Paddy Haycocks

Over the past thirty years, work in print, radio and television has allowed Paddy to play a variety of significant roles within the industry: journalist, reporter, researcher, scriptwriter, producer, director, presenter, editor and executive producer. 
His work, both on and off camera, has included programming for the BBC (both television and radio), ITV, Channel 4, Five, Sky and a number of digital channels. As a specialist in factual programming, he has had extensive hands on experience in news, features, consumer and documentary output.
Paddy’s numerous on screen credits include a spell as a BBC news anchor on BBC 1’s South Today, reports from over thirty countries for BBC 2’s The Travel Show, the daily consumer show Streetwise for Channel Four, the arts series This Way Out for ITV. As well as wide ranging voice activities, Paddy now works on a freelance basis across a whole range of broadcast, corporate and training projects.

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Paddy Haycocks

Paddy Haycocks

University of Reading
Honours Degree in Education
Presenter / Anchor / Reporter / News / Factual / Entertainment
2002 - Present
Consultant for Corporate Companies.
Executive Producer Thames TV – Factual Features – Live Daily Programme.
1998 - 2001
Open House - Channel 5
1996On the Hoof - Channel One
Presentation - Performance
1994 - 1995Pressing Matters - Channel One
1994 - 1996Channel One News - Channel One
1993Sunday Best - GMTV
1992 - 1994The Travel Show - BBC 2
1991 - 1992Wessex Tales - BBC Radio
South Today - BBC 1
1991Southern Eye - BBC 1
1990 - 1991This Way Out - TVS
Teabreak - Lifeastyle
1990Them and Us - BBC 1
You Can Do It - BSB
As It Happens - Channel 4
1989 - 1990Streetwise - Channel 4
1983Six O'Clock Show - LWT
Producer / Director
1999Give a Pet a Home - ITV
1998Hunniford - Channel 5
Open House with Gloria - Channel 5
1994How Do They Do That? - BBC1
1993Mum's the Word - GMTV
1989South Bank Awards - LWT
1988 - 1989The Good Life Guide - LWT
1988Concrete and Clay - LWT
1987 - 1988South of Watford - LWT
1987Danny Baker On... - LWT
1987 - 1898Friday Live - LWT
1986Animal Crackers - LWT
Larry Grayson at Home - LWT
1983 - 1986Six O'Clock Show - LWT
1982 - 1983Whoops Apocalypse - LWT
1982Weekend World - LWT

Magic Moments TVS, The Funny Side Granada, Rank Leisure, Pontins, Scottish and Newcastle, British Nuclear Fuels, Burmah Oil, Mercedes, Airtours, Wimpey Homes, ABTA ‘96, Insight, Bulrush Peat, Mail on Sunday, BBC Worldwide, Samsonite, GECO, Flying Pictures, Mary Rose Trust, Action Time, Cannon Lincoln, NHS, Thames Water, Radamec.

Paddy came into television as a Scriptwriter in 1980 and rapidly moved on to become one of LWT's most ;stylish and talented producer/directors' - their words not his!


His programme credits are impressive and his work in current affairs, factual, feature and entertainment programming is extensive.  He has researched, produced and directed both live and pre-recorded material and has worked on shows as wide ranging as Weekend World and Whoops Apocalypse.  Determined to keep his programme making in hand in, most recently he produced and directed the first series of BBC 1’s highly successful How Do They Do That?


With a distinguished producer/director pedigree under his belt, the late 80’s saw Paddy facing a new challenge.  In 1989 he was invited to step in front of camera to present Channel 4’s breakfast service, The Channel 4 Daily.  His production experience was invaluable in helping him to understand the requirements of editors, producers and directors.  A combination of his varied professional experience and his natural social skills made him an instant success.  His writing, journalistic and presentation talents were to be much in demand on a whole host of programmes that followed.


Paddy went on to front arts programming, consumer shows and even extended unedited ‘live’ features (‘As It Happens  - Channel 4) before accepting the main anchor role on BBC 1’s live regional news/magazine programme for central southern England, South Today.


In 1992 he was lured to BBC 2’s Travel Show and reported from over thirty countries for the programme in a niche which he happily occupied for three series.


Attracted by the demands of live studio presentation, Paddy accepted the main anchor’s role with Associated Newspaper’s twenty four hour news, sport, entertainment and features channel, ‘Channel One’, in 1994.  He has also presented a weekly ‘Question Time’ type show for the channel, Pressing Matters in addition to a much acclaimed ‘as live’ documentary programme, On the Hoof.  He is currently fortifying his six hour daily studio anchor sessions with a feature series on the Thames called The River.


With his presentation of Performance - the Arts Channel a regular commitment, it’s remarkable that Paddy also manages to find time to fit in the odd corporate programme and conference.  What’s more, he has recently formed a much sough after media training wing which enables him to pass on some of his experience to others.


After a brief spell as a consultant with Pearson Television, he was persuaded to take up the programme making skills challenge once again.  He accepted the role of series producer on a new one hour daily magazine programme, Open House With Gloria Hunniford.  Under Paddy’s stewardship, the programme has made an immediate impact regularly polling an audience share figure well above the Channel average.


Paddy has now accepted a role as Executive Producer – Features and Factuals with Pearson television and oversees a number of projects supplied to all mainstream  His contract has been constructed in order to allow him several months a year in which he is able to pursue other projects as both presenter and programme maker.


Paddy likes to think of himself as a ‘seasoned broadcaster’ - an epithet to which his experience and track record bear testament.


If you think he may be able to assist you with any of your production requirements, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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