Simon Raikes

Creative Director, Factual

Simon joined Red Planet in September 2015 to drive the company's move into factual. Before that he spent 25 years working his way up the greasy pole with stints at a variety of production companies and broadcasters including BBC, Diverse Productions, Clark TV, Brook Lapping, Time Team and Wildfire TV among many others. Most recently he was a commissioning editor for factual at Channel 5 where he developed and commissioned a broad range of hit series including Can't Pay? We'll Take it Away, Britain's Bloodiest Dynasty, 10000 BC, Miracle Babies, Inside Broadmoor, Body Donors, Secrets of Great British Castles, Loch Lomond: A Year in the Wild, and The Yorkshire Vet

Simon Raikes - Creative Director, Factual