BBC Studios Production has appointed Bodyguard Producer Priscilla Parish as Head of Drama. 


She will report to Director of Content, Ralph Lee and will be responsible for the creative strategy and development for BBC Studios drama series and serials, daytime drama and factual drama.


Parish joins BBC Studios from World Productions, where she was Executive Producer and Head of Development, executive producing Line of Duty series five, co-producing series three and four and producing the multi-award-winning Bodyguard. Other producer credits include Code of a Killer for ITV, starring John Simm and David Threlfall, and Joseph Conrad’s The Secret Agent for the BBC.


Prior to World Productions, Parish worked with a variety of independent production companies including Left Bank Pictures, Fremantle Media and Comedy Central and held Development Producer roles at Big Tree Productions and Working Title TV, where she developed shows such as Margaret Atwood’s The Robber Bride and Diverted written by Tony Marchant.


Ralph Lee, Director of Content, BBC Studios said “We’re really proud of the wide-range of award-winning dramas we produce from global hits like Doctor Who and Luther to much-loved day time dramas like Shakespeare and Hathaway and Father Brown as well as Our Girl and Clique which are popular with young audiences. Priscilla is a fantastic creative talent and I’m delighted she is joining BBC Studios Production to drive our ambition in this core genre, where we are seeing strong demand both at home and internationally.”


Priscilla Parish said: “It is an honour to be joining BBC Studios. BBC Studios’ history, scale and world-class distribution arm means it is uniquely positioned to be the most ambitious and diverse drama producer in the UK. With this platform, my aim is to champion new and existing talent that will deliver the very best shows for UK and international audiences.”


She begins her new role with BBC Studios in November.


Staff Reporter

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