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Helen THOMAS

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Executive Producer, BBC Television
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Helen is an award-winning member of the BBC’s world-renowned Science Unit. Helen studied for a degree in Physics with Medical Physics at Exeter University before joining the BBC. She worked as a sound recordist for several years before moving into Production in the Science department and has since made programmes in the Specialist Features and Science Departments of the BBC.

Helen has made a great range of Science Programming, working across all channels - from high profile BBC 1 popular series and Landmark Programmes to BAFTA nominated BBC4 series and single documentaries exploring subjects in great depth.

Helen has made emotionally charged medical documentaries such as “Your Life in Their Hands” as well as multi award-winning,popular science series such as “Animal Hospital” and also “Jimmy’s Food Factory” for BBC1. An Executive Producer in BBC Science since 2010 she also made the BAFTA and RTS nominated series BBC1 series “Supersized Earth” which explores how man is redesigning our planet; single programmes on BBC4 from “Seven Ages of Starlight” to “Guts” and series from Jim AL Khalili’s “Chemistry: A Volatile History” and “Materials: How They Work”.

On BBC2 Helen has Exec Produced Dara O’Briain’s Science Club and Stargazing Live. She is currently working on a series about the world’s greatest raw and manmade treasures, “The Treasure Hunters” as well as a series about hi-tech big animal medicine, both for BBC1, alongside a series about the Secret Life of the Cat for BBC2.

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