The Tribe

Senior Team

Jessie Anderson

Production Manager

Jessie joined One Tribe TV in 2015, working across development, production and post production. Before joining One Tribe she worked in live programming at ITV and also worked in pre-production research and development across a range of projects.

Jessie studied at the University of West London and has a BA (Hons) degree in Television and Radio Broadcasting.

Since joining, as well as working on various co-productions, corporate projects and taster shoots for One Tribe TV set both in the UK and abroad, Jessie has worked on both BAFTA nominated series of 'Extreme Wales with Richard Parks', BBC Obs Doc 'Richard Parks on Everest', the 2017/2018 / 2018/2019 ONE Show films, our BBC regional / BBC4 Documentary ‘Civilisations: The Remains of Slavery', BBC1’s 'The Truth About Antibiotcs', and Channel 4’s 'Inside The Bomb Squad.

Aisling O'Hagan

Head of Development

With over 20 years’ experience in media, Aisling has worked in a wide variety of genres including live TV, children’s, comedy, reality and popular factual. Trained as a features journalist on The Daily Mail and Daily Telegraph she wrote 10 children’s books (including 8 Thunderbirds stories) - before moving into TV current affairs and then onto The Big Breakfast, where she launched the careers of the Irish puppets Zig and Zag. She was also part of the Planet 24 Development Team that put together the original treatment for Survivor.

After 10 years working in corporate entertainment and branded content for British Airways, Aisling returned to broadcast TV to produce the 3-initial series of The Only Way is Essex, and then began a successful career working as a development producer with a number of companies, including Optomen, Objective, Waddell Media, Channel 5 and BBC.

Aisling started working as Head of Development at One Tribe TV in 2017 and has been involved in a number of documentaries commissioned by major broadcasters - including The Truth About Antibiotics, for BBC1, Inside the Bomb Squad for Channel 4 and Dirty Vegan for BBC Wales.

Tom Cunningham

Series Producer

Tom Cunningham joined One Tribe TV in 2021. He's a Series Producer of One Tribe TV's Jonnie's Blade Camp (Channel 4) and was a sub-shooting PD on Inside The Bomb Squad (Channel 4).

Dale Templar

Managing Director

Dale is a senior television producer with more than 30 years of British and International network experience in specialist factual and documentary programmes. Journalist-trained, Dale spent 22 years working for BBC TV across a range of departments including: natural history, science, documentaries, popular factual, and current affairs. Dale has been show-running and EP-ing shows more than 20 years.

At the BBC’s Natural History Unit, Dale series produced the multi-BAFTA/Emmy award winning landmark series “Human Planet”. The 8 x 60 series had a budget of $1.5million per episode and was one of the biggest international sellers for BBC Worldwide in 2011. Human Planet was the first BBC landmark series to work within the BBC Earth brand and Dale worked very closely with the BBC Earth/Worldwide team for four years to build the brand, product and marketing that went with the series. Human Planet was nominated for 8 BAFTA’s (a record for a documentary) winning two for editing and cinematography and the series won a raft of other high profile industry awards. Dale co-wrote the book that accompanied the series.

Dale prides herself in still being a “hands-on” producer and director who is able to translate complex subjects into entertaining yet informative television content for mass audiences around the world. She is used to managing complex multi-camera productions with large teams, as well as smaller documentary units. Dale has filmed and worked in more than 60 countries. She has run a range of network prime-time shows as both a Show Runner and EP for ITV, BBC, Channel 4 and Discovery. She has produced Bear Grylls on a number of shows including Mission Survive, a factual entertainment show for ITV with a budget of over $1m per episode.

Dale was the individual recipient of the 2011 Royal Geographical Society’s, Cherry Kearton Medal and Award for Natural History Photography and Cinematography. Dale also works as a travel writer for the Daily Telegraph and National Geographic Traveller, she’s is a film judge, guest university lecturer and a well-established professional public speaker working for American and British companies. She is also a member of BAFTA and Directors UK.

Farah Durrani

Head of Scripted Content

Farah is a screenwriter, executive producer and producer/director with a strong track record in delivering critically acclaimed programmes across a range of genres from scripted to current affairs, history and observational documentaries. Emmy and BAFTA-nominated, she has won an RTS for Best International Documentary and a Grierson. She has worked around the world producing shows for UK and international broadcasters.

