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BBC Wales names head of commissioning

BBC Wales has appointed Nick Andrews as its new head of commissioning, leading its commissioning across television, iPlayer and interactive platforms. Formerly head of development at the pubcaster’s Welsh division, Andrews (pictured) ...
November 28, 2016

BBC Wales has appointed Nick Andrews as its new head of commissioning, leading its commissioning across television, iPlayer and interactive platforms.

Formerly head of development at the pubcaster’s Welsh division, Andrews (pictured) will now join the board of BBC Wales, as well as the newly formed commissioning group that brings radio, TV and digital together for the first time to share cross-platform ideas.

Andrews has previously been credited with such network orders as BBC1′s The First World War From Above and Scott’s Hut; and BBC2′s Operation Crossbow. In addition, he helped develop BBC3′s The Call Centre and led planning for BBC Wales’ season of programming to mark the centenary of Welsh poet and writer Dylan Thomas in 2014.

As producer and director, Andrews developed the documentary Roger: Genocide Baby, which was crowned with the BAFTA Cymru Breakthrough award, and I Woke Up Gay for BBC3.

“Nick is a creative to his fingertips and an instinctive collaborator. And I know he is determined to help BBC Wales reach out to new audiences, to think big, to innovate digitally, and to help develop exciting new voices and talents,” said BBC Wales director Rhodri Talfan Davies in a statement.

 

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Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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