Patrick Holland

BBC doc boss takes BBC Two post

The BBC has appointed its head of documentaries, Patrick Holland, as channel editor of BBC Two. The UK pubcaster has been searching for an exec to oversee the channel since former BBC Two controller Kim Shillinglaw lost out on the TV channels and iPlayer controller job to Charlotte Moore and subsequently left. Clare Sillery, who […]

Boundless replaces BBC-bound Holland

FremantleMedia UK producer Boundless has appointed a managing director to replace Patrick Holland, who is to become head of documentary commissioning at the BBC. Hannah Wyatt (pictured) has been named MD, having previously been creative director. The BBC recently hired Holland as one of three new commissioning editors sought after a restructure. He will remain […]

BBC Three factual exec lands new post

BBC Three documentaries executive Sam Bickley has landed a post at Samantha Anstiss’s production division within the BBC’s television operation. Bickley (pictured), who led BBC Three in the interim after Zai Bennett left for Sky Atlantic last year, will become a creative director at the unit, which is billed as an in-house BBC ‘label’ within […]

BBC taps FremantleMedia for factual chief

The BBC has poached the managing director of FremantleMedia UK’s prodco Boundless to become head of commissioning for documentaries at the UK pubcaster. Patrick Holland (pictured) will join the BBC’s factual commissioning team later this year, coming in as divisional boss Emma Swain takes a year secondment to plot the outline of the new, commercially-focused […]