Pets on Film

Company Profile, Television and Corporate

Pets on Film (POF) Productions has been established for 20 years. The scope of the company's expertise covers modest and large productions and includes Pet Corporate, Training, Recruitment and Public Information films. We are the only company in Britain to concentrate on the Pet Trade and it’s needs.

Our associate companies Dogs on Film, Cats on Film and Pets on Film education videos also work within the pet trade thereby giving us the edge relating to the needs of the Pet Trading Companies of Britain and Europe.

Other areas we operate in are Pet Television Programmes, Veterinary and Animal Welfare productions.  POF also produces and markets their own pet care range numbering twenty 1 x hour videos which for many years have been the market leaders in Britain and throughout the World.

We pride ourselves on the quality of information, quality of filming, the professionalism, knowledge and ability of our production team and our advisers all of whom are experts in their field with a wealth of experience behind them.

All editing is done by us in-house; all designs are created by us.

POF has an excellent track record in Television - Corporate - and Educational video production. The Cambridge Institute of Dog Behaviour & Training commission Pets on Film to make students Canine Behaviour courses films, for use in the Middlesex Dog Behaviour & Training, Degree Modules.

POF also make films for:

Dog Behaviour Psychology, courses

Dog Training courses

Dog Behaviour puppy courses

Dog Behaviour combined with dog training courses

Dog Behaviour tutor training films

Colin Tennant MA

Director/producer & Pet Behaviourist & Media Consultant

Colin Tennant MA is a Director and Producer of Pets on Film Productions and has made and appeared in many television and video programmes including:


The Mill's Life BBC TV, Director Producer 1997

Absolutely Animals C4, Canine Behaviourist  1996

Understanding Cats BBC 1, Director Producer 1995

Traditions of Christmas BBC 1, Director Producer 1995

Pets  & People Channel 4, Expert Behaviourist, 1991

Expert advisor to BBC News

ITV News

Colin has also acted as a consultant in animals training and behaviour for over 100 Television programmes, and contributed to  films and commercials for companies including: British Airways, General Motors, Epson Computers, John Player Tobacco, Pedigree (Mars), Marks & Spencer, R.S.P.C.A., P.D.S.A, Motorola.

Roger Tabor

 C.Biol., M.I.Biol., M.Phil., FLS

Presenter, Broadcaster, Writer Director & Producer


Presenter & Writer The Mill's Life BBC TV 1997 5 part series

Presenter & Writer Traditions of Christmas BBC 2 1995 6 part series

Presenter & Writer Understanding Cats BBC 2  1995  6 part series

Presenter & Writer Cats BBC2 1991, BBC1 1993 & broadcast worldwide

Presenter & reporter Country File BBC1 1988-90

Presenter & writer Life Returns to Broadland BBC1 1988

Presenter & writer Constable Country BBC1 1988

Presenter & writer Environments: City Wildlife Thames TV 1987

Presenter & writer Natural Profile BBC1 1986 3 part series

Regular environment, wildlife & natural history reporter Look East, East on Two & Insight. Reports included: Sizewell Nuclear Power Station, Birds on North Sea Gas Rigs, Pollution in the Norfolk Broads, Pleshey Castle, etc. 1978-87

Presenter Six Fifty Five Special BBC1 1978

Presenter & contributor Animal Magic, including 2 hour Animal Magic Special from the Galapagos Islands. BBC1 1974-78


Breakfast News, GMTV, Pebble Mill at One, QED, Nationwide, Wildtrack, Notes & Queries, Magic & Mystery Show, etc.

BBC Radio 4

Panellist The Mating Game 1992-3

Presenter & writer Stream & River Pollution 1983

Presenter & writer How Do We Look After Our Land? 1984

The Living World-Galapagos 2-hour programme 1978 and occasional contributor

BBC Schools Radio

Presenter & writer Conservation Now (magazine news series) 1986

Presenter & writer Mainstream Biology 1986

Presenter & writer Life of a Stream and Life of a Woodland (Radio & Radiovision with Longman Publishers) 1983

George Layton

Actor, Presenter, Writer & Director


George Layton has worked with POF for 12 years and appears as a presenter on many of their programmes. George  has also produced and directed many of his own films.  He is the man who put humour wit and writing skills into many of POF productions.

He has a wealth of experience in Television Theatre and radio and has just completed a West End run at the London Palladium as Fagin in Oliver.

Trained at RADA where he won the Emile award for most promising actor George played leading parts in British theatre and in New York. He appeared in the national tours of Michael Frays Donkey Years and in A Touch of Spring by Cameron Macintosh. He played opposite Maureen Lipman and Lynda Bellingham in Neil Simon’s Chapter Two at the Lyric, Hammersmith.

He created the role Don't Wait Up  (nine series of six) for BBC TV starring Tony Briton and Nigel Havers which was awarded best Comedy series 1990. He went on to write and produce Executive Stress for Thames TV (Three series) starring Penelope Keith for which she won the TV Times Best Actress award, the series has been in the top twenty US comedy shows for television.

George also wrote Doctor at the Top for BBC TV and was one of the three presenters of the very first That's Life series for the BBC.

Editing and Production

Pets on Film Production Team

Director and Producer Colin Tennant MA

Writer and Producer Roger Tabor C.Biol MI Biol Mphil FLS

Presenter and Director George Layton

Presenters: Roger Tabor, George Layton and Colin Tennant MA

Consultant Advisers: Peter Kertesz Bds (U.Lon), LDSRCS Eng, Ken Thompson MRCVS BVSc

Still Photography David Ward

Marketing and Sales Mike Turner