Bill Locke - Director of Specialist Factual

Since joining Lion Bill has made programmes on everything from the birth of Athenian Democracy to the Eurovision Song Contest.

Now, as Director of Specialist Factual he focuses on history, science, archaeology, arts and documentary for broadcasters all over the world - covering diverse subjects from Chinese Emperors to Syrian schoolchildren, newly discovered fossils to Vincent van Gogh’s ear; in styles from drama-documentary to presenter led investigations, studio competitions to ob docs, living history to full animation. 

Bill is very experienced at working on co-productions – in the last five years he has made films for BBC, C4, ITV, Five, Sky, ARTE, History Channel, Nat Geo, Smithsonian, PBS, TRT (Turkey), Jiangsu Broadcasting Corporation and CCTV10. 

Bill also enjoys working with presenters – in the last year he’s worked with Joann Fletcher on Immortal Egypt; Richard Fortey on Nature's Wonderlands; Kate Humble, Ant Anstead, Jing Lusi and the Hairy Bikers on Chinese New Year; Jeremy Paxman on Van Gogh’s Ear and Gregg Wallace on Time Commanders.