Tim Dixon is a gifted and unique presenting talent, with a mischievous, sharp and quirky sense of humour. He is a highly versatile and seasoned Broadcaster, possessing an impressively diverse breadth of experience illustrative of his broad appeal, professionalism and industrious nature.
A former face of CITV's continuity links, Tim has since fronted productions for ITV1, ITV2, CITV, ITV Play and a plethora of other leading network broadcasters. In January 2011 Tim's coverage of Marketing Week Live for Marketing Week Magazine was nominated for a SW Royal Television Society award, for Best Non-Broadcast Production Public Sector.
Tim is intelligent, extremely passionate about his work, brimming with enthusiasm to learn and full of fresh ideas. He has literally hundreds of hours of live-television to his name, thriving thanks to his charm, quick-wit and spontaneity in this unpredictable and unforgiving environment. Tim can currently be seen fronting Finger Tips, on ITV1 and the CITV Channel - and The World's Wildest Quiz a family gameshow, on the ITV website and www.itvwild.com
Tim owes his relaxed, upbeat and intuitive presenting style not only to his natural talent as a performer, but also to a wealth of previous experience gained from extensive wide-ranging work in radio, television, theatre, roadshows, exhibitions and other live venues, in both a performance and production capacity. Formerly a member of The Magic Circle, Tim started presenting and performing magic at the tender age of 14 for The Disney Channel, and has, therefore, already been presenting for over ten years. In this manner he embodies a rare combination of youth, energy and passion with experience and pragmatism. He would be an asset to any production and, in 2005, was described by Flextech as amongst "the best young up-and-coming television presenting talent in the UK".
In summer of 2006, Tim launched Inside Media Group - an independent production company and interactive agency - which he manages during his spare time. Whilst not working, he is a music enthusiast, enjoys singing and playing the guitar (in January 2011 Tim became lead-singer of rock band Bellicose Souls), making short films, collecting art (recent additions include Natasha Law, Banksy and Trafford Parsons), gym, close-up magic and general popular culture. Tim is also an avid natural history enthusiast and breeds harvest mice, chickens and ducks! Tim lives in London with his wife, presenter Emma Lee, and daughter Francesca.
August 2010, CITV
Tim fronted an online gameshow which is set to form the centerpiece of ITV's new natural history orientated website itvwild.com
June 2010, Marketing Week Magazine - RTS Nominated
Tim hosted Marketing Week Live at London's Olympia exhibition centre, interviewing executives from global brands including Coca Cola, Linked In, Microsoft and Phillips.
January 2009 - November 2009, BFBS
Tim was invited to become the anchor host and content producer for all BFBS Television's children's output, fronting Room 785 (a live, studio-based format, broadcast every weekday afternoon and Saturday morning) and Telly-Tots (BFBS's early morning breakfast show aimed at a pre-school audience). On 2 May 2009, Tim became the face of BFBS 3 Kids - a new channel dedicated to the children of the armed forces.
Summer 2008, Finger Tips, ITV1, CITV Channel & Disney RTL, Germany
Tim replaced Stephen Mulhern as the new face of popular make-and-do show Finger Tips. Tim fronted 30 episodes alsongside Naomi Wilkinson.
June 2007 - December 2008, BFBS
Tim conducted red-carpet celebrity interviews and was the roving-reporter for "Box Office Boys" - a humorous and satirical movie-review show. Premiers have included Transformers, The Bourne Ultimatum, Run Fat Boy Run, Sleuth, Bee Movie, Saint Trinion's and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Interviews have included Jude Law, Michael Caine, Matt Damon, Colin Firth and Russell Brand.
September 2007 - December 2007 - Pitch Roulette, Twoway TV, Sky Channel 852
Tim co-hosted Pitch Roulette, a live 3-hour interactive gaming format.
August 2007 - Driving Standards Agency - Corporate DVD, Twofour Productions
Tim fronted an as-live current affairs show aimed at a youth target audience, dispelling myths surrounding driving tests.
January 2007 - March 2007, Play DJ - ITV Play, Sky Channel 856 and Freeview Channel 31
Effectively an in-vision radio broadcast, Play DJ was a live participation-based quiz show combining music, interactive gossip and chat streaming, MMS user generated content and puzzles in which viewers could compete to win cash prizes.
May 2006 - December 2006, This Morning Puzzlebook - ITV Play, Sky Channel 856 and Freeview Channel 31
Tim hosted This Morning Puzzlebook - a three-hour live interactive quiz show, every weekday between 12 and 3pm.
November 2006 - AOL (Twofour Productions)
Tim fronted ten short films in which he demonstrated magic tricks and party puzzles and then explained the secret methods employed. The ten clips were then streamed on AOL's Homepage and proved highly popular.
August 2006 - November 2006 - The Common Room - ITV Play, Sky Channel 856 and Freeview Channel 31
Tim was the main host of this topical live, interactive debate show - covering subjects including everything from celebrity gossip, fashion, music, money, relationships, politics and travel. Each show had a different controversial theme and occasional celebrity phone-guests. Viewers were encouraged to phone, text and to send their picture and video messages for the chance to win exclusive prizes. The show was broadcast every weekday evening and soon developed a loyal cult following.
