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Susan Horth

Producer

Credits

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Production (role):
DAMILOLA, OUR LOVED BOY
Company:
BBC 1 / Minnow Films
Project details:
Single feature length drama

TX November 2016

Dir. Euros Lyn

Wr. Levi David Addai

BAFTA TV winner 2017
Single Drama
Supporting Actress - Wunmi Mosaku

BAFTA TV nomination 2017
Leading Actor - Babou Ceesay

BAFTA Craft nomination 2017
Best Director: Fiction
Best Writer: Drama

Broadcasting Press Guild nomination 2017
Best Single Drama

Screen Nation winner 2017
Diversity in Drama Production

'Without question the drama of the week and one of the best of the year so far... one of the most powerful pieces of television you will ever see' - Observer

'Your heart will break long before Damilola reaches London' - The Times

'In the end, I wished it had gone on longer, being not about death but about humanity' - The Guardian
Production (role):
OUR WORLD WAR
Company:
BBC 3/ 1 / BBC Productions
Project details:
3 x 60’ drama series

Tx August 2014

Dirs. Bruce Goodison and Ben Chanan

Wr. Joe Barton

Executive Prod, Colin Barr

BAFTA TV nomination 2015 Drama Mini-Series

Grierson Winner 2015 History Programme

RTS Winner 2015 History Programme

RTS Craft and Design nominations 2015, Production Design and Sound

Three unique, primary-sourced, adrenaline-fuelled combat dramas immersing the BBC3 audience in the First World War, starring Theo Barklem-Biggs, Hannah Britland, Shaun Dooley, Stuart Graham, Gerard Kearns, Dominic Thorburn, Luke Tittensor and Michael Socha. Covering the start, middle and end of the war this ambitious series was produced with the co-operation of the British Army for the BBC’s World War One Centenary – with an accompanying interactive episode
Production (role):
37 DAYS
Company:
BBC 2 / Hardy Pictures
Project details:
3 x 60’ drama series

Tx March 2014

Dir. Justin Hardy

Wr. Mark Hayhurst

RTS Northern Ireland nomination 2014, Drama Series

RTS Craft and Design nomination 2014, Music Titles

Critically acclaimed hit drama series starring Ian McDiarmid, Tim Pigott-Smith, Sinead Cusack, Bill Paterson, Nicholas Farrell, Kenneth Cranham, James McArdle and an international cast, this sophisticated political thriller revealed the behind-closed- doors chain of catastrophe from the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand to the declaration of war between Britain and Germany. The curtain–raiser for the BBC’s World War One Centenary
Production (role):
THE MAN WHO CROSSED HITLER
Company:
BBC 2 / Hardy Pictures
Project details:
90’ drama

Tx August 2011

Dir. Justin Hardy

Wr. Mark Hayhurst

Adapted for the stage as Taken at Midnight, Chichester Festival Theatre 2014

Set in pre-Nazi Berlin, this gripping legal drama revealed the true story of a young Jewish lawyer who challenged Hitler, and paid with his life. Starring Ian Hart, Ed Stoppard, Bill Paterson, Sarah Smart and Anton Lesser. In 1931 audacious Hans Litten forced rising political star Hitler onto the witness stand of a Berlin court, to expose his true character, halt the rise of the Nazi Party and endure a humiliating cross-examination, which Hitler never forgave
Production (role):
SPANISH FLU – THE FORGOTTEN FALLEN
Company:
BBC 4 / Hardy Pictures
Project details:
60’ drama

Tx August 2009

Dir. Justin Hardy

Wr. Peter Harness

BAFTA Scotland Nomination Actor - Bill Paterson

Original medical drama starring Bill Paterson, Mark Gatiss, Charlotte Riley and Kenneth Cranham, revealing the heroic efforts of Dr James Niven, Medical Officer of Health for the city of Manchester, to combat the last global flu pandemic. A ‘thoroughly honourable drama’ of ‘exceptional quality’, produced with the support of the Wellcome Trust
Production (role):
1066 – THE BATTLE FOR MIDDLE EARTH
Company:
C4 / Hardy Pictures
Project details:
2 x 90’ drama serial

