Rob Hyde has been responsible for creating some of the BBC's most successful childrens shows, winning academy awards, nominations and numerous re-commissions for the BBC.
Rob began his TV work with a local TV station in Oxford, as both presenter and video journalist for a weekly arts and entertainment show.
He later embarked on a full-time career in
TV Production, working as a producer/director for some of the UK's most successful independent production companies.
He has accrued credits on prime time shows such as Strictly Come Dancing, Fame Academy, Model Behaviour and Troy Series 2 for E4/Channel 4 and the Syfy Channel
In 2005, Rob directed and produced a one-hour special for Paramount, Best of the Fest, featuring some of the UK's top comedic talent, during which he worked with a number of up-and-coming stars, including Russell Brand and Alan Carr.
Also in 2005, Rob created and series produced the popular entertainment show Trapped for CBBC.
The show successfully ran for four seasons in both the UK and Australia.
Trapped won the BAFTA Award for Best Entertainment in 2011
In 2006, Rob shot, directed and formatted the
highly successful factual entertainment pilot
Wedding SOS for Cineflix UK – now currently
on its 14th season in Canada.
In 2009 Rob was asked to create a formatted
game show and a world to complement the British Museum's 'History of the World Through 100 Objects'
on BBC Radio 4.
Filmed over many nights at the Museum and Elstree Studios, Rob and his team created a truly unique series that brought to life the stories behind some of the world’s most incredible and historically significant treasures.
The show, titled Relic: Guardians of the Museum, used awe-inspiring CGI and featured a dead museum guide named Agatha and her arch-enemy ‘The Dark Lord’ (voiced by Rob himself).
Relic: Guardians of the Museum won the BAFTA Children’s Award for Best Entertainment in 2010.
The Ministry of Curious Stuff was a comedy sketch show that explored and celebrated the weird and wonderful world around us. Early in 2011, Rob began working with the star of the show and godfather of British surrealist comedy, Vic Reeves.
He studied Reeves’ work and set about creating a world that complimented his comedy, creating characters, sketches and sets that brought
peculiar facts to life. Reeves’ hand-drawn animations, directed and voiced by Rob, were peppered
throughout the series.
The Ministry of Curious Stuff was re-commissioned for a second time and nominated for four Royal Television Society Awards for Best Comedy, Best Production, Best Special Effects and Graphics and Best Design.
Ludus was based on an existing welsh-speaking game show, Y Lifft (The Lift). Rob was hired as a creative consultant to redevelop the show, creating characters and a world for this ambitious commission. CBBC was looking for a series of half-hour game shows, to run alongside a game app that would allow viewers to play along on their smartphones and tablets.
The show was formatted and created with a vintage sci-fi feel and hosted by a hilariously incapable villain named ‘Ludus’. Ludus was commissioned for two series back-to-back.
Rob joined the team as executive producer, working alongside Series Producer Ruth Mills. The pair managed production and lead the design on the show and the 24 games created for the app.
After only 4 weeks, the Ludus app made it into the Top 40 apps worldwide and the TV show was declared ‘Critics Choice’ in several major blogs and publications.
In 2014, Ludus won the BAFTA CYMRU Award for Games and Interactive Experience and the Broadcast Digital Award for Best Digital Children's Content. Ludus was also BAFTA nominated for Best Interactive.
Rob is honoured to have been a judge on the panel
for the BAFTAs and
The Royal Television Society Awards
Rob immigrated to the States in 2015