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Image shows from L to R: Madeline Addy, Tom Jordan, Sarah Linton, Kenny Tanner. Copyright: BBC Studios.

BBC Studios announces 4 new comedy producers

BBC Studios has announced the appointment of four new executives to its comedy production team.

Acting under Head of Comedy Josh Cole, the production company, a subsidiary of the BBC proper, has hired Madeline Addy and Tom Jordan as executive producers.

They have also recruited Sarah Linton as a senior development producer, and Kenny Tanner as development producer.

Addy was previously Head of Development at Miranda Hart and David Walliams's company, King Bert, where she created the After Ever After fairytale format, which returns this Christmas. She has most recently been at Sir Lenny Henry's Douglas Road Productions, as Development Executive.

Tom Jordan joins the company from Hat Trick, where he developed and produced both television and radio comedies, including 2019's Warren, starring Martin Clunes. Jordan started his career in the BBC Comedy Entertainment department and also has extensive panel show experience.

Sarah Linton will focus on comedy drama. She has recently worked as Development Executive at Kudos Film and Television, where she developed projects including Two Weeks To Live for Sky, and acted as script editor on shows including Phoebe Waller-Bridge's BAFTA and Emmy award-winning first series of Killing Eve.

Kenny Tanner joins from Merman, where he has spent three years, working as an assistant producer (BAFTA-winning There She Goes), and working across the development of projects including Motherland (BBC Two). His other credits include W1A, Outnumbered and Toast Of London.

Josh Cole says: "I'm delighted to be welcoming this fantastic four to the home of British comedy. They bring with them fine comic minds and a passion for nurturing and unearthing brilliant talent and stories. I know they will play key parts in shaping an exciting and ambitious future at BBC Studios."

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