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BBCS’s Swain named Shine MD

Banijay-owned UK prodco Shine TV has appointed BBC Studios exec Jon Swain as MD, replacing Tanya Shaw.

Jon Swain

Shaw announced earlier this month she would be stepping down at the end of March after seven years with the company.

Swain, currently head of unscripted productions at the commercial and production arm of the UK pubcaster, will step into her shoes at the MasterChef and Hunted producer, reporting to Banijay UK CEO Lucinda Hicks.

His BBC Studios credits include Nigella: Cook, Eat Repeat for BBC2, Mary, Mel & Sue’s Big Christmas Thank You for BBC1 and Inside the Duchy for ITV.

Prior to that he was director of development and head of factual entertainment at Optomen.



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