Paul joined the BBC from Edinburgh University in 1981 as a TV researcher. He then worked his way up to Series Producer. On the way he produced and directed films on wildlife and anthropology. In 1997 Paul left the BBC to set up his own company, Free Spirit Films. The company specialises in subjects with a natural history, science or anthropology slant, bringing fresh ideas to these genres. Paul has produced, directed and written scripts for over 25 films. These include many award winning programmers. He has worked with Sir David Attenborough on several occasions. As well as producing individual shows, Paul has been in charge of 3 multi-million pound series.He is also an author (Spirits of the Jaguar), a professor at the Escuela Internacional de Cine y Television in Cuba and a scientific publisher.