Specialising in comedy, particularly taking series from development through to transmission, Claire is an experienced producer with over 16 years of credits across single camera, sketch, studio sit-com, development and commissioning. Most recently she produced the critically-acclaimed live Halloween special of Inside No 9 on BBC2; and in 2017 won a BAFTA for Best Comedy for Class Dismissed, a 12 part mockumentary-sketch show that she series produced for CBBC.
Claire has extensive experience of working with both new and established acting, writing and presenting talent; and an in depth knowledge of compliance, editorial and legal issues, especially those concerning public service broadcasters, live transmission and children.
Production (role)CompanyProject details
Production (role): HEAD OF DEVELOPMENTCompany: King BertProject details: Maternity cover. Developing scripted comedy projects for all major broadcasters.
Production (role): INSIDE No 9 LIVE (Producer)Company: BBC Studios for BBC2Project details: 1 x 30" Live Halloween Special
Dir. Barbara Wiltshire
Wrs. Steve Pemberton & Reece Shearsmith
Starring Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith & Stephanie Cole
Production (role): AMELIA GETHING PROJECT (Producer)Company: CBBCProject details: Pilot - 1 x 25" sketch show starring youtuber Amelia Gething
Dir. Scott Peters
Developed the project as a vehicle for Amelia, leading the writing team and establishing the look, style and tone.
Production (role): WANNABE (Producer)Company: Bullion for BBC3Project details: 4 x 30" single camera comedy starring Lily Brazier, Nick Burns and Jim Howick.
Dir. Ben Murray
Wrs. Lily Brazier & Ben Murray
Production (role): TIM VINE TRAVELS THROUGH TIME (Producer)Company: Baby Cow for BBC1Project details: 1 x 30" studio sitcom Christmas Special
Dir. Barbara Wiltshire
Wr. Tim Vine
Production (role): BBC COMEDY COMMISSIONING (Commissioning Editor)Company: BBCProject details: As part of Shane Allen's team Claire looked after a broad slate of projects, from initial script development through to tasters, pilots and commissioned series.
Slate includes: The Ronnie Barker Lecture with Ben Elton (BBC1);
Tracey Breaks the News (BBC1);
Man Like Mobeen (BBC3)
As well as this Claire executive produced the Salford Sitcom Showcase, overseeing all aspects of the event from set design to running the show on the night.
Production (role): THE SALFORD SITCOM SHOWCASE (Exec Producer)Company: BBCProject details: Northwest comedy showcase event featuring a staged read starring Sian Gibson (Fudge Park) and a Q&A with Diane Morgan.
Production (role): CLASS DISMISSED (Series Producer/ Writer)Company: CBBCProject details: Series 1 & 2
Dir. Damian Farrell & Tracey Rooney
Starring Richard David Caine & Ellie White
Production (role): CLASS DISMISSED PILOT & CBBC Development (Producer)Company: CBBCProject details: Developed and produced the pilot of Class Dismissed from original treatment through to scripted commission of 12 episodes
Developed ideas for new programmes and returning series.
Worked up formats, attached talent, produced sizzle reels and pitched to the commissioner.
Production (role): CHRIS MOYLES COMEDY EMPIRE (Producer)Company: BBC Comedy for BBC1Project details: Dir. Julia Knowles
Live at the Apollo style standup event hosted by Chris Moyles
Production (role): CHRIS RAMSEY'S COMEDY FRINGE (Edit Producer)Company: BBC Comedy for BBC3Project details: Dir. Darren Sole
1 x 60" version of the BBC's Edinburgh coverage.
Production (role): RAW TALENT AT THE MELBOURNE COMEDY FESTIVAL (Producer)Company: ABC Australia for ABC1Project details: Dir. Marie Davies
Live TX of the RAW Talent competition
Production (role): STUDIO 3 (Producer)Company: ABC Australia for ABC3Project details: Executive Producer Jan Stradling
T4-style wraparound show for teenage audience.