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David Buckley

David is one of the UK’s most experienced and well-respected Directors of Production, with a background in factual and entertainment programming, from high budget terrestrial series to cost-effective digital programming. David began his television career at Granada, where he was responsible for the planning of new channel development and the production management of four cable/satellite channels and ITV lifestyle programmes, with budget responsibility of £25m. David went on to be Head of Production for series such as Loose Women, Carol Vorderman’s Better Homes, World in Action, This Morning and Better Gardens for ITV. In addition, he was Head of Production for Granada Sky Broadcasting and the shop! – a joint venture with Littlewoods.

David joined Stuart Prebble in 2002 to set up Liberty Bell Productions where he was responsible for all financial and production management of programmes and series for all UK terrestrial broadcasters and many digital channels. In 2004, David managed the sale of Liberty Bell productions to Avalon Management, along with Stuart Prebble. During this period David managed all of the company’s output, including Grumpy Old Men, Grumpy Old Women, Three Men in a Boat, The Alastair Campbell Diaries, Willie’s Wonky Chocolate Factory and The Book Show with Mariella Frostrup. Since Storyvault was set up he has worked as Head of Production on all Storyvault programming.