Tx May 2009

Dir. Justin Hardy

Wr. Peter Harness

RTS Nomination History, BAFTA Children’s Nomination Interactive

Innovative blend of scripted drama and original source material starring Mike Bailey and Francis Magee, this ‘knee- knocking, blood-curdling, tunic-wetting view of eleventh century warfare’ was accompanied by an award-winning online game
Production (role):
MEDIEVAL HEIST
Company:
BBC 4 / Hardy Pictures
Project details:
70’ drama

Tx April 2008

Dir. Justin Hardy

Wr. Peter Harness

A fresh take on the Middle Ages as England’s most outrageous and least-known heist was dramatised in the style of a Hollywood crime caper, starring Kris Marshall, Geraldine James, Paul Hilton and Donald Sumpter
Production (role):
THE RELIEF OF BELSEN
Company:
C4 / Hardy Pictures
Project details:
120’ drama

Tx October 2007

Dir. Justin Hardy

Wr. Peter Guinness


Broadcast Award Single Drama, BAFTA Nomination Specialist Factual, Grierson Nomination Drama Documentary, RTS Nomination History

Powerful medical drama starring Iain Glen, Nigel Lindsay, Corin Redgrave and Jemma Redgrave, revealing the heroic behind-the-scenes story of one of the most extraordinary emergency rescue operations in history. Supported by the Wellcome Trust
Production (role):
TRAFALGAR BATTLE SURGEON
Company:
C4 / Hardy Pictures
Project details:
60’ drama

Tx August 2005

Dir. Justin Hardy

Wr. Peter Guinness

RTS Award, History

Alternative, originally-researched medical drama, set below-decks at Battle of Trafalgar, seen through the eyes of HMS Victory’s surgeon William Beatty. Starring Roger Daltrey and Francis Magee and supported by the Wellcome Trust
DOCUMENTARY
Production (role):
MAPPING ULSTER (Executive Producer)
Company:
BBCNI / Hardy Pictures
Project details:
60’

Tx April 2013

Dir. / Prod. Andrea McCartney

Presenter Jerry Brotton
Production (role):
HANS LITTEN VS ADOLF HITLER: TO STOP A TYRANT (Executive Producer)
Company:
BBC 2 / Hardy Pictures
Project details:
60’

Tx August 2011

Dir. / Prod. Mark Hayhurst
Production (role):
THE BELFAST BLITZ (Executive Producer)
Company:
BBC 2 / Hardy Pictures
Project details:
60’

Tx April 2011

Dir. / Prod. Andrea McCartney

IFTA Nomination, Factual
Production (role):
ICE EMIGRANTS (Executive Producer)
Company:
BBCNI / Hardy Pictures
Project details:
60’

Tx February 2011

Dir. Brian McKenna

Prod. Andrea McCartney
Production (role):
RUBY AND THE DUKE (Executive Producer)
Company:
RTÉ / Hardy Pictures
Project details:
60’

Tx January 2011

Dir. Michael Beattie

Prod. Andrea McCartney
Production (role):
KATRINA: CAUGHT ON CAMERA (Executive Producer)
Company:
C4 / Hardy Pictures
Project details:
60’

Tx August 2010

National Geographic Reversion for fifth anniversary
Production (role):
BLOODY FOREIGNERS - THE UNTOLD BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR (Executive Producer)
Company:
C4 / Hardy Pictures
Project details:
60’ drama-documentary

Tx June 2010

Dir. Richard Bond

Prod. Sophia Roberts
Production (role):
BLOODY FOREIGNERS - THE UNTOLD GREAT FIRE OF LONDON (Executive Producer)
Company:
C4 / Hardy Pictures
Project details:
60’ drama-documentary

Tx June 2010

Di. Justin Hardy

Prod. Sophia Roberts
Production (role):
TRUE HORROR (Executive Producer)
Company:
Five / History UK / Hardy Pictures
Project details:
3 x 60’ drama-doc series

Tx October 2009

Dirs. Ben Chanan and Julien Benoiton

Prod. Sophia Roberts
Production (role):
THE SAINT AND THE HANGED MAN (Director)
Company:
BBC 4 / Hardy Pictures
Project details:
60’ drama-documentary

Tx April 2008

Dir. / Prod. Susan Horth

In 1307 the full weight of judicial process descended on the sleepy town of Hereford - a holy inquiry to prove whether a dead English bishop should be made into a saint. A companion piece to ‘A Medieval Heist’, this wry documentary including unique Gilliamesque animation, takes an irreverent look at the weird world of medieval justice
EDIT PRODUCER
Production (role):
GUNS, GERMS AND STEEL
Company:
Lion Television
Project details:
3 x 60’ drama-doc series for NatGeo / PBS / C4

