Head of award-winning indie production company to join BBC Scotland

THE head of an award-winning independent TV production company is to join BBC Scotland, as an executive producer in its factual department.

Craig Hunter will join the BBC Scotland in-house production team next month, from Keo North which, the week before last, won the Single Documentary prize at the Programme of the Year awards, run by the Royal Television Society, with ‘Terry Pratchett: Choosing To Die’.

Says BBC Scotland: “Over the past three years, Craig has executive produced a diverse factual slate while running KEO’s Scotland office. Hunter will report to Natalie Humphreys, head of Specialist Factual, at BBC Scotland.

“Hunter joins a department delivering a busy slate across the portfolio of BBC channels and also Discovery Networks. Recent highlights include Richard Hammond’s Journey to the Centre of the Planet, Britain’s Favourite Supermarket Foods with Cherry Healey, The Great British Countryside with Hugh Dennis and Julia Bradbury, Michael Mosley’s Frontline Medicine, How to Grow a Planet with Prof Iain Stewart, and Afterlife: the Strange Science of Decay with Dr George McGavin.”