All3Media-owned Maverick TV has appointed Romily Menzies as Executive Producer.

Menzies will lead and develop Maverick’s children’s factual brands and remain as Executive Producer of the award-winning Operation Ouch! for CBBC.

The Bafta-winning series has been recommissioned for further runs in 2021 and will also see a new Operation Ouch! podcast launch for BBC Sounds plus, the Operation Ouch! Awards will return to honour young heroes across the country.

Menzies has a twenty year track record in TV production, with a decade dedicated to programming for children, with 12 years at the BBC which included stints on Blue Peter, Safari 8 and Serious Explorers.  She spent two years in the BBC’s Specialist Factual and Science units on series such as Robert Winston’s A Child Against All Odds and Little Angels, and, since leaving the corporation, has shaped a wide range of hit formats including, Come Dine With Me, Take Me Out and Release the Hounds.

Menzies also successfully launched the Ouch! spin off series Do Try This At Home during 2020, which is now filming its second series.

Maverick’s CEO, Simon Knight said: “Romily has been instrumental in turning the Ouch! brand into a global success in her ten years with the series.  Her deft touch in formats coupled with her deep understanding of younger audiences makes her the ideal choice to help Maverick realise its further ambitions in creating global programming for children.”

Romily Menzies said: “To have the opportunity to develop more compelling factual formats for children, stay with my beloved Ouch! series and join an incredibly talented team at Maverick was completely irresistible.  I am utterly delighted to have landed my dream job.”

Jon Creamer

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