Twenty Twenty (a Shed Media company) has hired Lisa Edwards as its Director of Programmes. In her new role, Edwards will work alongside CEO Tim Carter and Chief Creative Officer Meredith Chambers as the third member of the company’s existing senior team. She joins the company from the BBC where she was commissioning executive producer for features and formats on BBC One and BBC Two.
Edwards has worked in factual, features and formats commissioning for over six years. She took on her first series producer job at Carlton where she was responsible for one of Sky’s highest rating docs, Breasts Uncupped and then became head of factual entertainment for September Films execing UK and US series including Bridezillas. Next Edwards spent two years at Talkback Thames series producing award winning Channel 4 series How Clean Is Your House?.
In 2006, she joined Channel 4’s features department as commissioning editor, responsible for How To Look Good Naked amongst other programmes. It was in 2011 that she joined the BBC as a commissioning executive for features. During her time at the broadcaster, she commissioned series including Raymond Blanc’s Kitchen Secrets and the BAFTA nominated Hairy Bikers On Wheels. She also spent a six month stint as Acting Commissioning Editor for BBC Three where she oversaw the channel’s highest rating run of Don’t Tell The Bride.
As Director of Programmes, Edwards will be responsible for ensuring the successful delivery of original and distinct content. Managing the business’ team of Executive Producers, she’ll help attract strong on and off-screen talent to the company, ensure the production of quality content and the management of Twenty Twenty’s flagship brands.