Rob Hartel

Executive Producer

Rob is an acquisition from the world of hardcore science. With a PhD in Biochemistry and an MSc in Science Communication under his belt he joined Windfall in 1998.

With his nous for storytelling - and a visual sensibility honed by years of working with Ian Duncan - Rob has produced and directed a string of Windfall classics: Generals at War, Mummy: The Inside Story, Men of Iron, Bioterror Alert and Big, Bigger, Biggest.

He’s won a number of awards, among them a Royal Television Society Award for Dambusters, and a Banff Rockie for My Brilliant Brain.

As a Series Producer Rob has overseen Season 3 of Big, Bigger, Biggest - one of the most successful documentary series to hit British screens in 2012. He is also a key figure in our literally ground-breaking Discovery Channel series Strip the City, for which he conceived and produced the spectacular photo-real CGI, and also wrote the majority of the final narration scripts.