Clare Sillery, Head of Commissioning, Documentaries, has appointed Tom Pullen as a new Commissioning Editor in her team.

Tom Pullen is joining from Dragonfly where he is Head of Documentaries and has spent over six years, developing, originating and executive producing an array of innovative new series, singles and feature documentaries.

He previously spent over three years as a Development Exec and Director at Raw before becoming Head of Factual Development at Eleven.

His recent Executive Producer credits include the multi-award-winning factual drama, Then Barbara Met Alan for BBC and Netflix, the acclaimed feature doc Forced Out for Sky, and the compelling true crime box set Anni for the launch of Discovery+.

Working at the heart of Dragonfly’s creative strategy, he’s also been integral to some of its most innovative new commissions including Life and Birth (BBC One), What Makes a Murderer (Channel 4), Date My Mate (Amazon) and Diagnosis Detectives (BBC Two).

Clare Sillery said, “I’m delighted that Tom is joining the documentaries team at the BBC. He has proven himself to be a skilled and creative programme developer and maker with an impressive track record. I’m really looking forward to working with him and I’m sure he’ll make a valuable contribution to the ongoing success of the department.”

Tom said, “The BBC’s documentary output is unparalleled and, in our rapidly changing world, more important than ever. It will be a privilege to help shape the next wave of commissions that will capture these times in distinctive and innovative ways.”

Pippa Considine

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