Kingdom ITV1 - Production Sound Mixer
ITV drama for Sunday evenings starring Stephen Fry, screened in early 2007. Starred Stephen Fry as Peter Kingdom, a Norfolk solicitor who is coping with family, colleagues, and the strange locals who come to him for legal assistance. The first series was aired in 2007 and averaged six million viewers per week.
Cromer Pier Show - Sound Consultant
The celebrated only end of the pier show in the world! The pavilion theatre is now the only theatre at the end of a pier that produces it's own show every summer and Christmas. It provides an eclectic blend of great pop music, breath taking West End ballads, speciality acts and humour from top comedians.
The Theatre has around 500 seats making for an intimate experience which draws on quality acts to provide a memorable and heart warming experience.
Thursford Christmas Spectacular - Head of Sound
A cast of 120 performers, over 80 shows throughout November and December playing to in excess of 150,000 people the Thursford Christmas Spectacular truly is a phenomenon. Over 140 sound sources including strings, woodwind, brass, solo singers, a 40 strong choir, and an original Wurlitzer cinema organ saved from the Leeds Odeon! In addition to this, 64 channels of Shure UHF-R radio mics to cope with the highly dynamic staging. All mixed via a Yamaha PM5D expanded with two DSP5Ds to cope with the number of channels required for this extraordinary production.
Time Team C4 - Sound Recordist
One of the programmes I always wanted to work on, I've been fortunate enough to have a chance to work with the team on a couple of special editions of the popular archaeology programme the first about a Saxon ship burial in Essex, the other a feature on Boudicea. OK so we weren't up to our necks in mud on either of these but it was great to meet and work with Tony Robinson and Mick Aston who being accustomed to having Steve Shearn and Steve Bowden on sound were amused to meet another 'Steve' on sound!
2004 / 2010
Hidden Paintings of the East BBC2 - Sound Recordist
Meera Syal searches for the hidden paintings which reveal the extraordinary story of a Norfolk Prince. At the heart of the film is the story of Frederick Duleep Singh, son of the Last Maharaja of the Punjab. Despite being disinherited by the British Establishment, he spent his life trying to become one of them. The story unfolds through an extraordinary collection of paintings that he bought - bargain hunt style - from the landed gentry, and then donated to the nation.
Wavelength Films Summer 2011
Countrywise Kitchen ITV1 - Sound Rescordist
Countryside, cooking, what's not to like about a job like this! well there was getting attacked by those honey bees in Yorkshire, but aside from that a wonderful spring and summer spent in good company. The viewing figures were good as well!
Blood on His Hands - Sound Mixer/Designer
In a historic trial, James Taylor must choose whether his brother's murderer is sentenced to death or spend the rest of his life in prison. It was a great privilege to be asked by Justin Coleman to work on the sound design for his award winning film. I took responsibility for both location sound and post production working closely with Justin to create the finished product.
Wavelength Films 2007
Alice in Wonderland Sky Arts - Sound Supervisor
The famous Chicken Shed Theatre Company's work with children of all abilities was exemplified by this production which was recorded for Sky Television and broadcast on their Artsworld channel. A DVD is also to be released shortly. From the Sound Supervisors point of view it required liaison with the in house sound department and organisation of my own crew to provide splits and feeds of the house band and vocal mixes to supplement my own mic plot. In all it was quite a challenge in the short space of time available.
Top Gear BBC - Sound Recordist
The motoring magazine programme for BBC2 which has become a global brand. There is really not much more I can say but driving around the lotus test track with James May and Vicky Butler-Henderson was quite an experience. Who was fastest? I'm sworn to secrecy!