Tx March 2005

Dirs. Tim Lambert and Cassian Harrison

Based on Jared Diamond’s Pulitzer prize-winning book tracing humanity’s journey over 13,000 years; shot in HD across 4 continents; drama recon in Jordan, South Africa, Zambia and UK, edit-produced the final episode; produced C4 reversion
Production (role):
MUM’S ON STRIKE
Company:
Lion Television (Series 1)
Project details:
25 x 45’ factual entertainment series for ITV 1

Tx March - April 2005

Executive Prod. Hilary Rosen

Popular formatted factual entertainment series for ITV daytime. Defining the format and working across two edits for ten weeks, Susan edit-produced eight of twenty-five episodes to a tight post-production and broadcast schedule
Production (role):
TIME COMMANDERS - SERIES ONE
Company:
Lion Television (Series 1)
Project details:
16 x 45/60’ factual entertainment series for BBC 2

Tx Oct - Dec 2003

Executive Prods. Cassian Harrison and Ludo Graham

Popular and revolutionary format bringing military history to a gaming audience. A complex and fast turn-around edit, comprising multi-camera studio footage, expert sync and in-house tailor-made real-time CGI; demanding clear, informative and entertaining narrative to be integrated with a prime-time game-show format
Production (role):
MEDICI - GODFATHERS OF THE RENAISSANCE
Company:
Lion Television
Project details:
4 x 60’ drama-doc series for PBS and C4

Tx October 2003

Dir. Justin Hardy

Executive Prod. Richard Bradley

The story of the real Italian Renaissance – violent, dramatic and compelling. Combining lavish drama reconstruction with archive, interviews, special effects and CGI. Filmed on location throughout Italy and the USA on 16mm and 35mm film. Conceived, wrote and produced this major international series; also supervised Channel 4 reversions, website and DVD

Credits

  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role): DAMILOLA, OUR LOVED BOY
    Company: BBC 1 / Minnow Films
    Project details: Single feature length drama

    TX November 2016

    Dir. Euros Lyn

    Wr. Levi David Addai

    BAFTA TV winner 2017
    Single Drama
    Supporting Actress - Wunmi Mosaku

    BAFTA TV nomination 2017
    Leading Actor - Babou Ceesay

    BAFTA Craft nomination 2017
    Best Director: Fiction
    Best Writer: Drama

    Broadcasting Press Guild nomination 2017
    Best Single Drama

    Screen Nation winner 2017
    Diversity in Drama Production

    'Without question the drama of the week and one of the best of the year so far... one of the most powerful pieces of television you will ever see' - Observer

    'Your heart will break long before Damilola reaches London' - The Times

    'In the end, I wished it had gone on longer, being not about death but about humanity' - The Guardian
  • Production (role): OUR WORLD WAR
    Company: BBC 3/ 1 / BBC Productions
    Project details: 3 x 60’ drama series

    Tx August 2014

    Dirs. Bruce Goodison and Ben Chanan

    Wr. Joe Barton

    Executive Prod, Colin Barr

    BAFTA TV nomination 2015 Drama Mini-Series

    Grierson Winner 2015 History Programme

    RTS Winner 2015 History Programme

    RTS Craft and Design nominations 2015, Production Design and Sound

    Three unique, primary-sourced, adrenaline-fuelled combat dramas immersing the BBC3 audience in the First World War, starring Theo Barklem-Biggs, Hannah Britland, Shaun Dooley, Stuart Graham, Gerard Kearns, Dominic Thorburn, Luke Tittensor and Michael Socha. Covering the start, middle and end of the war this ambitious series was produced with the co-operation of the British Army for the BBC’s World War One Centenary – with an accompanying interactive episode
  • Production (role): 37 DAYS
    Company: BBC 2 / Hardy Pictures
    Project details: 3 x 60’ drama series

