Helen Perry

Head of drama
Perry is UKTV’s head of drama and leads the multi-channel broadcaster’s growing original drama slate. Prior to UKTV, Perry was a commissioning editor for drama at ITV working with some of the country’s biggest indies. At ITV Perry worked on original dramas such as Mr Bates vs The Post Office and Playing Nice, alongside returning series such as DI Ray, Professor T, The Bay and Grantchester. Before joining ITV Perry was an assistant commissioner for BBC drama where she worked across both development and production for drama commissioning, and prior to that Perry was script executive at Bad Wolf on the acclaimed HBO/BBC drama Industry. Perry has also worked as a development producer for BBC Writersroom and she began her career as an award-winning audio drama producer/director creating original dramas for Radio 3, 4, 1Xtra, the World Service and BBC Sounds.