Greg Jenner is most notable for his role as Historical Consultant to BBC’s multi-award winning ‘HORRIBLE HISTORIES’. Since 2008 he has been responsible for the factual accuracy of more than 1,500 comedy sketches and 100+ songs, with subject matter that spans the entirety of human history. As a writer he has also contributed around 20 sketches, and was a lyricist on three songs. He has also made ‘HORRIBLE HISTORIES WITH STEPHEN FRY’, four series of ‘HH GORY GAMES‘, and the accompanying CBBC online games.
In 2014 ‘HORRIBLE HISTORIES’ was named the ‘Best Non-Fiction Children’s Programme of the Past 50 Years’ by the International Prix Jeunesse (which was nice!) and it twice won ‘Best Sketch Show’ at the British Comedy Awards — being the first children’s programme ever to have been nominated for this accolade. Greg Jenner was also a named recipient of a Children’s BAFTA award in 2011, and the series then broke records by winning four consecutive Children’s BAFTAs in a row. Since 2009, it has picked up 20 BAFTA nominations and 8 wins in total. In 2017 the Magna Carta anniversary special was nominated for an International Kids’ Emmy.
Greg Jenner has recently moved in front of the camera, appearing as an expert panellist on BBC2’s THE GREAT HISTORY QUIZ and as co-host of BBC2’s INSIDE VERSAILLES: a historical discussion show broadcast after each episode of the BBC’s VERSAILLES drama.
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Greg began his career behind the scenes in documentaries, and predominantly worked for one of the nation’s top independent history producers, Lion TV. These programmes explored various themes, including MI5’s role in WW1, Queen Elizabeth I’s sex life (!), ancient Thracian archaeology in Bulgaria, the canonisation of medieval saints, and Britain’s best historical landmarks.
TV DRAMAS/FILMS – HISTORICAL CONSULTANT
Greg is currently acting as a historical consultant on two dramas in development for the BBC. If you are looking for a knowledgeable, versatile historian who is skilled in dealing with TV storytelling, and solving creative problems, Greg is available as a freelance consultant. Contact him directly at email@example.com
Between 2006 and 2008, Greg worked for Hardy Pictures, an award-winning company specialising in factually-sourced historical dramas. Though primarily hired to develop future projects, he played a crucial role on the 2 x 90 minute drama, ‘1066: THE BATTLE FOR MIDDLE EARTH’ produced for Channel 4. He also conducted extensive genealogical research for BBC4’s Spanish Flu drama ‘THE FORGOTTEN FALLEN’, and undertook weeks of archival research for Channel 4’s UNTOLD BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR.