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Drama Awards 2019

C4 taps ex-Shine MD

Channel 4 (C4) in the UK has appointed the former MD of Shine TV to head up its factual entertainment output.

Kelly Webb-Lamb

Kelly Webb-Lamb

Kelly Webb-Lamb becomes head of factual entertainment at C4 and will oversee fact ent output across the channel, developing established brands and overseeing new projects.

She reports to Liam Humphreys, who has become head of entertainment, with the duo working together to deliver “innovative, entertaining shows which offer a fresh perspectives on contemporary issues,” according to the broadcaster.

Webb-Lamb’s new role sits within the merged factual entertainment and entertainment teams, run by Humphreys, which will now be known as the entertainment department.

Ben Caudell’s title becomes head of comedy entertainment and he will continue to oversee the department’s non-factual entertainment slate.

Humphreys said: “I have worked closely with Kelly in recent years in her role at Shine so know first-hand what a bold, creative and instinctively brilliant programme maker Kelly is, so I am delighted to be bringing her unique talents into the team.”

public_enemyWebb-Lamb, who will take up the role in September, added she was now aiming to “build the best factual entertainment department imaginable.” Her team includes commissioning editors Ian Dunkley, Lucy Leveugle and Danny Carvalho.

Webb-Lamb stepped down from Shine in October after four years, having overseen a slate that included C4 adventure formats The Island with Bear Grylls and Hunted, as well as BBC1 documentary series All Change at Longleat and Sky1’s The Force: Manchester.

Prior to her time at Shine, she was creative director of factual entertainment at Princess and series editor of The Apprentice on BBC1.

In related news, C4 has greenlit drama The Watchman (working title), a thriller set on one night in a single location and seen through the eyes of one man.

Produced by Minnow Films, the show is written and director by Dave Nath, who previously worked on Bedlam and The Murder Detectives. Stephen Graham (This is England) will star.


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