Bafta and Emmy winning Alice Keens-Soper has been appointed as Executive Producer at BBC’s Natural History Unit by head of the unit, Julian Hector.
Keens-Soper was Head of Specialist Factual at OSF where she worked for over a decade developing producing a range of national and international award-winning series including Miracles of Nature for BBC1 and the Secret Life of brand for ITV including Secret Life of Dogs, Secret Life of Cats and Secret Life of Babies. Other natural history shows in her portfolio include Animal Odd Couples, Animals in Love presented by Liz Bonnin and Ingenious Animals for BBC1. Prior to working at OSF she was an Executive Producer of factual programmes at Talkback and Darlow Smithson Productions.
Julian Hector, Head of BBC Studios Natural History Unit said: “Alice is a world class programme maker and business winner, with an enviable, multi-award-winning track record in creating natural history formats that resonate with global audiences – simply put, she is a great fit for the NHU and I really look forward to working with her. The interest and demand in natural history shows has never been greater and Alice’s role is pivotal as the NHU continues to thrive in creating the highest quality wildlife content possible in an era of unprecedented change.”
Keens-Soper said: “There has never been a more important time to tell compelling stories from the natural world, so it is a real privilege to join the industry’s most talented and ambitious natural history team. I look forward to embracing the opportunities that the ever-evolving global production environment has to offer.”
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