Martin Durkin is a TV producer and documentary film director. In The Times 2014 ‘Power List’ he is called ‘the Michael Moore of the right’. He is founder and CEO of Wag TV, which produces shows for various U.S. and international broadcasters, including Discovery, National Geographic, TLC, Science Channel, Travel Channel, Weather Channel, Military Channel, Channel Four and Five in Britain as well as Spanish language programming for Latin American broadcasters.
Wag TV was listed among Britain’s top ten television production companies in an industry poll conducted by Real Screen magazine. It was also one of Real Screen‘s global top 100 media companies, based on a survey of the top 70 broadcasters world-wide. Broadcast Magazine listed Durkin as one of the top ten executive producers in the UK. He has served on the steering committees of the World Congress of Science Producers and the Edinburgh Television Festival and as a judge for the BAFTA and the Royal Television Society broadcast awards.
Of the various prizes he’s won for his wonderful films, he is most proud of the Free Enterprise Award, given him recently by the Institute of Economic Affairs. Previous winners include F.A. Hayek and Margaret Thatcher. He lives in London with his top wife and their four leading children.
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