BBC4, Dwarfs in Art: A New Perspective

This year, Dr Woolf  appeared in a new BBC4 documentary which explores dwarfism in art. The film is presented by the journalist, photographer and filmmaker Richard Butchins.

Dr Woolf has been touted as a future presenter by a BBC Commissioning Editor and is currently working with What Larks Productions on two personal projects in the hope of turning this ambition into a reality. 

Series Consultant


Dr Woolf is currently working on a new screenplay with a number of writers and producers in the biz... hopefully, there will be more news to follow soon...

Channel 5, Consultant Assistant Producer


Dr Woolf  worked as a Consultant Assistant Producer with Channel 5 on an upcoming documentary series about Prince Albert. 

Development Researcher 

Dr Woolf works on a freelance basis with numerous production companies, currently working closely with What Larks Productions, established by the comic Jo Brand and the Managing and Creative Director Claire Whalley.


He has worked with Wingspan Productions, What Larks Productions, Golden Section Films and Waddell Media developing History programmes and pitching ideas to Channel 5, Channel 4 and BBC Arts and BBC History. 

BBC4, Queen Victoria’s Letters: A Monarch Unveiled


Dr Woolf worked as the Assistant Producer on this documentary series, which first aired in September 2014. The documentary followed the biographer AN Wilson as he uncovered the intriguing personal life of Queen Victoria through her journals and letters. This documentary offered a psychological portrait of Britain's longest reigning monarch.

BBC4, The Real Tom Thumb: History’s Smallest Superstar 

This documentary, presented by Lord Michael Grade, first aired in May 2014 and was based on a chapter in Dr Woolf’s PhD; he proposed the documentary to Wingspan Productions and was subsequently employed to develop the treatment. Once the treatment was accepted by the BBC, Dr Woolf worked on the production as a Researcher. This was his first foray into TV...

John Woolf. AN Wilson, Queen Victoria
John Woolf. Lord Michael Grade, Tom Thumb
Dr Woolf has extensive experience in TV having worked as a Development Researcher, Production Researcher, Assistant Producer, Series Consultant and onscreen expert.


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