Ali has over 15 years’ production experience as a Director and Producer across current affairs, specialist factual and entertainment television both in the UK and overseas. Credits include: Gogglebox (Channel 4), Come Dine (Channel4), Food Inspectors (BBC1), Underage and Pregnant (BBC3) and Lion Country (ITV), SkyCops (BBC1) and Gold Rush (Discovery).
Nav is a passionate creator of formats. As a former Channel 4 Factual Entertainment Commissioning Editor, her slate included ‘Child Genius’, award winning ‘Brat Camp’, ‘The Unteachables’ and critically acclaimed ‘Bollywood Star’. Executive Producer credits include a diverse range of programmes from drama documentary – Siege in the Sahara (C4 PBS) to Jo Malone’s High Street Dreams (BBC1) and Manic Street Preachers in Cuba (C4).
Rosie oversees the company’s growing slate of factual content for broadcasters and platforms, and company operations. Previously Vice Media Group’s head of production for Europe, her extensive production experience spans popular factual, documentary and factual features, entertainment, live events, news and current affairs, and digital and mobile content.
Ellie has worked across a slate of development and commissioned projects for Netflix, Amazon Prime, BBC, Channel 4 and Channel 5, including Charlotte in Sunderland and Extraordinary Portraits with Tinie. Her talent for understanding young and diverse audiences helps to ensure we are producing compelling content for as wide a demographic as possible.
Popular factual indie, Chatterbox Media, has appointed Rosie Taylor as its new Head of Production. She joins directly from her role as Head of Production Europe VICE Media Group. Ali Quirk, Co-Founder, Chatterbox Media, says: “Rosie is one of the most talented production leads in the UK and her approach puts people first in everything she does. Her wealth of experience will be a great asset as we continue to transform and grow.” Rosie says: “Chatterbox is an indie that’s committed to giving opportunities to creatives, whatever their background, race, age, or gender identity. As well as working with a wonderful team, I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to work on programming that’s truly different”.
The first series of Meet The Khans: Big In Bolton is up for Best Multichannel Programme against Big Zuu’s Big Eats, Defending Digga D, Jerk, Roman Kemp: Our Silent Emergency and The Rap Game UK. The awards take place on 10 February 2022.
In six-parter on BBC One, the rapper matches people with extraordinary stories to celebrated artists. Each episode of Extraordinary Portraits follows the process behind capturing the sitters, using different mediums of art – from underwater photography to street art. They culminate in Tinie and the artist unveiling the final piece to the sitter and their family and friends.
Airs 28th February 2022, 8pm, BBC1
The actress spends 36 hours at Scotland’s magnificent Scone Palace, where she is the guest of Lady Mansfield and her son, Williant, Viscount of Stormont. There, she goes fly fishing on the family’s section of the River Tay, and spots deer with the gamekeeper.
The first series of Meet The Khans had 6 million requests on BBC iPlayer as the pair were seen juggling parenthood, marriage and business. BBC Three announced a second series of 10 more thirty-minute episodes. The next chapter of the story explores their wider sphere and the audience will be introduced to more of the couple’s family and friends as Amir ponders what’s next for him in sport, Faryal celebrates a milestone birthday and launches a new enterprise.
Fiona Campbell, Controller of BBC Three says: “We’re really excited that we have the Khans back for more.... Meet The Khans really brought something new to the channel and series one was really popular with the audience.”
"Amir Khan and Faryal Makhdoom are chalk and cheese – and their partnership makes for entertaining reality TV **** "
"incredibly fun to watch"
A series of powerful performances from the winners of Words First 2020, produced and directed by Ellie Sabine-Singh. The poems respond to the word “protest” and what it means to the poets.
Chatterbox has been selected for Channel 4’s inaugural Emerging Indie Fund. “The fund will support indies to grow into the next stage of their development and, in turn, boost the creative impact the Nations and Regions has on the broadcast industry,” Emma Hardy, C4 head of commissioning managementNEWS ARTICLE
“Sally Lindsay visits luxurious UK homes in a new three-part series for Channel 5. She sleeps on a bed from Hermes at Kam and Anya's property in Mayfair, spent a night at Pete’s £10 million mansion in Surrey and stayed with Honourable Alexander Clifford in his 80-room 900 year old, Ugbrooke House.”
What does it mean for Chatterbox to be described as a BAME-led company? It’s true, but does it hide more than it reveals? Is it limiting rather than illuminating?We are a creatively dynamic, female-led outfit that is trying to stir things up through the stories we tell and the talent we work with. Ali Quirk and I don’t think it’s complicated or trailblazing to reflect the world as it actually is, and working with people of different races, genders and sexual orientation is a no-brainer. We’re also a business - and the industry’s approach to addressing the lack of diversity on and off-screen should be about how we do business.NEWS ARTICLE
“I’m thrilled to bits that each of these indies has landed a much-deserved commission,” said ViacomCBS Networks UK director of programmes Ben Frow.
We are incredibly proud to announce that we are making BBC Three’s first reality series. Meet The Khans: Big In Bolton (w/t) takes is into the world of Olympic medallist and boxing World Champion Amir Khan and his fashion and beauty influencer wife, Faryal Makhdoom. It’s an access all areas look into the dynamics of this young couple in Amir’s beloved Bolton as they juggle a young family, their relationship and career pressures under the glare of modern media. “Meet the Khans features figures that have had to struggle for success and are aspirational stories”
Fiona Campbell, BBC Three Controller
“In this mind-blowing episode, Stacey travels to the Faroe Islands to uncover the truth about the whaling industry.”
Millie Feroze, Glamour
“The coming-of-age film Leaving Care, following two care leavers as they navigate a series of firsts without the help of a family, won two BAFTAs: Content For Change and Teen.”
Judges commended the “true and honest exposé of the care system with fantastically chosen contributors”. With themes of identity and escaping from broken pasts and addicted parents woven through the film, the courage and humility of Arron and Sulaimaan touched the judges.... One judge drew parallels with the seminal Seven Up! series, noting its commitment to the “classic documentary style”, free of graphics and reality techniques.
Chatterbox and director Elena Andreicheva, whose film Learning How to Skateboard in a War Zone (if you're a girl) won her an Oscar and BAFTA are making a compelling documentary Swim To Freedom for the BBC.
Distributor Banijay Rights has struck a first-look deal with U.K. factual and formats producer Chatterbox, founded by former Channel 4 commissioner Nav Raman and producer/director Ali Quirk. Chatterbox last year picked up two BAFTA Children’s TV Awards for its BBC documentary “Leaving Care".
“The BBC has announced a range of new content for 13-15 year olds which offers insights into teenage lives... Life After Care (Chatterbox) follows two young men starting the next stage in their lives as they leave a lifetime of being in foster care. They face huge challenges as they transition to adulthood with no parents to help them through.”