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Tom Watt-Smith

Tom Watt-Smith

Head of Factual

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

Tom is a multi award-winning Director and Executive Producer. Most recently, he directed the 2019 BAFTA nominated and Grierson and RTS-winning Drowning in Plastic (BBC1/ CGTN), the RTS-nominated Big Life Fix (BBC2) and exec-produced the 2020 Grierson Nominated Meat: A threat to our Planet? (BBC1).

Tom has been making documentaries and specialist factual series for over 15 years for the major broadcasters, beginning his career on Top Gear and the BBC documentary Strand One Life, before going on to direct some of the UK’s most well-regarded shows including Horizon, Supermarket Secrets and Extreme Fishing with Robson Green.

Tom has a track record of working with leading talent from Simon Reeve and Liz Bonnin to Gregg Wallace and the Dr Van Tullekens.

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