Great Takes Television Ltd. is an established independent production company whose ongoing commissions range from a twelve part series for Anglia TV on farming and food production in the Second World War, to a documentary about the revival of Orthodoxy in Russia. We have also just won a Best Regional Factual Entertainment Award for another series, A Victorian Winter, presented by Paul Heiney. We have various corporate and non-broadcast projects in development and are based in Norwich.  

Bill Smith
Head of Production (Norwich)


Before establishing Great Takes TV, Bill produced a wide range of programming for regional and network television. His network credits include Paradise Ploughed (A Survival special with David Bellamy), The Food War, and Father Oleg, Mother Russia for ITV and Channel 4.

As part of Anglia TV's Regional output, Bill produced a diverse slate of programmes, ranging from current affairs and light entertainment, to rural and natural history programmes. He also produced Go Fishing with John Wilson for several years.

  Bill Dod
Creative Director and New Business (London)


As well as appearing on terrestrial and satellite television, Bill has written, directed and presented travel programmes throughout Europe. He has extensive experience of corporate television and fronts TV training courses for the BBC. He is a regular presenter on Sky Travel.

  Leigh Emmerson
Technical and Programme Producer (London)


Leigh is an experienced producer, director and editor. He has worked on programmes for Channel 5, Meridian and UKTV both on location and in the studio as producer/director. He also has edited corporate programmes for the AA, IBM, Mars, Packard Bell and Bank of Scotland. He runs all our post production facilities on our own Avid suite.


Angela Rippon
One of our presenters on
Local Heroes for BBC East

A Victorian Winter
Award Winner: Best Regional
Factual Entertainment Series

The Return of the Icon
From our collection of
retail videos
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