Lorraine Newman confirmed as permanent Executive Producer on EastEnders

Date: 27.06.2012     Last updated: 18.03.2014 at 17.57
Category: BBC One; Drama
Lorraine Newman is to take on the role of EastEnders Executive Producer in a permanent capacity with immediate effect.

John Yorke, Controller, BBC Drama Production and New Talent, says: “Over the last few months Lorraine Newman has steered the show through a period of considerable change, and she’s done an amazing job positioning the show for one of the most exciting autumns I can remember.

"Lorraine has been part of EastEnders for nearly 20 years, and is the first Executive Producer to have occupied every editorial role on the show. Starting as a script secretary she has risen through the ranks, finding herself as Series Producer and second in command for the last seven years. With her depth of experience, her passion for the programme and her commitment to talent on-screen and off, she’s the perfect person to take EastEnders forward.”

Lorraine Newman says of her appointment: "It is an absolute honour to be taking on the role of Executive Producer at EastEnders on a permanent basis. My passion for EastEnders was ignited during my first stint on the show as Script Secretary at the age of 19 and this passion has continued to grow ever since.

"I am looking forward to leading a talented creative team, cast and crew into 2013."