The Garden’s Head of Specialist Factual, Ninder Billing, is to join factual producer DSP as Creative Director.

Reporting to Managing Director Donna Clark, she will be tasked with further developing the company’s documentaries and specialist factual slate.

In her role at The Garden, Ninder created and delivered the ground-breaking BAFTA-nominated series Operation Live for Channel 5, alongside leading on new primetime returnable business across premium factual and popular specialist factual.

Prior to this, as a Commissioning Editor, Factual and News at Channel 5, she was responsible for creating popular unscripted primetime shows and formats, from documentaries to factual entertainment.

Donna Clark, Managing Director, DSP, said: “Ninder has an incredible reputation across the full spectrum on unscripted. From popular factual titles to documentaries and current affairs, Ninder is brilliant and utterly determined in whatever she turns her hand to. She is the perfect fit for DSP’s high quality, broad reaching, ambitious factual output and I can’t wait to work with her.”

Ninder Billing said: “DSP is one of the original premium factual producers and I’ve long admired the quality and breadth of its output. Joining as its Creative Director is hugely exciting and I fully share Donna’s ambition for the company.  Although I’ll be sad to leave my lovely colleagues at The Garden, this is an opportunity I couldn’t refuse.”

This news coincides with the announcement that hit show Interior Design Masters With Alan Carr is to move to BBC One and is recommissioned for a further two series. The show will be made from a newly established permanent regional office for DSP in Brighton.

DSP Brighton will help to nurture and develop local talent. The office will also house future commissions with the team working from both London and Brighton offices.

Donna Clark said of the new regional base: “It’s been a long-held ambition to start a regional office in Brighton, harnessing the exceptional talent that has developed around the city.”

 

Jon Creamer