22 November 2019 The Irish Film & Television Network
Education / Training
Festivals / Markets
Locations Ireland
Post Production
Rep Bodies
TV News
Irish Broadcasters
TV Production Co's
Who's Who in TV
TV Festivals & Markets
TV Highlights
Site Map

Irish Film and Television Network





'Paramedics' Producer Rob King Joins the BBC
01 Jul 2019 : Nathan Griffin
Producer Rob King joins BBC
Since leaving Virgin Media Television for the UK last year, Irish Series Producer / Director Rob King has enjoyed a successful start to life abroad and speaks exclusively to IFTN about completing an adventurous new eight-part air cargo series and his new move to the BBC.

In September 2018, the Dublin born series producer/director, who is best known for the popular documentary series ‘Paramedics’, made the bold move from the Ballymount broadcaster to the UK.

Since then he has become well-established in the British broadcasting industry, having recently completed a new eight-part air shipping series for UKTV / Discovery, which has led to interest from the BBC.

‘Mega Air’ completed filming in April and follows the weird and wonderful world of air freight shipping and the crazy cargos that traverse our skies every day.

"Over the 6 month production, the crew and I tirelessly trekked thousands of miles across 18 countries, from catching salmon in the Arctic circle and getting them to sushi bars in Japan in a day, or exclusively capturing the intense scramble to ship multimillion pound formula 1 cars from their test track in Barcelona to the Melbourne grand prix in Australia, even following 747’s full of flowers destined for Holland from Africa ahead of the global Valentine’s day rush, the series truly does have a global appeal ... which is both fun and utterly bonkers!”, King told IFTN.

Despite the series seeing Rob and his team circumnavigate the global, he was determined to instil a very Irish element within the adventurous series.

"It became apparent to me early on that no aviation series would be complete without a touch of Irish brilliance and with the help of the incredible Irish Air Corps, we achieved just that! I can’t say much right now, but the involvement of the Irish Air Corps MAKES the series and is a fascinating insight into the work, capabilities and readiness of our home-grown defence forces on an international stage”

Since production wrapped earlier this year, Rob has been strongly linked with moves to Formula 1 and a new Channel 4 series, but today exclusively confirmed to IFTN that he “landed the perfect Producer/Director job” and has joined the BBC.

"For as long as I have worked in television it has always been my distinct ambition to be part of the BBC and having been given the opportunity to join such a creative, diverse, world leading broadcast powerhouse such as the BBC is an absolute dream come true, and an ultimate career high for me”.

Keeping tight-lipped about the vastly ambitious projects that lie ahead of him with the British public broadcaster, King did hint to the scale of his work.

“The opportunity to produce, direct and collaborate with some of the most well known names, faces and talent from in front of and behind the lens across documentary, drama, live events and entertainment, is both daunting and delighting. I am truly ready for this next big challenge and couldn’t be happier or more excited about this new chapter in my life and career. The team at the BBC have been so very welcoming, immensely professional and incredibly supportive ... I’m just raring to go!”

At just 31, Rob King has already created an impressively vast body of work across hard hitting factual, character driven observational documentaries, relatable entertainment and audience favourite documentaries for millions of global viewers. The ambitious producer/director doesn’t show any signs of slowing down and is definitely an Irishman to keep an eye on in the broadcasting world.

Robs latest series ‘Mega Air’ is set to broadcast in early Autumn 2019.

Seamus Murphy on making PJ Harvey in A Dog Called Money
Celtic Media Festival Announces 2020 Date and Call for Entries
Details for iLDÁNA 2020 announced
Focus Scannán na hÉireann at Torino Short Film Market

Seamus Murphy on making PJ Harvey in A Dog Called Money
Darklands stars Dane Whyte O’Hara & Damien Gildea speak with IFTN
Free Industry Newsletter
Subscribe to IFTN's industry newsletter - it's free and e-mailed directly to your inbox every week.
Click here to sign up.

Celtic Media Festival Announces 2020 Date and Call for Entries
21 Nov 2019 
William Nicholson, screenwriter of Gladiator & Les Misérables, to open this year‘s Foyle Film Festival
15 Nov 2019 
The National Film School announces new Certificate Course for Writing TV Drama
15 Nov 2019 
Hector Ó hEochagáin talks traveling Ó Chósta go Cósta in Hector USA
14 Nov 2019 
Netflix announces new series Vikings: Valhalla to be filmed in Ashford Studios
Principal photography underway on VM Television’s new Irish crime thriller The Deceived
Winners announced for the 64th Cork Film Festival
RTÉ and Acorn TV commission second season of Irish Comedy Finding Joy
Irish Production Companies
Listings for Irish film & television production companies
What's In Production?
The latest info on projects filming in Ireland
Latest Industry Jobs
Job listings for Irish film & television crew

Find us on Facebook
Follow IFTN on Twitter
E-Newsletter Subscribe
Subscribe to RSS Feed

 the Website  Directory List  Festivals  Who's Who  Locations  Filmography  News  Crew  Actors

Contact Us | Advertise | Copyright | Terms & Conditions | Security & Privacy | RSS Feed | Twitter