Lisa Edwards - Creative Director, Factual

Lisa has recently joined Lion as the Creative Director of Factual and will be responsible for new Factual, Factual Entertainment and Features ideas and formats.  She has worked extensively with talent throughout her career from Nigella Lawson to James May to  Raymond Blanc to Sue Perkins.  She particularly loves discovering new talent and was responsible for launching Gok Wan, Lorraine Pascale, Russell Norman and Tom Lawton amongst others.

Lisa joins from Twenty Twenty Television where she was Director of Programmes for almost three years, responsible for series including The Restaurant Man (BBC Two), How Not To Get Old (Channel 4) and up-coming Fast Food Britain (BBC One).

Before that she was a Commissioning Editor at the BBC for five years working across BBC One, Two & Three and commissioned shows such as The Supersizers with Sue Perkins & Giles Coren, Restoration Home, The Hairy Dieters, Hairy Bikers Meals on Wheels, Nigellissima, The Very Hungry Frenchman, Two Greedy Italians, Oz and James’ Big Wine Adventure, Oz and James Drink To Britain, Philippe Starck’s School of Design, Don’t Tell the Bride, Grow Your Own Drugs and many many more.  Previous to that she was a Commissioning editor at Channel 4 in the Features department where her series included How to Look Good Naked, How Clean Is Your House? Property Ladder, You Are What You Eat, River Cottage.

Prior to commissioning Lisa worked as an Executive Producer and Series producer for many years and was Head of Factual Entertainment at September Films where she Exec’d  Bridezilla’s and The Real Sex In The City.  Her TV career started, as many did, on The Big Breakfast and she went on to work in live comedy and entertainment before moving into Factual Entertainment. 

Her appetite to work in television came from winning a prestigious BBC Undergraduate Placement where she did publicity for El Dorado, props on The House of Elliot and was even camera 2 on Newsnight – although for one night only!