Lesley Katon

Lesley Katon creates films, programmes, campaigns and events for broadcasters and clients. Along with her work within film and television, she is an Associate Partner at communications agency Pagefield.

Her work in television has spanned documentaries, factual, factual entertainment and light entertainment. Lesley is experienced in live broadcast and both short- and long-form programme making, working across the production process from format development to directing, producing and editing.

She has directed and produced a number of high profile documentaries for broadcast television, including Mummy’s War (Channel 4) – which took Carol Thatcher to the Falkland Islands and Argentina on the 25th anniversary of the Falklands War – and The Boy Who Lived Before (Channel 5). For BBC World, she has travelled across Africa and Asia to profile political and social leaders.

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Sunday 19 October 2014, 12.00 Pit Theatre

Business bashing: should corporates 'care'?

"Although 'battle' suggests destruction, these were some of the most constructive debates I've taken part in. This was civilised conflict in the best sense of both words."
Julian Baggini, author, Welcome to Everytown: A Journey into the English Mind, and The Ego Trick

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