Peter Fincham

Exclusive: Expectation’s drama chief to exit

Peter Fincham and Tim Hincks’ prodco Expectation is on the look-out for a new drama chief after it emerged that Kirstie Macdonald is set to step down from the role, TBI has learned. Macdonald joined the London-based producer in 2017, soon after the company’s formation, with a remit to establish its scripted output as creative […]

Fincham’s Expectation builds comedy team

Expectation, the prodco Peter Fincham and Tim Hincks run, has hired a creative director for comedy entertainment. Ben Wicks has joined the London-based company following the hires of others such as Nick Mathers, Rob Brown, Nick Samwell-Smith, Nerys Evans and Amy Flanagan. “There are so many comedy entertainment shows that I’m itching to develop and […]

Expectation scours World for drama chief

Start-up prodco Expectation Entertainment continues to build up its ranks, this time hiring a World Productions exec to become its creative director for drama. Kirstie Macdonald has joined the London-based producer, which former ITV chief Peter Fincham and ex-Endemol Shine Group president Tim Hincks launched last year. Macdonald is the latest to join the well […]

Edwards leaving Warner Bros. for Expectation

Peter Fincham and Tim Hincks’ new prodco Expectation has hired Alexia Edwards as COO who will join from Warner Bros. after a brief stint at the studio. The move sees Edwards reunited with Fincham after the pair worked together at ITV. Edwards was at ITV for a decade before leaving for Warner Bros.’ UK division […]

Fincham/Hincks prodco staffs up

Expectation Entertainment, the fledgling UK prodco set up by Peter Finchan and Tim Hincks, has hired two creative directors, Colin Barr and Amy Flanagan. Ex-ITV controller and Fincham and former Endemol Shine Group president Hincks have been building their new prodco, announcing the core team last month. Additional to those hires, Barr will be creative […]

BBCWW buys into debuting Hincks, Fincham prodco

Expectation, the indie Peter Fincham and Tim Hincks created last year, has secured financial backing from BBC Worldwide and hired ex-Endemol Shine UK and Channel 4 execs for key creative posts. The BBC’s commercial arm have swooped for a 24.9% stake in the producer for an undisclosed amount, a deal that comes just before the […]

Ex-BBC, ITV factual chief joins Banijay prodco

Richard Klein has resurfaced at Banijay Group-owned unscripted producer IWC Media. The former BBC Four controller and ITV director of factual has been named creative director the London- and Glasgow-based company, which created factual series such as Africa with Griff Rhys Jones for ITV and Britain’s Benefit Tenants for Channel 4. Klein (pictured) left ITV […]

ITVS sales arm names new MD

Ruth Clarke has been named managing director of ITV Studios Global Entertainment. She was previously executive VP, global content strategy and investment at ITV Studios’ sales arm after landing a promotion last year, as first reported by TBI. The former Shine International senior VP will report to ITVS’s international president, Maria Kyriacou, and oversee global […]

ITV drama chief latest to exit

The director of drama at ITV is leaving after 16 years at the UK broadcaster. Steve November becomes the latest programming chief to exit following the news Kevin Lygo was succeeding Peter Fincham as director of television. Entertainment boss Elaine Bedell and factual chief Richard Klein have already left the channel. November counts big hitting […]

Bedell latest to exit ITV

ITV director of entertainment and comedy Elaine Bedell following Peter Fincham out of the door at the UK broadcaster. Bedell has decided to step down from her post after seven years with London-based ITV, during which time she has commissioned and overseen shows such as Britain’s Got Talent, The X-Factor and Ant & Dec’s Saturday […]