Helen Warner

ITV orders daytime quiz, Fearless drama

UK broadcaster ITV has ordered a 20x60mins daytime quiz show from Endemol Shine Group prodco Initial, and a 6x60mins political drama from a Homeland producer. The quiz format is based around a perceived British obsession with top ten lists. Teams of five players aim to move up a money ladders by finding top ten answers […]

News brief: NBCU’s Chocolate Media making ITV ‘tactical quiz’

NBCUniversal-owned producer Chocolate Media has won a commission from ITV for quiz show The 21st Question. The series is billed as a ‘tactical quiz’ and will be hosted by UK presenter Gethin Jones. The format involves contestants being asked 21 questions with a ‘power player’ taking on challengers in winner stays on rounds. The 10x60mins […]

Sharman relocates to SBS

Australian multicultural broadcaster SBS has appointed former ITV director of daytime Alison Sharman to the new role of head of commissioning. She will relocate to Australia after 20 years working in senior roles for UK broadcasters ITV and the BBC. Sharman exited UK terrestrial ITV in February after seven years, where she was most recently […]

Klein leaves BBC Four to take ITV factual post

BBC four controller Richard Klein has been hired to lead rival ITV’s factual charge, as part of a series of new appointments. He will become the UK commercial channel’s director of factual, with former Channel 4 daytime chief Helen Warner becoming director of daytime. The pair join ITV this summer to take over the duties […]