Lime Pictures Taps Channel 4 Alum for Unscripted Role


Becky Cadman, former commissioner for factual entertainment at Channel 4, has been tapped to serve as creative director of formats and talent at Lime Pictures.

In her new role, Cadman will focus on developing formats with global reach and will lead on-screen talent relations for new formats. She will take up the job in June.

Cadman has worked at Channel 4 as a commissioner for factual entertainment for five years and was responsible for The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan, Caroline Flack: Her Life & Death, Big Brother: Best Shows Ever and Naked Attraction. She reported to Alf Lawrie, head of factual entertainment. Prior to that, she led the format development of shows such as Love Island, I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! and Got to Dance.

At Lime Pictures, Cadman joins Global Head of Unscripted Sarah Tyekiff’s expanding team alongside Nick Johns, creative director of development. Rebecca Kenny-Smith continues her role as creative director of current programs, supported by Nic McNeilis, in-house talent executive.

“I am thrilled that Becky is joining the U.K. unscripted team,” Tyekiff said. “Becky has an exceptional format brain and a track record of developing international hits. She has fantastic talent relationships, and her understanding of the current market and youth trends is unrivaled. Becky joins at an exciting time as we continue to focus on exporting formats globally.”

Cadman said, “I’ll miss Alf and the incredible risk-taking and talent-breaking team at C4. I’m delighted to be joining Sarah and Lime at such an exciting time of growth both in the U.K. and internationally. Lime’s unscripted slate already has a wealth of fantastic titles, so I’m excited to be able to grow this output and work in a company with ambitious plans and such successful trans-Atlantic reach.”

“Becky is a brilliant creative force, and one of the nicest people in the industry to boot,” Lawrie commented. “We will miss her enormously but look forward to seeing what she does at Lime.”