A company based in Scotland.
PANDA TELEVISION IS
Panda is all about:
HEART and HUMOUR.
Qualities that shine through in every
STORY WE TELL and every SHOW WE MAKE.
We specialise in all forms of entertainment, from large scale LIVE ‘shiny floor’ studio formats to game shows, quizzes, music specials, and factual ob-docs that celebrate the simple joys of people and extraordinary stories.
Moira Ross (Founder and Creative Chief Officer) and Derek Stuart (Regional Lead and Developement Executive) are respected programme-makers with hundreds of hours of expertise they have consistently show-run and produced some of the biggest global entertainment formats including…
THE VOICE UK
(5 seasons, BAFTA nominated)
STRICTLY COME DANCING
DANCING WITH THE STARS
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE
ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER'S EUROVISION: YOUR COUNTRY NEEDS YOU
JOHN BARROWMAN'S TONIGHT’S THE NIGHT
LAST CHOIR STANDING
Show Runners and Producers.
Since launching Panda in 2016 we have developed a number of unique formats for primetime television.
WEDDING DAY WINNERS
Lorraine Kelly and Rob Beckett host as two couples and their families come together for a wedding day like no other as they play for dream prizes and a chance to get married in front of the nation.
PARTNERS IN RHYME
Family game show hosted by Len Goodman in which contestants are joined by celebrities for a series of rhyming challenges.
Panda is proud to have relationships with all leading UK and USA Broadcasters and is currently developing for these markets. We are also open to collaboration on co-productions with like-minded creatives.
Who We Are
Moira is a highly creative and experienced Exec Producer, Show Runner and Format Developer with a reputation for producing trail-blazing primetime studio shows.
Formerly Head of Entertainment at Wall to Wall, Warner Bros International award-winning production company where, as well as overseeing the entertainment slate, including 500 Question Quiz for ITV1, Time Crashers C4 as well as exec producing five series of BAFTA-nominated The Voice UK for BBC One.
Prior to that Moira was Editor of BBC Format Entertainment exec producing a large number of their most well-loved formats. In 2010 she was responsible for relaunching BBC One’s key Saturday primetime series Strictly Come Dancing, reigniting the show’s popularity to its highest ever viewing figures and seeing it go on to become a multi-award winner.
Her expertise in the genre extends beyond the UK, having show-run Dance Wars ABC and supervising producer for two series of Dancing with the Stars in the US also for ABC.
Hailing from Liverpool, Moira holds two beliefs close to her heart: the Beatles are the best band that ever lived and it should be against the law to serve chips without gravy.
Born in Scotland, and based in Edinburgh, Derek’s produced some of Britain’s most successful series. From Bafta-winning children’s show Last Commanders to Wedding Day Winners, he’s helped create formats about everything from social history to home makeovers.
With credits that include: Partners in Rhyme, Phil Spencer’s History of Britain in 100 Homes, Flour Power, Super Shoppers, Location Location Location, Countryside 999 and Celebrity Antiques Road Trip, Derek’s renowned for both his story-telling ability and versatility.
Previously based in New Zealand as an Executive Producer, he’s also worked on local versions of trailblazing formats: Ground Force, Changing Rooms, House Doctor, Ten Years Younger, and Honey We’re Killing the Kids.
When he isn’t making great telly, Derek’s even turned his love of dining out into a creative outlet. As one half of Edinburgh food bloggers: The Social Bitches, you’ll pretty much find him at the opening of a fridge, and always immaculately dressed.
Founder & Creative Chief Officer
Regional Lead & Development Executive