Director for Film and Television

Ed Bazalgette is a leading television director. He is currently directing two episodes of The Witcher Season 2, Netflix's fantasty series starring Herny Cavill. He was recently working on the latest season of The Last Kingdom for Carnival.

Previously Ed directed the Doctor Who Christmas Special which aired to five star reviews and was acclaimed by The Telegraph as "the happiest, most heroic Christmas special in years".

Ed was lead director on Patrick Ness' series Class and lead director on the first season of Poldark, for Mammoth Screen and BBC One. Poldark’s opening to 7 millions viewers helped BBC1 to its highest ratings share for the first quarter of the year in a decade.

Ed's other TV credits include Houdini and Doyle, Versailles (Season 3), The Guilty, Vera, and A Mothers Son which received a Broadcast Best Single Drama nomination.

Before moving into Drama, Ed produced and directed documentaries. He won an RTS for his Great Britons film on Brunel, and received BAFTA nominations for his BBC2 series Venice and Seven Wonders Of The Industrial World. For BBC1, Ed directed landmark biographical films on the lives of and Hannibal and Genghis Khan.



Director & Executive Producer 

Producer Chrissy Skinns
  • Alexander Dreymon
  • Eliza Butterworth
  • Carnival for BBC Two


    Creator Brian Young
  • Freddie Thorp
  • Sadie Soverall
  • Precious Mustapha
  • Archery Pictures for Netflix
    Creator Lauren Schmidt
    Producer Matthew O'Toole (Exec)
    Writer Lauren Schmidt
  • Henry Cavill
  • Freya Allan
  • Anya Chalotra
  • Netflix
    Producer Chrissy Skinns
    Writer Stephen Butchard
  • Alexander Dreymon
  • Eliza Butterworth
  • Carnival for BBC Two
    Creator David Wolstencroft & Simon Mirren
  • George Blagden
  • Stuart Bowman
  • Catherine Walker
  • In 1667, 28-year-old all-powerful king of France, Louis XIV, decides to build the greatest palace in the world - Versailles. But drained budget, affairs and political intrigues complicate things.

    Capa Drama
    3 x 45'
    Producer Derek Ritchie
    Writer Patrick Ness

    Coal Hill School has been a feature of Doctor Who since the first episode, but now we get to see the day-to-day adventures of the students coping with intrusions from space and time.

    BBC for BBC
    Creator Steve Moffat
    Producer Peter Bennett
  • Peter Capaldi
  • Matt Lucas
  • The Return of Doctor Mysterio

    BBC Studios
    Creator David Hoselton
    Producer Adrian Sturges
  • Stephen Mangan
  • Michael Weston
  • A series inspired by two of the greatest characters in the 20th century - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini.

    Big Talk for ITV
    Doctor Who
    2 x 45'
    Producer Brian Minchin and Stephen Moffat
    Writer Catherine Tregenna/ Jamie Mathieson and Stephen Moffat
  • Peter Capaldi
  • Jenna Coleman
  • Episodes 9.5 and 9.6

    BBC America
    4 x 60'
    Creator Winston Graham (Novel)
    Producer Damien Timmer, Polly Hill (Exec. producer)
    Writer Debbie Horsefield
  • Aidan Turner
  • Heida Reed
  • Ruby Bentall
  • Warren Clarke
  • Poldark is a sweeping saga set in late 18th century Cornwall, based on the acclaimed novels by Winston Graham. Ross Poldark returns to Cornwall from war, looking forward to a joyful homecoming. Instead he discovers his father has died, his home is overrun by livestock and and his wife, believing Ross dead, is engaged to his cousin. He must start from scratch, forging a completely new path, one that takes him in exciting, unexpected and hazardous directions.
    Mammoth Screen for BBC One
    In production
    DCI Banks
    2 x 45'
    Creator Peter Robinson (novel)
    Producer Emma Kingsman-Lloyd, Andy Harries (Exec. producer)
    Writer Robert Murphy
  • Stephen Tompkinson
  • Andrea Lowe
  • Caroline Katz
  • Popular detective series starring Stephen Tompkinson. Ed directed a continuing story across two episodes, entitled Piece of My Heart. DCI Banks is called upon to investigate the murder of a journalist- who also happens to be the son of a high-ranking police officer-when his body is found in a holiday home belonging to a famous 80s pop star. 

    Leftbank Pictures for ITV1
    The Guilty
    3 x 60'
    Producer Elaine Cameron
    Writer Debbie O'Malley
  • Tamsin Grieg
  • Set across two timelines – 2008 and present day – The Guilty tells the story of DC Maggie Brand (Tamsin Greig), who investigates the disappearance of 8 year old Callum Reid whilst coping with her own young son’s diagnosis with autism.

    Hartswood for ITV 1
    1 x 90'
    Creator Russell Lewis
    Producer Dan McCulloch
    Writer Colin Dexter and Russell Lewis
  • Shaun Evans
  • Roger Allam
  • Detective drama set as a prequel to Inspector Morse. Ed directed the opening episode entitled 'The Girl', which sees Morse trying to piece together the sudden death of a secretarial student and the local doctor. 
    Mammoth Screen for ITV1
    Creator Chris Lang
    Producer Colin Wratten
    Writer Chris Lang
  • Hermione Norris
  • Martin Clunes
  • Charles Daish
  • The murder of a local teenager tears through a community and threatens to destroy a family in this gripping two part drama.
    ITV Studios for ITV 1
    Creator Ann Cleeves
    Producer Elaine Collins
    Writer Paul Rutman,
  • Brenda Blethyn
  • Ed directed A Certain Samaritan in the second series of Vera.

    ITV Studios for ITV 1
    Holby City
    3 x 60'
    Creator Tony McHale, Mal Young
    Producer Myar Craig/ Michael Dawson/ Jane Wallbank
  • Bob Barrett
  • La Charne Jolly
  • Wilfred Taylor
  • Ed directed various episodes of Holby City between 2008 - 2011
    BBC for BBC 1