Ed Taylor

Founder & Managing Director

Ed Taylor has over 20 years experience in the television industry devising and producing non-scripted programming for BBC 1,2,3 and 4, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, Sky and Reelz in the US. Most recently he has held Creative Director positions at ITV Studios and Viacom International Studios UK and was also Head of Development for the BBC’s regional factual unit many moons ago!

Amongst others he has worked with Sir Trevor McDonald, Paul O’Grady, David Jason, Julia Bradbury, Anita Rani, Jane McDonald, Michael Buerk and John Sergeant. His series Autopsy: The Last Hours was commissioned in the UK and the US and now runs to over 130 episodes, is broadcast in 140 countries and is the highest selling factual programme ITV has ever had. Observational documentary Paddington 24/7 for Channel 5 is now at 30 episodes and counting. Reputational documentaries have included Trevor McDonald on Martin Luther King for ITV, David Harewood: In the Shadow of Mary Seacole (a documentary following the process of making the first statue in Britain of a named black woman) and Britain’s Secret Treasures with the British Museum for ITV.

He likes to eat honey straight out of the jar with a spoon!

Ros Edwards

Founder & Head of Programmes

Ros has been a busy bee during her 25 years in the television industry. She’s created a wide range of documentaries for major broadcasters including BBC One, Two and Four, CBeebies, CBBC, ITV1, Channel 4, Channel 5 and Reelz in the US.

She developed her skills working in Children’s Television, on shows including Blue Peter and the award winning ‘Serious Explorers’. She then went on to make numerous factual and fact ent documentaries including producing and directing ‘To Kill a Mockingbird at 50’, ‘Return of the Rhino: A Last Chance to See Special’, the critically acclaimed ‘Stephen Fry and the Great American Oil Spill’ and a number of popular history series’ with ‘Britain’ in the title. She’s also worked in development and her series producer credits include the drama documentaries ‘Breaking the Band’ and ‘Autopsy: The Last Hours’ for Reelz.

Ros has been lucky enough to work with lots of very talented people including Stephen Fry, Katie Derham, Kirstie Allsopp, Bettany Hughes, Michael Buerk, Ben Fogle, Konnie Huq, Gethin Jones, Matt Baker, Floella Benjamin, Annie Lennox and Kristen Davis.

She loves to smother healing honey on her sore hands after rowing.

James Currell

Board Adviser – Finance

James has over 25 years experience in the entertainment industry across TV and Film in leaderships roles based in London, New York and Los Angeles; he is the former President of Viacom UK, Northern and Eastern Europe, a business that included Channel 5 (UK) and Viacom International Studios (UK).  During a 17 year career at Viacom, James was also CFO and COO of Viacom’s London based businesses; worked at Paramount Pictures in Los Angeles; and worked with Viacom Media Networks in New York. James started his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Los Angeles and London.
He likes to eat honey on his porridge! 

Emma Lyons

Head of Production

Emma joined Honey Bee in April 2023 and brings with her over 10 years of Senior Production Management experience across a range of programming and networks. Her career to date has been spent at some of the best known and highly acclaimed production companies including Tiger Aspect, Endemol, BBC, ITV Studios, Wall to Wall, Hat Trick Productions, and OMG/Betty, as well as overseeing a trio of companies at the Tinopolis Group. In her role at Honey Bee Emma oversees the company’s production slate and helps steer operational strategy.

Emma likes her honey smothered on toast or crumpets . . . in Chai Tea . . . drizzled over fruit and yoghurt . . . with whisky, hot water and lemon, especially when it’s cold!

Anabel Fairclough

Senior Producer

Anabel’s career in television began 15 years ago at ITV Studios where she worked her way up and across various departments including Granada Factual North, Current Affairs, Shiver, Potato and Possessed.

She has had a diverse career from donning white overalls on 60 Minute Makeover to going undercover to catch dangerous fugitives for Exposure: On The Run to working on the iconic Sky Living series following the tragic demise of reality star Jade Goody to Producing MH370: The Lost Flight for CBS Australia and History Channel in the U.S.

She started in Factual on series such as Homes From Hell and Warship together with the Royal Navy and later landed roles in Development specialising in access. Other credits include The Big Reunion, Steps: On The Road Again, drama biopic film Karen Carpenter: Goodbye To Love along with several episodes of Autopsy: The Last Hours Of

Anabel joined Honey Bee TV in 2020 and has been a busy bee ever since producing shows such as Britain’s Tiger Kings: On the Trail with Ross Kemp, Agatha Christie: 100 Years of Poirot and Miss Marple, Adele’s 30 Greatest Moments, Bradley Walsh: The Laugh’s On Me and Jeremy Clarkson: King of Controversy.

Anabel likes to drizzle honey over crunchy peanut butter on toast.

Elaine Wong

Development Researcher

Elaine first cut her teeth as a Broadcast Journalist at her local Radio Station, BBC Radio Humberside for the Daily Breakfast show. It was here, where she developed her skills and a passion for delving into the lives of ordinary people with extraordinary stories from a diverse background.

With this in mind, she moved into TV working in different Genres from Entertainment (Britain’s Got Talent, Big Brother, C5’s Greatest Hits Series) Live shows (Children in Need, Stand Up To Cancer and WW1 Centenary Live), Reality TV (Four in a Bed, Come Dine With Me and Hunted) but it was the factual genre that she loved working in the most (from 24 Hours in A&E, Traffic Cops, Born on The Same Day, A Wartime Christmas and Wartime Britain). It was here when she realised that Development would be her goal and ambition and moved into Development at Viacom International Studios UK and has continued this passion at Honeybee TV.

During her time in TV, Elaine has been fortunate enough to work with the likes of Samuel L . Jackson, David Olusoga, Nina Myskow, Alex James, David Grant, Paul Gambaccini, Gary Numan, Merrill Osmond, Sheila Ferguson and Ray Dorset AKA Mungo Jerry!

She loves a spoonful of honey (for medicinal purposes) in a hot toddy!

Pete Dunkerley


Pete has over 20 years experience in production finance. He started out as a Finance Manager for an award winning Childrens’ TV company in Kent, and became Head of Production Finance for Britt Allcroft Group and later HIT Entertainment. He was a director of Pioneer Productions in London for 6 years. Pete joined Honey Bee in June 2022.

He likes to eat honey on toast . . .