Alex Menzies has been appointed as Commissioning Editor Features at Channel 4.
Alex is an experienced television executive who has held a number of senior commissioning positions at both the BBC and Channel 5, and who has produced, directed and commissioned hundreds of hours of programming.
As Deputy Controller, Features and Entertainment, at Five from 2005 to 2007, Alex was responsible for programmes ranging from Diet Doctors: Inside & Out and How to be a Property Developer. Alex was Head of Features at Five from 2007 to 2008. He then moved on to BBC Knowledge as Commissioning Executive Producer, Factual Formats & Features, and worked on a range of programmes including Delia Through the Decades, Rick Stein’s Far Eastern Odyssey and Grow Your Own Drugs between 2008 and 2010.
Alex will work alongside the other Features Commissioning Editors Nick Hornby (Jamie’s Money Saving Meals, Fishwick Out of Water) and Kate Teckman (Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners, George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces).
Source: Channel 4 press release