broadcast production credits - producer director

  • Martin J O Hughes - Combat Ships

    Combat Ships

    Broadcaster - History Channel

    Production Company - Woodcut Media Ltd. - Eastleigh - August/September 2016

  • ...Maritime weaponary & technology at its best...

    This was a great project on a series with a fantastic premise. Martin got to indulge his love of all things military. He travelled to numerous sites of historical significance & directed sequences for various episodes across the series.

  • Martin J O Hughes - Various

    Ancient Black Ops, Evolution of Evil, Animal Black Ops, Ancient Assasins

    Broadcasters - Discovery/AHC/Animal Planet/History Channel

    Production Company - World Media Rights - Hammersmith London - October 2015 to June 2016

  • ...A new role (supervising post production producer) with added responsibility for final online & delivery of entire series...

    All aspects of post-production were overseen by Martin, including the final online, delivery tech specs & sign-off on multiple 10-part drama documentary series.

  • Martin J O Hughes - War In The Pacific

    War In The Pacific in HD

    Broadcaster - Discovery/AHC

    Production Company - World Media Rights - Hammersmith London - February 2015 to May 2015

  • ...A classic full-blown HD archive extravaganza with the best archive & stunningly high production values...

    Archive-based documentary - using extensive archive HD colour library footage. Martin made the series finale which had the highest colour content & striking period film. The emphasis was on poignant imagery, score & a highly-developed script - harking back to a more traditional style of programme making.

  • Martin J O Hughes - Black Ops 2

    Black Ops Series 2

    Broadcaster - Discovery/AHC

    Production Company - World Media Rights - Hammersmith London - September 2013 to March 2014

  • ...The trilling story of the most daring military raids of all time, undertaken by the elite special forces of the world...

    Drama documentary - using extensive dramatic reconstruction, archive, interviews & innovative location filming. Mostly DOP shot using actors, Martin also undertook some of the drama cinematography - especially the foreign reconstructions. Wrote & directed 2 episodes - including the episodes on The Japanese Embassy Siege as well as Operation Viking Hammer in Iraq in 2004. All shot on Canon C300 & Canon DSLRs with specialist lenses.

  • Martin J O Hughes - Rise of the Nazi Party

    Rise of the Nazi Party

    Broadcaster - Discovery Channel

    Production Company - World Media Rights - Hammersmith London - January 2013 to July 2013

  • ...The inside track on the criminal conspiracy behind the most feared regime in history - how did Adolf Hitler make the Germans complicit in the horror of Nazism?...

    Drama documentary - using extensive dramatic reconstruction, archive, interviews & innovative location filming. Mostly DOP shot using actors, Martin also operated camera & helped determine the visiual look of the series - including the use of "Tilt Shift" & "Lens Baby" photography. Wrote & directed 2 episodes - including the series opener & episode 4. All shot on Canon C300, XF305 & Canon 7D & 5D with specialist lenses.

  • Martin J O Hughes - Mafia's Greatest Hits

    mafia's greatest hits

    Broadcaster - National Geographic Channel, Yesterday Channel

    Production Company - World Media Rights - Hammersmith London - June 2011 to January 2012

  • ...Life on the streets with the American Mob is never going to be pretty...this series is the story of the most famous Mafia rub-outs ever & the Mobsters who paid the price in blood...

    Drama documentary - mixing dramatic reconstruction, archive, interviews & location filming. Wrote, directed & filmed 3 episodes - Joe Colombo, Roy Demeo & Carmine Galante. All shot on Canon XF305 with Letus prime lens adapter.

  • Martin J O Hughes - Secret War

    secret war

    Broadcaster - Yesterday Channel

    Production Company - World Media Rights - Hammersmith London - December 2010 to May 2011

  • ...The fascinating stories of the spies, agents & saboteurs of S.O.E. who "set Europe ablaze" in World War 2...

    Documentary - mixing dramatic reconstruction, archive, interviews & location filming. Self shot on Canon DSLRs, Sony DSR & Z1. Location filming in Italy & Belgium. Wrote, filmed & directed the episodes Hardy Amies - Operation Ratweek, The SAS Italian Job & The Banker & The Bomb.

  • Martin J O Hughes - Nazi Collaborators

    Nazi Collaborators

    Broadcaster - Discovery Military Channel, ZDF, Yesterday Channel

    Production Company - World Media Rights - Hammersmith London - June 2010 to December 2010

  • life was never black & white under occupation - many sided with the enemy. But...Why?...

    Documentary - mixing rarely-seen archive with interviews & location filming. Self shot on Canon DSLRs, Sony DSR & Z1. Wrote, filmed & directed the episodes Leon Degrelle - The Belgian Collaborator, Vidkun Quisling & The "Jews" who fought for Hitler.

  • Martin J O Hughes - Warbirds Over Europe

    Warbirds over Europe - The Fighters

    Broadcaster - Discovery Channel

    Production Company - Gemini Pictures - Teddington London - January 2010 to June 2010

  • ...From the Spitfire to the P51...the emotive tale of the young fighter pilots & their machines who saved Britain in the summer of 1940 & went on to liberate Europe's skies. Classic fighter aircraft in glorious HD & with amazing aerial footage...

    Historical Documentary - Flagship HD Theatre 60-minute aviation documentary commemorating the Battle of Britain - narrated by Hollywood star Sir Patrick Stewart.

  • Martin J O Hughes - Nazi Hunters

    Nazi Hunters

    Broadcaster - Yesterday Channel

    Production Company - World Media Rights - Hammersmith London - July 2009 to January 2010

  • ...the amazing tale of those who refused to let the Nazis escape their crimes & who hunted them to the ends of the earth...

