Apple keeps beefing up the staff for its Apple TV+ streaming service. The tech giant has hired BBC factual controller Alison Kirkham as its new unscripted chief in the UK, reporting to creative director of worldwide video Europe, Jay Hunt, reports Deadline.
She’ll join the Apple TV+ international creative development team this summer after 15 years at the BBC, the last six of which she has spent in charge of factual programming. During her time at the BBC, she has overseen shows including Planet Earth II, coverage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding, and the recent breakout Studio Lambert hit Race Across The World.
Deadline says that, as well as overseeing unscripted shows at Apple, “she will have some exposure to drama and comedy,” with recent shows coming out of Hunt’s team including Trying and Gary Oldman spy drama Slow Horses.