Our Factual Entertainment team deliver some of the UK’s most entertaining and enriching programmes, giving audiences an escape from reality through relatable, funny and aspirational content.

We are renowned for making distinctive, quality programmes, formats and features like Top Gear, Antiques Roadshow, The One Show

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Our Team

Hannah Wyatt

Hannah Wyatt

Managing Director, Factual Entertainment and Events

Hannah oversees the creative, commercial and operational strategy for the Factual Entertainment and ...

Naomi Carter

Naomi Carter

Director of Production, Factual Entertainment and Events

Naomi leads the production and business teams in developing, winning and producing commissions. She ...

Kat Lennox

Kat Lennox

Creative Director, Factual Entertainment

Kat has been at BBC Studios for two years. Before that she was Executive Producer at Boundless worki...

Harriet Dormer

Harriet Dormer

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...

Newton Velji

Newton Velji

Head of Development, Factual Entertainment and Events

Joining from BBC Three, Newton was an executive producer who also worked on the development of a num...

Chi Ukairo

Chi Ukairo

Executive Producer, Dragons’ Den

Chi Ukairo has worked across a wide range of Factual Entertainment shows including Celebrity Paintin...

Rob Unsworth

Rob Unsworth

Head of The One Show

Rob has been Head of The One Show since March 2020. Previously he led the BBC Studios Factual team i...

Clare Pizey

Clare Pizey

Executive Producer, Top Gear

Clare joined Top Gear as the head of editorial content in 2016 and has overseen the creative renewal...

Jon Swain

Jon Swain

Head of Unscripted Productions

Jon joined Studios as it became independent and the unit has since spread its wings to win Studios’ ...

Sallie Bevan

Sallie Bevan

Head of Production

Sallie has wide-ranging production experience, with previous leadership roles in Natural History and...

Gill Tierney

Gill Tierney

Executive Producer

Gill is responsible for Antiques Roadshow, one of the most watched programmes on the BBC. She has a ...

Paolo Proto

Paolo Proto

Executive Producer

Paolo is currently the Executive Producer of The Chelsea Flower Show, BAFTA winning DIY SOS, See Hea...

Bill Lyons

Bill Lyons

Executive Producer

Bill is the Executive Editor of the flagship series Countryfile having previously headed-up landmark...

Judith Winnan

Judith Winnan

Executive Producer

Judith’s track record is in scripted factual, particularly arts and history. Credits include the acc...

Gary Broadhurst

Gary Broadhurst

Executive Producer

Gary currently oversees Gardeners’ World and the RHS Bridgewater documentary series. Previously he w...

Samantha Rosie

Samantha Rosie

Executive Producer

Samantha specialises in producing factual features and documentaries and has won two BAFTA Cymru Awa...

Fran Haines

Fran Haines

Acting Head of Development

Based in Bristol, Fran joined BBC Studios in 2018 - and since then has helped secure new business wi...

Paul Tucker

Paul Tucker

Executive Producer

Paul has a key role in making daytime shows. He is the Executive Producer on the flagship show Barga...

Paul Connolly

Paul Connolly

Executive Producer

Paul oversees output from Belfast including Wanted Down Under, The Simple Life, Our Coast and Points...