Rodgers appointed comedy exec editor at BBC Scotland

AN independent producer of multi-award winning comedies such as The League of Gentlemen, Pulling Special and Wedding Belles, has been appointed as the new executive editor to lead comedy from BBC Scotland.

Jemma Rodgers’ production credits include both drama and comedy, including Victoria Wood With All the Trimmings, Little Miss Jocelyn, and God on Trial.

She will now be responsible for all in-house network comedy productions as well as having an overview of radio and local television comedy development and production.

Says Donalda MacKinnon, head of Programmes and Services at BBC Scotland: “I look forward to welcoming Jemma to BBC Scotland. Jemma has an extensive track record in the development of comedy scripts and in producing high-profile productions.”

Adds Mark Freeland, BBC’s head of Comedy: “Jemma’s outstanding track record and passion for comedy is well known. Both these things will, I’m certain, be evident in what will be an exciting time for comedy in Scotland.”

Rodgers will take up her post in September.