STV Productions Hires Head of Drama Development


STV Productions has appointed Claire Armspach as head of drama development, a newly created role.

Armspach joined the development team at STV Productions in 2011. Previously, she worked for World Productions as a script editor and producer, before joining the drama team at the BBC, where her credits include Holby City, Waking the Dead, and Whistle and I’ll Come to You.

The new position has been established to enable STV Productions to build on its success in securing commissions for dramas. Filming has recently commenced on The Victim, a four-part thriller for BBC One that stars Kelly Macdonald, John Hannah and James Harkness.

Armspach said: “It has been a career high to have been part of the development team on Elizabeth is Missing. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to continue working with Sarah and the STV Productions drama team on our brilliant slate of drama projects.”

Sarah Brown, head of drama at STV Productions, said: “Claire’s fantastic writer relationships, impeccable taste and passion for TV drama is well known. So I’m delighted that she has agreed to take on this vital role driving development at such an exciting time for STV Drama.”