May 28 , 2020

Industry Greats Masterclass: Doug Hope, Exec Producer, BBC Natural History

  • When: 28th May 2020, 11:30-12:45
  • Organised by: ScreenSkills
  • Location: Online
  • Price: Free
  • Age: 18+

The natural history genre is on the rise – with every major broadcaster wanting a piece of the action. In this session Doug Mackay-Hope an executive producer at the BBC Natural History Unit and former head of the development team. In this session he talks and takes questions about how and why this phenomenon is happening, what the future holds and how you can get involved in this exciting television genre.


Doug Mackay-Hope's credits include Deadly 60, Big Blue Live and has over 100 other television credits to his name. He has worked across the board including children’s TV, all major American Broadcasters as well the UK terrestrial channels, including BBC One and Two.

This event is supported by the ScreenSkills Television Skills Fund which invests in training for the freelance television workforce thanks to contributions from the BBC, Channel 4 and Channel 5.

It is part of a ScreenSkills programme managed by the Indie Training Fund to support freelancers to upskill and stay connected, helping keep the industry resilient in these difficult times.

This session will take place online via Zoom. Click ‘get ticket’ to reserve your place: you must login or register before you are able to get a ticket for this event. A booking confirmation with a joining link to the session will be sent to you via email.

If you are no longer able to use your ticket, we ask you to please contact so that we can release your place. Our sessions are often oversubscribed, so we’d like to give other freelancers the opportunity to fill available spots. Thank you for your consideration.