7 Wonder names Condie head of specialist factual

London-based indie 7 Wonder has named former BBC and Oxford Scientific Films exec Steve Condie (pictured) as its head of specialist factual.
October 22, 2014

London-based indie 7 Wonder has boosted its executive team with the appointment of Oxford Scientific Films exec Steve Condie (pictured) to the newly created role of head of specialist factual.

7 Wonder was launched in March by former Maverick Television execs Alex Fraser and Liza Abbott and the Australian broadcaster Seven Network, and in September named Chris Wilson - previously the commissioning editor for factual at Sky – as its head of popular factual and former TwoFour Broadcast exec Mish Mayer as head of development.

Condie joins 7 Wonder from UK indie Oxford Scientific Films, where he produced series including The Real White Queen (BBC2), Food Prices – The Shocking Truth (Channel 4) and Oh You Pretty Things (BBC4). The exec previously worked at the BBC, where he led the history development team in the factual division. His credits for the pubcaster include The Power of ArtThe Seventies and The British Family.

“Steve has fierce intellect but also genuine warmth and a rare lightness of touch,” said Abbott, 7 Wonder co-founder and CEO, in a statement. “His great track record of combining intelligent ideas and content with pleasurable and lively program-making are fantastic qualities to bring to the development and execution of the wide portfolio of our factual programming across the slate.”

Condie added: “Joining 7 Wonder at this stage in its growth presents a great creative challenge and I am looking forward to working with some very talented people.”

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