John has created some of TV’s biggest hits, including MasterChef – which he reinvented as a factual entertainment competition in 2005, to become one of the world’s most successful formats – and Grand Designs, which he ran from series 1 to 5 (it’s now in series 16).
In over 10 years as a Creative Director, John has devised and made a string of hugely popular property series (Build a New Life in the Country, Help! My House is Falling Down and Double Your House for Half the Money), ground-breaking factual entertainment formats (The Life Laundry, The Biggest Loser UK, Project Catwalk), ambitious cookery formats (Greatest Dishes in the World, Cookery School) and hit factual series (Jamie’s Kitchen, Paradise or Bust).
Before founding Pi, he was Head of Factual at Talkback, Creative Director at Shine, and Creative and Managing Director at Red House.
Faye joined Pi on day 1 as Head of Development. She has devised and developed a string of high-rating and talked-about factual entertainment and popular factual commissions, having previously worked as Head of Development at Shine Soho and Betty, as well as holding senior development roles at Studio Lambert, Wall to Wall, Lion and Blast.
Her credits include Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners (C4), The Undateables (C4), Under Offer (BBC Two), Burger Bar to Gourmet Star (C4), Food Inspectors (BBC One), The Box (BBC One) , Too Ugly For Love and Sex Hospital (TLC UK). Along with one-off docs My Big Fat Fetish (C4) and the Grierson-nominated Boys from the Brown Stuff (BBC Two).
In addition to her development credits, she has a breadth of production and casting experience including live (Richard and Judy), popular factual (Undercover Boss), factual entertainment (Masterchef and Project Catwalk) and entertainment (Dancing on Ice).