Dinah Lord, Creative Executive Producer, BBC London Factual

Biography

Last updated June 2008

Dinah Lord is a Creative Executive Producer for BBC London Factual.

She started her BBC career in 1983 as a producer for the BBC World Service in the Current Affairs department. After a stint in This Week Next Week, she became the producer of Newsnight.

Dinah then moved on to work on BBC Two's Foreign Affairs strands. Between 1990 and 1995, she produced award-winning or nominated current affairs programmes such Whale Fever, Globo: The Power of Soap, The New Holy Roman Empire and The Survivor's Guide To The Earth Summit.

During this period, Dinah also worked on an experimental film for BBC Two called In The Red which followed six ordinary citizens tasked with running Britain's economy.

In 1995 she moved to the BBC's Factual department as series producer of the award-winning Rough Justice.

Dinah produced and directed a range of high-profile investigative documentaries, including Who Killed Carl Bridgewater? The Vet's Wife and Murder On The M25.

She also produced/directed a raft of documentaries, including: Taking Liberties; Obsessions; Superhuman, presented by Professor Robert Winston; and Reputations: Timothy Leary.

In 2003 Dinah took over as series producer of the acclaimed series Child Of Our Time.

She became an executive producer in factual programmes in 2006 and was responsible for the award-winning Can Gerry Robinson Fix The NHS? (BBC Two), including the One Year On update programme; Monty Don: Growing Out Of Trouble (BBC Two); Sign Of The Times (BBC Two Daytime); and See Hear, the BBC magazine for deaf and hard of hearing people.

In January 2008, Dinah became a Creative Executive Producer in the new London factual department.