2 Sides TV has been making children's programmes since 1995 and has received two BAFTA nominations. We are a versatile production office, making everything from studio-based puppet dramas, to factual entertainment, game shows and top-notch animation, for audiences ranging from pre-schoolers to teens and beyond.
Catherine Robins - Managing Director
Catherine set up 2 Sides TV Ltd in 1995. She has been responsible for a wide variety of children's and educational programmes for all the major broadcasters, ranging from the twice BAFTA-nominated wildlife series 'Animal Antics', to the comedy puppet drama 'Bug Alert', the animated series 'The Fantastic Flying Journey' based on Gerald Durrell's celebrated children's book, and the animated special 'Pumpkin Moon', which received accolades from press and viewers alike and was compared by The Guardian to the Oscar-winning 'Spirited Away'.
As well as having the role of Executive Producer on the company's productions, Catherine has also sat on the BAFTA Children's Jury, and has been a speaker at the Edinburgh Television Festival, The Bristol Animation Festival and the annual Showcomotion Children's Conference. She has also been the Creative Head of Random House Children's Screen Entertainment.
Prior to forming 2 Sides TV, Catherine spent seven years with Winchester independent, Workhouse Productions, where she was Head of Production, responsible for producing and directing programmes for broadcast and corporate clients, including Channel 4's science series 'Equinox', which she also presented.
A graduate in modern languages, she began her career at the BBC, where she produced and directed education programmes as well as presenting shows for Radio 4, Schools Radio and the World Service.
Patrick Fleming – Producer/Director
Patrick began his career as a Film Editor, working on iconic series such as The South Bank Show. But his love of storytelling soon led him to become a multi award-winning Producer/Director. His credits include productions for the BBC, Channel 4, Discovery, Channel 5, ITV, National Geographic and TLC. He has filmed all over the world and is especially familiar with China, where he filmed ‘Equinox – Bamboo’, about the importance of bamboo to ancient Chinese technology, ‘History’s Turning Points –The Great Wall of China’, and ‘Secrets of the Great Wall’, about the history and technology of the world’s largest engineering project (Gold Award, Houston Worldfest). Patrick is also familiar with Tibet: ‘Guge: The Lost Kingdom of Tibet’ also won Gold at the Houston Worldfest.
Patrick has also worked with Peter Gillbe’s former company, Optomen, on documentaries for Discovery’s ‘Science Frontiers’ and Channel 4’s Equinox, with other production companies on feature-length drama documentaries, and on a number of 2 Sides TV’s factual and studio-based series for children, such as ‘BallooniVille’ and ‘Up4It’. He also directed ‘i Science’ for BBC Learning - ten exciting science stories for GCSE level students, which won a Royal Television Society Education Award.
Recently, he has also been working with the Media Trust on a training programme for disadvantaged teenagers, and has set up a new company, 1 Minute Walks, which offers free online walking tours, which can be previewed in one minute.
Michaela Edmunds – Production Assistant
After studying Animation at the University of South Wales, Michaela has worked in the animation industry since 2011, with her main focus being Children’s Television. She has worked with studios like The Illuminated Film Company, Sixteen South and Karrot Animation, where she worked on shows such as The Little Princess, Pinkalicious and Sarah & Duck.
During her degree she received an award for her outstanding work ethic and went on to be an Art Director of a BAFTA winning series. As a freelancer she produced her own projects for Orangebox, Funding Empire and Capitaland and uses these skills to produce new and exciting content.
Now she brings her extensive knowledge of animation and design to 2 Sides TV to work beside Catherine as the Production Assistant.