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Arch Dyson TV Director Producer
Arch Dyson TV Director Producer
Arch Dyson TV Director Producer
Arch Dyson TV Director Producer
Arch Dyson TV Director Producer


Freelance Director, Producer, Executive Producer, Commissioning Editor

Shark Tank: Sony/Wandee TV Thailand

April 2019 Senior production consultant.

Shark Tank: Sony/TVHub For VTV Vietnam

April 2019 Senior production consultant

Dad’s Army: The lost Episodes: Mercury Productions for UKTV Gold Channel UK

March 2019 3 remakes of the wiped episodes of Dad’s Army using David Croft’s original scripts and new cast including Kevin McNally, Robert Bathurst and Timothy West. Commissioning Editor and Executive Producer

Lion’s Lair: Sony/EndemolShine for CH Media Switzerland

March 2019 Senior Production Consultant

Shark Tank: Sony/RTL Klub Hungary

February 2019 Senior Production Consultant

Blind Date: Sony/EndemolShine for TV Medialaan Belgium

February 2019 Senior Production Consultant

Dating Game: Sony/Ebony Life TV for Ebony Nigeria

January 2019 Senior Production Consultant

Salute To Dad’s Army: Mercury Productions for UKTV Gold Channel UK

January 2019 4 x 1 hour retrospectives on Dad’s Army. Commissioning Editor and Executive Producer

Bangers and Cash: Air TV/UKTV Yesterday Channel UK

May 2018 10 episodes currently in production shooting a Yorkshire vintage car auction. Airing 18th April 2019. Commissioning Editor and Executive producer

999: Rescue Squad: Air TV/UKTV W Channel UK

February 2018 20 episodes following Britain’s HART teams. Executive Producer

Live Boxing: Haymaker Ringstar Fight Night: UKTV Dave Channel UK

February 2018 2 hours of live boxing. Executive Producer

Red Bull Soapbox Race: London 2017: UMTV/UKTV London

July 2017 3 hour delayed live transmission. Commissioning Editor and Executive Producer

Tie Break Tens Tennis: Sunset and Vine/UKTV Madrid

May 2017 4 hour live transmission. Commissioning Editor and Executive Producer

Cops: Body Cam Squad: Raw Cut/UKTV UK

March/June 2017 10 episodes. Executive Producer

Red Bull Soap Box Mumbai and Santiago: UMTV/UKTV UK

December/January 2016/17. Executive Producer

Helicopter ER: Air TV/UKTV UK

November/December 2016. Executive Producer

Ultimate Strongman Championship: UKTV UK

November/December 2016. Executive Producer

Celebrity Haunted Hotel Live: North One/UKTV UK

October 2016 Executive Producer

Executive Producer for UKTV UK

Ongoing from May 2016

Shark Tank: Sony/TVHub for VTV Vietnam

August 2016 Executive Producer

Dragon’s Den: Sony International for Puls 4 Austria

September 2016 Executive Producer

Caribbean Premier League T20 Cricket 2016: For Dave UKTV UK

June/July 2016 Executive Producer of 35 live T20 matches

BDO World Darts Trophy 2016: For Dave UKTV UK

May 2016: Executive Producer of 34 hours of live darts

David Haye Boxing Fight at O2: For Dave UKTV UK

May 2016: Edit producer of turnaround of live boxing

Dragon’s Den: IPCN For Shenzhen TV China

February 2016: Executive producer

William Freed: Promo video

February 2016: Producer & Director of promo video for William Freed (drummer extraordinaire!)

Most Haunted Live: Antix Productions For UKTV Really Channel UK

September/October 2015: Producer of Halloween special. 3 1/2 hours live OB

Translations II: Videotage Gallery Hong Kong

June 2015: Producer/director of short art film

Undercover Singer: Huaso Productions China

June 2015: Format consultant for new entertainment show

Lovens Hule: United/ITV/SPT/DR1 Denmark

May 2015: Production consultant for Lovens Hule recordings season 1 for DR1

Friday Night Kitchen: Arch Dyson Television for C & P UK

May 2015: Producer and Director of video of cooking/chat show in the Gulbenkian Theatre

Lion’s Lair: United/ITV/SPT Denmark

April 2015: Pre production of Lion’s Lair (Dragon’s Den)

Archbishop’s Lectures: Arch Dyson Television for Lambeth Palace UK

March 2015: Producer/Director

Shark Tank: Toro/SPT/Mediaset Italy

March 2015: Producer studio recordings

London Girl: Red Door Television UK

February 2015: Exec Producer/Director comedy pilot

Shark Tank: Sony Pictures Television/SIC TV Portugal

December 2014: Producer with Blue Pipeline/Take & Sound/Endemol for SIC TV

Shark Tank: Toro/SPT/Mediaset Italy

December 2014: Pre production with Toro for Mediaset TV

Shark Tank: Sony Pictures Television/SIC TV Portugal

November 2014: Pre production with Blue Pipeline/Take & Sound/Endemol for SIC TV

Rigour Clothing Commercial: WPP/MEC B&Q Trade Point Rigour Clothing UK

August/September 2014: Director & writer of online commercial for range of work clothes.

