The BBC’s Storyville international feature documentary strand has appointed Emma Hindley as interim lead commissioner.

Most recently creative director at Zinc Media, Hindley’s production credits include Tony Robinson’s  History of  Britain, Suffragettes with Lucy Worsley, David Harewood: Psychosis and Me and Tom Daley: Illegal to Be Me.

Former Storyville commissioning editor Philippa Kowarsky left the Storyville team earlier in August after one year in the role. In an internal note, BBC Films Director Eva Yates told colleagues Kowarsky would be “leaving the team to pursue other ventures outside of the BBC.”

Kowarsky’s commissions while at the BBC included The Earth is as Blue as an Orange, which followed a Ukrainian family living under siege in 2019.

Upcoming Storyville productions also include 8 Bar: The Evolution of Grime, from My Accomplice, with BMG, and BBC Film in association with Gunpowder & Sky. A Story of Bones, an Archer’s Mark production in association with PT Film & Turnover Films, from the BFI Doc Society. And Beneath the Surface, a collaboration with NRK, directed by Alexander Irvine-Cox.




Pippa Considine

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