BBC Studios has appointed Sandy Robertson as the first Head of Production for the company’s Factual Entertainment  Glasgow division.

Working alongside Creative Director Adeline Ramage Rooney, Robertson will be responsible for leading  production management teams across a range of output for the unit, where she will also play an integral role in helping shape and grow the Glasgow base and its production management leadership team.

The Factual Entertainment unit in Glasgow produce some of BBC Studios’ biggest brands and titles including Dragons’ Den, , Amazing Hotels and Points of View and Lost Dogs Live. BBC Studios Factual Entertainment and Events unit are also responsible for programming including productions such as The One Show, Countryfile, DIY SOS, Morning Live, Antiques Roadshow, Gardeners’ World and Bargain Hunt and, in addition to the prestigious Royal Ceremonial Event coverage including HM The Kings Coronation and The Earthshot Prize

With over 20 years of experience under her belt, Robertson joins from Raise the Roof productions where she oversaw the development and delivery of numerous productions and high-end content for a range of genres and broadcasters. Some of her previous titles include Holiday Homes in the Sun, Kirstie & Phil’s Love it or List It, A Country Life for Half the Price, Escape to the Farm with Kate Humble, and Phil Spencer’s Britain in 100 Homes.

Adeline Ramage Rooney, Creative Director at BBC Studios for Factual Entertainment and Events in Glasgow, said: ‘I am thrilled to have Sandy join our rapidly expanding Glasgow base. She brings a powerful combination of experience, strategic thinking and bold ambition, so I’m hugely excited at the thought of what we can build together.’

Katie Brewer-Frankl, Director of Production for Factual Entertainment and Events, said: ‘As we move into an ambitious period of growth for Fact Ent in our Glasgow base, it’s absolutely crucial we have a production management leader to match. Sandy is an exceptional and well respected Head of Production, and we couldn’t be more thrilled she is joining us later this summer.’

Sandy Robertson added: ‘I am extremely proud to have been part of Raise the Roof’s incredible trajectory for more than a decade, but the opportunity to become part of the creativity and growth within the BBC Studios Fact Ent team in Glasgow at this stage of their journey was an offer I couldn’t turn down. I’m excited about what’s happening at BBC Studios and I can’t wait to get started.’

Sandy Robertson is scheduled to take up her post on 24th July.


Jon Creamer

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