Matt Waddleton

Series Producer

Matt is a Series Producer with a passion for telling unique, creative and engaging stories. Having grown up in the South West, Matt has travelled the globe, filming from Antarctica to Alaska. With over 15 years filming experience Matt has worked with people from all walks of life and loves to build trust and confidence in those around him.

Previous credits include: Gold Rush, World’s Toughest Drive, Dirty Vegan, Wildman To Iron Man, Grain Planet and The One Show.

Owen Gay

Creative Director

Owen is a highly experienced executive producer with an exceptional track record in primetime popular factual formats and documentary television. He has successfully launched numerous series for a wide range of UK and international broadcasters including the BBC, Channel 4, Five, Discovery and NatGeo. He has worked in a wide range of genres including history, science and natural history documentary, obs doc, OB and events coverage and live magazines. He is used to running large production teams and managing complex budgets. Trained in journalism Owen is editorially rigorous, with excellent scriptwriting skills. He works closely with production teams to ensure visual flair and creativity, from shaping new formats through to the edit. He continues to direct.

Owen began his career at Channel Four News before moving to BBC News, working on Breakfast and Newsnight. In BBC Features he was showrunner on some of the UK’s most popular and enduring brands inclluding Watchdog, Crimewatch, Holiday (BBC1), Homefront (BBC2) and many more. As Executive Producer he was part of the team that brought RHS Chelsea Flower Show coverage back to the BBC. He created many BBC popular formats including Departure Lounge, The Flying Gardener, Holiday Hit Squad and Charlie’s Garden Army. His long-form documentary credits range from Cold Case (BBC1) and Million Dollar Moon Rock Heist (NatGeo, RTS Best International Documentary) to Fame: Remember My Name? (BBC1). As Commissioning Editor he was instrumental in the launch of The ONE Show.

After leaving the BBC in he worked as Head of Popular Factual for Icon Films where his credits include: Sleepover at the Zoo (BBC4), Seven Days that Made the Fuhrer (Five), Secret Histories (Ch4), Betty White Goes Wild (NatGeo Wild), Animal Airport (Animal Planet), Secrets of Dead (WNET/PBS).

Owen joined One Tribe TV as Creative Director in 2016 where his credits include: Inside the Bomb Squad (Channel 4), The Truth About Antibiotics (BBC1), Britain’s Biggest Families (ITV1) and Jonnie’s Blade Camp (Channel 4).

Production Team

Rob Taylor


With 20 years’ experience in factual television and documentary production Rob has worked for every major UK broadcaster and National Geographic and Discovery Networks in the US and Asia. Rob specialises in filming in remote, difficult locations where keeping kit going, crew healthy and morale high is essential.

His experience ranges from being part of a 70-strong production for primetime entertainment series to managing small, entirely self-sufficient teams in some of the most remote and hostile corners of the World. He’s worked without power, accommodation or drinking water on expeditions in the jungles of Guyana, outback Australia, British Columbia and the Kamchatka peninsula in Eastern Russia. He has lived and worked in SE Asia, spent months shooting in the jungles of South America and braved the cold and altitude of Antarctica and Kilimanjaro.

A background in white-water kayaking and the outdoors plays a large part in this success. Rob loves filming in and around water and has excellent water safety, Media Diving HSE, Hostile Environment and trauma first-aid training.

His camera is never far from the action whether running alongside extreme endurance athletes, hanging from cliffs and helicopters or swimming alongside predatory fish as big as himself. Personable and relaxed Rob is always listening out for great content and building strong relationships with talent and contributors, as well keeping an eye out for the next great shot. He was principal camera on both series of Extreme Wales.

Recent credits include: Bear Grylls’ Mission Survive (ITV); World’s Toughest Army (BBC); Monster Fish (Nat Geo Wild US); Britain’s Biggest Adventures with Bear Grylls (ITV) and Xtreme Endurance: Race to the Pole (Ch 5). Rob has also had stills published in National Geographic Magazine.

Joe Hufford

Camera Assistant & Drone Operator

Joe joined OneTribeTV in March 2019 as a runner.

Joe has been making films since a young age and in 2016 was selected for the BFI Animation and VFX Academy where his interest in the industry was cemented. He continued to create films through school and built a successful clientele making films for local businesses and weddings.

Joe’s grandfather headed up the production of steel in South Wales, whilst Joe himself grew up in Bridgend. Not surprisingly then, he is a keen rugby supporter.

