Mark Tattersall began working in television nearly 20 years ago. After starting out in news and current affairs, he began producing factual programmes for the BBC, Sky and Channel 5. Specialising in observational documentaries and specialist factual, Mark has won some of the trickiest access around to deliver hit shows in extremely challenging circumstances.
When did you join True North?
What do you do at True North?
What shows are you particularly proud of that you have worked on at True North and elsewhere?
Warship: Life at Sea, Inside Porton Down, Submarine: Life Under the Waves
Anything that stands out about your career?
I’ve made films all over the world, from Afghanistan to the White House.
What’s your favourite bit of your job?
Working with incredibly talented people who love what they do.
What show would you most like to make if you could make anything in the world?
Inside The White House or Inside Number 10 would be amazing.
Anything you feel really strongly about in the industry?
We need to encourage people to do their best and support them as they strive to do so. There’s no point giving someone an opportunity and then standing back to watch them fail.
Anything else you would like to tell us about yourself?
In my spare time, I enjoy playing rugby, ice hockey and squash. But since becoming a Dad, I don’t have any spare time left!