Shane Allen, Director, BBC Comedy Commissioning has appointed I May Destroy You producer Tanya Qureshi as Commissioning Editor, BBC Comedy.

As Commissioning Editor, she will be responsible for a slate of programmes as well as developing her own portfolio of new shows.

Qureshi started her career in commissioning at UKTV, primarily focused on scripted comedy across Dave and Gold. She acted as executive producer on sitcoms Undercover, The Rebel, Henry IX and all series of the critically acclaimed Crackanory. She went on to join Channel 4 as Commissioning Executive working across a varied development slate and was the Commissioner on both the second series of The Windsors and Flowers. Most recently she served as Associate Producer on Michaela Coel’s I May Destroy You and produced series two of Dead Pixels. She is currently Head of Comedy at the Bafta award-winning production company Various Artists.

Tanya Qureshi says: “I’m thrilled to be joining the BBC Comedy department at this exciting time. The opportunity to work across such a breadth of funny programming, with incredible talent, was impossible to resist.”

Shane Allen, Director, BBC Comedy Commissioning says: “Tanya joins on a producing high from having nurtured and delivered one of the most seminal shows of recent years. Her immaculate taste, insight, connections, wisdom and passion for comedy is matched by a funny bones personality.”

Qureshi will take up her role on 22 March.

Jon Creamer

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