At Chapter 1 we have a passion for insightful, innovative and exciting factual documentaries, factual entertainment and drama projects. First and foremost we are story tellers, with a desire to make tv that resonates and gets talked about. We have a diverse outlook and a diverse workforce, which is key, as we continually strive to produce work that reflects the multi-faceted and multi national world we live in. Our team is made up of award winning creatives and management staff, who have worked with many of the major broadcasters, including the BBC, Channel 4, ITV, Viacom and Sky.

Chapter 1 is a subsidiary of the award winning karma group of companies.

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Meet our core team

Jon Gout


Shurwin Beckford

Creative Director

Peter Baron

Head of Production

John Cullen

Business Affairs

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Shurwin manages the creation and development of all new projects at Chapter 1. He began his career at the high point of MTV’s erratic but at times brilliant late 90’s output. Going on to create numerous groundbreaking shows like Hip Hop Candy, The Drop and the legendary black music show THE LICK with Trevor Nelson. After his stint at MTV he went on to produce shows and documentaries for a host of broadcasters and brands, including MTV. ITV, Channel 4, and Sky. He lives in Guildford with his wife and family and can still be found on a football pitch near you.