC 1.

2013/2014. A one hour documentary for BBC 1. Joanna Lumley spends time with will.i.am in Los Angeles and London.


Les Dawson: An Audience With That Never Was

Production company: Rain Media Entertainment / Fresh One Productions; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Light Entertainment; Broadcaster: ITV.

2013. A one hour special for ITV. 20 years after his death, two weeks before he was to have recorded his own "An Audience With..", this is a fond look back at Les Dawson including a hologram of Les performing a few of his routines to a studio audience.


David Walliams: Snapshot In Time

Production company: Rain Media Productions; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Factual Entertainment; Broadcaster: ITV1.

2012. A one hour special for ITV. Take an old school photo of David Walliams on stage in the school production. Track down his schools mates also in the photo and recreate the picture back at his old school.


Off Their Rockers (Pilot)

Production company: CPL Productions; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Light Entertainment; Broadcaster: ITV1.

2012. A second pilot for this OAP hidden camera show. This pilot went to series with ITV 1.


OFF THEIR ROCKERS (Pilot)

Production company: CPL Productions; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Light Entertainment; Broadcaster: BBC TV.

2011. A hidden camera pilot for BBC1 featuring OAPs playing pranks on members of the public.


THE BRITISH COMEDY AWARDS LIVE LOCK-IN

Production company: Unique Television; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: OB; Broadcaster: E4.

2011. A live one hour broadcast on E4 from the British Comedy Awards after party at Indigo2 following on from the Channel 4 transmission of the awards ceremony.


GOOGOOSH MUSIC ACADEMY

Production company: Unique Television; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: LE, Music, OB, Reality; Broadcaster: Marjan Television Network, Manoto 1..

2010. An 18 part singing competition series, part location reality, part studio with audience. Think of X Factor in Persian.


ALEX REID : THE FIGHT OF HIS LIFE

Production company: CPL Productions; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Bravo.

2009/2010. Series following MMA fighter Alex Reid training in different fighting styles.


MOTORING PILOT

Production company: Gaucho Productions; Programme type: Reality; Broadcaster: Sky.

2009. pilot


MY CAMP ROCK

Production company: Unique Television; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Music; Broadcaster: Disney Channel.

2009 A series of 5 x 25 minute shows. A children`s singing competition shot on location and in the studio.


DOM JOLY`S THE COMPLAINERS

Production company: North One Television; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Comedy, Reality; Broadcaster: Five.

2007/8. Series of 6 one hour shows for Five. Location & hidden camera. Consumer affairs with a high dose of Comedy.


THE BULLS*** DETECTIVE

Production company: Objective Productions; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Reality; Broadcaster: BBC 3.

2006/7. A series of 4 one hour shows. Consumer Affairs with teeth. Location & hidden camera. A look at conventional and alternative consumer affairs.


DERREN BROWN "Trick or Treat"

Production company: Objective Productions; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: LE; Broadcaster: Channel 4.

2006. 3 week Location Shoot in New York for the series.


WHEEL OF MISFORTUNE

Production company: Objective Productions; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: LE; Broadcaster: BBC3.

2006. A pilot (no tx) game show with painful forfeits for failure. Location filming and studio recording with audience.


THE PRINCE`S TRUST 30TH BIRTHDAY

Production company: Granada Entertainment; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: LE; Broadcaster: ITV2.

2006. A studio based live aftershow special taking a look behind the scenes following the birthday bash at the Tower of London.


DERREN BROWN "Trick of the Mind 3"

Production company: Objective Productions; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: LE; Broadcaster: Channel 4.

2005/6. 3rd Trick of the Mind Series.


DERREN BROWN "The Heist"

Production company: Objective Productions; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: LE; Broadcaster: Channel 4.

2005. One hour special in which Derren Brown persuades volunteers to carry out an armed robbery.


EXTREME FAMILY VALUES

Production company: Objective Productions; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Reality; Broadcaster: Sky One.

2005. A pilot (no tx) reality show. Take a dysfunctional family to a remote Scottish island and leave them there for a week with minimal supplies, see if they can survive and resolve their issues.


CELEBRITY SHARK BAIT

Production company: Granada Factual; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary, Reality; Broadcaster: ITV1.

