Jun 30 , 2020

Masterclass: The making of Channel 4's 60 Days on the Streets with Ben Mitchell and Jamie Seal

  • When: 30th Jun 2020, 17:00-18:00
  • Organised by: ScreenSkills
  • Location: Online
  • Price: Free
  • Age: 18+

The making of... is a strand of masterclasses that goes behind the scenes of some of Britain’s most popular and critically acclaimed tv series. Two of the programme’s key producers will discuss the mechanics of making the series plus some of the challenges they had to face along the way. Followed by audience questions, you will get to ask the makers of some of your favourite programmes, how they did it.

This session looks at the making of Channel 4's 60 Days on the Streets with exec producer Ben Mitchell and series producer/director Jamie Seal.


Ben Mitchell is Director of Programmes at Boundless Productions, where he works across a slate of programmes including Grand Designs, Love in the Countryside, Kevin McCloud’s Rough Guide to the Future and Grierson-nominated 60 Days on the Streets. While at Shine TV, Ben co-developed and executive produced the BAFTA and RTS award-winning series The Island with Bear Grylls for Channel 4. With 20 years experience in the industry, he has also produced and directed many successful popular-factual formats, including Shipwrecked, Undercover Boss, Ladette to Lady, The Hotel and Kevin McCloud’s Man Made Home.

Jamie Seal is an award-winning series producer and director, with 16 years experience making factual television. He specialises in producing blue-chip series for the BBC and Ch4. Previous credits include The Secret Millionaire, 999: What’s Your Emergency?, An Hour To Save Your Life, Hotel India, How To Get A Council House, Surgeons: At the Edge of Life and 60 Days On The Streets.

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 support@screenskills.com 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.