BBC Studios is the home of British comedy and is responsible for many of the greatest programmes of all time. The Office. Absolutely Fabulous. Monty Python. This Country. The Thick Of It. From nurturing new voices to partnering with the country’s leading writers and performers, BBC Studios has been creating era-defining comedy for half a century - and continues to do s…


Our Team

Josh Cole

Josh Cole

Head of Comedy

Josh is Head of Comedy at BBC Studios, overseeing a slate of multi-award-winning programmes includin...

Janet Shaw

Janet Shaw

Head of Production

Janet joined BBC Studios as Head of Production after working in BBC Commissioning looking after show...

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Julia McKenzie

Creative Director, Audio

Julia leads a team of talented people who are dedicated to crafting brilliant radio and podcast cont...

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Madeline Addy

Executive Producer

Madeline is a life-long comedy fan with a focus on developing ambitious laugh out loud shows. She wa...

Steven Canny

Steven Canny

Executive Producer

Steven has over 25 years’ experience across comedy and drama in TV, theatre, radio and digital. Befo...

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Tom Jordan

Executive Producer

Tom previously worked at Hat Trick where he developed and made comedy shows for broadcasters includi...

Sarah Linton

Sarah Linton

Senior Development Producer

Sarah is a Senior Development Producer focused on new comedy drama content. Prior to the BBC, she wa...

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Michelle Agdomar

Senior Commercial and Business Affairs Manager

Michelle is a dual qualified lawyer with experience practicing law in the UK and New York. She is th...

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Will Heminsley

Head of Finance

As Head of Finance, Will oversees the financial management of BBC Studios’ UK scripted production bu...

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Ellain Man

Finance Business Analyst

Ellain is responsible for accurately planning and forecasting the business, providing analysis and s...

Joe Nunnery

Joe Nunnery


Joe first joined the department as a Radio Comedy Producer in 2014. In 2018 he developed and produce...

Owen Bell

Owen Bell


Glasgow-based, Owen worked in drama before moving to comedy and producing for radio and then TV. He ...

Elena Christodoulou

Elena Christodoulou


Having joined the BBC over 15 years ago, Elena is an experienced producer who has worked across awar...

Kennet Tanner

Kennet Tanner

Development Producer

Kenny Tanner is a development producer for comedy. Before joining BBC Studios, Kenny spent three and...

Inez Gordon

Inez Gordon

Development Producer

Inez most recently produced BAFTA-winning short Brain in Gear created by and starring Gbemisola Ikum...

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Pete Strauss

Executive Producer, Audio

Pete has recently joined the BBC Studios audio team as an Executive Producer. Having co-created The ...

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Richard Morris

Senior Producer, Audio

Richard started in comedy as a stand-up and writer and for BBC Studios he’s made panel games like Ne...

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Carl Cooper

Producer, Audio

Based in Manchester, Carl’s made a number of award-winning series with Sarah Kendall, Daliso Chapond...

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Leila Navabi

Producer, Audio

Leila produces Newsjack for Radio 4 Extra and Rose and Rosie: Parental Guidance for Spotify. She has...

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Suzy Grant

Producer, Audio

Suzy has made many shows for Radio 4 including Joe Lycett’s Obsessions, Newsjack, Lazy Susan’s East ...

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Sam Michell

Producer, Audio

Sam has made many Radio 4 shows including the sitcoms In and Out of the Kitchen and Phil Ellis Is Tr...

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Hayley Sterling

Producer, Audio

Hayley produces Newsjack for BBC Radio 4 Extra, Ed Reardon’s Week for Radio 4 and made the podcast E...

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Ella Watts

Producer, Audio

Ella is producing the next series of Quote...Unquote for Radio 4 and is developing a range of podcas...

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Sarah Hitchcock

Production Executive

Sarah is an experienced Production Executive and Producer. She enjoys creating efficient and happy p...

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Eirwen Davies

Production Executive

Eirwen has worked her way up from Runner to Production Executive, taking in most of the production r...

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Mark Munro

Production Executive

More than 30 years ago Mark started at the BBC as a sound engineer. After many different production ...

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Cat Moran

Production Executive, Audio

Cat leads an award-winning team of production management talent. She has worked across comedy, drama...

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Jill McCracken

Scripted Development Manager

Jill began in Business Affairs but realised that her passion lay in development so moved into the BB...

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Mark Bignell


Mark currently runs Short Stuff, BBC Scotland’s social media comedy strand and home to viral hits su...

Luke Mason

Luke Mason

Assistant Producer

Luke works in TV development and most recently produced Thick As by Ciaran Bartlett, a Comedy Blap f...

Lulu Baker

Lulu Baker

Development Co-ordinator

Lulu works as a Development Co-ordinator and Assistant to Head of Comedy, Josh Cole, and is working ...

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Andy Bennions

Line Producer

Andy is a Line Producer with 25 years of experience across Comedy and Entertainment. He has a passio...

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Ian Locker

Line Producer

Ian joined the BBC in October 1987 as general assistant, Radio. His first taste of working on TV Pro...

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Chris Georgaki

IT Manager

Chris joined the BBC in 2002 and is responsible for setting up location productions, from Strictly C...

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Gillian Doohan

Production Coordinator

Gillian joined the BBC in 2003 as a Finance Assistant in News before moving to Procurement and then ...

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Sophie Richardson

Production Coordinator

Sophie started in the Comedy department in 2014 working across a vast range of Radio Comedy output i...

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Deborah Laurie

Production Management Assistant

Deborah joined the BBC in 2017, working in Radio before moving into Comedy. She has most recently wo...