Alastair directed his award winning, graduation film (MA Visual Anthropology) among the freedom fighters in Eritrea. In 1996 he began directing and shooting deep access documentaries for the BBC – his debut being a story of an armed robber trying to go straight. In 1997 he joined forces with Rob Davis and they spent the next decade making some of the most talked about shows on British TV. Recently, Alastair has been successfully developing Double Act’s business in the US. His adventure series, Game of Stones, became essential Saturday night viewing on US Discovery Channel. Alastair followed this with Animal Planet’s Dr Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet. Alastair is currently developing more shows for several US channels.
At 28, Rob became one of BBC Modern Times‘ youngest directors where he gained a reputation for films with edge, humour and visual flair. For over 20 years he has worked alongside Alastair to create critically acclaimed television – including the cult TV format, Lost; the ultimate shock doc, Fat Girls & Feeders; and the base-jumping classic, The Men Who Jump Off Buildings. Recently, Rob directed C4’s highly controversial science series, Dead Famous DNA, and Channel 4’s feature-length special, Prison Night. Rob’s currently focusing on developing documentary series and TV formats for British broadcasters.
Jonah joined Double Act as Executive Producer in 2016. Jonah has been directing and producing factual television since 1999, when his first film, An Anatomy of Disgust, was nominated for a BAFTA. Since then he has gone on to gain a reputation for films that combine intelligence, attitude and rating success. His award-winning film Feral Children remains Channel 4’s highest rated science documentary. In 2010, as executive producer, his BBC series The Boats that Built Britain, was awarded the RTS award for Best Series.
Alex Wood, “Woody”, joined Double Act in 2011 having studied Film and Literature at the University of Warwick. Over the last 5 years he’s produced and directed a number of Double Act’s prime-time factual series, including Game of Stones for Discovery, Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet for Animal Planet and he is currently producing a new pilot for Channel 4.
Mike first worked for Double Act as a Spanish speaking investigative researcher while living in southern Spain. After moving back to the UK in 2012 he officially joined their development team with a focus on both UK and US broadcasters. He’s since had big wins on both sides of the pond with Animal Planet’s current number one show, Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet and a prime time food format for Channel 4.
Katharine began her career working in features and drama, before a stint in arts development at the BBC introduced her to the world of factual television. She joined the Double Act team as a Development Researcher in 2014 and has since risen to Development Producer. Katharine has developed projects for both the UK and US slate on genres ranging from natural history, doc, international adventure, factual entertainment and specialist factual.