Last updated July 2008
Category: TV Drama
Kate Harwood graduated from Birmingham University with a degree in Drama before becoming an Arts Council trainee director and then Literary Manager of the Royal Court Theatre.
She joined the BBC Drama Serials Department in 1990 where she worked on many productions, first as a script editor (BAFTA winner Holding On), then as a producer (Close Relations, Bafta winner Charles II – The Power And The Passion, David Copperfield) and executive producer (Daniel Deronda, Crime And Punishment).
She was appointed Executive Producer of EastEnders in March 2005 and took the show to a position where it won a BAFTA and two National TV Awards.
In October 2006, she was appointed Head of Series and Serials, BBC Drama Production.
She has, more recently, been Executive Producer of the acclaimed dramas Cranford and Oliver Twist, and the upcoming Tess Of The D'Urbervilles.
Kate added the single drama slate to her portfolio in 2008 and became Controller, Series and Serials.