RDF Television bolsters factual team with promotions

Dan Barraclough and Jo Scarratt have been upped at RDF Television, with Barraclough named head of factual entertainment and Scarratt promoted to head of popular factual.
April 25, 2013

Dan Barraclough and Jo Scarratt have been upped at UK-based RDF Television, in a move coinciding with the securing of new factual commissions.

Barraclough will take up the role of head of factual entertainment, and will oversee the upcoming BBC1 series Fight Back Britain and executive produce the returning Channel 4 programs Secrets of the Shoplifters & Secrets of the Pickpockets.

Previously he spent time as head of factual entertainment at Mentorn Media before he left the company to open up his own shop, Giant Peach Productions.

Scarratt has been appointed to head of popular factual, and will oversee the newly commissioned Collectaholics for BBC2. She has previously held executive producer roles at RDF Television and ITV Studios.

Both will report directly to RDF Television MD Jim Allen.

RDF Television has also lined up a BBC1 commission for the 45-minute documentary Auctioneers and Dealers, looking at the professionals and amateurs that are trying to make money from the unlikeliest of items.

“Dan and Jo are fantastically experienced with a hit rate that extends right across the broadcasters,” said Allen. “They create and deliver shows with panache, intelligence, style and achieve it all with smiles on their faces. Unashamed populists, they are among the best in the business and are on top form.”

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