Charlie Parsons setup Alchemy TV in 2011 with award-winning executive producer Nicola Gooch – part of the original team that created The Big Breakfast.
Alchemy specialises in innovative factual series, nurturing and developing new on screen talent and building brands around real passions and expertise.
Alchemy’s first three years have been a resounding success with prime time commissions from major terrestrial broadcasters including; How to cook like Heston (6 x 30′ Channel 4), the award winning series Spice Trip (6 x 60′ Channel 4) and The Incredible Spice Men (5 x 30′) BBC 2. For all international distribution please see the Alchemy website. Alchemy is currently in pre-production with a brand new series for BBC1.
Before Alchemy, Nicola produced ground-breaking factual series ranging from award-winning current affairs documentaries to live entertainment and features. She has been a BBC Commissioning Executive and a Channel 4 Commissioning Editor. More recently she has specialised in food programming working with Jamie Oliver in devising and executive-producing Two Greedy Italians BBC2 and Jamie Does, Jamie’s Family Christmas andJamie Saves Our Bacon for Channel 4.
She has worked with a variety of on-screen talents including amongst others Paul O’Grady, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Sarah Beeny, Jools Holland, Mel Geidroyc, Nick Knowles, Sir Bob Geldof, Chris Evans. Lord Melvyn Bragg and Antonio Carluccio.
View the Alchemy TV site here.