Rachel Ashdown has been appointed to the role of Commissioning Editor, Entertainment at the BBC.
Rachel is an experienced Executive Producer specialising in studio entertainment, live events and formatted factual entertainment. Previous credits include exec producing the Whizz Kid Entertainment/ASG Production Titanic: A Commemoration In Music And Film (BBC), Wall Of Fame (Sky1) for CPL and An Audience With… (ITV), Who Dares Sings (ITV), Stars In Their Eyes (ITV), and Take That Come To Town for ITV.
A former Head of Entertainment at ITV Studios in Manchester, she rose to Deputy Controller of Entertainment at ITV Studios where she was responsible for both London and Manchester productions. Rachel, who in 2012 worked as part of the commissioning team at UKTV, is currently Executive Producer at Fresh One Productions.
Source: BBC press release