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UKTV Taps Baby Cow’s Kerry Waddell as Part of Originals Push


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UKTV has appointed Baby Cow Productions’ Kerry Waddell as head of production.

Waddell will be joining UKTV in March to lead the company’s production management team. She will report to Richard Watsham, UKTV’s director of commissioning. Waddell will have responsibility for the production of all UKTV originals, including Judge RomeshJon Richardson: Ultimate Worrier and Cop Car Workshop. Her appointment comes at a time when the broadcaster has committed to upping its original programming hours by a third.

Waddell is currently head of production at Baby Cow, which was co-founded by Steve Coogan and Henry Normal.

Watsham said: “We have thoroughly enjoyed working with Kerry on quality shows such as Red Dwarf, Undercover and Zapped. Her collaborative approach and the significant experience she’s built up by working on some of the best-known shows in the U.K., positions her perfectly for the kind of ambitious projects that we have coming down the line.

“The scale of the role is growing constantly as we increase our spend and hours and commission across more genres than ever before. Kerry can’t start soon enough!”

Waddell added: “I join the UKTV family at an incredibly exciting time and can’t wait to be part of the team that is investing in original programming at a record high.”



About Kristin Brzoznowski

Kristin Brzoznowski is the executive editor of World Screen. She can be reached at kbrzoznowski@worldscreen.com.

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