July - October 2006 - NTL On Demand
Tim presented four monthly promos (July, August, September and October) showcasing the movies, pop videos and programmes available on "NTL on Demand" over the forthcoming weeks.
May 2006 - July 2006 - Friends Reunited; The School Run -ITV Play, Sky Channel 856 and Freeview Channel 31
Tim donned his school uniform and was the main anchor presenter for the entire first series of Friends Reunited The School Run, a live three-hour school-themed interactive quiz show, which aired seven days a week from 6pm.
February 2006 - Play Sudoku, ITV2
Tim hosted ITV2's live 3 hour interactive game-show Play Sudoku.
November 2004 - April 2006 - Optimistic Entertainment Plc, Quiz Nation (Formerly Sky Channel 217 and Sky Channel 842)
Tim fronted a variety of interactive quiz-based formats, presenting unaccompanied from a live multi-camera studio for up to three hours continuously on-air, interacting with callers. Shows included The Cash Vault, Initial Thinking, Taxi, Celebrity Sudoku and Quiz Nation's Most Wanted. Quiz Nation was available live on Sky throughout the UK and on the Viasat platform throughout Scandinavia.
November 2002 - March 2003 - CiTV, Birmingham, ITV1
After a screen-test, workshop days and various meetings with executives, Tim was selected from thousands of applicants as CiTV's new presenter. He appeared live daily on ITV1 from early January 2003. Here he gained valuable live experience, interviewing many celebrity guests including Busted.
January 2003 - SM:TV, Blaze Television - ITV1
Tim appeared as a guest on ITV1's flagship Saturday Morning show SM:TV Live. Here he was interviewed by host Brian Dowling and faced the "Booth of Truth".
December 2001 - Runaway Film Productions, London
Tim appeared as a street-magician in a pilot children's television programme featuring talented young people. He spent a morning filming on-location at the London Eye.
September 2000 - The Disney Channel, London
Tim featured in a number of interstitials filmed at The Disney Channel Kids Awards Final at the Docklands London Arena, performing magic for popstars and celebrities including S-Club 7, Westlife, Atomic Kitten, A1, Steps and Scooch.
November 1999 - The Disney Channel UK, London
Pre-recordings for Playhouse Disney, the Disney Channel's pre-school output, completed at the Leavesden Film Studios. Appeared in continuity links as Playhouse Magician Tim the Terrific. Magic Day proved a highly popular programme and was broadcast regularly over the next four years!
August 1999 - The Disney Channel UK, London
On location in Brighton, Tim filmed a promotional video and set of interstitials for The Disney Channel's Magic and Mystery Weekend, which were broadcast for several weeks.
March 1999/2000 - The Disney Chanel UK, London
Following a guest appearance performing magic on The Disney Channel, Tim was spotted by Producer Jonathan Bosely and soon became a regular face on Studio Disney, the channel's live studio-based continuity output and was dubbed The Disney Channel's Resident Magician.
Production Manager - The Last Word, Glamour Puds (Sep - Nov 2008)
Commissioning Coordinator and Creative - UKTV, Commissioning Team (October 2007 - May 2008)
Gallery Producer Tim produced This Morning Puzzlebook, a live presenter-driven three-hour interactive quiz show for ITV Play. (September 2006)
Shadowing of Producers Tim has shadowed Dan Warren and Darryl Laugier producing Optimistic Entertainment Plc's Quiz Nation and ITV2 Play Sudoku content (2006)
Head of Camera Department (1 month's Temporary Cover Work, covering Jamie Ryan) - Two Four TV (September 2004)
Post-Production Coordinator Reversioning The City Gardener (Series 1 and 2) for European Sales Distribution, Two Four Productions and Channel4i (August 2004)
DV Operator (operating a PD150), Heinz Baby Foods Corporate Video, Two Four Business (August 2004)
Junior Researcher Life Begins Again, Channel 4 - Two Four Productions
DV Operator (operating a PD150), Joey the Lips Promotional Video - Two Four Productions (June 2004)
Post-Production Coordinator Reversioning The City Gardener (Series 1 and 2) for HGTV, America - Two Four Productions (June 2004)
Production Assistant Chelsea Flower Show 2004 Official Video - Two Four Productions (May 2004)
Production Assistant Accidents Can Happen, BBC1 - Two Four Productions (March - April 2004)
Production Assistant The Day They Scuttled Scylla, BBC1 - Two Four Productions (March 2004)
Production Assistant Kitchen Detective, Discovery Health - Two Four Productions (March 2004)
Production Assistant Saw This and Thought of You, UK Style - Two Four Productions (March 2004)
Production Assistant Pawnbrokers (Pilot) - Two Four Productions (March 2004)
Junior Researcher Dead Famous, Living TV - Two Four Productions (January - February 2004)
In December 2003 Tim was selected from numerous applicants for a place on Twofour Productions' 6-month Trainee Scheme. The scheme is run in conjunction with South West Screen, Plymouth Media Partnership and Channel 4. Having made himself indispensable, Tim's contract was extended and he continued to work for Twofour beyond his placement period, later being offered a Research position when he left, late in 2004.
