The Documentary Unit at BBC Studios is the home of high quality, thought-provoking and award-winning factual television.

Powerful storytelling is at the heart of what we do - and this helps us take…

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Our Team

Alan Holland

Alan Holland

Head of the Documentary Unit

Alan is Head of the Documentary Unit, setting and leading on the unit’s creative strategy. As an exp...

Kirsty Cunningham

Kirsty Cunningham

Creative Director, Documentaries

Kirsty oversees the delivery of programming for Documentaries. Kirsty has joined from 72 Films, her ...

Abigail Priddle

Abigail Priddle

Creative Director, Specialist Factual

Abigail brings 4 years of experience as a BBC Commissioning Editor to her role as Creative Director ...

A black-and-white headshot of Ben Mitchell

Ben Mitchell

Creative Director, Popular Factual

Ben Mitchell is Creative Director of Popular Factual. Previous exec credits include BAFTA-winning T...

Sue Malone

Sue Malone

Head of Business

With a background in documentary programming and extensive experience in leading production manageme...

Danny Yasruddin

Danny Yasruddin

Head of Production

Danny oversees production management teams for the Documentary Unit. Previously, Danny worked as a p...

Cate Hall

Cate Hall

Creative Director of Development, The Documentary Unit

Cate leads development across the Documentary Unit. As a programme maker she has worked across all f...

Emma Ong

Emma Ong

Head of Commercial & Business Development, Science & Documentaries

Emma has held a variety of commercial and business development roles at the BBC, most recently overs...

Andrew Downey

Andrew Downey

Head of Commercial, Rights & Business Affairs, Science & Documentary

Andrew has over 20 years’ experience of production and commissioning business affairs in the BBC and...