    Tx March 2014

    Dir. Justin Hardy

    Wr. Mark Hayhurst

    RTS Northern Ireland nomination 2014, Drama Series

    RTS Craft and Design nomination 2014, Music Titles

    Critically acclaimed hit drama series starring Ian McDiarmid, Tim Pigott-Smith, Sinead Cusack, Bill Paterson, Nicholas Farrell, Kenneth Cranham, James McArdle and an international cast, this sophisticated political thriller revealed the behind-closed- doors chain of catastrophe from the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand to the declaration of war between Britain and Germany. The curtain–raiser for the BBC’s World War One Centenary
  • Production (role): THE MAN WHO CROSSED HITLER
    Company: BBC 2 / Hardy Pictures
    Project details: 90’ drama

    Tx August 2011

    Dir. Justin Hardy

    Wr. Mark Hayhurst

    Adapted for the stage as Taken at Midnight, Chichester Festival Theatre 2014

    Set in pre-Nazi Berlin, this gripping legal drama revealed the true story of a young Jewish lawyer who challenged Hitler, and paid with his life. Starring Ian Hart, Ed Stoppard, Bill Paterson, Sarah Smart and Anton Lesser. In 1931 audacious Hans Litten forced rising political star Hitler onto the witness stand of a Berlin court, to expose his true character, halt the rise of the Nazi Party and endure a humiliating cross-examination, which Hitler never forgave
  • Production (role): SPANISH FLU – THE FORGOTTEN FALLEN
    Company: BBC 4 / Hardy Pictures
    Project details: 60’ drama

    Tx August 2009

    Dir. Justin Hardy

    Wr. Peter Harness

    BAFTA Scotland Nomination Actor - Bill Paterson

    Original medical drama starring Bill Paterson, Mark Gatiss, Charlotte Riley and Kenneth Cranham, revealing the heroic efforts of Dr James Niven, Medical Officer of Health for the city of Manchester, to combat the last global flu pandemic. A ‘thoroughly honourable drama’ of ‘exceptional quality’, produced with the support of the Wellcome Trust
  • Production (role): 1066 – THE BATTLE FOR MIDDLE EARTH
    Company: C4 / Hardy Pictures
    Project details: 2 x 90’ drama serial

    Tx May 2009

    Dir. Justin Hardy

    Wr. Peter Harness

    RTS Nomination History, BAFTA Children’s Nomination Interactive

    Innovative blend of scripted drama and original source material starring Mike Bailey and Francis Magee, this ‘knee- knocking, blood-curdling, tunic-wetting view of eleventh century warfare’ was accompanied by an award-winning online game
  • Production (role): MEDIEVAL HEIST
    Company: BBC 4 / Hardy Pictures
    Project details: 70’ drama

    Tx April 2008

    Dir. Justin Hardy

    Wr. Peter Harness

    A fresh take on the Middle Ages as England’s most outrageous and least-known heist was dramatised in the style of a Hollywood crime caper, starring Kris Marshall, Geraldine James, Paul Hilton and Donald Sumpter
  • Production (role): THE RELIEF OF BELSEN
    Company: C4 / Hardy Pictures
    Project details: 120’ drama

    Tx October 2007

    Dir. Justin Hardy

    Wr. Peter Guinness


    Broadcast Award Single Drama, BAFTA Nomination Specialist Factual, Grierson Nomination Drama Documentary, RTS Nomination History

    Powerful medical drama starring Iain Glen, Nigel Lindsay, Corin Redgrave and Jemma Redgrave, revealing the heroic behind-the-scenes story of one of the most extraordinary emergency rescue operations in history. Supported by the Wellcome Trust
  • Production (role): TRAFALGAR BATTLE SURGEON
    Company: C4 / Hardy Pictures
    Project details: 60’ drama

    Tx August 2005

    Dir. Justin Hardy

    Wr. Peter Guinness

    RTS Award, History

    Alternative, originally-researched medical drama, set below-decks at Battle of Trafalgar, seen through the eyes of HMS Victory’s surgeon William Beatty. Starring Roger Daltrey and Francis Magee and supported by the Wellcome Trust
  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role): MAPPING ULSTER (Executive Producer)
    Company: BBCNI / Hardy Pictures
    Project details: 60’

    Tx April 2013

    Dir. / Prod. Andrea McCartney

    Presenter Jerry Brotton
  • Production (role): HANS LITTEN VS ADOLF HITLER: TO STOP A TYRANT (Executive Producer)
    Company: BBC 2 / Hardy Pictures
    Project details: 60’

    Tx August 2011

    Dir. / Prod. Mark Hayhurst
  • Production (role): THE BELFAST BLITZ (Executive Producer)
    Company: BBC 2 / Hardy Pictures
    Project details: 60’

