Liz Tucker is a British documentary producer and director. She joined the BBC in the early nineties, working initially as a radio producer before moving into television. She started her career on screen working on the iconic show Tomorrow's World, where she told the story of Trevor Baylis, inventor of the Clockwork Radio. Following the publicity surrounding the film, Trevor shortly afterwards signed a deal resulting in the worldwide launch of his radio. While at the BBC, Liz also worked on a range of documentary programmes/series including QED, Horizon and Life Before Birth. Her films have been shown in 40 countries. After leaving the BBC and working as a freelance director, Liz launched her own production company Verve Productions in 2007.
In 1998, her film Sudden Death won the RTS award for best documentary series. In 2003, the Blood of the Vikings series in which she made two of the programmes was nominated for a RTS award, her first film in the series won the Palmares Award 2004. It also won a Certificate of Merit at the San Francisco Film Festival. A year later, her film Archimedes’ Secret won the Glaxo/ABSW Science Writer’s Award for best science documentary.
In 2004, she was again shortlisted for the Glaxo/ABSW Science Writers’ Award for best science documentary for the film God on the Brain.
- Clockwork Radios, h2g2 website. Accessed 2008-07-30.
- Robin Parker, Verve signs first-look distribution deal, Broadcast magazine, 28 November 2007. Subscription required.
- San Francisco Film Society, Golden Gate Awards 2002
- BBC bags science prizes, BBC News, 4 July 2003
- Glaxo Wellcome ABSW Science Writers' Awards, Winners 2002
- Glaxo Wellcome ABSW Science Writers' Awards, Shortlist 2003