So, What’s The Big Idea?: Propeller TV UK/China

June/July 2014: Format creation for Propeller TV’s industry based reality/game show

Dragon’s Den: Sony Pictures Television/Vox Television Germany

February 2014 Cologne: Flying Producer Dragons Den

Raid The Cage: Sony Pictures Television/M Productions/TV Channel Russia

December 2013 Moscow: Executive Producer of Raid The Cage. High action gameshow.

Dragon’s Den: Sony Pictures Television/ ITV Studios/TV8 Sweden

November 2013 Stockholm: Executive Producer of Dragon’s Den for ITV Studios Sweden/TV8

I Got You: Zitai Limited/Hebei Channel China

July – October 2013 Beijing: Executive producer/Director of I Got You, a relationship gameshow.

Raid the Cage: Sony Pictures Television/ATV Turkey

May/June 2013 Istanbul Turkey: Executive Producer of Raid the Cage for Sera Film/ATV.

Dancing Nation (Mexico Baila): Sony Pictures Television/Azteca TV Mexico

May 2013 Mexico City: Executive Producer of this large scale, fund raising community dance show.

Liberte Commercials Red Door Television UK

April 2013 London: Executive Producer of yoghurt commercials with Monica Galetti to be broadcast 2013.

I Got You: Zitai Culture Limited Beijing

Producer/director of a new relationship gameshow recording in September 2013 in Beijing.

My Life And I: Sony Pictures Entertainment Arabia

Consultant producer of My life and I, a live celebrity talkshow transmitting in July 2013 across
The Middle East.

Dragon’s Den: Sony Pictures Television/CBC Canada

March 2013 Executive Producer of Dragon’s Den.

Sicily With Aldo and Enzo: Red Door Productions for UKTV Food Sicily

Executive Producer for a cooking show shot in Sicily with Aldo Zilli. Currently on air with
UKTV Good Food. Series II 2013 now in pre production.

Raid The Cage: Sony Pictures Television/JiangSu Broadcasting Corporation China

December 2012 Nanjing China Executive producer of Raid the Cage (a United Studios format) for

Dragon’s Den: Sony Pictures Television/Tarinatalo for Nelonen Channel Finland

September 2012 Helsinki Finland. Executive Producer of Dragon’s Den for Nelonen.

Community Heroes: Sony Pictures Television/ CCTV China

July-September 2012 Beijing China. Executive Producer of Community Heroes for CCTV.
Reversioned Dancing Nation format to suit Chinese market and advised on all aspects of the

Dragon’s Den: Sony Pictures Television/Paprika TV for TS Media Channel Slovenia

August/September 2012 Lubljana Slovenia Executive Producer of Dragon’s Den for Paprika

Dancing Nation: Sony Pictures Television/Gama TV Ecuador

May 2012 Guayaquil/Salinas Ecuador: Executive Producer of Dancing Nation for Gama TV.

Dragon’s Den: Sony Pictures Television/TV4 Poland

May 2012 Warsaw Poland: Consultant to production team of Dragon’s Den for Polish
Broadcaster TV4. Advised on casting and content.

Chain Reaction: Sony Pictures Television/STV Turkey

May 2012 Istanbul Turkey: Executive Producer of Chain Reaction for Turkish Broadcaster STV.

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire: Sony Pictures Television/ATV Turkey

March 2012 Istanbul Turkey: Executive Producer of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire for Turkish
Broadcaster ATV.

Dancing Nation: Sony Pictures Television/TV5 Philippines

February 2012 Manila Philippines: Executive Producer of Dancing Nation for the
Philippine broadcaster TV5.

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire: Sony Pictures Television/RTL Klub Hungary

February 2012 Budapest Hungary: Executive Producer of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire for the
Hungarian broadcaster RTL Klub.

Dragon’s Den: Sony Pictures Television/TVR Romania

January 2012 Bucharest Romania: Executive Producer of Dragon’s Den for the Romanian
Broadcaster TVR 2.

Dragon’s Den: Sony Pictures Television/ RTE Ireland

January 2012: Consultant Producer on Dragon’s Den for the Irish broadcaster RTE.

Concert In The Park: Unique Productions UK

New Year’s Eve 2011/12: Director of Concert in the Park Edinburgh with Bombay Bicycle Club
and Primal Scream. 8 camera live OB.

Bacardi for Evidently France

October 2011: Director of corporate video for distribution around the world.

All Star Mr. & Mrs.: 2waytraffic/Sony Pictures/Nelonen Finland

2011 Helsinki Finland: Executive Producer of All Star Mr & Mrs for the Finland broadcaster Nelonen with Story of… Television.

