David Brindley has been appointed as Commissioning Editor, Factual at Channel 4 reporting to Deputy Head of Factual Nick Mirsky.
He will be working with Madonna Benjamin and Amy Flanagan to maintain, develop and refresh the big multi-part documentary series such as One Born Every Minute, 24 Hours in A&E and First Dates which are all set to return in 2014.
Brindley joins the channel from Twofour Broadcast where he is currently series producing and directing Educating Yorkshire airing from September on Channel 4. Whilst there, he was also executive producer on Happy Families (ITV1).
Prior to that, he worked at Dragonfly Television where he was tasked with moving the third series of One Born Every Minute from Southampton to Leeds. Brindley spent three years at Minnow Films as one of its original team members. There he produced on Morgan Matthews’ BAFTA and RTS winning The Fallen (BBC Two) and Storyville’s acclaimed Cage Fighting Women (BBC Four) as well as directing his own films The Kid’s Speech (BBC One) and Ashes to Diamonds (Channel 4).
Brindley previously worked for three years at Blast! Films where his producing credits included the BAFTA and RTS nominated Beautiful Young Minds (BBC Two) and the Grierson nominated Boys From The Brown Stuff (BBC Two).
Source: Channel 4 press release