Résumé for Richard Jeffs:

1995 to date

COMMUNICATION CONSULTANTS

Richard Jeffs has worked as a media consultant and specialist researcher for many independent television producers, production houses, ITV franchise holders, UK and international television libraries, publishers, producers, directors and writers. Full details of current clients on request.

1995

LONDON WEEKEND TELEVISION

Contributed special research for "40 Years of ITV Laughter".

January 1995 to June 1995

THE ROSEMAN ORGANISATION

Broadcasters Agent working with clients including Roger Cook, Anne Diamond, Jill Dando.

1994

CENTRAL BROADCASTING LIMITED
Producer, "The Sixties". Pilot programmes using archive programme material. Author of report on repeating regional television programmes and archive material, identifying series and programmes and new markets for the programme library.

Specialist Researcher "Crossroads 30 Years On". Regional/Part Network programme exploring the enduring fascination with the prolific 'soap opera' - six years after the final episode and thirty years after the series first aired.

Specialist researcher "The Cook Report".

THE LONG ISLAND MUSIC COMPANY LIMITED
Author of report on talking books based on television sound tracks

ALLIED RADIO plc
Board member of EASY-FM and Birmingham Country Radio Limited both seeking a licence from the Radio Authority for the West Midlands.

BBC TELEVISION
Author of performance reports for the Leisure and Countryside Programme Department based at Pebble Mill Birmingham covering network titles 'Country File', 'Top Gear', 'Telly Addicts' and 'The Clothes Show'.

RICHARD POPE SOLICITORS
Advising clients, of this Birmingham based law firm on their vulnerability to Television coverage, negotiating on clients behalf with broadcasters and press.

April 1991 to December 1993

EAST WEST CREATIVE ASSOCIATION and CENTRAL TELEVISION SPECIAL PROJECTS DEPT.
General Manager of Central TV's Russian Joint Venture Company.

Administration of facilities company which was a Joint Venture between Central Independent Television plc, 'Roskino', the Russian State Committee for Cinematography, 'Ogonyok' the Russian weekly magazine and 'Contemporary Opera'. Responsible for the running of the London office, negotiation of new contracts and setting up a new office in Moscow.

February 1982 to April 1991

CENTRAL INDEPENDENT TELEVISION plc

Head of Programme Services

The Programme Services Department provided administrative support to the Director of Programmes and the Programme Production and Broadcasting Divisions.

Main achievements whilst at Central:

Responsibilities whilst at Central:

Whilst at Central I also undertook freelance work for Dick Clark Productions in California working on 'Bloopers and Practical Jokes' for NBC and 'World of Television' for HBO.

I was resident in Los Angeles in 1981/2 where I undertook researcher and management posts in broadcasting and employment agencies on obtaining 'Resident Alien' (Green Card) status.

February 1978 to February 1982

PAUL VAUGHAN ASSOCIATES
Assistant to Managing Director
I assisted with the establishment of a new group of companies working in Film and Television production and the career management of broadcasters.

April 1973 to February 1978

BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION Station Assistant - Local Radio and Regional Television

Station Assistant at BBC Radio Birmingham based at Pebble Mill. Duties included presenting and producing local programmes as a disc jockey, newsreader and announcer. Attended many training courses whilst at BBC in local radio and moved to BBC Television at Pebble Mill as a Regional TV Station Assistant in 1976. Worked as a Station Assistant at BBC Radio Derby in 1977.

Personal Details

Nationality: British

Directorships:
The Baim Collection Limited
TV Heaven (2000) Limited
Brown Envelope TV Limited
Adelphi Films Limited
John Creasey (Family) Limited

Interests:
Television, Radio, Films and the history of British broadcasting specifically scheduling and programming;
Digital photography;
Theatre;
Macrobiotic cookery;
Twentieth century social history,
Nineteenth century industrial history;
Travelling, driving, ownership of 1964 Daimler 2.5 litre V8;
Being in warm climates, especially Andalusia, California and South Devon on sunny days.

Volunteer Experience:
Birmingham International Film and Television Festival
(Board Member October 1993 to 1998)
Birmingham Film Theatre and Broadcasting Association
(Chairman 1993 - 1995)
Midlands Arts Centre
(Director, Board of Trustees 1985 to 1987)
Second City Mobile Arts
(Board member 1978 to 1981)
Birmingham Youth Theatre
(From first production 1972 to 1987)

Memberships:
Radio Academy
British Film Institute
Concert Artistes' Association
National Trust
English Heritage
Jaguar Enthusiasts Club and the AA