Jonathan Jones understands how to tell a story in an original and visually literate way, and he’s pretty nifty at it too, working across a range of programme types from challenging, physically testing documentary to beautifully wrought drama and history. His approach is simple. Jonathan thinks through how all of the components of a film will interact to create a compelling whole. He then constructs them in an original yet carefully planned manner. He empowers the crew at every stage of the process and gets the most out of each and every one of them. This incremental lifting of quality shines through in the end product, from Planet Earth II and most recently to Netflix’s Tiny Creatures. He is a unique and wonderful addition to the MTP roster.