Nick Baker co-founded Testbed in 1992. It was named after the first series the company made, “Testing Times”, which involved a party thrown for sexing parrots, among other things. The producer was co-founder, Viv Black.
Nick’s a broadcaster and writer as well as a producer (here he is on Pick of the Week on Radio 4) and he’s been behind many of the successful series made by Testbed over the years. These have included phone-ins, a quiz and many documentaries and features. In 2010 he went round the world linking stories he found in internet cafes for a BBC World Service series. In 2012 he invented a 90 part series to mark the BBC's 90th Birthday. He enjoys collaboration with other producers: Here he is for Whistledown Productions with a series called Niche Work if You Can Get it.
And he invented the ever popular Fry’s English Delight with Stephen Fry, now in its 10th series.