Alan Scales is MD of Imagicians and began his career in TV at the BBC where he broke all TV audience records (and a place in the Guinness Book of Records) for his Prince Charles bio-doc A Prince For Our Time that delivered a UK audience of 11.5 million and an international one in access of 25 million.
He started as a documentary film cameraman before achieving producer/director status on Newsnight and Panorama, culminating with the highly acclaimed fly-on-the–wall eight part all-film series The Great Palace – The Story of Parliament, the BBC2 documentary series which cleared the way to the live broadcasting of Parliament.
Attracted to the challenge of the expanding independent TV sector Alan left the BBC and created Imagicians from a base in London’s West End. With his roots in broadcasting he developed a slate of broadcast programmes including a lively design quiz Eye Q for Channel 4 followed by two Street Hockey series and programmes for BBC1 and ITV which included a profile of the author Mary Wesley and an arts documentary about the Liverpool Tate Gallery also for BBC1.
For ITV he produced two royal documentary series and for Channel 5 came the highly acclaimed profile of Camilla Parker Bowles followed by Royal Pets featuring Princess Michael of Kent. Then came Clinton and the Clintons a bio-doc for BBC Worldwide in 2008
Now focusing almost exclusively on royal documentaries (more than 50 in total) Alan produced Princess Diana – Her Life in Jewels for BBC Worldwide followed by a bio-doc Queen Elizabeth at Eighty. Then came William and Harry – Into the Future and William and Kate – A Royal Love Story, a hugely successful documentary for Discovery Networks which was transmitted in Europe three weeks before the royal engagement announcement and scooped the competition.
Following the Royal Wedding in 2011there were two more royal bio-docs and in 2014 with the birth of Prince George came William, Kate and Baby George – A New Royal Family for BBC Worldwide.