Dino Charalambous


Contact Details

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Experienced Producer and Director of some of the best-known programmes on television.

Confident working on both live and pre-recorded shows and various formats from Light Entertainment to Cookery, Sports, Travel and Children's, with a track record in cutting music performances and specialising in multi-camera productions.

Team leader used to heading up large production teams and technical crews as well as working closely with talent of the highest calibre in the broadcast industry.

Worked extensively worldwide as well as in the UK and have always been recalled by Production Companies and Broadcasters.

Selected Credits

Saturday Kitchen FoodBBC1 / Cactus TV Series Director
July 2006 - Present
Winner of 2015 TV Choice Award, Best Food Show
Award-winning, weekly flagship Saturday morning cookery show that regularly achieves record viewing figures, featuring guest celebrities and chefs. 1.5 hours live multi-camera.
This MorningDaytimeITV1 / ITV StudiosDirector
July 2015 - Present
Multi award-winning flagship daytime magazine show featuring celebrity guests, human interest, ITV Studios cookery and live music performances. Filmed at The London Studios. 2 hours live multi-camera.
WeekendChat ShowITV1 / Cactus TVDirector
June 2014 - Present
Saturday and Sunday morning chat show, featuring celebrity guests and music performances. 1 hour multi-cameras.
Free SpeechLiveBBC 3 / Mentorn MediaDirector
July 2013 - March 2015
Live topical debate filmed in the UK in front of a large audience and included a one-off pre-Election special. 1 hour live multi-camera.
City Limits: LiveEntertainmentCNBC Director
August/September 2014
Live launch of Channel’s first ever entertainment show, featuring live OB’s from Madrid, London and Amsterdam and transmitted across Europe. 1 hour live multi-camera.
Channel 4 RacingSportHighflyer TVDirector
May 2010 - January 2013
Senior Director of Channel 4’s longest-running live sports production. Large-scale outside broadcast filmed entirely on location at racecourses across the UK and Ireland. Also directed ‘The Morning Line’. 2 hours live multi-camera.
The Munch BoxChildrensITV1 / CITV for Cactus TVSeries Director
October 2013 & 2014
Saturday morning children's cookery show featuring guest chefs. 1 hour multi-camera.
Crime Thriller ClubAwards ShowITV3 for Cactus TVSeries Director
September 2013
6 Episode series looking at the best-selling books, authors and hit crime thriller dramas of the year. 1 hour multi-camera.
Let's Do LunchDaytimeITV1 / ITV StudiosDirector
July 2013
Live daytime cookery show, featuring celebrity guests and filmed in front of a large audience at The London Studios. 1 hour live multi-camera.
The Alan Titchmarsh ShowLight EntertainmentITV1 / Spun Gold TVSeries Director
January 2012 - March 2013
Live daytime light entertainment show filmed at The London Studios in front of a large studio audience, featuring band performances, celebrity interviews, gardening and cookery items. 1 hour live multi-camera.
Drop Down MenuFoodChannel 4 / Cactus TVSeries Director
November - December 2011
Daily lunchtime cookery show filmed in front of a live studio audience and featuring guest celebrities, top chefs and clips from Channel 4's cookery archive. 1 hour live multi-camera.
TV Book ClubLifestyleMore4 / Channel 4 / Cactus TVDirector
June 2011 & January 2012
Directed series 4 and 5 of More4's Sunday evening chat show featuring celebrity guests and the pick of the year's best-selling reads. Repeated on Channel 4. 30 minutes multi-camera.
Market KitchenFoodGood Food Channel / Optomen TelevisionSeries Director
October 2009 - May 2010
Directed and vision mixed daily cookery show featuring guest celebrities and chefs. 1 hour multi-camera.
The Love BusReality TVChannel 5 / Carbon MediaSeries Director
August - September 2010
Directed and launched Channel 5's post-water shed dating show filmed all over the UK on a moving double-decker bus. 30 minutes multi-camera.
The SlammerChildrensBBC1 / CBBCDirector
June - August 2010
Directed 3 series of the popular children's comedy programme and previous winner of Best Entertainment Bafta. Filmed at Elstree Studios in front of a live studio audience featuring various live acts. 30 minutes multi-camera.
To Buy or Not to BuyPropertyBBC1Director
September - October 2009
Series 10 of BBC Birmingham's daytime property programme. Shot BBC Television entirely on location in the UK. 3O minutes multi-camera.
Richard and JudyLiveChannel 4 / UKTV / Cactus TV Series Director
September 2002 - July 2009
Flagship weekday afternoon programme featuring celebrity guest interviews, human interest items and live music performances. 1 hour live multi-camera.
Hider in the HouseChildrensBBC2 / CBBC / At It Productions Director
November 2006 - January 2007
Saturday morning kid's show filmed entirely on location in the UK. Re-commissioned for 2 further series (40 episodes) in 2007/2008. 1 hour multi-camera. Winner of 2008 Rose D'Or
ME:TVChildrensNickelodeon UKProducer / Director
September 1994 - April 1997 & July 2005 - October 2006
Bafta-winning kid's show featuring viewers appearing live on-air via internet video link up. Also directed The Crunch, a fast-moving live and pre-recorded breakfast show. 2 Hours live multi-camera. Directed and produced all aspects of channel's output including Nick Jr.
The Spirit of DianaEventsLiving TV / Cactus TVDirector
March 2003
One-off discussion programme analysing Diana's death for Living TV's largest-ever audience. 2 hours live multi-camera.
The Richard Taylor InterviewsLight EntertainmentChannel 4 / Planet 24Director
June 2002
Hidden remote cameras, set-up situations and the unsuspecting general public. 1 hour multi-camera.
Newsround / XchangeMagazineBBC TelevisionDirector
February - September 2002
Directed ‘Xchange’, a live daily magazine show featuring live music performances. Also directed presentation for BBC1 afternoons, BBC2 mornings, CBBC channel and live bulletins of Newsround across the network. All live and multi-camera.
The Big BreakfastLiveChannel 4 / Planet 24Director
October 2000 - March 2002
One of the longest-serving directors of Channel 4's ground-breaking weekday morning breakfast show, featuring live music performances and including Johnny and Denise's final appearance. Also directed 'The Bigger Breakfast'. 2 hours live handheld multi-camera.
Survivor RawReality TVITV2 / Planet 24Series Director
March - May 2002
Late-night weekly review of the reality series ‘Survivor’ including the live grand final. Multi-camera.
Holiday MakerTravelTravel Channel / Landmark Director
March 1998 - January 2002
Directed and filmed VT reports in over 30 destinations worldwide including Canada, Cuba, India, Mexico, USA, Europe, North, West and South Africa. Also directed and vision-mixed Travel Live, a multi-camera live studio-based discussion programme.
Disney Channel UKChildrensDisney Channel UK / Buena Vista ProductionsProducer / Director
July - October 1997 & June - October 1998
Directed live studio launch of Disney Channel UK. Also produced and directed Disney’s prestigious annual ‘Teacher of the Year Awards 1998’. Multi-camera filmed on location.
Prickly HeatQuiz / Game ShowSKY1 / LWTDirector
May 1998
Directed and filmed VT inserts for Sky1's gameshow set on the beaches of Majorca (Series 1). Single camera filmed on location.