Tom Porter is a Commissioning Editor in News and Current Affairs at Channel 4. The Department commissions Dispatches, Unreported World, C4 News and a number of hour-long specials. Tom’s Dispatches commissions include the Bafta, Rory Peck, Grierson and RTS-winning ‘Syria: Across the Lines’, Ben Steele’s ‘Hunted’ film about gays in Russia and the Bafta-nominated ‘North Korea: Life Inside the Secret State’. Tom is also the commissioner responsible for canine hit ‘Dogs: Their Secret Lives’ and ‘Mayday: The Passenger Who Landed a Plane’.
Tom was previously an Executive Producer and Series Producer at Ten Alps’ company Blakeway Productions with responsibility for its Dispatches slate and other current affairs strands. Before that he was a freelance P/D for C4, Sky, BBC and ITV, working across the indie sector.
Other notable commissions and projects variously as Commissioner, Exec or P/D include: South Africa’s Dirty Cops, The Paedophile MP – How Cyril Smith Got Away With It, Amanda Holden: Exposing Hospital Heartbreak, Olympic Tickets For Sale; How Murdoch Ran Britain; Court of Ken; RTS-nominated Afghanistan: Mission Impossible; OAPs on ASBOs and a selection of Unreported Worlds from around the globe.