He also likes to travel and spent most of last year living in Vancouver, where he spent his time snowboarding and hiking.

Mimi Templar-Gay


Mimi has worked part time as a researcher for One Tribe TV for almost 5 years and after graduating from Exeter University with a first-class BA Hons in Drama, she joined the company full-time in March 2020.

Before One Tribe, Mimi worked as a researcher for Boundless Productions on two series for BBC One and ITV, as well as working as a runner for Directors Cut UK at their edit suites in London.

Outside of her work at One Tribe, Mimi has directed for stage and screen. Most recently directing a short for BBC Sesh called ‘Dial In’ and in January 2020 a production of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s ’The Great Gatsby’ at the Northcott Theatre in Exeter.

Alongside television, Mimi’s other passion is travel; which has taken her through 6 continents. The next destinations she'd like to tick off her list are Japan and Mexico.

Francesca Barbieri

Production Coordinator

Francesca graduated from University of South Wales with a degree in Performance and Media. During university, Francesca worked as a supporting artist on many major prime-time dramas including Casualty, Sherlock and Doctor Who. After graduating, Francesca was then selected for the prestigious industry talent scheme ‘The Network’ as part of the 2018 Edinburgh International TV Festival. During this talent scheme, Francesca was involved in producing a 30-minute live TV show.

Francesca is the Production Coordinator at One Tribe TV, based in both the Cardiff and Bath offices. Francesca has worked on BBC 1 Wales’ Wild Man to Ironman, Dirty Vegan Series 1 & 2, The Great Indoors, BBC1 West The Great Staycation: Glastonbury, Get-away with the Fairies, BBC1’s The One Show, Our Lives: Our Island Home, BBC Scotland’s Accidental Renovators, BBC Sounds I was 30, I’m now 15, Channel 4’s Inside The Bomb Squad, Jonnie’s Blade Camp and BBC Radio Wales’ Sunday Morning with Anna Ryder Richardson. Francesca is currently working on a blue-chip natural history series Wonders of the Celtic Deep for BBC Wales, a family documentary for ITV, and also working on her first role as a Junior Production Manager for the second series of Sunday Morning with Anna Ryder Richardson for BBC Radio Wales. Francesca also works heavily across One Tribe TV’s sister company One Tribe Talent as the Talent Coordinator.

Outside of work, Francesca loves going to music festivals and travelling. Francesca’s favourite places to which she’s travelled are San Francisco and Bali.

Daisy Brown

Development Researcher

In 2018, Daisy graduated from the University of East Anglia with an BA in History. She then stayed for an extra year to study for her MA in Modern History. During these four years she got the chance to study everything from Victorian underworlds and Nazi war strategies, to landscape history and everything in-between. It was this experience of learning about something new every week that led her to want to work in TV research.

Daisy joined One Tribe TV as a development researcher in October 2020 after taking the plunge from growing up on a farm in the Hampshire countryside to Bristol. This is her first role in TV. Outside of work, she enjoys reading, being outdoors and of course, watching TV. She also hopes to do more travelling as soon as she can.

Lauren Thompson

Junior Editor

Lauren studied Recorded Media and Performing Arts at Bath Spa University. Since graduating, Lauren has worked for BBC Tours at BBC Broadcasting House in Bristol, and as a Runner for Films@59, where her biggest highlight was getting the chance to meet, Sir David Attenborough.

Lauren started at One Tribe TV in 2018 as a Runner, and quickly progressed into the role of Edit Assistant, and now Junior Editor - editing films for The ONE Show and One Tribe’s up and coming observational documentary for Channel 4.

Lauren is also our Client and Project Manager for One Tribe Films, directing and editing broadcast quality corporate productions for local organisations, businesses, and charities - such as Thekla Bristol, International Schools Partnership, Gympanzees UK, and the NHS.

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Samuel Webb


Sam joined One Tribe TV in June 2018, as an Edit Assistant and has now moved up to our in-house Editor. Graduating in Film Making and Creative Media at the University of the West of England in 2016, Sam has been working in the creative industry ever since. He joined us with a range of experience in producing, editing and shooting.

Recent productions Sam has worked on include: 'Dirty Vegan S1+S2' (BBC1 Wales), The Great Staycation: Glastonbury Get Away With The Fairies (BBC1 West), 'Our Lives | Our Island Home' (BBC1), 'The Truth About Antibiotics' (BBC1), 'Wild Man to Iron Man' and 'Inside The Bomb Squad' (Channel 4). Sam also regularly edits our films for 'The One Show' (BBC1).