2005. Take 4 celebrities to South Africa, train them up and then let them dive with Great White Sharks off the Cape.


THE PHILLIP SCHOFIELD SHOW

Production company: Granada Daytime & Entertainment; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: LE; Broadcaster: ITV1.

2005. A pilot (non tx) for a teatime magazine show. Studio based with an audience.


JUNIOR EUROVISION SONG CONTEST 2004

Production company: Carlton/Granada Entertainment; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: LE, Music; Broadcaster: ITV2.

2004. The Eurovision Song Contest for child contestants. Auditions then British Final TX from Manchester. Then Live International Final TX from Lillehammer in Norway.


WHO WANTS TO BE A RESTAURATEUR?

Production company: Carlton Television, Regional; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: ITV regional.

2004. A documentary series looking at the precarious restaurant industry.


JUNIOR EUROVISION SONG CONTEST 2003

Production company: Carlton Television, Entertainment.; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: LE, Music; Broadcaster: ITV1.

2003. The first ever Junior Eurovision for child contestants. Auditions, live British Final TX from Manchester, live studio with audience and live phone in & text voting. Then Live International Final TX from Copenhagen in Denmark.


THE POLICE BRAVERY AWARDS

Production company: Carlton Television, Factual Entertainment; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: OB; Broadcaster: ITV.

2003. Police awards OB from The Dorchester Hotel.


BRITAIN`S BRILLIANT PRODIGIES

Production company: Carlton Television, Entertainment.; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: LE; Broadcaster: ITV.

2002 & 2003. Two specials to find talented children. Location filming and studios with audience.


MARTINE

Production company: Carlton Television, Entertainment.; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: LE, Music; Broadcaster: ITV.

2002. Martine McCutcheon sings songs from the musicals. Studio with audience.


SURPRISE WEDDING

Production company: Carlton Television, Factual Entertainment; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: LE, Reality; Broadcaster: ITV.

2002. (this version not tx`d) 6 hopeful would be brides-to-be spring the big question on their unsuspecting partners in front of live studio audience.


VARIOUS Comedy/Sitcoms

Production company: BBC Television; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Comedy, LE, OB; Broadcaster: BBC 1 & 2.

BBC Television Comedy/Sitcoms I worked on in a Production Managing capacity include; Cyderdelic pilot, Clinton, His Trouble with Dirt (Assistant Director with Armando Iannucci), Last of the Summer Wine, The Liverbirds (1996!), Keeping Up Appearances, Jim Tavare and Bassie, Waiting For God, Us Girls, Absolutely Fabulous pilot/first ep, Victoria Wood, Colin`s Sandwich, The Lenny Henry Show, Bread, No Place Like Home, Father Matthews Daughter, Terry and June, A Small Problem.


VARIOUS SKETCH/STAND UP/BROKEN COMEDY

Production company: BBC Television; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Comedy, LE, OB; Broadcaster: BBC 1 & 2.

BBC Sketch, Broken and Stand Up Comedy shows include; Deadringers pilot, Bruiser, Victoria Wood Christmas Specials, The All New Alexei Sayle Show, The Little Alan Show (Harry Hill pilot), John Sessions (from the Donmar Warehouse), French and Saunders, The Lenny Henry Show Christmas Special. Various comedy sketches for Comic Relief.


VARIOUS GAME/CHAT/PANEL SHOWS

Production company: BBC Television; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: LE; Broadcaster: BBC 1 & 2.

Various other Entertainment shows at the BBC include; The Joy of Text (live tx), A Bit of the Other (pilot), The Other Half, Winton`s Wonderland, Jim Davidson`s Generation Game, Wogan.


VARIOUS DIRECTING CREDITS

Production company: BBC Television; On-screen credit: Director; Programme type: Comedy, LE, OB; Broadcaster: BBC 1.

My directing credits at the BBC include; Celebrity Road Kill (pilot studio game show), The National Lottery Stars New Years Eve Show (live OB insert), The Other Half (game show, location director), The National Lottery Live (studio director for the Saturday and Wednesday live TX shows), Noels House Party (live OB inserts), Little and Large (series studio and location director), The Russ Abbott Show (series studio and location director), Jim`ll Fix It (series and Christmas special studio director).


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