Jun 17 , 2020

Masterclass: The Making of Kilimanjaro: The Bigger Red Nose Climb and The Heat Is On: Sport Relief

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

The making of... is a new 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. Time will be allowed for audience questions, so you will get to ask the makers of some of your favourite programmes exactly how they did it.

This session looks at the making of Kilimanjaro: The Bigger Red Nose Climb and The Heat Is On: Sport Relief with Tom Hutchings and Michael Perry.


Tom Hutchings is an executive producer at Shine TV. He oversees Celebrity Hunted and for the past two years has developed ideas for the BBC and Comic Relief which saw Kilimanjaro: The Bigger Red Nose Climb and The Heat Is On: Sport Relief air as their campaign headline documentaries in 2019 and 2020.

Michael Perry is a freelance producer / director who worked on Kilimanjaro: The Bigger Red Nose Climb and The Heat is On: Sport Relief. Over the last 5 years he has worked on some of Shine TV’s biggest productions including The Heist, Hunted and The Island with Bear Grylls. He was also part of the team for series one of BBC2’s Race Across the World.

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.