    Historical Documentary - Archive, interviews & reconstruction. Mail on Saturday “Highlight of the week” review. 5 Stars from the Daily Mail. Exec produced by Bafta and Emmy award-winner Matthew Barratt. Increased audience share in the 9pm slot by 30%. Directed 6 programmes.

  • Martin J O Hughes - WW2 in Colour HD

    WW2 in Colour & HD

    Broadcaster - Discovery Channel

    Production Company - Nugus/Martin Productions & World Media Rights - London - October 2008 to July 2009

  • ...Bafta-nominated landmark series that told an epic story in a new & innovative way. Native colour archive footage was mixed with colourised period footage to show the reality of the 2nd World War in un-paralelled graphic detail...

    Historical Documentary - Bafta-nominated series. Produced on 12 episodes & directed episode 13 awarded 4 stars by the Daily Mail. The series was a huge international success & sold to many countries.

  • Martin J O Hughes - Royal International Air Tattoo

    RIAT 2007 & 2008

    Production Company - Gemini Pictures - Teddington London - Summer 2007 to March 2008

  • ...The RAF Benevolent Fund's massive annual international air display, The Royal International Air Tattoo. For two years host broadcaster Gemini Pictures covered the fast jets & propeller-powered warbirds at this adrenalin-fuelled airshow...

    Aviation - Wrote, directed & produced coverage and used specialist knowledge of aviation filmmaking.

  • Martin J O Hughes - Weaponology

    Weaponology

    Broadcaster - Discovery Channel

    Production Company - Flashback TV - London - October 2006 to March 2007

  • ...The history of some of the most awesome weapons ever invented...the key moments, inter-connections and predecessors that lead to the weapon's genesis...

    Popular History & Science - Wrote, directed & produced 2 hour-long episodes in popular 13-part series Episode 4 - Artillery & Episode 10 - Frags, Pineapples & RPGs.

  • Martin J O Hughes - Battleplan

    Battleplan

    Broadcaster - Discovery Channel

    Production Company - Nugus/Martin Productions - London - June 2004 to September 2006

  • ...forensic analysis of two contrasting historic battles - comparing the tactics, weapons & planning used...

    Popular History & Science - Wrote, directed & produced 2 hour-long episodes in popular 13-part series Episode 4 - Artillery & Episode 10 - Frags, Pineapples & RPGs.

  • Martin J O Hughes - Flying Legends

    Flying Legends & RIAT 2003

    Production Company - Red Admiral Productions - Oxford - Summer 2003

  • ...two of the most prestigious airshows in Europe with behind-the-scenes footage & stunning air-to-air & ground-to-air footage...

    Aviation - Wrote, directed & produced coverage & used specialist aviation filmmaking expertise.

  • Martin J O Hughes - Discovery Wings

    Discovery Wings on Location - Biggin Hill

    Broadcaster - Discovery Wings

    Production Company - Perspective Productions - Twickenham London - Summer 2001

  • ...Aviation VT inserts & short-form films for a day of aviation-based programming...

    Aviation - Produced & location directed programme segments & researched & developed episode ideas.

production credits - Producer & associate producer

  • Martin J O Hughes - Scrapheap Challenge

    Scrapheap Challenge

    Broadcaster - Channel 4

    Production Company - RDF Media - London - June 2003 to June 2004

  • ...whacky teams of barmy fabricators & bodgers cobble together mad-cap machines & contraptions solely from junk in just one day...then race them!

    Popular Science - Produced & location directed programme segments & researched & developed episode ideas.

  • Martin J O Hughes - The Air Show

    The Air Show

    Broadcaster - BBC2

    Production Company - BBC - White City London - April 2000 to October 2000

  • ...popular primetime factual magazine series all about the world of aviation around the globe...

    Aviation - Produced & location directed short programme segments, developed other story ideas, found contributors & worked closely with the M.O.D. & other official bodies. Presenter-led programming.

  • Martin J O Hughes - Battle of Britain 60

    Battle of Britain 60

    Broadcaster - BBC1

    Production Company - BBC - White City London - April 2000 to October 2000

  • ...60th anniversary coverage of the Battle of Britain hosted by David Dimbleby. An outside broadcast with documentary VT inserts...

    History - Researched programme segments, located veterans, developed segment ideas & produced short VTs.

digital media production credits

  • Scale War Machines

    Scale War Machines

    www.scalewarmachines.com

    Production Company - Craftbox Media Ltd - London - April 2012 to December 2012

  • Researched, created & built www.scalewarmachines.com - a multimedia website & web TV channel targeting model makers & military history enthusiasts.

  • As part of his media company, Craftbox Media Ltd, Martin founded the specialist interest website & TV channel Scale War Machines. It combines his love of model making with his passion for military history. Martin uses his broadcast skills to make compelling content for this niche audience.

writing credits & development

  • World Media Rights Ltd, London. 2012 - Researched & developed a series for Discovery on mapcap weapons of war. Successful commission.

  • RDF Media Ltd, London. November to January 2003 - Researched & developed a major series on inventions & engineering.

  • Cicada Films, London. September to October 2003 - Researched & developed historical & engineering-based programming.

  • Perspective Productions Ltd, London. February 2003 - Researched & wrote treatment for 6-part engineering series.

  • WRITER - 48hrs in Toulouse, The Independent newspaper. April 2003 - Researched & wrote practical travel article.

  • WRITER - France Inside Out website, BBC Education, London. January 2000 - Researched & wrote website content.

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