Our Programmes

School
  • 6 x 60 BBC Two
  • Series one from Tuesday November 6 2018

Powerful and emotional young people’s stories are at the heart of School. This brand-new series follows in unprecedented detail the tough decisions headteachers must make in these budget-stricken times - and their dramatic impact on the students in their care. The School Trust featured in the series is responsible for educating 5,000 children, and the problems it faces are typical of those faced by schools everywhere.

School will take viewers to the heart of the difficult issues, from increased class sizes and fewer support staff to a shorter school day and a more restricted curriculum. It will show the intricate workings of the system as teachers try to cater for the differing needs of a huge number of pupils, in a world where parents’ expectations are rising, exams are getting tougher and no two children are alike.

Official BBC Website

Monkman & Seagull's Genius Guide to Britain
  • 4 x 30 BBC Two
  • Series one from Monday September 17 2018

University Challenge legends Eric Monkman and Bobby Seagull are on a journey with a difference.  They’re hitting the highway for a brainy buddy road trip all over Britain. Say hello to our fresh onscreen talent as you buckle up for the quirky and warm Genius Guide.  

As the standout individuals from the 2016/2017 series of the long-running quiz show, they caught the eye of Label1.  Truly, these guys know just about everything about everything. We set them off on a Herculean trip that sees them journeying through Scotland, England, Northern Ireland and Wales, checking out Britain’s most intriguing scientific and technological marvels.  As well as taking in classic feats of engineering such as the gigantic telescopes of Jodrell Bank Observatory and the vintage railway that carries weary travellers to the summit of Mount Snowdon, the boys also get the chance to explore the science behind the deep fried Mars bar, visit the smallest house in Britain, and handle the precious exhibits at the world’s only dedicated lawnmower museum.

We'd like to thank the whole production team, but particularly Merle Currie who moved from our development team to series produce the show, forming a brilliant partnership with series director Sam Palmer.  Huge thanks to Tom McDonald at the BBC for his belief in the idea in the first place and the fantastic Abigail Priddle our commissioning editor. Simon Callow did a blisteringly good job of the voiceover.  The final thank you goes to Eric and Bobby, their agents and their families, who trusted us to make a programme they could be proud of.

Official BBC Website

Hospital
  • Winner, Best Documentary Series, Royal Television Society Awards 2018
  • Nominee, Best Documentary Series, Grierson British Documentary Awards 2018
  • Nominee, Best Factual Series, BAFTA Television Awards 2018
  • Winner, Best Documentary Series, Televisual Bulldog Awards 2018
  • Highly Commended, Best Documentary Series, Broadcast Awards 2018
  • Nominee, Broadcasting Press Guild Awards 2018
  • Nominee, Best Documentary Series, Grierson British Documentary Awards 2017
  • 22 x 60 BBC Two
  • Series four coming soon
  • Series three from Monday March 26 2018
  • Series two from Tuesday June 20 2017
  • Series one from Wednesday January 11 2017

Hospital reveals the extraordinary dilemmas faced by the consultants, surgeons and bed managers of the country's biggest NHS hospital trusts, all of which have profound consequences for the patients in their care.

Standing in their way are limited resources, an ever-increasing number of patients and a clock that never stops ticking.

Hospital is the result of a phenomenal team effort. The series producers are Sophie Jones and Emma Whitehead (series three) and Gilly Greenslade and Tom Currie (series one and two).  The series editor (series one) is Graeme McAulay, and the Production Manager (series two and three) is Anna Gordon.  Our co-execs are Helen Littleboy, Jackie Waldock and Ricardo Pollack (series one, two and three respectively).

We’d like to thank all our brilliant producers, directors and editors, as well as our fantastic commissioning editor Danny Horan, his colleagues at The Open University who co-funded the series, and of course the patients and staff at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust (series one and two) and Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (series three) who trusted us make these programmes.

