Contact: Kelly Webb-LambRegion: All UK

Title: Deputy Director of Programmes & Head of Popular Factual
Genre: Entertainment, Factual Entertainment, Popular Factual
Region: All UK

About Channel

Channel 4 is a publicly-owned, commercially-funded public service broadcaster. We do not receive any public funding and have a remit to be innovative, experimental and distinctive. Channel 4 works across television, film and digital media to deliver our public service remit, as outlined in the 2003 Communications Act and most recently the 2010 Digital Economy Act.

Channel 4 was launched on 2nd November 1982 with a unique business model, under the Broadcasting Act 1981. We are funded predominantly by advertising and sponsorship, but unlike other broadcasters such as ITV, Channel 4 is not shareholder owned. Channel 4 is a statutory corporation, independent of Government, and governed by a unitary board made up of executive and non-executive directors, who are responsible for ensuring that Channel 4 fulfils its remit and delivers its financial responsibilities. Non-executive directors are appointed by OFCOM in agreement with the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport. This system ensures our not-for-profit status; that we are held accountable and that all profit generated by our commercial activity is directly reinvested back into the delivery of our public service remit.

In addition to the main channel, our portfolio includes E4, More4, Film4, 4seven and 4Music, as well as our digital and video-on-demand platform, All 4. Through its film arm Film4, Channel 4 is also a key supporter of British film making talent.

As a publisher-broadcaster, Channel 4 is required to commission UK content from the independent production sector. We are a major investor in the UK's creative economy, working with around 300 creative companies from across the UK every year and investing significantly in training and talent development throughout the industry.

Programme Interests

Our department is home to a wide range of award-winning and ground-breaking constructed reality, popular documentaries and entertaining features programming including The Great British Bake Off, Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds, The Island with Bear Grylls, The Undateables, Gogglebox, Child Genius, Travel Man and Naked Attraction.

We have a wide range of exciting new series in production, more of which below – and are now looking ahead to our key priorities for 2019. If you would like a copy of our most up to date brief, with details on what we specifically need now, please email at any time:


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