Minute To Win It: 2waytraffic/Sony Pictures/TVN Chile

2011 Santiago Chile: Executive Producer of Minute to Win It for the Chilean broadcaster TVN.

Newly Weds: 2waytraffic/Sony Pictures/Aljadeed TV Lebanon

2011 Beirut Lebanon: Executive Producer of Newly Weds for the Lebanese broadcaster Aljadeed.

All Star Mr. & Mrs.: 2waytraffic/Sony Pictures/TV4 Sweden

2011 Stockholm: Executive Producer of All Star Mr & Mrs for the Swedish broadcaster TV4 with Meter Television.

All Star Mr. & Mrs.: 2waytraffic/Sony Pictures/Astro Malaysia

2010 Kuala Lumpur: Executive Producer of All Star Mr & Mrs for the Malaysian broadcaster Astro.

Ghost Hunting With The Saturdays: ITV2 UK

2010: Producer & Director. Responsible for all aspects of the production including writing the script, talent management and creative.

Ghost Hunting With Katie Price and Alex Reid: ITV2 UK

2010: Producer & Director. Responsible for all aspects of the production including writing the script, talent management and creative.

Most Haunted Live, Prague: Virgin Media/Living TV Czech Republic

2010: Executive Producer of 4 x 4hr live transmissions daily from 4 different locations in and around the city of Prague. This involved 25 cameras and 146 crew moving from location to location daily.

Most Haunted Live, Norfolk: Virgin Media/Living TV UK

2010: Executive Producer of 8 x 4hr live consecutive transmissions. A large OB with CTV in some of the worst snow we have seen for years. Based on a WWII aerodrome in the wilds of Norfolk.

FHM Magazine/Bauer Media

2009: Consultant Producer developing a one hour comedy special with FHM Magazine.

Virgin Media/Living TV

2009 Egypt: Consultant Executive Producer for a documentary special from the Great Pyramids at Giza.

Live Halloween Event, Morecambe: Virgin Media/Living TV

2009: Executive Producer of 7 x 4hr live consecutive transmissions. This event involved 16 locations, the Morecambe Grand Theatre and a cast and crew of 128.

Death In Venice: Virgin Media/Living TV Italy

2009 Venice: Producer & Director of 2 x 2hr specials with Paul O’Grady looking at the history and legends surrounding the Venetian lagoon. One week shoot with 2 cameras.

Chefs and the City: UKTV Food

2008: Producer & Director of 6 part cooking competition shot around the UK with Hardeep Singh Kohli.

My School Musical Dance Competition: Disney

2008: Director This was a one off special for Disney Europe featuring teenagers battling to become My School Musical Champs.

The World Stands Up: Paramount Comedy Channel UK & USA

2006/7: Director of three series of this stand up comedy show with 64 acts per series.

2003 – 2006

Company Director Maidstone Studios Ltd

Overseeing development and production at the studios delivering programming and broadcast facilities to the major networks in the UK and abroad.

1997 – 2003

Vice President of Production Flextech/Telewest (Now Virgin Media)

Responsible for all original production generated for the Flextech bouquet of channels (which includes Living, Bravo, Trouble and Challenge). I produced programming for the Flextech/BBC joint venture channels, UK Gold etc. Under the banner of Flextech Productions. The department offered its services as a production company entering into co-production projects with Channel 5, Channel 4 and the BBC. Because of the volume of programming required by the channels I was also responsible for employing, briefing and monitoring independent production companies (e.g. Wall to Wall, Endemol, Bazal, Tiger Aspect and Rapido).
I managed the launch of channels for Flextech and oversaw channel re launches.

I also ran all of the Telewest local programming and had responsibility for Flextech’s production facilities which included a multi channel digital broadcast facility servicing Poland this ultimately was taken over by UPC/Canal +.

Within my remit was the enhancement of programming to meet the needs of the broadband digital age. Any programming undertaken was designed with web support and, where possible, an interactive capability via the net and sms technologies.

1994 – 1997

Deputy Group Controller of Entertainment Yorkshire Tyne Tees (Granada)

This involved the management of a Department which was responsible for major network productions such as BRUCE’S PRICE IS RIGHT, A TOUCH OF FROST and COUNTDOWN. At the time, this department had an annual budget of circa £15 million. Additionally, I was responsible for attracting new projects to the department and had secured commissions from Channel 4, Channel 5, Flextech (Challenge TV) and a re-commission for a third series of Bruce’s Price is Right. I believe I accelerated Yorkshire-Tyne Tees Television from a dormant position in entertainment television to a dynamic and recognised contributor of quality, broad based programming (within six months of joining the company I had attracted 2 x 17 episode ITV network commissions). I was also lucky enough to undertake various overseas projects dealing with the global communications market.

1986 – 1994

I joined the BBC as an Assistant Floor Manager and quickly became a Production Manager in the L.E. Department. The next move was to Director and then Producer. Some of the shows I either produced or directed are:

The Fast Show, Noel Edmonds House Party, Top of the Pops, Song for Europe, The Wogan Show, Notes and Queries, Christmas in Europe, The Children’s Royal Variety Performance and The Olivier Awards.

I production managed the Bafta Awards, the Brits, Russ Abbot, Entertainment USA, Noel’s Christmas Presents and many more.

Pre BBC Career

Skills and Attributes


BA Hons Middlesex University