Our Story

Bowled Over is an award-winning true independent production company, made up of a diverse team of creative talent. We combine years of experience with new young talent, bringing together a thorough knowledge of the industry, with fantastic new ideas.  

The directors at Bowled Over began their telly careers over 30 years ago. After a lengthy period at ITV, they worked on programmes for every terrestrial channel, streamers, and for many, many indies before accidentally starting an indie themselves, which they have co-run since Summer 2021.

Since Bowled Over began, we’ve had a first-look deal with Sony Pictures Television, been recipients of a BFI Young Audience Content Fund award and our documentary for Channel 4, Good Grief with the Rev Richard Coles, won the Radio Times Readers award at the Sandford St Martins Awards 2023. We were also one of the Future 30 indies to watch, chosen by Pact, to celebrate their 30 years.

We have just delivered a new 20 part daytime series to Channel 4, Narrow Escapes, which is due to air in Spring 2024.


As a company, we are committed to working sustainably and efficiently. We work side by side, in shared offices, with the hugely talented Ponder, Create, with whom we collaborate on all projects, from start to finish. This means that together we can offer a full package: development, production, filming with our own kit, edit, animation and gfx all from our cosy regional base in Brighton.

We’d love you to visit anytime!


December 4, 2023

Coming 2024 - Narrow Escapes

We are so excited for you to see our new daytime series for Channel 4, set on the waterways of Britain – Narrow Escapes. Following the lives of people from all walks of life and from all over the canal and river network, this 20 part series is a snapshot of life on the waterways, where the reality of boating meets the idyllic image of rural serenity.

Our wonderful contributors are moving all around the network and as we follow their stories, we will engage with the beauty of the natural world and the reality of maintaining and operating a narrow home that floats. From watching businesses, families, couples and solo boaters, we hope you’ll enjoy tuning in every day for a narrow escape!

Many thanks to the Canal and River Trust and our fantastic little family at Bowled Over and Ponder Create. Thanks too to Gill Brown and the team at Channel 4 and to Motion Content Group for their huge support through the Diverse Indie Fund.

Press Release
October 13, 2023

Channel 4 Boost

We are honoured and excited to announce that we have been chosen as one of a small group of indies who will be ‘boosted’ by Channel 4 through a mentorship, training and financial support scheme.

With new projects in various stages of development and a new series out next year with the Channel, we are really grateful for the encouragement and backing that Channel 4 are giving our small team.

July 9, 2023

Good Grief wins the Radio Times Readers' Award 2023

Good Grief with the Rev Richard Coles wins the Radio Times Reader award at the Sandford St Martin Awards and we were thrilled to receive it at Whitworth Hall in Manchester, on behalf of the Rev and all our wonderful contributors who shared their experiences with us and we are so thrilled the programme resonated with the voting audience.

June 1, 2022

Good Grief announcement

We are excited to announce that Good Grief? with the Rev Richard Coles is to be aired on C4 at 10pm on Monday August 8th.

Thank you to Rev Coles for opening his heart to us and for all those who spoke to us along the way, helping us all to understand how to support our grieving friends better and finding out what helps others, for when our time comes to grieve.

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