Jonas Crabtree

Acting Head of Development

Jonas has been devising and developing factual and entertainment shows for over a decade.

Starting in Entertainment Development at ITV he co-developed, and then appeared on screen, in Sky 1's award-winning Brainiac: Science Abuse. Having had enough of being electrocuted by Richard Hammond, he moved to Hat Trick Productions where he devised the company’s first ever ITV series commission, courtroom reality drama, The Trial of Gemma Lang and worked on the development of Gameshow In My Head for CBS.

His first stint at Twenty Twenty began in 2009 when he went on to develop My Transsexual Summer and the high-rating, living-history series Benefits Britain: 1949 for Channel 4. He also developed The Restaurant Man and devised Reverse Missionaries for BBC Two. Other commissions include Gareth Malone’s How a Choir Works for BBC Four and Life Savers for BBC One.

As Head of Development at Sundog his credits included RTS and Broadcast Award winning Reggie Yates: Extreme Russia.

Returning to Twenty Twenty Jonas helped to develop Gareth’s Invictus Choir for BBC One, and secured a soon-to-be-announced commission for BBC Two.