Jon Mountague


Sky orders ‘The Trip to Greece’

Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon are to reunite with director Michael Winterbottom for The Trip to Greece, the fourth instalment of their comedy series. The Sky original series, from Revolution Films, will see the duo’s fictionalised characters embark on a road trip around Greece, dining in Greek hot spots including Assos, Kavala, Stagira, Athens, Epidaurus, […]

Bennett to lead Sky UK and Ireland after rejig

Sky Atlantic director Zai Bennett will lead the wider Sky Entertainment business in the UK and Ireland after a management realignment. Bennett takes up the new position of director of programmes at Sky Entertainment, which is similar to the role Stuart Murphy held before exiting last year. The appointment is effective immediately. This means Bennett […]

Sky hires comedy commissioner from BBC

Sky has brought in Tilusha Ghelani as a comedy commissioner. The new recruit joins from UK pubcaster the BBC, starting next month. In 14 years at the UK pubcaster she has been a researcher, a producer, and most recently, an assistant commissioner in the comedy department, working across TV and radio. At pay TV broadcaster […]

Sky comedy chief exits, interim boss installed

Lucy Lumsden, head of comedy at European satcaster Sky, is returning to production. She is leaving Sky on September 25 after six years as its comedy chief and will be replaced in the interim by Jon Mountague. However, she will continue to exec her current slate of programmes until Christmas. In an email to staff, […]