Ed Sleeman appointed Commissioning Editor for BBC Three

Ed Sleeman is to join the BBC’s Entertainment Commissioning team as Commissioning Editor, BBC Three, it was announced today by Mark Linsey, Controller, Entertainment Commissioning.

Published: 27 March 2014
BBC Three has a raft of exciting new entertainment shows for this year and Ed will be instrumental in bringing those to the audience. Exciting times are ahead for BBC Three and the channel is hungry for new content.
— Zai Bennett, Controller, BBC Three

Ed joins the team, with a specific remit for BBC Three entertainment and comedy/entertainment, from Talkback where he has series produced two series of Sweat The Small Stuff for BBC Three and worked on all nine series of Celebrity Juice for ITV2, from senior researcher on series one through assistant producer, producer to series producer on series eight and nine, winning an NTA, RTS Award and the BAFTA Audience Award.

During his time at Talkback, Ed also worked on several pilots for all the major channels, extensively in development and prior to his producer career was a researcher on numerous shows including Comic Relief Does The Apprentice (BBC One) and ITV1’s Thank God You’re Here.

“I’m hugely excited to be joining the team at a time when there is so much potential in what can be achieved over the next 18 months and beyond on BBC Three. It’s a channel with a brilliant history of producing clever and funny shows for a young demographic and I look forward to help keeping this tradition going strong” he says.

Mark Linsey says: “Ed is the perfect addition to my entertainment commissioning team. He brings youth, dynamism and fantastic experience to the role and I can’t wait for him to get started.”

Zai Bennett, Controller, BBC Three, says: “We're delighted that someone with Ed's editorial skills and ability is joining the BBC at this time. BBC Three has a raft of exciting new entertainment shows for this year and Ed will be instrumental in bringing those to the audience. Exciting times are ahead for BBC Three and the channel is hungry for new content."

Ed takes up his role in June and will be working on commissions including The Revolution Will Be Televised, Sweat The Small Stuff and Southside Story.

KT