Since its creation in 1982, the aim of Cicada Productions has been to make films which enrich our understanding of the world – be it through nature, science, history or people.

Cicada’s daring projects in foreign locations have attracted co-producers throughout the world, who have developed a taste for our ambitious, big-budget programmes.



Hanna Berrigan and Sam Taplin are the now Managing Directors of Cicada. They took over from long-standing Managing Director Francis Berrigan in 2014. Austrailian-born Frances Berrigan had managed the company for 30 years. She came on board as a Producer/ Director on Cicada's first series Nature in Focus in 1982, and began running the company two years later.