Raw Cut TV has appointed one of the directors behind ITV1's Mums on Strike to spearhead the indie's expansion in to factual and popular factual programming.

Phil Ward has previously worked across factual and entertainment shows for ITV, Channel 4, Five, and Sky 1, including directing Natural Born Racers for Five.

Ward will be charged with adding to Raw Cut's existing portfolio of 'blue light' returning formats, which include Police Interceptors for Five and six series of Road Wars for Sky One. He will also be responsible for pushing the company into other areas of factual programming.

Commenting on Ward's appointment, Raw Cut TV's managing director Steve Warr, said: “Phil's experience will play a vital part in driving the company forward, helping us to give commissioners a more diverse offering of factual programming.”