We have worked on literally hundreds of media projects over the years – here are some of the best-known ones!
The UK's top medical research sitesOngoing web development and support
Thameside Media is proud to manage a number of websites for major clients in the NHS/NIHR, education and charity sectors. Probably the best known of these is the world-renowned Oxford Biomedical Research Centre, award-winning pioneers in numerous fields of medical research including COVID-19 treatments and vaccination. The neighbouring Oxford Health BRC and some other websites for Oxford University Hospitals also come under the aegis of Thameside Media, and we also provide health mapping services through our flagship Maproom project. We have been exceptionally busy through the pandemic years!
Dragons' DenClient: HarperCollins / Two-Way Traffic / BBC
We produced three titles as tie-ins to the Dragons’ Den TV series. Our work involved interviewing entrepreneurs who had appeared on the show to turn their stories into lessons that chimed with the themes of the books. We had access to the Dragons’ set during filming at Pinewood Studios to photograph material. Timing was key to the success of the project, as the books had to be available when the series was broadcast.
World WhiskyClient: DK (Pearson)
Winner of the IACP Cookbook Award, this was a large logistical project, involving us sourcing hundreds of images and bottles of whisky from around the world. We worked with seven authors, and built up a team of 10 editors and designers at the height of the project, as well as shooting on location in Speyside and Islay.
Betjeman's Best British ChurchesClient: HarperCollins
A major revision and expansion of the classic work on churches by the poet laureate Sir John Betjeman. We researched 2,500 churches and pinpointed their GPS coordinates for digital maps. Working alongside the venerable writer/ photographer Richard Surman, we undertook half the location photography, created all the printed maps, and designed and edited the work.
The Londoner's Diary seriesOur own imprint
Between 2002 and 2008 we produced the annual Londoner’s Diary. The diary included photographs and anecdotes about London life and its histories, mixed with useful information about events and travel.
Travel guidesClient: DK (Pearson)
We helped develop the style and tone of two series: Real City and Top 10 guides, and commissioned and produced numerous titles for our long-time client, Dorling Kindersley.
Food and drink guidesClients: HarperCollins, DK (Pearson)
As well as our award-winning World Whisky project, we’ve produced several whisky titles for Collins and DK’s Eyewitness series, and we’ve revised Michael Jackson’s Malt Whisky Companion. We have also produced guides on wine and beer.
Oz & James Drink to BritainClient: Pavilion (Anova Books) / BBC
Produced to coincide with a BBC TV series, this book was reminiscent of a holiday scrapbook based on the summer road trip of Oz Clarke and James May, backed up by factual information about British drinks. The project entailed another tricky schedule, as the book needed to be produced while the series was still being filmed.