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Up: Nick Mirsky, Head of Documentaries, Channel 4

Nick Mirsky has been appointed to the newly-created position of Head of Documentaries, reporting to Ralph Lee. He is tasked with overseeing the major series such as 24 Hours in A&E as well as strands True Stories, First Cut, Cutting Edge and other singles.

Mirsky was appointed as Deputy Head of Factual in February in 2012. Hitting the ground running he has been behind the drama doc Blackout which combined real user-generated footage, alongside fictional scenes, CCTV archive and series such as First Dates which is returning in 2014 as well as overseeing Skint and the critically-acclaimed ratings hit Educating Yorkshire.

Mirsky was hired from the BBC where he was a multi-award winning executive producer and, as Wonderland Series Editor, had worked with some of the best filmmaking talent in the UK. He oversaw the commissioning of five series of the BBC Two strand since 2006. Standout films include The Trouble with Love and Sex which documented Relate counselling sessions through animation, The Man Who Eats Badgers and My Child The Rioter.

He has also been the prime off-screen talent behind 20 high-profile Louis Theroux films since 2006 including The Most Hated Family in America, Behind Bars and A Place for Paedophiles and other ground-breaking series such as The Armstrongs.

Source: Channel 4 press release

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