Tom has become a trusted member of the team highly valued for his knowledge, enthusiasm and engagement with the viewers. All his programmes have delivered an audience well above three million; consistently higher the programme’s average.   Featured in: + What’s fuelling your energy bill?Bottled Water: Who needs it? – Monday 7th November 2011 + Bottled Water: Who needs it? – Monday 18th February 2008 + Can Tesco save the World? – November 2009 + What’s up with the Weather? – June 2010 + Britain’s unwanted pets – August 2010 + Why hate junk mail? – July 2011 + Primark: On The Rack BBC Trust Ruling 16 June 2011

“I do not believe that a single frame of ‘Primark : on the Rack’ was not authentic. Evidence that Primark broke its own guidelines on outsourcing and employing children  was painstakingly assembled by some of Panorama’s most experienced journalists. This is confirmed in the Trusts findings.  But they also allege that some of the footage filmed by Dan McDougall was staged. I do not believe this. Dan is a highly respected and award winning journalist who has worked with national newspapers and broadcasters. I never had any reason to doubt his credibility and neither do others I have spoken to who work with him. I am very disappointed that the BBC Trust has chosen not to trust a Panorama team of such calibre.”  Tom Heap  
Animal 24:7

Series 8 on Air Now! The series starts Monday 2 April 2012 and runs for 10 programmes.

Up and down the country, Britian’s wildlife is under threat. Animal 24:7 follows the people working around the clock to protect and rescue our animals. The series was devised and is produced by True North Productions.

Working closely with the RSPCA and a wide range of animal sanctuaries, rescue centres, hospitals and conservation projects, the series tells the stories of animals in danger, and the people helping them.

Presented by Tom Heap, each show explores a wide range of animal persecution cases. From mistreated or abandoned pets in dire need of care and a new home, to injured seals, deer, horses and other wildlife requiring help to get back to full health. We follow the people working tirelessly to save injured wildlife, help them recover and return them back to the wild.

Now into series 8, each series is broadcast every weekday, in a 9:15am BBC One slot. Animal 24:7 regularly attracts in excess of 1 million viewers, and at its peak attracts 1.4 million viewers.

Everest Live

Tom led the BBC’s celebration of 50 years since the first ascent of Everest with live broadcasts from base camp. Tom organised a BBC team to deliver reports for TV radio and online news and anchored a live half hour programme from Everest looking at the story of the mountain’s conquest and the Sherpas’ and climbers’ lives today.

BBC1, daily reports, BBC News, BBC Radio & BBC Online, May 2003

What’s Really In Our Food?

A primetime BBC1 investigation into deception, poor labelling and fraud in the food industry. We uncovered pork protein hidden in chicken, the pie that lied and numerous labelling scams. The show combined revelatory journalism with high production values and a glossy finish attracting an audience of over 5 million.

BBC1 Tuesday 14 July 2009