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Maverick: Ben Frow, ex-Five/Independent (UK)

Ben Frow, ex-Five/Independent (uk)
July 1, 2007

Five’s managing director of content, Lisa Opie, hasn’t been in the job long enough to have made much of a mark on the commercial network’s underperforming schedule. Indeed, she’s lost a number of her team in recent months and is yet to appoint a new director of programs. But, of those who have gone, one of the more maverick was Ben Frow, who launched some of the channel’s most popular returning series, such as The Hotel Inspectors, Diet Doctors, and Build A New Life In The Country. Frow, who came to prominence at C4, was also the man who brought us the sight of celebrity wanna-be Rebecca Loos masturbating a pig in Five’s The Farm. Frow has been linked with a possible role at cabsat channel Living – and there’s no question his approach would fit its style of programming perfectly. Opie certainly expects something to crop up soon for Frow: ‘As you’d expect with an executive as talented as Ben, his services are much in demand. I’m sure we’ll be hearing about him very soon.’

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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