Mike Raggett

Dee Lesley




IMPORTANT NOTICE: MR Production ceased operation in 2016 because of the illness of one of the owners and retirement of the other. Some work is still carried on by Verbalists The site remains as a historic record of some of the work produced by the company.

Corporate videos, brochure writing and design, website copy, marketing and promotional webclips, television production management, eLearning packages and developing material for English language teaching are some of  mrProduction ’s  areas of expertise.

As a company  mrProduction is dedicated to helping people communicate. It is run by Creative Director Mike Raggett and Head of Production Denise Lesley who have many years TV and digital media experience between them. We’re based in south London but have experience of working around the world – particularly Europe, the United States and Asia.

 mrProduction brings together teams of creative andtechnical professionals most suited to the project in hand. We tailor solutions to the communications requirements of the brief. But we are personally involved in all our work to ensure the professional standards our clients expect.

We are a small company with extensive creative networks, lots of experience, a respect for schedules and rigorous cost control. So you can be sure that the money you spend is going straight into the finished product whatever it is.  


 mrProduction works extensively in its local area in south east London as well as serving the needs of national and international clients. We are active members of the

South East London Chamber of Commerce which represents the interests of businesses in the London Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich and Lewisham.

latest news

After working on two programmes Radical Lives which will air on the BBC later this year Denise joined Sharp Jack Media managing a music documentary for Channel 4 Queer as Pop  which examined the influence of gay culture on popular music. She's now back at Directors Cut Porductions as production manager for the next (third Sky) series of The South Bank Show which has some very exciting subjects lined up. Sky will reveal all on 1 May.


Mike and Dee's Japan blog

In April and May last year we visited Japan and Hong Kong and published a regular blog about our quest for the locations in Haruki Murakami novels. The trip was fantastic and Mike has started work on a book combining literary criticism and travelogue based on our experiences.


Mike has enjoyed several stints as freelance copywriter at Maverick Advertising and Design working on a variety of marketing and training scripts. He has also budgeted a major ELT shoot which we hope to do next year and is preparing footage and stills for incorporation in the fotolibra stock photo and footage libraries run by old friend Gwyn Headley.


He also continues as executive producer and writer for the Bimco eLearning diploma course in maritime commerce with Videotel Marine International. He's currently working on the sixth module concerned with Voyage Chartering which will join the Bimco eLearning programme later this year.


A new client in the last year has been the Netherlands based publishing service agency Tekst 2000 Click here. We've done a variety of ELT related editing jobs for them on behalf of Dutch publishers.


We have produced a series of short showreels to show our media production capability in different sectors. You can check the others out here.


Mike  wrote, photographed the centre and produced a brochure for the opening of the new Cedars Youth and Community Centre in Harrow for the Watford Community Sports & Education Trust. Click here to read more about the opening. Mike has also completed the writing and design specification for the Trust's Annual Report for the year 2012-13 - the third year in a row that he has produced the Charity's main annual communication.


In the summer Mike also produced a leaflet for the launch of Watford Works a project with which the Trust in partnership with locally-based lottery promoter Camelot is tackling the problems of youth unemployment in the area. He's now just completed the Trust's Annual Report as a review of another successful year for the charity.