With What Ron Said and Who Do You Think You Are? on her CV, the commissioning executive BBC documentaries and contemporary factual would like to steal - and star in - Channel 4's Musicality
With What Ron Said and Who Do You Think You Are? on her CV, the commissioning executive BBC documentaries and contemporary factual would like to steal - and star in - Channel 4's Musicality

What's your most recent commission?

What Ron Said. I thought it would be an interesting look at the language of race and, in particular, the potency of the "N" word. What was surprising to me was that instead of outright condemnation, Ron Atkinson still had a lot of support.

What are you looking for in the next few months and what will this do for the channel?

For BBC2 we are looking for new territories and the next generation of pre-watershed contemporary factual pieces.

What's your budget?

Between£70,000 and£160,000 per hour.

What are you most proud of?

Recently Who Do You Think You Are?from Wall to Wall. Strong, emotional stories around genealogy, that really connected with the audience and kicked ass on BBC2 on Tuesdays at 9pm.

What's the most exciting idea you've got in development?

We have an exciting idea on modern manners for BBC2 and an interactive BBC1 show that provides a direct route to solving long-running disputes.

Which indies are you most impressed by and why?

Wall to Wall for quality documentary; Juniper for the three-parter When Black Became Beautifulfor BBC2; Aspect - a Welsh indie which has made successful primetime and daytime shows for us; and Diverse because it keeps pulling it off.

What do you think your channel is missing?

On BBC2? A bit of fun.

Which show would you like to steal from another broadcaster?

Musicality- it could've been me.

What's the best way to pitch to you?

Email Maxine.Watson@ bbc.co.uk - and a good tape always helps.