Avalon TV appoints a new production boss | Toby Ward has a long career in comedy and entertainment

Avalon TV appoints a new production boss

Toby Ward has a long career in comedy and entertainment

Avalon TV – makers of the likes of Taskmaster, Not Going Out  and The Russell Howard Hour  – has appointed a new head of UK production.

Toby Ward will be responsible for the company’s comedy, entertainment and scripted output. 

He has spent eight years at Burning Bright Productions as Director of Production, overseeing shows including Joanna Lumley’s Silk Road Adventure and 50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy, and was previously head of comedy and entertainment production at Tiger Aspect, where his shows included Benidorm, Harry & Paul, The Catherine Tate Show and The Vicar of Dibley.

His new boss, Avalon’s director of production Joanna Beresford,  said: ‘We’re incredibly pleased to welcome Toby to Avalon.  At a time when the entire industry has to navigate one of the most complex moments in production history, his first-rate expertise and experience are invaluable as we work to meet our current and future production commitments.'

Ward added: ‘I'm thrilled to be joining the team at Avalon. I’ve been a long time admirer of their shows and I’m delighted to be working with Joanna again and to be joining the company at such an exciting time."’

Published: 29 May 2020

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