'Fantastic four' join BBC Studios' comedy department | New producers at programme-making arm

'Fantastic four' join BBC Studios' comedy department

New producers at programme-making arm

The comedy department at BBC Studios has appointed four new producers.

Madeline Addy and Tom Jordan join the team as executive producers, Sarah Linton as senior development producer and Kenny Tanner  as development producer. 

Addy previously worked for Sir Lenny Henry’s indie Douglas Road Productions and David Walliams’s King Bert Productions, where she Cinderella: After Ever After for Sky One.

Jordan was previously a producer from Hat Trick, where he developed and made comedies  including the  BBC One sitcom Warren, starring Martin Clunes.

Lin­ton joins from Kudos where she developed projects including Two Weeks to Live for Sky. Previously, she was Script Editor on shows including Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s  Killing Eve.

Tanner has spent the last three years at Merman where he was the assistant producer on  BBC Two’s There She Goes starring David Tennant and Jessica Hynes, and worked across the development of projects including Motherland.

Josh Cole, head of comedy at the BBC’s programme-making arm, said:  ‘I’m delighted to be welcoming this fantastic four to the home of British comedy.

‘They bring with them fine comic minds and a passion for nurturing and unearthing brilliant talent and stories. I know they will play key parts in shaping an exciting and ambitious future at BBC Studios.’

Published: 8 Oct 2020

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