Matchlight is an independent television production company based in Glasgow. The company specializes in observational documentary, history, arts, current affairs and popular factual television. The company works for a wide range of broadcasters in the UK including BBC One, ITV1, BBC Two, BBC Three, BBC Four, BBC Scotland, Channel 4 and Channel 5.
In 2012 Matchlight won a Scottish BAFTA award for Afghanistan: The Great Game - A Personal View by Rory Stewart (Best Factual Series) and, since its inception in 2009, has won further nominations including at the RTS Awards.
Matchlight is led by Ross Wilson, Creative Director and a BAFTA and International Emmy Award winning documentary maker. Matchlight is a joint venture with production and distribution group DCD Media.
Creative Directors: Ross Wilson, Paul Murray
Managing Director: David Smith
Head of Development: Jacqui Hayden
Head of Production: Pamela Nelson
Recent programming includes
Medieval Lives: Birth, Marriage, Death 3 part series for BBC Four presented by Dr Helen Castor
The Truth About Junior Doctors: Channel 4 Dispatches presented by Christian Jessen
Russell Brand: From Addiction to Recovery for BBC Three presented by Russell Brand
Afghanistan: The Great Game - A Personal View by Rory Stewart for BBC Two presented by Rory Stewart
She-Wolves: England's Early Queens for BBC Four presented by Helen Castor
Dangerous Drivers' School for Channel 5
At Home With The Georgians for BBC Two presented by Amanda Vickery
Perspectives: Lenny Henry Finding Shakespeare for ITV with Lenny Henry
The Future State of Welfare presented by John Humphrys for BBC Two
Gambling Addiction and Me: The Real Hustler with Alexis Conran for BBC Three presented by Alexis Conran