Richard Whatsham has been promoted to Director of Commissioning at UKTV, taking responsibility for the bold origination strategy of the broadcaster with immediate effect. Watsham, who has worked at UKTV since 2011, is promoted from his prior post as Senior Commissioning Editor.
Richard Watsham is a multi award-winning commissioner with credits for global TV phenomena including Dynamo: Magician Impossible, The Happenings, The Incredible Mr. Goodwin and Dara O Briain’s School of Hard Sums. As the Senior Commissioning Editor responsible for UKTV’s entertainment originations, he has also overseen projects including Ross Noble Freewheeling and Dave Gorman Modern Life is Goodish, plus successful, brand-funded adventure sport series Red Bull Cliff Diving and Red Bull Soap Box.
The lead creative role of Director of Commissioning will continue to report directly to Chief Executive, Darren Childs.
Source: UKTV press release