About Me

I am a leader in the creation of exciting and engaging digital projects that effectively promote TV channel brands or show campaigns. This includes top-of-class shortform film and podcast series that areenjoyed by hundreds of thousands of consumers.

Sam Pearson with Greg Rutherford for Forged in Britain.

Currently working for A+E Networks UK, I oversee the digital media team for the TV channels HISTORY, H2 and BLAZE, which has so far included Forged in Britain, Knightfall, World War True and Blazin’ BBQ Masters.

Previously, I served as podcast producer for several chart-topping podcasts, notably the comedy football series The Magic Sponge, hosted by former footballer Jimmy Bullard, alongside comedians Rob Beckett and Ian Smith, and the TV and fiction crime series A Stab In The Dark with Mark Billingham. Both featured several notable guests from the footballing and crime fiction communities.

Sam Pearson with Chris Packham and Nigel Marven for Eden Shorts wildlife film competition.

Whilst at UKTV, I also produced two years of Eden channel’s Eden Shorts, a user generated short-form wildlife film competition, and executive produced the one-off broadcast programme Eden Shorts: From Lens to Screen presented by Nigel Marven.

On this project I worked with Michaela Strachan on the judging and promotion of the competition and developed some ‘How To’ filmmaking guides with natural history broadcasters Simon King and Chris Packham.

Sam Pearson working with Sir David Attenborough on Natural Curiosities.

During my time working on wildlife and natural history, I also oversaw digital production for two series of David Attenborough’s Natural Curiositie and launched ITV’s wildlife video archive venture itvWILD. My time at ITV Anglia also saw me develop and work on the third series of Wild Britain with Ray Mears and the BBC Four series How The Wild West Was Won with Ray Mears amongst a host of other programmes.

You can find a more robust list of my work here.

Recent Work