Finding rising talent and leading them to deliver great content.

Meet The Team


Dynamic young creatives managed by a senior team from the likes of Channel 4 and ITV

Harry Anscombe


Harry founded Beagle in 2011, having previously been Producer at ITN and the Emmy Award winning Channel 4 News for six years.

There he managed output ranging from UK and US elections, conflicts in Africa and the Middle East to big cat sightings in Wales (none found.)

Beagle has bases in London and the far south west of the UK, employing around 50 people. There’s a special focus on developing rising talent.

Over the last few years, Beagle has produced around 30 hours of documentary television for BBC2, Channel 4 and Discovery.

As well as broadcast, Beagle makes content for corporate and charity clients around the world including Amazon, KPMG and The Prince’s Trust.

Harry has negotiated long term TV access into precincts, including emergency services and police detective teams.

He has worked with actors, comedians and presenters, most recently with Simon Reeve for BBC2 on a series about Cornwall, which rated well and helped raise £500k for a food bank.

Harry has overseen investment into Beagle, plus the appointment of a Chairman and senior management team.

He is a Deputy Chair for the Royal Television Society and on the judging panel for the Welsh BAFTAs.

Out of work, Harry has ventured into property development. His first build was an episode of C4’s Grand Designs and (loosely) based on the house from movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

Adam Chappell

Group Director

Adam has been with Beagle from the beginning and is one of the pioneers of digital content in the UK, transforming the global web presence of brands such as Vogue, Apple, Aviva, Amazon and Rolex.

He was an Executive Producer for some of the most respected and dynamic production companies in the UK including Endemol UK, Darlow Smithson, IMG Media, Shine and ITN and has won awards spanning Television, Digital Advertising and Branded content.

Adam also manages Beagle’s partnerships, including our design, content marketing and distribution services.

Charles Wace


Charles founded one of the UK’s largest independent production companies Twofour, a factual, features & entertainment television producer and content agency. Twofour was named the UK’s top production company by Broadcast Magazine in 2010 and 2014. Charles stepped down as Group Chief Executive when he sold TwoFour in 2013, at which point it had circa £60 million turnover and 350 employees.

Charles chaired the UK independent trade body Pact (Producers Alliance for Cinema and Television) for 2 years. As Beagle’s Chairman, Charles leads the company strategy for cross-platform dynamic story-telling and oversees creative output.

He is also a Director of Creative England and an independent Governor for Falmouth University.

Cath Higgs


Cath grew up on Cornwall’s North Coast and joined Beagle after seven years working in the hotel and Construction industry in Australia. As Beagle’s COO, Cath oversees staffing and operations for our tv series and international corporate/charity projects.

Mark Sherwood

Creative Director

Mark works across Beagle’s client base. He was Global Managing Director at Saatchi & Saatchi based out of their global HQ in New York before becoming Global Chief Strategy Officer at Imagination, the leading independent brand and design consultancy. He has won numerous awards, including Cannes Lions and Effies. As well as being Beagle’s creative client lead he is developing an independent entertainment platform with us.

Suzanne Chetty

Senior Producer

Suzanne has been with Beagle for four years and has Produced films for clients ranging from Amazon to The Prince’s Trust.

Before joining Beagle, Suzanne was Editor on the video desk at Bloomberg’s London Headquarters where she worked a range of shows including the live programming of President Obama’s re-election in 2012 and a feature on the life of Nelson Mandela.

Fiona Ridgers

Production Executive

Fiona is a Production Executive across both our Television and Commercial Content teams, most recently for BBC2, Discovery, Lilium and Dentons.

Previously Fiona was Director of Production at The Moment part of the TwoFour Group, one of the UK’s largest production companies.

Here she managed an international team of creatives producing six series of Horizon for BBC Worldwide as well as content for Channel 4, Phillips and GSK among others.

Alison Roberts

Production Executive

Ali is a Production Executive across Beagle’s Broadcast Television output and TV development slate, working across productions for the major channels, including Simon Reeve Cornwall for BBC, Cornwall Air 999 for Discovery and Channel 4 projects currently in production.

Ali started her career in-house at BBC and then worked freelance for many years at the leading independent UK production companies including LWT, Endemol, RDF, North One and Ricochet.

Ali has many years broadcast television experience, working across a variety of genres from factual documentaries, to light entertainment, events and current affairs. Producing content for all the major terrestrial channels she is experienced in managing complex projects, always with a sense of humour!

Ingrid Holstad

Production Manager

Ingrid grew up in Norway and moved to the UK in 2013 to study Film at Falmouth University, which she graduated from with a First-Class Honours degree.

She then went on to do a Master of Letters in Fantasy Literature at the University of Glasgow, before starting her role at Beagle.

Since arriving here she has worked across film productions around the world for the likes of KPMG, DLA Piper as well as The Prince’s Trust and Berkeley Homes, and on our factual TV series for Discovery and BBC2.