August 2005 - November 2005 - GCAP Media, Fun Radio
For four months Tim presented Fun Radio's afternoon show The Club every weekday. Tim voice-tracked the show, using IVT software, from Classic FM's studios in Oxford Circus. Tim co-wrote the show format, was given the creative freedom to devise all content and, using his knowledge of compliance, effectively played a producer role in the project. Fun Radio is available on DAB and online and is aimed at children under 8 years of age.
September 2003 - June 2005 - 97FM Plymouth Sound
Tim wrote, produced, tech-oped and presented his own live weekly 4-hour radio show, which was broadcast on Saturday afternoons between 3 and 7pm. He has also covered Drive Time, weekday and weekend shows, Plymouth's Hitlist chart show, overnights, done Black Thunder Links on location, live MCing and compere-ing of PR promotional events.
February 2002 - BBC Radio Five Live
Tim was invited to present his opinion on the Stephen Byers affair and his wider views on politics, as a potential first time voter.
BBC Radio Devon
Tim has been interviewed by Douglas Mounce and performed magic on the radio numerous times, including live aboard an open-top bus!
Corporate Events and Roadshows:
May - June 2010, Tesco's Great School Run
Tim toured the country as a brand ambassador alongside Colin Jackson and Katherine Merry, teaching children about the importance of healthy eating, nutrition and exercise.
October/November 2008 - Warner Bros / Sony Playstation
Tim presented a promotional roadshow which toured the country promoting a number of new computer game releases for the Sony Playstation - alongside a youth marketing agency.
May/June 2001 - The Disney Channel UK, London
Tim joined Disney's annual Kids Awards Roadshow tour, appearing in shows in Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Coventry and Croyden.
November 2000 - The Disney Channel UK, London
Further to live performances of magic and pre-recorded studio interstitials, completed at Pop 2000 in Birmingham, Tim represented The Disney Channel on their exhibition stand.
May 2000 - The Disney Channel UK, London
Tim spent a week touring Birmingham, Manchester, Cardiff and Reading as part of The Disney Channel's annual Kids Awards Roadshow. He performed live magic in theatre foyers, on stage and was involved with filming.
December 2010 - Cinderella
Tim played Prince Charming at the Bournemouth Pavillion Theatre from the 4th December until 2nd January 2011
March 2005 - Birmingham Royal Ballet
Tim appeared as a supporting actor in the Birmingham Royal Ballet's production of Romeo and Juliet at Plymouth Theatre Royal. Roles included that of a Noble Man and Monk!
March 2002 - Birmingham Royal Ballet
Tim appeared as a supporting actor in the Birmingham Royal Ballet's production of Romeo and Juliet at Plymouth Theatre Royal. He was also interviewed by a local BBC television news crew.
November 2002 - The Palace Theatre, Paignton
Tim worked as a Magical Consultant on the Christmas production of A Christmas Carol.
October 2001 - Birmingham Royal Ballet
Tim appeared as a supporting actor in the Birmingham Royal Ballet's production of Swan Lake at Plymouth Theatre Royal.
Summer 1999 - The Plymouth Theatre Royal Young Company
During the Summer, Tim worked for several weeks as the Magical Consultant for the Young Company's Main Stage production, The Lost Domain. This involved overseeing the purchase of all props, training actors to perform magical effects and then choreographing relevant scenes in the play.
1998 - Present
Tim enjoys giving live performances of close-up and strolling magic and has worked in pubs, cafes, hotels, gardens, at corporate events and functions and at three prestigious Oxford University Balls.
March 1999 - Eye Q Record Company, London
Tim was selected to star in a 4-minute pop video, performing magic, for Badder Badder Schwing by Freddy Fresh and Fatboy Slim. The music video was released in 12 countries across the globe and went on to reach number 34 in the English charts, with further successes abroad, most notably in America. The video also featured on BBC1's The Ozone, ITV1's Clubber Vision, and proved highly popular on MTV and The Box.
Tim completed a short course in Health and Safety for Television Production, passing his examination with full marks. He has also passed a further examination in radio compliance through GCAP Media (2004).
In the summer of 2006
Tim set-up "Inside Media Limited" - a company comprising a Development Production Team who are currently devising revenue-generating participation formats. At present Inside Media operates as a 'digital agency' providing high-end multimedia services to a plethora of blue chip corporate clients. Inside Media has recently provided websites for BBC Radio One, BBC Radio1Xtra and BBC England's "Introducing" project along with online marketing campaigns for Radio One's Big Weekend and Glastonbury 2007.
Tim took various BBC courses in Compliance, whilst working as part of UKTV's Commissioning Team.