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Jacqueline SMITH

Executive Producer, BBC Television (Science)
United Kingdom

Jacqueline Smith began her career on the BBC’s prestigious Television Production Traineeship and went on to make award-winning programmes for a wide variety of the BBC’s flagship factual strands and series, including Horizon, The Planets, Modern Times, Tomorrow’s World and Newsnight. She has series-produced a number of highly successful science series for BBC Two and Four, often co-produced by international partners including BBC Worldwide, Discovery Science and WGBH/ NOVA. These include Cell, How It Works, Planet Ant and Inside the Animal Mind. In 2006, she set up an independent production company, Heirloom Media, producing factual programmes for broadcast in the UK and Singapore, as well as undertaking a wide variety of innovative digital media productions for government, NGOs and educational organisations. In 2013, she became an Executive Producer at the BBC, taking on a diverse portfolio of science series, including the ground-breaking Dissected for BBC Four and the forthcoming series of the popular health magazine show Trust Me, I’m a Doctor for BBC Two. Her programmes have won a BAFTA Scotland Award and Best Popular Science Film at Telescience Montreal, as well as nominations for Broadcast and RTS Awards.

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