Lucy Cooke

TV & Radio - Back Catalogue

AMAZING ANIMAL BIRTHS, ITV1, Autumn 2016

Lucy travels all over the UK witnessing animals giving birth in this six part series for primetime ITV.

INGENIOUS ANIMALS – BBC 1, September 2016

Lucy investigates global stories of amazing animal behaviour for this 4 part series for primetime BBC1.

NATURE’S MIRACLE SURVIVORS – BBC1, Spring 2016

Lucy meets incredible animal survivors and the people saving them in this heartwarming four part series for BBC1.

ANIMALS UNEXPECTED – BBC1, July 2015

Why are hippos running riot in rural Colombia and American raccoons taking over Berlin? Lucy investigates stories of animals turning up in peculiar places and behaving in unexpected ways. Watch clips and read more on the BBC website.

NATURE’S BOLDEST THIEVES – BBC1, Jan 2015

Lucy investigates what makes some animals so good at stealing from us. Especially seagulls, badgers and foxes. Watch clips and read more on the BBC website

TALK TO THE ANIMALS – BBC 1, July 2014

Lucy’s travels the world to meet experts in animal communication, and take part in field tests that reveal what animals are really saying to each other. Visit the BBC website to watch clips and read more about the show.

FREAKS AND CREEPS – National Geographic Wild, Summer 2012

Based on Lucy’s original concept, Freaks and Creeps, sees Lucy on a mission to discover the quirky evolutionary stories behind some of the planet’s ugliest, strangest and most misunderstood creatures. She meets proboscis monkeys in Borneo, fly with vultures in South Africa, and track down the Devil in Tasmania.

The series was co-produced by Lucy and won in the Best presenter-led category at Wild Talk 2013.

CHANNEL 4 EASTER EGGS LIVE, Channel 4, Easter 2013

Lucy was a co-presenter on this ambitious, two-part, live broadcast about the weird and wonderful world of eggs Easter Eggs Live-Streaming from the Hatchery.

SELECTED WORK AS A PRODUCER / DIRECTOR / WRITER

Lucy is an award-winning television producer, director, writer and presenter with over twenty years experience producing high profile documentary series for BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Discovery, National Geographic, SKY and PBS.

Outside of TV, Lucy’s sloth viral videos, produced by her company Pink Tree Frog productions, have been watched by tens of millions.  She has worked as an executive producer at Vice producing and commissioning online shorts and award-winning feature documentaries for cinema release at BRITDOC.

MEET THE SLOTHS, DISCOVERY

Lucy’s irreverent observational documentary, MEET THE SLOTHS introduced the world to the adorable animal and eccentric human residents of the world’s largest sloth sanctuary. It was awarded the prestigious PANDA AWARD for most popular documentary at Wildscreen 2012 and praised for ‘its humorous style and bringing natural history programming to a wider audience’. The show rated over 6 times the normal viewing for its slot and resulted in Discovery International commissioning a 6 part ‘Meet the Sloths’ series, exec produced by Lucy, which aired summer 2013.

 

MEET THE SLOTHS TV DOCUMENTARY from Lucy Cooke on Vimeo.

You can buy the Meet the Sloths DVD on Amazon UK

TERRY JONES MEDIEVAL LIVES, BBC

Critically-acclaimed documentary series for BBC featuring former Monty Python Terry Jones explodes myths about medieval stereotypes with humour and intelligent insight. Lucy’s work as writer/director received an EMMY nomination.

FINAL CHANCE TO SAVE JAGUARS WITH BILL BAILEY, SKY

British cult comedian Bill bailey travels to Brazil to meet a remote tribe that worship this elusive highly endangered big cat, and chase jaguars in the Pantanal and discover how poaching and persecution are threatening them.

Produced, written and directed by Lucy with great joy.

Watch the 3-minuate trailer on Vimeo or watch entire film on ITunes.

SLOTH VIRALS

Lucy’s viral video’s of sloths had over 20 million views, earned Lucy the title ‘the Spielberg of sloth movies’, turned the world’s laziest animal into a global super star and helped raise tens of thousands of dollars to save them.

BUCKET OF SLOTHS

THE CUTE SHOW: BABY SLOTHS