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Clare Paterson steps down as BBC factual commissioning editor

Clare Paterson is exiting her post as factual commissioning editor with the BBC after seven years in the role. During her tenure at the British pubcaster, Paterson has been responsible for overseeing ...
December 14, 2017

Clare Paterson is exiting her post as factual commissioning editor with the BBC after seven years in the role.

During her tenure at the British pubcaster, Paterson has been responsible for overseeing a range of successful programs, including James Bluemel‘s multi award-winning series Exodus: Our Journey to Europe, which traces the route of refugees into Europe, and single documentaries The Cult Next Door from Vanessa Engle, The Age of Loneliness from Sue Bourne, and Behind Closed Doors from Anna Hall.

Her commissioning highlights include such programs as The Great Pottery Throw Down, and The Great British Bake Off spin-off series Bake Off: Crème de la Crème and The Chronicles of Nadiya.

Paterson had also been responsible for championing live and slow TV programming, including Lambing Live, Cars Live, Airport Live, All Aboard! The Canal Boat, The Sleigh Ride, The Country Bus, The Flying Scotsman and The Monastery.

Paterson, who also held responsibility for commissioning from Wales, is departing the CBC to move intothe production sector.

“I am personally very grateful for everything Clare has contributed to the team over the years,” said Alison Kirkham, BBC’s controller of factual, in a statement. “She has been responsible for an extraordinary range of award-winning titles during her time at the BBC. I look forward to working with her as an exec ‘on the outside’.”

 

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Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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