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Shake up in Channel 4 Factuals commissioning


Channel 4 has announced a number of changes within its Factuals commissioning team.

Gill Wilson, who’s been head of features for the last 5 years, will be stepping down at the start of April.

Wilson started out as a producer at BBC Manchester, before joining Endemol as an executive producer. She joined Channel 4 from The Undateables indie, Betty, which she co-founded.

At Channel 4, she was responsible for shows including Married At First Sight,The Autistic Gardener, Love it or List It and Julie Walter’s Coastal Railway Journeys.

Ian Katz, the newly appointed director of programmes said:

“Gill has made an immense contribution to the success of Channel 4 over the last five years and leaves the features slate in very strong health. In the short time I’ve worked alongside Gill I‘ve been bowled over by the passion she has for her programmes. She will be much missed and I am particularly grateful to her for agreeing to stay on at the channel for a few months to help me make the transition to Horseferry Road.”

Katz has announced that Kelly Webb-Lamb the current head of factual entertainment will become deputy director of programmes and head of popular factual.

This means Channel 4 will be recruiting a new head of features, as well as a head of factual entertainment, both of whom will report to Webb-Lamb.

It’s also on the hunt for a new head of factual; a head of specialist factual; and an editor of Disptaches – Daniel Pearl left in December for Channel 5.

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