    Tx April 2011

    Dir. / Prod. Andrea McCartney

    IFTA Nomination, Factual
  • Production (role): ICE EMIGRANTS (Executive Producer)
    Company: BBCNI / Hardy Pictures
    Project details: 60’

    Tx February 2011

    Dir. Brian McKenna

    Prod. Andrea McCartney
  • Production (role): RUBY AND THE DUKE (Executive Producer)
    Company: RTÉ / Hardy Pictures
    Project details: 60’

    Tx January 2011

    Dir. Michael Beattie

    Prod. Andrea McCartney
  • Production (role): KATRINA: CAUGHT ON CAMERA (Executive Producer)
    Company: C4 / Hardy Pictures
    Project details: 60’

    Tx August 2010

    National Geographic Reversion for fifth anniversary
  • Production (role): BLOODY FOREIGNERS - THE UNTOLD BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR (Executive Producer)
    Company: C4 / Hardy Pictures
    Project details: 60’ drama-documentary

    Tx June 2010

    Dir. Richard Bond

    Prod. Sophia Roberts
  • Production (role): BLOODY FOREIGNERS - THE UNTOLD GREAT FIRE OF LONDON (Executive Producer)
    Company: C4 / Hardy Pictures
    Project details: 60’ drama-documentary

    Tx June 2010

    Di. Justin Hardy

    Prod. Sophia Roberts
  • Production (role): TRUE HORROR (Executive Producer)
    Company: Five / History UK / Hardy Pictures
    Project details: 3 x 60’ drama-doc series

    Tx October 2009

    Dirs. Ben Chanan and Julien Benoiton

    Prod. Sophia Roberts
  • Production (role): THE SAINT AND THE HANGED MAN (Director)
    Company: BBC 4 / Hardy Pictures
    Project details: 60’ drama-documentary

    Tx April 2008

    Dir. / Prod. Susan Horth

    In 1307 the full weight of judicial process descended on the sleepy town of Hereford - a holy inquiry to prove whether a dead English bishop should be made into a saint. A companion piece to ‘A Medieval Heist’, this wry documentary including unique Gilliamesque animation, takes an irreverent look at the weird world of medieval justice
  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role): GUNS, GERMS AND STEEL
    Company: Lion Television
    Project details: 3 x 60’ drama-doc series for NatGeo / PBS / C4

    Tx March 2005

    Dirs. Tim Lambert and Cassian Harrison

    Based on Jared Diamond’s Pulitzer prize-winning book tracing humanity’s journey over 13,000 years; shot in HD across 4 continents; drama recon in Jordan, South Africa, Zambia and UK, edit-produced the final episode; produced C4 reversion
  • Production (role): MUM’S ON STRIKE
    Company: Lion Television (Series 1)
    Project details: 25 x 45’ factual entertainment series for ITV 1

    Tx March - April 2005

    Executive Prod. Hilary Rosen

    Popular formatted factual entertainment series for ITV daytime. Defining the format and working across two edits for ten weeks, Susan edit-produced eight of twenty-five episodes to a tight post-production and broadcast schedule
  • Production (role): TIME COMMANDERS - SERIES ONE
    Company: Lion Television (Series 1)
    Project details: 16 x 45/60’ factual entertainment series for BBC 2

    Tx Oct - Dec 2003

    Executive Prods. Cassian Harrison and Ludo Graham

    Popular and revolutionary format bringing military history to a gaming audience. A complex and fast turn-around edit, comprising multi-camera studio footage, expert sync and in-house tailor-made real-time CGI; demanding clear, informative and entertaining narrative to be integrated with a prime-time game-show format
  • Production (role): MEDICI - GODFATHERS OF THE RENAISSANCE
    Company: Lion Television
    Project details: 4 x 60’ drama-doc series for PBS and C4

    Tx October 2003

    Dir. Justin Hardy

    Executive Prod. Richard Bradley

    The story of the real Italian Renaissance – violent, dramatic and compelling. Combining lavish drama reconstruction with archive, interviews, special effects and CGI. Filmed on location throughout Italy and the USA on 16mm and 35mm film. Conceived, wrote and produced this major international series; also supervised Channel 4 reversions, website and DVD

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Independent Talent Group Ltd
40 Whitfield Street,
London, W1T 2RH

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