A proud, Manchester based, INDEPENDENT television production company – We are TITLE ROLE PRODUCTIONS, uk

Title Role Productions have been producing compelling, world renowned television since 2005. We pride ourselves on great stories, told with journalistic integrity and visual flair.

Just as importantly, we care about the people, places and organisations that we work with. Our productions are often delivered on a big scale, but sometimes it’s the smallest details which prove to be the most telling.

Hundreds of hours of broadcast television and counting, we’ve broadcast into 200+ territories right around the world!

It’s not just what we create, it’s how we create it!

The vital ingredient is the people Title Role involves in creating its programmes & the stories those people tell. Our teams live & breathe this ethos & get the best possible films on screen as a result. Title Role has a long history of creating ground-breaking, thought-provoking films & has been recognised by industry nominations and academy & RTS awards.

Heads of Department

Helen Tonge

Managing Director & Executive Producer
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Helen set up Title Role Productions alongside Ian in 2005. Over the years Title Role has established a strong reputation for high quality and thought provoking content, several of the company’s long running series have received Royal Television Society and Australian Academy Awards. Helen executive produced a wide range of series and one-off documentaries at Title Role, which have been successful both in the UK and around the world, with the ‘Crimes That Shook’ brand transmitting into over 200 territories. Some of Helen’s shows include Casualty at Christmas’ an upcoming Christmas Fixed Rig special and a two-part series: ‘British Airways: 100 years in the sky’ for Channel 5, BBC3’s ‘Paedophile Hunters: The rise of the Vigilantes’ and a new international series on ‘The World’s Most Extreme Families’ alongside our international crime format: ‘Crimes That Shook Australia’ (Foxtel).

Ian Bradshaw

Technical Director
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RTS award winner, Co-founder and Technical Director of Title Role Ian Bradshaw has had a distinguished career in television production spanning over twenty years. Ian as part of his career has filmed everything from Documentaries, Sport and News and before setting up Title Role had various camera roles at ITV over a 10-year period. Ian has worked with people with the highest of profiles including HRH Prince Charles, Theresa May and Tony Blair. Ian now as Technical Director oversees all parts of the company’s technical needs from camera to programme delivery.

Nick Broughall

Series Producer
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Nick’s TV career began at Granada TV in 1998 working in the region’s newsroom.  He has since worked for numerous companies including ITV and Endemol and made programmes for a host of international broadcasters. At Title Role, he has been responsible for taking a leading role in the successful factual franchises ‘Crimes that Shook Britain’ and ‘Crimes that Shook Australia’.  He has a wealth of experience brokering access to high profile institutions including numerous Police forces around the world as well as blue chip companies such as British Airways. He has developed a reputation for impeccable factual accuracy, sensitivity and has interviewed a range of high profile contributors including Doreen Lawrence and Theresa May.

David Kavanagh

Head of Development
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David has been with Title Role since 2014 and oversees the development team. With extensive experience within the production sector, he has been instrumental in bringing Title Role into new and exciting genres and is responsible for winning a range of high profile commissions including ‘Casualty at Christmas’ a fixed rig special, a two-part series: ‘British Airways: 100 years in the sky’ for Channel 5, BBC3’s ‘Paedophile Hunters: The rise of the Vigilantes’ and an international series on ‘The World’s Most Extraordinary Families’. We have a raft of exciting shows currently in production, ranging from crime abroad, consumer, science and access docs within national institutions.

Katie Conoby

Social Media and PR Manager
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Katie started out working in TV after completing a Post Graduate degree in Radio and TV Journalism at Leeds uni. Her first job in telly was working on '100 Greatest Albums', a list show for Channel 4 where she interviewed Noel Gallagher and Paul Weller - needless to say she was off to a great start! Not always so rock and roll, Katie's career progressed to work on a range of programming from Current Affairs through to Observational Documentaries, Factual and Children's. Some key credits include 'The One Show' and 'Inside Out North West' for BBC, 'Dispatches', 'One Born Every Minute' for Channel 4 and 'Addicted to Surrogacy' for Channel 4's First Cut strand, 'Tonight with Trevor McDonald' for ITV, and 'Blue Peter' on CBBC. Katie has also worked on BBC Radio 5 Live's Drivetime show as a freelance Broadcast Journalist. Katie now works as our Social Media Manager here at Title Role and keeps across the company's social media and PR. She's always looking for great content for our social platforms, ways to promote the programmes we make and ways to showcase the great teams of people that we have working here.

Andrew O'Donnell (Odi)

Technical Supervisor
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Before joining Title Role Odi worked at the BBC on various Current Affairs programmes including Rip Off Britain where he had a range or roles from technical through to production. Odi is Ian's right hand man here at Title Role and is responsible for a wide range of technical jobs from shooting to editing, graphics to all aspect of Post Production. Odi is also secretly afraid of birds... apparently!  

Kirsty Higginbottom

Production Executive
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With over 30 years in the industry Kirsty Joined title role in February 2018. Prior to Joining Title Role Kirsty was Head of Production Finance  - Non Scripted for ITV Kirsty has worked in most genres within Production Management and Finance: Drama Series, Soaps, Comedy, Factual ,Entertainment and Daytime. She brings to Title Role solid experience having seen the market change over the years she understands the importance of sustainability within a portfolio. In addition to the depth of experience she also brings to the team, humour and a can do attitude. Key to success is understanding the market and ensuing you have the best team “ you’re only as good as the team around you “  

Owen Brown

Finance Manager