Mike Cunliffe

Development Executive

Mike is a director, producer and development executive with long experience in the broadcast industry. Delivering cross genre projects domestically in the UK and worldwide, his skills are specifically in ideas creation leading to commissioning. Backing this up, he works hands on in production with an emphasis on directing and guiding projects from capture through to post production.

As a strong Beagle team member, Mike was instrumental in the commissioning of our BBC, C4 and Discovery projects.

Jay Morris

Senior Producer

Jay started his career in Broadcast Television as a runner and later researcher on Graham Norton’s 5-night a week chat show and has worked on some of the most talked about shows since, including Big Brother (where he met his wife!), Glow Up, and Ru Paul’s Drag Race. In the past decade, Jay has also produced and directed social content and campaigns for a number of well known brands: Mackies, Sainsbury’s, NHS to name a few. Alongside this he has also spent a number of years creating content for Jamie Oliver’s YouTube channel, which, it’s fair to say, helped him step up his cooking game!

Philippa Froud


Pip graduated from Durham University in 2018 before joining HCA Entertainment, an independent production company. Whilst there, she worked as a Production Manager on factual entertainment series for ITV4 and Discovery, and had experience working on series for Channel Four. Pip has also managed the production of video comms for international clients, including SYNLAB, Wagestream and Cinven.

At Beagle, Pip works as a Producer on both the television and business comms side.

Sabina McKenzie Brown


Sabina is a self-taught filmmaker with over 13 years of film experience under her belt. She has a firm knowledge in producing, directing, shooting, and editing. Sabina’s clientele has ranged from creative agencies to companies such as Bank of America Merrill Lynch, KPMG and Google UK as well as filming high-profile celebrities and political figures including comedian Russell Brand, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, and former Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, John McDonnell. She has worked in a number of countries across the globe on projects ranging from corporate adverts and short film to documentaries.

Samantha Dooey-Miles


Samantha is a producer, director, and writer who has been creating corporate and branded content for over ten years. 

At Brunswick Creative she won a Cannes Lion for her work with HSBC. Other clients she has worked for include BAE Systems, PwC, Wall Street Journal, and Which?

She is also an award-winning writer of fiction having won a Scottish Book Trust New Writer Award.

Emma Pitcairn


Emma holds a First-Class Honours Degree in English Literature from the University of Nottingham and has just completed a Masters in Directing from MetFilm School based in Ealing Studios.

Emma has worked as a Production Assistant on projects for clients such as Burberry Beauty and Umbro. She has previously interned as a Creative Development Assistant for The Edge Picture Company working on projects for Barclays and Network Rail. Whilst studying as a student, Emma was selected onto the ITV talent pool for work experience.

Lucy Mainstone

Junior Researcher

Prior to joining Beagle, Lucy worked in talent management in London, representing household names in TV, film, theatre and voiceover, before moving in to television casting in Vancouver, working on multiple productions including Riverdale, The Good Doctor, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. After moving back home to Cornwall to start a family, Lucy worked at Falmouth University for 3 years, helping young creatives reach for their professional aspirations.

Briony Anscombe

Office Manager

Briony was part of Beagle from the start, production managing and bookkeeping when the company was first establishing itself. With her production background in tv commercials she brought her knowledge and experience to the content side of the business working with many of our early and still remaining clients. After a career break to raise 3 children and build a house or two, her role at Beagle is to focus on the world of content production as well as assist with the day to day running of the Cornwall office.

Josh Burbridge


We spotted Josh as a rising creative talent in the South West, having a background in scripted drama and narrative storytelling. His productions won three prizes at the 2019 Royal Television Societies’s Devon & Cornwall Student Awards, including best editing for ‘J’ [editor], best drama for ‘Every Six Hours’ [1st AD] and best production design for ‘H.P. Lovecraft’s Dagon’ [1st AD & editor].

Josh joined the team in 2019, starting out on Prince’s Trust documentaries and has since progressed to Beagle’s in-house editor, working on sizzle reels for Cornwall with Simon Reeve & Cornwall Air 999 which later became commissioned series.

Josh holds a First-Class Honours Degree in Film from Falmouth University.

Alex Leat

Junior Editor

Alex previously spent five years working at Apple before going on to be a freelance photographer in New Zealand and the UK, working with clients such as Oxfam, Mind and the European Climate Foundation.

Alex holds a First-Class honours degree in Press and Editorial Photography from Falmouth University and was a finalist in the Association of Photographers student photographer of the year award in 2022.

Since joining Beagle, Alex has worked on projects for The Princes Trust, DLA Piper and the WWF.

Holly Booth

Junior Editor

Holly joined Beagle in 2022 after earning a First-Class Honours Degree in Film from Falmouth University.

Holly shares a passion for creating factual content, having previously worked as a freelancer for the BBC, documenting a variety of social and corporate events across Cornwall.

Working closely with the rest of Beagle’s post-production team, Holly continues to evolve her growing set of technical skills as she embarks on this next step of her career.