Tom Watt-Smith - Head of Factual

Tom joined Lion as their new Head of Factual at the beginning of 2020 after holding executive producer roles at RAW and Studio Lambert. He is responsible for ‘premium factual’ documentary and returning factual shows in the UK and internationally.

Tom is a multi award-winning Director and Executive Producer. He has been making documentaries and specialist factual series for over 15 years for all the major broadcasters, beginning his career on Top Gear and going on to direct some of the UK’s most well-regarded shows including Horizon, Supermarket Secrets, Doctor in the House … and Extreme Fishing with Robson Green!  

More recently, Tom directed the Grierson and RTS-winning Drowning in Plastic for BBC1, the RTS-nominated Big Life Fix for BBC2 and Exec-produced Meat: A threat to our Planet. He has a track record of working with leading British talent from Simon Reeve and Liz Bonnin to Gregg Wallace and the Dr Van Tullekens.