The BBC Studios Events team are an award-winning production unit with decades of unique experience in creating and broadcasting large scale, national and international events which are rich in ambition, emotion, and creativity. Consistently delivering the highest quality production standards, we are renowned across the television and event industry for the compelling manner in…
Managing Director, Factual Entertainment and Events
Hannah oversees the creative, commercial and operational strategy for the Factual Entertainment and ...Events production. This includes the Events and Factual Entertainment teams. She also oversees development of new factual entertainment formats to ensure the continued creative growth of IP in this key genre.
Director of Production, Factual Entertainment and Events
Katie Brewer is the Director of Production for Factual Entertainment and Events and leads the produc...tion and business teams in developing, winning and producing commissions across all the BBC Studio Factual Entertainment bases across the UK. She is responsible for helping define and deliver the commercial strategy to grow the business and has overall production management responsibility for the genres large slate of programmes. In addition, she leads on the department's expansion into AVOD and driving new business in international territories. Katie works with the Unscripted, Events, Factual Entertainment and Digital Originals teams.
Head of Production, Factual Entertainment and Events
Harriet joined BBC Studios in October 2020 from her previous role as Head of Production for Little G...em Media. She has worked across a large number of shows at various companies both in the UK and the US. Credits include Friday Night Project (Channel 4), Celebs Go Dating (E4) and The Singles Project (Bravo) among others.
Claire Popplewell CVO
Creative Director, Events
Claire is responsible for running the Events department at BBC Studios Productions, leading the plan...ning and execution of all royal, ceremonial, and commemorative programming. A multi-award winning creative, Claire has delivered global events including the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton, the funeral of Nelson Mandela, the international broadcast of the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Platinum Jubilee celebrations, and most recently the Coronation of TM King Charles III and Queen Camilla, and the Coronation Concert.
Deputy Head of Production, Events
Gemma leads the Events production management team and has recently overseen production and broadcast... of events such as the Coronation of TM King Charles III and Queen Camilla, the Coronation Concert, the State Funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth II, the Platinum Jubilee and The Earthshot Prize Awards. Gemma re-joined BBC Studios in 2020 as Production Executive after working at The Garden Productions and Sandpaper Films. In her previous years at the BBC, she line produced shows such as Top Gear, Invictus Games, Watchdog & Rogue traders as well as numerous Ceremonial Events.
Series Producer, Events
Catherine has led large production teams on a variety of different events including the Invictus Gam...es, The Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance, the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Most recently she produced the coverage of the events in the week leading up to and including the State Funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth II. Catherine has won several awards for her work with the department in recent years.
Series Producer, Events
Rosheen is a multi-award-winning producer responsible for delivering complex events for key annivers...aries including the Centenary of the Royal Air Force, the Centenary of Passchendaele and the celebrations for VE Day 75 and VJ Day 75 held during the national lockdown. Most recently Rosheen produced the coverage of the Coronation of TM King Charles III and Queen Camilla.
Senior Development Executive, Events
Sarah leads Events development covering a broad slate from live specials to single documentaries, se...curing many high-profile event commissions including The Coronation Concert, The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, the Platinum Party at the Palace, the Earthshot Prize Awards and Royal Carols: Together at Christmas. Sarah has also overseen the development of a number of documentaries for Events including, Elizabeth: The Unseen Queen, Charles R: The Making of a Monarch, and Sing For the King: The Search for the Coronation Choir. Prior to joining the development team Sarah produced several live events and documentaries for the department.
Creative Director of Development
Martha Housden is the Creative Director of Development for Factual Entertainment and Events at BBC S...tudios which means she has a strategic and creative overview of all the development teams across the department. A trained journalist, she has spent her career creating, devising and selling factual entertainment formats with global appeal and scale at some of the UK’s leading production companies. Her credits include Hungry For It (BBC Three), Master of Ceremonies (BBC Two), First Dates Hotel (C4), The Audition Room (ITV) and Junior Doctors (BBC Three) amongst many others.
Creative Director of Development for America and SVODs
Tammy Hoyle is the Creative Director of Development for America and SVODs in Factual Entertainment a...nd Events at BBC Studios. She has worked in production and development at a wide range of companies including Endemol, Mentorn and Label1, and held a commissioning role at Channel 4. Development credits include Five Guys A Week (C4), The Family Brain Games (BBC Two), Monkman and Seagull’s Genius Adventures (BBC Two) and Sewermen (C5). Production credits include Big Brother, I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, 24 Hours In A&E and Greggs: More Than Meats The Pie.
Senior Commercial & Business Development Manager
Jessica joined BBC Studios in 2021 and is the Senior Commercial and Business Development Manager for... Factual Entertainment & Events. Jessica is responsible for sourcing funding partners, developing business models for our brands as well as increasing the commercial value of all IP across the slate. Jessica has a decade of commercial experience in the Film & TV industry having spent most of her career in content distribution before moving across to work in production.