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

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Tom McDonald

Managing Director, Factual

Tom oversees the Factual portfolio and is responsible for the Documentary, Science & Natural History...

Alan Holland

Alan Holland

Head of the Documentary Unit

Alan is Head of the Documentary Unit, spanning five bases in London, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Salford and ...

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, History & Arts

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

Danny Yasruddin

Danny Yasruddin

Head of Production, London & Cardiff

Danny oversees the Unit’s production management teams in London and Cardiff. Previously, Danny worke...

Sue Malone

Sue Malone

Head of Production, Scotland & Salford

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

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...