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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.

 

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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