BBC production arm BBC Studios has appointed Tom Sherry as Head of Drama-North.


He will lead its drama operation based in Salford and grow new business. 


Sherry joins BBC Studios from Red Production Company, where he worked across development and new commissions as an executive producer and producer on dramas including Ordinary Lies and New Tricks and most recently Paranoid for ITV1/Netflix. He has received BAFTA nominations for his work, including for Prey, Scott and Bailey, Murphy’s Law and Queer As Folk.


Sherry will be establishing a new team to create shows for a variety of channels and audiences.


Nick Betts, Director of Scripted, said: “I’m really excited to have someone of Tom’s experience and standing heading up our drama operation in the North. In BBC Studios we’re focused on attracting, retaining and offering creative talent from around the UK the best possible creative opportunities so we can continue to make quality drama, enjoyed by audiences across the globe.”


Tom Sherry said: “I’m delighted to be joining Nick and the team at this genuinely ground breaking time, when BBC Studios can work with all broadcasters and bring its world-class drama to new audiences and channels. To do so based in Salford presents a fantastic opportunity to tap into the huge array of talent in the region."


He starts in his new role immediately and will report directly into Nick Betts.

Jon Creamer

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