Official BBC Hospital website

The Job Interview
  • Nominee, Best Fixed Rig Series, Televisual Bulldog Awards 2017
  • 11 x 60 Channel 4
  • Series two from Thursday February 15 2018
  • Series one from Tuesday July 12 2016

Back for a second run in 2018, The Job Interview takes the fixed-rig approach Simon first used in 2007 for The Family to another level. It uses multiple cameras to reveal in detail for the first time the terror and triumph of real-life interviews, highlighting every nuance from initial handshake to potentially life-changing job offer. 

This time, the stakes are even higher. The jobs on offer are with some of Britain's most prestigious companies. From Virgin Trains to Hilton Hotels and Resorts... Heck Sausages to Champneys... Aston Martin to Good Housekeeping Magazine. All will be opening their doors to show how they zero in on the perfect candidate for the job.

It's a challenging show to make, as instead of being able to "cast" the contributors as we would in a regular documentary, we are entirely reliant upon the individuals who reply to the companies' real-life job advertisements, and whose skills and experience make them, in the opinion of an independent recruitment adviser, suitable candidates for interview.

Thanks as ever to the Channel 4 docs team of Nick Mirksy, Madonna Benjamin and Alisa Pomeroy who first greenlit a full series of TJI back in 2015 after Lorraine pitched them the idea and suggested we make a pilot episode.

The senior team on The Job Interview is Anshu Ahuja, Genna Gibson and Ian Osprey.  Thanks also to Warren Smith for his huge input into series one and to all the film editors who killed themselves getting the films in shape.

We'd also like to thank all the bosses and real-life jobseekers who took part.

Official Channel 4 The Job Interview website

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Who we are

Label1 is an independently owned and operated television production company.  

We make best-in-class big-scale factual television that captivates large audiences, satisfies the most demanding broadcasters, and moves our favourite genre forwards. We’re unashamedly populist, and yet we’re not afraid to take risks in pursuit of talked–about TV.  

We are the creators and producers of BBC Two’s Hospital and Channel 4’s The Job Interview.

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Meet the team

Simon Dickson

Simon Dickson
Creative Director and Co-founder

Recognised as one of the industry's most mercurial and provocative creative thinkers, Simon is best known for taking a left field approach to mainstream popular factual subjects. BAFTA-nominated for Discovery/Channel 4's The Plane Crash, his credits include stints at the helm of Bear Grylls' Wild Weekends, as well as multi-camera 'rig' shows One Born Every Minute and The Hotel, both of which he also commissioned during his time as deputy head of documentaries at Channel 4. Former MD of Dragonfly Film & Television Productions, Simon is a co-creator of 24 Hours in A&E and in 2015 led the team that refreshed and relaunched First Dates. His most recent credit is as one of the executive producers of BBC Two's Hospital.

Lorraine Charker-Phillips

Lorraine Charker-Phillips
Head of Programmes and Co-founder

Lorraine co-founded Label1 with Simon in 2015, having worked with him on One Born Every Minute and The Hotel. She had a very successful two years as a commissioning editor for Sky, where she was responsible for a wide range of programming including Britain & Ireland's Next Top Model, Air Ambulance ER and The Force, the network's hit 20-part series about the work of Greater Manchester Police. Previously an in-demand documentary director, her diverse CV includes blue-chip docs, The Secret Life of Norman Wisdom Aged 92 ¾ and Grandchild of the Holocaust. Her most recent credit is as one of the executive producers of BBC Two's Hospital

Jo Taylor

Jo Taylor
Head of Production

Jo joined Label1 in March 2016 from Twofour where she was Production Executive for over four years.  Her experience stretches from specialist documentaries and ‘rig’ formats to big scale entertainment shows.  Her credits include Drive (ITV), five series of the constructed reality … Weekender series (ITV2), Our School (BBC),the critically acclaimed Dementiaville (Channel 4) and three series of the Emmy, BAFTA and Grierson award winning Educating… (Channel 4)

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1st Floor, 55 New Oxford Street
London
WC1A 1BS
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