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VP of Original Productions of Television for Europe & Africa
Liam is the Director of Scripted at BBC Worldwide. He leads the team responsible for securing and developing drama, comedy and childrens content from BBC Television, UK and overseas indies, BBC Worldwide Productions as well original commissions from SVOD providers such as Amazon and Netflix.
War and Peace, Doctor Who, Luther, Ripper Street and Sherlock are just some of the dramas Liam oversees investment into with content partners in the UK. Liam is also responsible for leading BBC Worldwide’s scripted coproduction activities and opportunities as well as directing investment into international productions for BBC Worldwide with recent series including Top of the Lake.
Liam Keelan was previously Global Editorial Director for BBC Worldwide and was responsible for developing a strong editorial and creative vision across Worldwide’s entire global channels and branded services portfolio.
Prior to this, Liam was Controller, BBC Daytime from February 2008. Under Liam's tenure, the schedule was revamped, with an emphasis on drama, consumer/current affairs and event-led programming. His commissions included factual events with drama tie-ins such as The Week We Went To War and Land Girls. Other highlights included the Jimmy McGovern drama Moving On, quiz show Pointless, and Father Brown.
Before this, Liam held positions as Controller for Daytime at ITV, Head of Scheduling and Planning for BBC One and Two and Channel Editor at UKTV.
Speaking at: Drama Spotlight: The Collection