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
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
Naomi leads the production and business teams in developing, winning and producing commissions. She ...is also responsible for helping define and deliver the commercial strategy to grow the business and maximise the value it returns to the BBC. Naomi works with the Unscripted, Events and Factual Entertainment teams.
Creative Director, Factual Entertainment
Kat has been at BBC Studios for two years. Before that she was Executive Producer at Boundless worki...ng on a wide range of stand-out factual entertainment shows for a variety of broadcasters. Credits include Love Island and I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here for ITV, Big Brother for Channel 4 and Secrets in my Family for ‘W’.
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.
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...ber of linear and digital formats including Hot Property and Heartbreak Holiday. Prior to that she worked in production and development at Fulwell 73, ITV, Fremantle, Endemol, NBC and Monkey Kingdom - where she was involved in numerous commissions.
Executive Producer, Dragons’ Den
Chi Ukairo has worked across a wide range of Factual Entertainment shows including Celebrity Paintin...g Challenge (BBC One), The Great British Sewing Bee (BBC One), The Choir (BBC Two), How the Other Kids Live (Channel 4) and Landscape Artist of the Year for (Sky Arts).
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...n Salford producing award-winning programmes including Rip Off Britain, Watchdog Live and For Love or Money (BBC One), Sex, Drugs & Murder: Life in the Red Light Zone (BBC Three), Tourette’s Teacher, (Channel 5) and Danny Dyer on Pinter (Sky Arts).
Executive Producer, Top Gear
Clare joined Top Gear as the head of editorial content in 2016 and has overseen the creative renewal... of the show with the new presenting trio of Freddie Flintoff, Paddy McGuinness, and Chris Harris. Prior to Top Gear, Clare had been with the BBC for seven years working as the Head of Factual Entertainment. Her credits include Children in Need and Sport Relief.
Head of Unscripted Productions
Jon joined Studios as it became independent and the unit has since spread its wings to win Studios’ ...first-ever ITV commission along with new series for Channel 4 and Channel 5 as well as those for BBC One, BBC Two and BBC Three. Previously he was at Optomen where he developed and was the executive on a wide range of long-running factual entertainment formats for the UK and the US.
Head of Production
Sallie has wide-ranging production experience, with previous leadership roles in Natural History and... Documentaries, News and Radio. She is currently Head of Production for Unscripted Productions, overseeing teams across four UK bases, delivering 300+ hours of content a year, notably many top-rated UK shows for BBC, ITV, Channel 5 and Channel 4.
Gill is responsible for Antiques Roadshow, one of the most watched programmes on the BBC. She has a ...track record of producing critically-acclaimed factual series and her work includes Coast (BAFTA nominee), Hairy Bikers (several series), Gardeners’ World, A Cook Abroad and RHS Flower Shows.
Paolo is currently the Executive Producer of The Chelsea Flower Show, BAFTA winning DIY SOS, See Hea...r and Nigella Lawson’s latest series. Prior to joining BBC Studios, Paolo has won a BAFTA for The Great British Bake Off and played a key role in developing the format for Masterchef.
Bill is the Executive Editor of the flagship series Countryfile having previously headed-up landmark... BBC brands such as Coast and The Sky at Night. His work has been Emmy-nominated, and for ITV, he produced, directed and co-wrote the RTS winning, factually based drama Titanic: Birth of a Legend.
Judith’s track record is in scripted factual, particularly arts and history. Credits include the acc...laimed BBC Two series The Private Life of a Masterpiece and Art, Passion & Power: The Story of the Royal Collection (BBC Four). Since 2017 she has been Executive Producer of BBC One’s Fake or Fortune?
Gary currently oversees Gardeners’ World and the RHS Bridgewater documentary series. Previously he w...orked in the independent sector as executive producer on a broad range of popular factual formats and features including Great British Menu (BBC Two) and Operation Royal Wedding (National Geographic).
Samantha specialises in producing factual features and documentaries and has won two BAFTA Cymru Awa...rds and an RTS Award. Productions include the BBC One crime series The Wanted and The One Show. She is a committee member for BAFTA and recently studied leadership and management at the University of Wales.
Acting Head of Development
Based in Bristol, Fran joined BBC Studios in 2018 - and since then has helped secure new business wi...th the BBC, Channel 4 and UKTV. Prior to focusing on developing factual-entertainment formats, she enjoyed working on a broad range of hit shows – from Made in Chelsea to The Hotel, Shop Well for Less, Celebrity Juice and Mock the Week.
Paul has a key role in making daytime shows. He is the Executive Producer on the flagship show Barga...in Hunt which continues to be the cornerstone of BBC One’s daytime schedule. He has had many successes with new commissions such as Street Auction and Make Me a Dealer as well as continuing to develop new formats for daytime TV.
Paul oversees output from Belfast including Wanted Down Under, The Simple Life, Our Coast and Points... of View. He’s worked across shows including The Alan Titchmarsh Show, The One Show and GMTV. Paul has a strong development background, securing series commissions from BBC Three, Discovery and Channel 5.