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Peter McVerry
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Peter McVerry

Peter McVerry is Station Manager for U105. A former weekly and daily newspaper journalist across news, business and sports reporting, he was formerly editor of the UTV website, u.tv. Peter also worked as a Production Journalist on UTV News and Sport.  He joined U105 ahead of launch in 2005 as News Editor before […]

Philip Morrow
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Philip Morrow

Philip Morrow established Wild Rover in 1999 – an independent production company specialising in non-scripted entertainment, comedy and reality formats and production. Prior to that, he was an executive at Channel 4, Mentorn, Thames and UTV. Phil has over 25 years of experience in entertainment, including shows like: Whose Line […]

Rich Murray
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Rich Murray

Oversees development and productions of our shows. Creator of Geeks, Idris Elba: No Limits, Supercar Megabuild, Car Crash TV and other ESN formats. Also likes to direct now and again (Idris Elba: Fighter and Purdey’s Thrive On campaign) and has even been spotted making cups of tea. Rick started his […]

Richard Gordon
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Richard Gordon

Richard heads up the JAM Media production studio in Belfast. Richard joined JAM in 2013 upon the expansion into the UK. JAM Belfast facilitates animation production processes for JAM’s own productions and provides co-production and service facilities to third party partners. His position in Belfast makes him responsible for overseeing […]

Sam Lewens
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Sam Lewens

Sam is a Creative Director, Exec Producer, Digital Story Consultant and Trainer. Highlights include leading Dragons’ Den for many years, launching The One Show for Current Affairs, being Creative Director for CBBC, and lately leading on a range of digital and digital change projects for the BBC and the Academy. […]

Sarah Edge
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Sarah Edge

Sarah Edge is a Professor of Photography and Cultural Studies based in the School of Communication and Media. She has been at UU since 1991 where she is a member of the CMR Centre for Media Research. She is also the Course Director for BA Hons Media Studies and Production […]

Sean Doyle
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Sean Doyle

Sean Doyle joined the channel 5 commissioning team in July 2015 and since his arrival has commissioned a wide range of factual projects. From super sizing the adrenalin fuelled Police Interceptors to green lighting The Secret Life of Puppies which will return later this year for a further 8 part […]

Shaminder Nahal
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Shaminder Nahal

Shaminder Nahal is the Topical Specialist Factual and Arts Commissioner at Channel 4. Before joining this year,  she was Deputy Editor of Channel 4 News, and prior to that, Deputy Editor of Newsnight.

Siobhan Sinnerton
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Siobhan Sinnerton

Siobhan is a Commissioning Editor for News and Current Affairs at Channel 4, and also leads the channel’s 360 and VR operations. She has worked across Documentaries and Current Affairs on a wide range of strands. Some of her recent commissions include the BAFTA and Emmy-winning Children on the Frontline and […]

Steve Jones
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Steve Jones

Steve’s diverse career began on Channel 4’s legendary morning show THE BIG BREAKFAST in 1995. He went on to produce and direct many factual entertainment and popular factual programmes including ITV1’s THE UNFORGETTABLE SID JAMES and THE BEE GEES STORY before, while directing LIVING tv’s ob-doc series SECOND CHANCE HONEYMOON […]

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