Ailsa is a versatile and very experienced Producer/Director/Edit Producer having worked in the production industry since 2003. Cutting her teeth in News before finding a home in Factual, she now works mainly on History, Arts & Science documentaries. 


She has researched, developed, written, produced and directed a wide range of factual programming for UK, US and European broadcasters & online, and taken many of them through

the edit. These include the landmark travel documentary Long Way Round, the enlightening Bletchley Park story Colossus: Creating a Giant, the stunning Chinese Arts/History/Architecture documentary Masterpieces: The Emperor's Secret Garden, the unprecedented history of HSBC

150 Years, and the thrilling Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railway Journeys.

Most recently, Ailsa has written and cut True Crime stories for Detectives: My Killer Case and 

Body Cam; produced & directed for the new wartime History series, Greatest Events of WWII in Colour, and edit produced a complex episode of Ancient China From Above, an exciting new

GFX-rich Archaeology/History series.

Ailsa is an adaptable and capable PD/EP who will happily turn her skills and experience to any new subject, while also offering specialisms in History, Science, True Crime, China, Anthropology, Engineering, Archaeology, Travel & Adventure and Architecture.

She loves a bad pun, is handy with a pair of chopsticks and co-holds a Guinness World Record.

To find out more about Ailsa's work, please click the links above, or drop her an email

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