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Adrian Podmore

Adrian Padmore has embarked on an exciting and varied career in TV production since graduating from the University, and has now landed a key commissioning role at the BBC.

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Adrian, who is a graduate of the PGDip Broadcast Journalism programme, accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council, has worked as a Series Producer for more than ten years for a number of channels, specialising in observational documentaries, formats and features. Programmes that Adrian has worked on include Escape to the Country, Holiday Hit Squad, Can’t Pay We’ll Take It Away, and most recently Channel 5’s At Christmas, which focused on families facing an emotionally challenging festive period.

Now Adrian has landed himself his dream job after being appointed as an Assistant Commissioner for the BBC. He was selected from a shortlist of 300 applications, and will work as one of six Assistant Commissioners as part of the BBC’s mission to represent every family and community in the UK. He will also work on providing feedback on pitches for new shows, as well as assisting in managing the BBC’s £2.1 million BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) fund.

BBC One controller Charlotte Moore said: "All of our new Assistant Commissioners have a passion for diversity and exceptional knowledge of their genre; we will learn as much as them during this process."

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