Meredith started off his career in news and current affairs and then moved into documentary and factual entertainment. He produced the first UK series of Survivor, Pop Idol and I’m a Celebrity and he created the living-history series Lads Army. Before joined RDF in October 2022, he was MD at Electric Ray and prior to that he was Creative Director at Twenty Twenty where he created the BAFTA-winning series First Dates. He spent five years as Commissioning Editor at Channel 4 where he ran the prestigious Cutting Edge documentary strand and commissioned The Secret Millionaire. Meredith lives in Brighton.
Meet the Team
In November 2022, Matt took up the role of Head of Development for the RDF Group (RDF, RDF West & Remarkable Factual).
Prior to that he was Head of Development for Remarkable Factual where notable commissions included The Big Interiors Battle (C4), Lost Worlds with Ben Fogle: Detroit & Lost Worlds with Ben Fogle: Cyprus (Five), The Chernobyl Disaster (Five), and a soon to be announced primetime mini-series for ITV1.
Before joining Remarkable, Matt was Development Executive at Optomen and was responsible for co-creating Sort Your Life Out (BBC One), Highlife (C4), and Big Block Overhaul (HGTV) – the company’s first series commission for an American cable network.
Matt’s previous roles included a period at Boomerang, where he secured commissions including the BAFTA award winning Big Zuu’s Big Eats (Dave); Lime Pictures, where he co-created True Love Or True Lies (MTV); and a three year stint down under at ITV Studios Australia where he helped create local versions of formats including Love Island, Hell’s Kitchen and The Chase.
Rosa started her PM career working on Eurotrash with Jean Paul Gaultier and Antoine de Caunes for several series. From here she moved on to work for an American satellite channel (The Family Channel) before being brought in to work on the launch of SMTV/CDUK. She graduated to become Production Executive for Zenith and oversaw various live studio projects and music programmes such as Re:covered. Joining RDF in 2004 Rosa has worked across many different genres and programmes ranging from Scrapheap Challenge, Collectaholics, Eat Well for Less? and 100 Year Old Drivers through to Secret Life of 4, 5 and 6 Year Olds.
Nick began his career at Maverick Television as a Technical Assistant working across the inhouse edit suites and camera department. Over seven years he progressed to Technical Co-ordinator, and then to London Facilities Manager, working across shows including; How To Look Good Naked, 10 Years Younger, and Embarrassing Bodies. He left there to work as an Account Executive at Shooting Partners overseeing projects such as; 10’000 BC, Hunted (series 1) and The Changing Room.
Since Nick joined RDF in 2016, he has led the technical department from managing the in-house edits and resources, to streamlining workflows and supervising the technical requirements for productions including; The Secret Life of 4 & 5 Year olds, Shipwrecked, The Crystal Maze, and RDF’s first UHD production, Sing: Ultimate A Capella for Sky.
Grainne started her career in TV as an Audience Coordinator on the Dara O'Briain fronted show The Panel for RTE. She then worked across various RTE productions such as The Podge and Rodge show before making the move to London. During her many years working in both studio and casting, Grainne worked on shows such as All Star Mr and Mrs, Take Me Out, Let's Dance for Sport Relief, Got to Dance, Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Jon Richardson Grows Up, The Voice and many (many!) quiz and game shows. Her last job in casting was on the wonderful Secret Life of 4 Year Olds at RDF before moving into recruitment and headhunting. After 6 years with People in Production, Grainne returned to RDF as a Talent Manager, where she now job shares with Kathryn Morris, splitting their time across the week.
Dorsa creates and develops original ideas before making them in production. Prior to joining RDF she was at STV Studios where she co-created BBC One’s Bridge of Lies and worked on Discovery+’s Written in the Stars. Before that she held positions at ITV (working on Saturday Night Takeaway), Expectation, Twofour and 12 Yard. When she's not making telly, Dorsa enjoys going to art exhibitions, listening to Kano and reading romance novels.
Jo began her television career in 1997 when she joined LWT after spending 9 years as a Press Officer for the Metropolitan Police. Jo enjoyed 15 happy years at ITV working on a varied output from Trinny and Susannah to Katie Price. She was involved in setting up the first series of I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! and spent many memorable times in Australia on subsequent series. Jo joined RDF in 2011 as an Executive Producer and later as Head of Popular Factual. She looked after Shipwrecked and many series of Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents as well as Eat Well For Less. Jo relocated to the RDF West Bristol office in 2015 and was appointed Managing Director in January 2022.
Angela started her career in television in 1989 at Watershed Television in Bristol. As a freelancer for many years, Angela has worked on a variety of factual, natural history, documentary and reality programmes, for all the major broadcasters in both the UK and Internationally. She became Head of Production at Touch Productions in 2004, joined Love West in 2007 then Diverse in 2009, coming to RDF in 2010 when the two companies merged. She oversees all the output from RDF West, from Man vs Wild, to Inside the National Trust, Bush Pilots, the For Less? shows, Dickinsons Real Deal, Only Connect, Tipping Point and Million Pound Motorhomes.
Heather started her TV career as an intern at Thames Television, before becoming office runner at a small indie. She joined RDF in 2000 as a Production Co-ordinator, moving up to Production Manager two years later and working on a wide variety of documentaries and factual entertainment series including Faking It, Shipwrecked and Eat Well For Less. In 2015, Heather joined RDF West in Bristol as a Production Executive.
With over 25 years industry experience, Emily‘s professional journey began in 1996 with a degree in Time-Based Media during which she worked as a ‘Black Thunder’ Station Promoter and VO for the GWR radio Group, and a corporate Runner. After graduating, she continued in broadcast radio, reporting on traffic as the ‘Eye in the Sky’ and then advertising at Galaxy 101! Emily then made a jump into telly landing her first job as an HTV West Researcher on Entertainment studio shows; A Trip in the Cosmic Buggy, 2bdiscovered.com and The Index. Next was BBC Bristol and BBC Wales working on a range of genres including Fact Ent formats, Flog it! and The Bachelor, Obs-Docs Pay Off Your Mortgage and Safe as Houses, and Children’s Totally Doctor Who. Emily joined RDF in 2006 stepping up to AP on Popular Factual formats; Anthea Turner’s Perfect Housewife, Eating with the Enemy and Rosemary Shrager’s School for Cooks.
During a career break to raise a family, Emily transitioned into Talent Management and after 7 years at TV Teams, returned to RDF in 2017 where she has successfully headed up the talent desk in Bristol since. Working with senior teams, credits include sourcing off-screen editorial talent for all the major broadcasters on our most successful shows, including Eat Well and Shop Well for Less, My New Greek Life, Tipping Point, Dickinson’s Real Deal, Million Pound Motorhomes, Alison and Larry: Billericay to Barry and Outback Brits. Emily is committed to attracting and developing relationships with the very best talent from entry-level to execs. She has a genuine passion for helping to support talent develop their broadcasting careers. Emily also frequently lectures entry-level students on how to get into TV.