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Emma Hindley
Creative Director at Brook Lapping


Emma Hindley started out as a documentary director, running a very small indie called Polari Productions and making films for Channel 4’s Independent Film & Video department, the BBC’s 40 Minutes strand and Channel 4 docs. The film's subjects ranged from middle-aged women pest controllers to the history of gay social life to an ice rink in Hackney to Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

After a brief sojourn into drama, she joined the BBC documentaries department in 2000 to make the RTS award-winning series Living with Cancer for BBC One along with Charlotte Moore.  Whilst at the BBC, Emma series produced a range of social history & arts-based documentaries including The Lost World of Mitchell & Kenyon, The Lost World of Tibet and The Secret Life of the Motorway. Going freelance again, this time as an executive producer, she oversaw a range of docs including RTS & BAFTA-nominated series If Walls Could Talk; Great Ormond Street series 2 & Rape: The Unspeakable Crime as well as The Secret Life of Rubbish and Servants: The True Story of Life Below Stairs. Emma joined Silver River Productions initially as a staff executive producer and later became Creative Director where she oversaw Lucy Worsley’s Fit to Rule; Dancing Cheek To Cheek and The WI: Cake Makers and Trouble Makers as well as a range of productions for all the mainstream channels including: ConfessionsNick & Margaret We All Pay Your Benefits and Russia’s Lost Princesses.

Emma was a trustee of the Grierson Documentary Awards for many years and became joint vice-chair, leading on the setup and expansion of their documentary trainee scheme which was focussed on finding and supporting young documentary makers from BAME and disadvantaged backgrounds.

After Silver River, Emma oversaw BBC One’s David Beckham For The Love Of The Game and continued to work with Lucy Worsley, most recently creating & execing the history/ time travel concept 6 Wives, for BBC One/PBS and made with Wall To Wall.  During her year at Wall To Wall Emma also exec’d The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes; Back In Time For Brixton; JK Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them and some of Further Back In Time For Dinner.