BAFTA, Broadcast, RTS and Rose D’Or-winning story producer, producer and script executive, possessing an excellent track record from development to delivery.
Experienced leading writer’s rooms and commissioning pitches, Jenny is particularly committed to increasing on-camera disability representation, inspired by her lived experiences.
Eclectic background in medieval history, boxing and audio drama.
DateProduction (role)CompanyProject details
Date: 2019-2023Production (role): CASUALTY
(Story Producer / Producer)Company: BBC StudiosProject details: Ran the storylining heart of Casualty, crafting stories and creating new characters, showing a deft understanding of audience wants. Stories include the multi-award winning Covid-19 Special and the Rose Jones-led forced adoption story.
Leading writers, script editors and producers in development from pitch to shooting script.
Briefing artistes on their upcoming storylines, fostering trusted relationships with regular and guest cast and liaise with HoDs about the creative vision of the show.
Line managing and recruiting diverse and talented storyliners and researchers.
Exec Prods. Loretta Preece, Jon Sen
Winner of 2021 BAFTA and RTS Programme Awards and 2022 Broadcast Award.
BAFTA and RTS nominated in 2022.
Winner of 2022 Rose D'Or.
Date: 2022Production (role): DOCTORS
(Script Producer)Company: BBC StudiosProject details: Producing 29 episodes of this daytime favourite over a 6-month period, taking scripts from pitch to programme delivery.
Managing a team of experienced script editors to help writers tell engaging stories that worked within the intense production need to shoot 18 pages per day.
Encouraging and supporting both experienced and first-time directors to cast parts, source locations and delivery episodes on time and on budget.
Resolving technical and creative issues with cast and crew on the floor, maintaining a supportive and inclusive culture and informally mentoring junior colleagues.
Exec Prod. Mike Hobson
Date: 2022-2023Production (role): CASUALTY
(Producer)Company: BBC StudiosProject details: Produced 6 episodes, including a special episode yet to TX introducing four new regular characters which execs described as 'a triumph'.
Provided leadership and direction to crew and HoDs, responding efficiently to production demands and ensuring colleagues felt supported to be creatively ambitious.
Orchestrated and ensured the safety and wellbeing of participants in scripts traffic collisions, stunt combat and intimate scenes, holding responsibility for planned and dynamic risk assessments.
Responsible for the delivery of episodes on time, within budget and in accordance with the editorial vision of the show for pacy Saturday night drama.
Worked closely with directors in the edit, ensuring exec notes were actioned and overseeing the dub, grade and compliance.
Series Prods. Loretta Preece, Liza Mellody
DateProduction (role)CompanyProject details
Date: 2016-2019Production (role): THE ARCHERS
(Story Producer)Company: BBC Radio 4Project details: Ran the storylining heart of The Archers. Stories included Nic's death from sepsis, Home Farm land contamination and Helen stabs Rob.
Script edited new and established writers, giving notes with clarity and encouragement.
Regularly pitched and researched long-term story ideas.
Directed tranches of 6 episodes every production cycle in a highly pressurised environment.
Editors. Huw Kennair-Jones, Jeremy Howe
Winner of 2017 Outstanding Contribution at the BBC Audio Drama Awards.
Winner of 2019 Mind Media Award.
Date:Production (role): NI NYAMPINGA SAKWE
(Story Consultant)Company: Girl Effect RwandaProject details: Provided both remote and in-country consultancy, including embedding with the Ni Nyampinga team in Kigali while leading the recording of Series 3 of Ni Myampinga Sakwe.
Consulted on storylining and character development for Series 4 of Sakwe.
Exec Prod. Becky Palmstrom
Date: 2014-2016Production (role): Assistant ProducerCompany: BBC Radio Drama Northern IrelandProject details: Worked in conjunction with the executive producer and producer to research IP and cultivate relationships with publishers, agents and writers across Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Produced dramas with writers including Joseph O'Connor and Ronan Bennett.
Development pitches for commissioners, speaking confidently and persuasively to senior industry figures.
Exec Prod. Stephen Wright
- Women in Film and Television Mentee 2023
- BAFTA Cymru Judge 2022
- ScreenSkills trained in tackling bullying and harassment and addressing unconscious bias.
- Accredited Mental Health First Aider.
- Positive and enthusiastic colleague with reserves of resilience, adaptability and empathic curiosity.
- A skilled communicator and team builder who can exercise initiative and demonstrate good judgement under both creative and production pressure.