Judith Bunting’s career in specialist factual television spans 20 years of prime time documentaries, education and entertainment.
Her programmes have won awards from organisations such as the Royal Television Society, Science at Image in Paris, the British Medical Association, the Wellcome Trust, the International Wildlife Film Festival and more.
Judith was a science director and producer at BBC television for more than 20 years, creating science programmes, series and events for all main channels. As a Director, she created programmes for Horizon, Tomorrow’s World and Superhuman, then, as Executive Producer, ran health programmes for BBC Three, which included Body Hits (3 series) and Breast Cancer, the Operation (a ‘channel defining event’). Since leaving the BBC, Judith has worked with leading independent production companies to make programmes for national and international broadcasters including the BBC, Discovery and National Geographic.
In recent years, Judith has been the driving force behind the hit children’s entertainment series, Magic Hands. A surprise hit, she produced the series with the deaf-led production company, Flashing Lights Media. It combines lovely animation with voice and British Sign Language to bring poetry to little ones, who are both hearing and deaf. The latest series included The Pied Piper, The Lady of Shallot, The Owl and The Pussy Cat, and tackled five Shakespeare plays in the original language and BSL, for 4 to 6 year olds, and they love it. See an excerpt from Magic Hands, Romeo and Juliet, here.
As a Development Consultant, Judith works with factual, specialist factual and children’s producers to conceive new ideas and develop existing concepts into vibrant and viable productions. Outside of the broadcast arena she is an enthusiastic volunteer campaigner and fundraiser.