Becky Cadman is to join the existing Lime Pictures UK Unscripted Creative Director team as Creative Director: Formats & Talent.

Cadman starts at Lime in June where she will focus specifically on developing formats with global reach, as well as lead on-screen talent relations for new formats. Cadman will report into Global Head of Unscripted Sarah Tyekiff.

Cadman will leave her role at Channel 4 where she has been a commissioner for Factual Entertainment, reporting to Alf Lawrie. During her five years with the broadcaster, Cadman has been responsible for BAFTA award-winning The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan, Caroline Flack: Her Life & Death, Big Brother: Best Shows Ever and Naked Attraction.  Prior to Channel 4, Cadman led the format development on shows including Love Island, I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! and Got to Dance.

Becky Cadman joins Sarah Tyekiff’s expanding Unscripted team in the UK alongside Nick Johns, Creative Director: Development.  Rebecca Kenny-Smith continues her role as Creative Director: Current Programmes, supported by the recently appointed Nic McNeilis, In-House Talent Executive.  In LA, Ben Crompton, EVP Lime US, is driving growth across US development and production with the recent launch of Who Do You Believe? for ABC and forthcoming Match Me in Miami (w/t) greenlit by Roku for launch later this year.

Global Head of Unscripted Sarah Tyekiff comments; “I am thrilled that Becky is joining the UK Unscripted team. Becky has an exceptional format brain and a track record of developing international hits. She has fantastic talent relationships, and her understanding of the current market and youth trends are unrivalled. Becky joins at an exciting time as we continue to focus on exporting formats globally.”

Becky Cadman says; “I’ll miss Alf and the incredible risk taking & talent breaking team at C4. I’m delighted to be joining Sarah and Lime at such an exciting time of growth both in the UK and internationally. Lime’s Unscripted slate already has a wealth of fantastic titles so I’m excited to be able to grow this output and work in a company with ambitious plans and such successful trans-Atlantic reach.”

Alf Lawrie, Head of Factual Entertainment, Channel 4 says; “Becky is a brilliant creative force, and one of the nicest people in the industry to boot. We will miss her enormously but look forward to seeing what she does at Lime.”

Lime Pictures’ Unscripted department is currently in production with Dance Monsters, the new large-scale dance show with a monster twist for Netflix, Who Do You Believe?, a true-crime series, for ABC and Match Me in Miami (wt), a look behind the scenes of an elite matchmaking agency, for Roku Originals, and Series 30 of BAFTA award-winning The Only Way is Essex for ITV.Lime Pictures is an All3Media company.


Jon Creamer

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