About Us


Pumpkin specialises in producing high quality educational documentaries for broadcast and distribution direct to schools, colleges and universities.   With over 20 years experience, we are the UK's leading producer of high quality video content for educational use.

Tailor made for students aged 14-25, our resources contain; fantastic footage, shot around the world by our team of ex BBC filmmakers, clear graphics and exciting video illustrations.

We work closely with awarding bodies, subject associations and leading text book authors to ensure that all our content is not only of the very highest quality but is also directly relevant to the needs of teachers and students.  In fact many of our resources are endorsed and recommended for GCSE and GCE level by UK and international awarding bodies. 

Each title contains at least 30 minutes of edited video content split into a number of clear 3-5 minute themed chapters.  Each DVD/Download also comes with teaching resources, including worksheets, supporting notes, all designed to enable you to extend the content actively in class across a range of ages and abilities.

We specialise in producing resources that focus on environmental and social issues and in recent years our titles have won a number of awards.

Pumpkin titles are sold to schools, colleges and universities in the UK and around the world through our network of international distributors.

Please contact kate@pumpkin-interactive.co.uk if you would like to know where to get hold of any of our resources, or if you’d like to become a distributor.

The Team 

Grant Davies

Grant graduated from Durham University with a degree in Anthropology and went on to train as a visual anthropologist/documentary cameraman at the Granada Centre in Manchester.

He then gained a much sought after BBC scholarship which led to work as a producer for the BBC on Breakfast TV and the 6 O’Clock News. A stint at ITN followed where he worked on the launch team for Channel 5 before setting up Pumpkin TV in 1998.

He is also a qualified teacher and now acts as the creative director on all Pumpkin's projects, filming and editing all our titles.

Kate Conway

After graduating with a geography degree from Durham University, Kate trained as a BBC journalist and then spent the next ten years working with national Radio and Television as a reporter, producer, editor and newsreader.

After setting up the company in 1998 with Grant, Kate took on the role of overseeing the research and production of all Pumpkin's educational resources. She also manages the marketing and distribution of Pumpkin's growing library of resources.


Dr. Ian Frampton

Ian trained as a Child Psychologist and worked in the NHS for 35 years. He was also involved in training mental health workers at the University of Exeter. Following his retirement, Ian has been supporting Pumpkin’s work as an Associate Producer. Using his background in Education and online learning, Ian gets involved in curriculum mapping and the development of Pumpkin’s interactive content.

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