Richard Bradley - Managing Director

Richard has overseen the creation and production of popular and ambitious television spanning documentary, history, science, scripted, comedy and children’s.  He has helped devise shows such as the children’s classic Horrible Histories (CBBC) Victorian Farm (BBC Two), Days that Shook the World (BBC Two), Pompeii New Secrets Revealed with Mary Beard (BBC1), World of Weird (C4).   With many years expertise in high-end co-production with the world’s leading broadcasters, Richard has pioneered production relationships in Asia, particularly in China where Lion has built over a decade of award-winning success.   Richard continues to EP and enjoys working with key television talent such as Mary Beard, Monty Don, Raymond Blanc, and Kate Humble.  Richard’s work has won numerous UK and international awards from BAFTAs, British Comedy Awards to Emmy’s, the Prix Jeunesse and the Golden Rose.  

Richard started his career as at Longman Publishing where he edited fiction and history before joining the BBC on its prestigious Production Trainee Scheme. At the BBC he twice won Emmy Awards’s for his work as a director and series producer on programmes including Timewatch (BBC Two) and Forty Minutes (BBC Two), Children’s Hospital (BBC One) and Defence of the Realm (BBC One). 

Richard first worked as a teacher in the Western Highlands of Kenya, before attending Cambridge University where he won the Gladstone Prize for History. He’s the author of best-selling book Missionaries.  Richard is a board member of the World Congress of Science and Factual Producers, a tutor on the Documentary Campus, and a Trustee of People and Planet.