Ben Farrell

BBC Studios names comedy chief

The soon-to-launch BBC Studios has hired a comedy chief, who will effectively replace former comedy controller Myfanwy Moore. Chris Sussman (pictured) has been named head of comedy at BBC Studios, the commercial production arm of the UK’s pubcaster, the BBC. Sussman will move from his current post as commissioning editor for comedy at the BBC […]

BBC exec to run Objective comedy prodco

All3Media’s prodco Objective has turned to its former head of comedy, Ben Farrell, to lead its newly created comedy label. Farrell (pictured) was Objective’s head of comedy between 2012 and 2014, before leaving to become an in-house producer at UK pubcaster the BBC. He will return to lead the currently unnamed comedy prodco as chief […]