Stuart Earl | Multi-Camera Studio & OB Director

TV Director Stuart Earl

Let's make great
telly together

Making great, entertaining telly is my passion.

Taking charge in the studio, I create and direct programmes that engage audiences through dynamic and dramatic story-telling. I love taking shows from concept to delivery, owning and driving forward the visual creative every step of the way. Working across a range of genres, I go all-out in directing programmes that leave the audience wanting more and the production teams I lead eager to return to studio.

In a world of competing distractions, I passionately believe in the unifying power of great telly… so let's keep pushing boundaries; let's make great telly together.


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What I'll bring to your project…

Underpinned by 16 years of multi-camera studio experience; directing more than 2,800 hours of high profile television; presented by top-drawer talent including Davina McCall, Piers Morgan, Ben Shephard, Gary Lineker, Huw Edwards and Fiona Bruce, this is what I'll bring to your project:


Working closely with the senior team, I'll take the brief and develop a strong vision for your project. From story suggestions to potential production treatments, I'll bring a wealth of creative ideas to the table. And no matter where they come from, I'll work collaboratively to enhance and develop others' ideas, implementing the ones that best fit the project brief.

Uniquely, my design degree background means I'll have a keen focus on the visuals. Harnessing my innate understanding of the power of brands, I'll make sure the final project is a beautiful, cohesive piece of content; one that is crafted together with the upmost care and attention to detail.

Case study

Do The Right Thing

Channel 5 / GooWoo Media

With a mission to deliver the audience an uplifting end to their weekend, I overhauled the creative for the second series of the live Sunday night entertainment show.

Eamonn Holmes, Ruth Langsford, Dame Esther Rantzen and Michael Underwood on the set of Channel 5's Do The Right Thing
On set with Channel 5's Do The Right Thing

The positive tone of the show was unleashed right from the start with the upbeat signature theme tune I tasked composer Dave Connelly to create for us. I wanted a theme our live studio audience could 'clap-along' to, ramping up the energy and anticipation from the very first frame.

Channel 5's Do The Right Thing

To create a much more cohesive look between our set (which I inherited from series one) and our graphics package, I commissioned designer James Mobbs to refresh our on-screen look. I asked him to incorporate the curved wall and geometric shapes of our physical world in the new designs, creating a much stronger unified brand for the show.

Motivated team

Creating great telly is a team effort. But every winning team needs an empowering leader. With years of experience motivating and leading teams big and small, this is what I'll bring to your project.

I am renowned for fostering a positive, creative working environment where every member of the team is encouraged and supported to contribute and perform to the best of their abilities. I am very clear with what I want to achieve and will actively challenge colleagues to deliver the best programme possible, resulting in great satisfaction for a job well done.

Colleagues tell me I am a very calm director, taking stressful situations in my stride. I don't pass on tension, allowing the team to stay focused on the job in hand. I am incredibly supportive to work with and will seek to understand the reasons behind occasional mistakes instead of apportioning blame.

"If I know that I'm going to be working with Stuart – I literally breathe a sigh of relief. It makes me feel enthusiastic and motivated because he has excellent, creative ideas, and carries them out professionally to make a product to be proud of."

Anna Holford – Deputy Editor, BBC News

TV Director Stuart Earl

Maximum on-screen value

In my first directing job, my exec said to me "you've got 3 cameras – use them". It's a philosophy that has stuck with me ever since. I love nothing more than making the most of what I've got; making the total look bigger than the individual parts.

Working within your budget, I'll come up with innovative solutions to maintain our creative ambitions. We'll work together to create an achievable schedule. And my phone book is bursting with contacts from every department just waiting to be called.

"Stuart delivered exactly what we hoped he might. The OBs felt totally refreshed this year – full of energy, ambition and variety – above and beyond anything we've ever done before."

Joe Mather – Exec Producer, Crimewatch Roadshow

TV Director Stuart Earl

Making great, entertaining telly is my passion.

Drop me an email and let's discuss your next project;
let's make great telly together.