Jack Carey

Development Researcher

Jack graduated in 2019 with a BA Hons in American Literature and Creative Writing as well as studying in Occidental College in Los Angeles.

While in Los Angeles, Jack worked for at INE Entertainment as a junior development researcher. After graduating he joined Bad Wolf Studios where he worked as a floor runner and occasional body double on HBO’s A Discovery of Witches and Industry, before later working on several commercials and network dramas.

Jack has worked in One Tribe’s Bath and Cardiff offices as a Senior Development Researcher on a variety of projects from crime and history specialist factual to travelogues and cooking formats. While at One Tribe, Jack has shot and directed taster tapes, helped develop a relationship with the US market, and worked on the Blue-Chip Natural History Series Wonders of the Celtic Deep.

He is a bit of a human sponge for information and enjoys reading and watching a wide variety of books and films - this luckily makes him a dab hand at pub quiz.

Sonny Mackay

Camera Operator & Technical Assistant

Sonny joined One Tribe TV as a runner back in February 2018 and has now moved into the role of Technical Co-ordinator and Camera Operator. He is responsible for managing all of the One Tribe TV production equipment, as well as maintaining the kit room for all productions from the Bath office. Sonny graduated in Film & TV at the University of the West of England in 2017 which stemmed from previously being involved in numerous productions in and around Bristol including feature films and camera operating for Bristol City FC – one of his career highlights as a huge football fan.

Sonny has worked across all of our main productions including 'The Truth About Antibiotics' (BBC1), 'Wild Man to Iron Man' & Dirty Vegan' (BBC1 Wales), 'Inside Bomb Squad' (Channel 4), and 'Our Lives’ a primetime documentary called “Our Island Home” which featured on BBC1 Wales.

Sonny regularly re-visits his Scottish roots to shoot an exciting production for BBC Scotland which is currently looking to be a two-year project. Recently he has been first camera on our films for 'The One Show' (BBC1).

He is no stranger to the great outdoors and loves an adventure. He has travelled through Europe, hoping to one day tick off every European country, having recently visited countries like Montenegro, Switzerland and Italy, filming his experiences along the way.

Olivia Tovey

Development Researcher

Having recently graduated from studying drama at the University of Exeter, Olivia, or better known to the team as Liv, joined One Tribe TV in July 2020. During her time at university, Liv produced a student led performance of ’The Great Gatsby’ at Exeter’s professional theatre, the Northcott. While doing so, Liv found a love for producing, leading her to pursue a career in TV.

Liv has a passion for all things theatre and has performed across a number of venues including the Bath Theatre Royal. Alongside work, she is currently volunteering for a drama therapy charity, working with children and young adults. This is Liv’s first role in TV, in which she is excited to grow and develop her skillset.

Four-Legged Team

Rory-John Anderson


Rory-John is our most stylish member of the crew, with an array of onesies which he regularly sports in the office. A grey whippet he is the office runner and arguably the fastest employee in television. Hailing from Stoke On Trent, Rory is currently on a part-time contract enjoying being in the office until lunch times. He thrives on doing the rounds for cuddles, attending meetings and most importantly…napping. He has made several appearances on BBC1’s The ONE Show, and is now learning to deal with his new found fame.

Mr P

Edit Cat

Mr P (Edu-puss) is our office cat - he is a lovely affectionate neutered Tom who didn’t have the best start in life. We called him Edu because it’s Estonian for Lucky. Our old dog Fen took him under her wing and since then he has always had dog friends...although we hear a rumour that he has a girlfriend up the road.

Tiggy (Fullname: Antigone)

Head of Wellbeing

Antigone is the youngest member of the Tribe born in June 2019. She is a Bichon Frise and came to join us as an 8 week old rescue puppy. She was born in West Wales at the amazing Many Tears Rescue sanctuary in Llanelli. This incredible place mainly rescues breeding dogs from puppy farms on Wales and Ireland. Tiggy is incredibly playful even though she is still so tiny and looks like a ball of fluff. She already loves her furry friends Rory-John (the office whippet runner) and Mr P (Edu) the office rescue cat. Of course Tiggy also loves to play and give cuddles to all the human members of the team.