Double Act is a critically acclaimed television production company set up in 2006 by two of the UK’s top documentary film-makers, Alastair Cook and Rob Davis.

Our specialty is prime-time television and we’ve earned an international reputation for fearless productions with visual flair, humour and compelling narratives.

We produce high profile, factual television series and documentaries for major broadcasters in the UK and the USA – like Channel 4, BBC, SKY, Discovery and Animal Planet. We also direct advertising campaigns for global brands like Nokia, MasterCard and Ford.

Al & Rob originally joined forces back in 1997 as the youngest directors on the BBC’s flagship documentary series Modern Times. Since then they’ve directed, filmed and produced some of the most talked about and critically acclaimed documentaries and series on TV.

Their work has taken them to all corners of the globe, tackling a diverse range of exciting, edgy and emotional subjects – from extreme gem hunting (Game of Stones, Discovery) to child sporting prodigies (Trophy Kids, Channel 4) to America’s busiest vet clinic (Dr Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet, Animal Planet) to mafia lawyers (The Devil’s Advocate, BBC) and death defying BASE jumpers (The Men Who Jump Off Buildings, Channel 4).

They’ve also devised successful, global television formats, such as the adventure series, LOST! (Channel 4 / NBC) labelled ‘ground-breaking’ by television critics and industry professionals.

Double Act’s mantra is ‘quality not quantity’. We’re only interested in working on projects that really excite us as we take exceptional pride in our output, devoting great amounts of time and effort to ensure our television production is of the highest standard. Our ambition is to continue to develop our highly creative global brand by producing returnable prime time factual series, innovative formats, compelling documentary films and visually arresting commercials.

Feel free to send an email to info@doubleact.tv – we are always open to ideas and enjoy collaborating with like-minded people.


Please Note:

While we welcome collaboration on new ideas, your submission will only be considered with your guarantee that, to the best of your knowledge, you are the sole originator of the idea and you have the legal right to submit it to Double Act for consideration. Double Act may already be exploring programmes and ideas generated by employees or other outside sources that resemble your submission. Therefore, you agree to renounce any claim that Double Act misappropriated any ideas or portions or your submission in any future Double Act programmes or activities.