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04/10/2017

ITV Appoints Huw Kennair-Jones

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ITV has appointed Huw Kennair-Jones to it's drama commissioning team.

Kennair-Jones, most recently Editor of Radio 4's The Archers, will move to ITV to take commissioning responsibility for the biggest continuing dramas on the network, Coronation Street and Emmerdale.

With a strong background in both commissioning and production, Kennair-Jones has produced dramas including Medici: Masters of Florence, New Tricks and Waterloo Road, as well as working in drama commissioning at Sky for six and a half years, on dramas including Strike Back, Mad Dogs, The Last Witch, Fleming, Falcon, The Runaway and Going Postal.

Prior to joining Sky, Kennair-Jones worked in production, in roles including Series Producer on Sky 1's Dream Team, Story Producer on Eastenders, and Producer for Holby City.

Huw Kennair-Jones will report to Polly Hill, ITV's Head of Drama.

He said: "I'm delighted to be joining the ITV drama team at such an exciting time. ITV has always been at the forefront of TV drama and I'm thrilled to be getting the chance to work on Coronation Street and Emmerdale, two of the UK's most iconic programmes. And though I'll be away from Borsetshire, the fantastic cast and crew of The Archers in Birmingham will always have a special place in my heart and I'll be listening as avidly as I ever have. I've loved being part of such a brilliant programme."

Kennair-Jones will join the ITV Commissioning team in December.
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