BlackRook makes TV shows in the studio and on location

From international news and current affairs to factual entertainment, advertorial features and sponsorship bumpers

Our teams have deep experience producing some of Britain’s most iconic network broadcast output – including This Morning, ITV News and BBC News.

We advise on and provide recruitment and headhunting services, production training and all the mechanics for launching on air. BlackRook has a broad and international contacts base for acquiring affordable content and highly developed industry nous on how to produce programmes in-house cost-effectively​.

We make TV programmes –  News, Current Affairs, Documentaries, Factual Entertainment shows and Advertorial Features – on location and a whole range of live and recorded studio based programmes too. From political debates to entertainment and technology magazines.

BlackRook produces the twice-weekly Persian language media review show Iran in the eyes of the others, broadcast on Iran international.

We work with 3screens London as producers of the advertising magazine programmes Making It Big In London, The London Social, The Golden Years and London Living.

We build launch teams –  For new production projects and channel start-ups – on television and online.

In our first year we managed the project phase of the global TV channel Arise News.
We provided the commissioning editor and project manager for an intensive six months of planning, before recruiting and then handing over to the Arise News launch team. We later provided the channel’s managing editor and executive producers, training its staff in the UK, South Africa and Nigeria.

We advise industry on TV: We help prove and develop new software systems for production environments. We test staffing structures, roles, responsibilities and training to maximise cost efficiency.

MAKING IT BIG IN LONDON
(Episode 2) – LONDON LIVE

MADE FOR 3SCREENS LONDON

To advertise on London Live contact 3screenslondon.co.uk

LONDON LIVING
(Episode 1) – LONDON LIVE

MADE FOR 3SCREENS LONDON

To advertise on London Live contact 3screenslondon.co.uk

IRAN IN THE EYES OF OTHERS (PART 1)

MADE FOR DMA / IRAN INTERNATIONAL

dma-media.com/iranintl.com

THE LONDON SOCIAL
(Episode 1) – LONDON LIVE

MADE FOR 3SCREENS LONDON

To advertise on London Live contact 3screenslondon.co.uk

THE GOLDEN YEARS
(Episode 1) – LONDON LIVE

MADE FOR 3SCREENS LONDON

To advertise on London Live contact 3screenslondon.co.uk

IRAN IN THE EYES OF OTHERS (PART 2)

MADE FOR DMA / IRAN INTERNATIONAL

dma-media.com/iranintl.com

MAKING IT BIG IN LONDON
(Episode 5) 
– LONDON LIVE

MADE FOR 3SCREENS LONDON

To advertise on London Live contact 3screenslondon.co.uk

MAKING IT BIG IN LONDON
(Episode 4) 
– LONDON LIVE

MADE FOR 3SCREENS LONDON

To advertise on London Live contact 3screenslondon.co.uk

MAKING IT BIG IN LONDON
(Episode 3) 
– LONDON LIVE

MADE FOR 3SCREENS LONDON

To advertise on London Live contact 3screenslondon.co.uk

Ian Mculloch
Ian McCulloch
Founding Director Xsequor Partners and former Commercial Director of ITV Plc

I worked with BlackRook on a challenging development project that involved expert insight but also tactful handling of some of the parties involved. Alan Rook delivered superbly on all counts. I look forward to working with him again.

John Hoy
John Hoy
Chief Executive, Blenheim Palace

Gavin was very attentive to our needs in striking the right balance throughout the filming schedule and he did a great job in keeping everyone happy and in ensuring that everyone stayed ‘on board.

Tony Martin
Tony Martin
Senior Producer, Branded Content, Scripps Networks

I’ve worked with Alan across two of ITV’s flagship shows, This Morning and Daybreak. On each occasion Alan has brought with him a wealth of knowledge and experience which has quickly allowed him to gain the respect of colleagues and staff. This is no easy task on two fast moving shows. On This Morning, Alan’s guidance was invaluable and I consider his support as a key factor to my own development as a team leader within a major broadcasting and production company.

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Mike Dolan
Programme Editor, ITV

Alan Rook is a leader who inspires others and encourages excellence among his colleagues. He is passionate, driven and generous with his time – always keen to bring out the best in others and encouraging them to succeed. He has helped many journalists improve their skill set and advance their careers.

Rob Beynon
Rob Beynon
CEO DMA Media

Alan Rook provided world class leadership during the pre-launch project phase of the Arise network, which is a global TV and mutimedia service focusing on parts of the world which do not receive the attentions of traditional media. Alan’s media experience and his excellent communications skills allowed him to create and manage a team which laid the foundations for the network’s successful launch. He was able to take the original vision of the service, add to it and turn it into a practical media product. He was involved in the selection of the senior management team, whom he trained and guided. He co-ordinated inputs from Arise offices in Africa, Asia and the USA. His contribution was pivotal in the development of the network.

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Dare Lawson
Entrepreneur and Content Developer – Nigeria

Alan is an exceptional business consultant with vast knowledge & multimedia experience.
His entrepreneurial skill is an added value that positions him well in proffering quality advise that helps in making timely decisions. Launching our revolutionary RefPredictor on web and mobile, he was able to see through our vision, interrogate our product & advised us choosing the right business model that made an impact in our market. Today, we are proud to tell our story.

Eve Jackson
Eve Jackson
Culture Editor at France 24

I’ve been a journalist for the BBC, ITV and now France 24 in Paris. Over my 11 years of experience, I always refer to Alan Rook as the best manager I’ve ever had and think back to him as a reference to what is good leadership. He always had a clear vision and was decisive and fair. He was also very approachable and respected

nick pollard
Nick Pollard
Former Head of Sky News and Chief Executive of the British Forces Broadcasting Service

I recommend Alan Rook 100%. He did a superb job for us as Head of News at British Forces Broadcasting and helped to raise the quality of all our news output. He’s an excellent journalist and a great people person.

Ian Rumsey
Ian Rumsey
Director of Television Production, ITN Productions - and BAFTA winner as Programme Editor of ITV's News at Ten

For expert training, for quality production support, for first class experience right across the media industry, BlackRook is a genuinely big hitter.