BBC Studios Science Unit is a BAFTA and Emmy award-winning production company. We combine the greatest factual storytellers, unrivalled production values and specialist factual knowledge, to tell stories that reach the four corners of the planet.
Head of the Science Unit
Andrew Cohen is Head of BBC Studio’s Science Unit. As an executive producer, his credits include The... Planets, 8 Days and Climate Change - The Facts. Andrew has won numerous prizes including Grierson, RTS, Broadcasting Press Guild, Peabody and BANFF awards. He is also co-author of six best-selling books.
Head of Production, The Science Unit
Laura has over 20 years’ experience in the TV industry, overseeing all aspects of production from co...mmission and funding to delivery. Recent credits include The Wonders box set, Stargazing Live, Trust Me I’m a Doctor, Horizon, 8 Days and The Planets.
Director of Development, The Science Unit
Nicola runs The Science Unit’s development slate, creating ideas for clients from the BBC to Netflix.... Commissions include landmark The Planets, documentary feature 8 Days and factual theatre Fatberg Autopsy and The Edge of Science. Before this she spent over 15 years as a series producer and director.
HEAD OF COMMERCIAL & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, SCIENCE, DOCUMENTARIES AND CHINA
Emma has held a variety of commercial and business development roles at the BBC. Drawing on over 15... years’ experience in Unscripted and Scripted commercial roles, Emma is a global content expert having lived and worked in Beijing and working behind the scenes on successful shows such as Planet Earth, Doctor Who, The Planets, Surgeon’s Cut and Fight the Power.
Head of Commercial, Rights & Business Affairs, Science & Documentary
Andrew has over 20 years’ experience of production and commissioning business affairs in the BBC and... BBC Studios supporting, at various times, Science, Docs, Arts, the NHU, News and Currents Affairs and Learning. Since Studios inception he has led on Production’s contractual relationships with several major SVOD clients and managed the Factual business affairs team in London and, more recently, Glasgow
Head of Development, International & Co-Production
Tom works across the international and co-production slate, managing relationships with broadcasters... and platforms across the globe. He’s developed everything from landmark singles such as Dinosaurs: The Final Day for BBC One/PBS to the sci-fi series Rendezvous With The Future for Bilibili. He has won commissions with the likes of Netflix, the BBC, PBS, CBC, FTV, Science Channel and many more.