Bristol Distinguished Address: Mark Linsey, Director, BBC Studios

Date: 25 April 2018
Venue: Bristol Business School building, Frenchay Campus
Time: Reception: 18:00 Lecture: 18:30 Networking: 19:30

How BBC Studios fits into the UK TV production landscape

Mark Linsey (BBCStudios), Director of BBC Studios will deliver a lecture as part of the Bristol Distinguished Address Series entitled 'How BBC Studios fits into the UK TV production landscape.'

In April 2018 BBC Studios will be celebrating its first whole year as a commercial entity, enabling them to make programmes for other broadcasters around the world, not just the BBC.

Mark Linsey, Director at BBC Studios, will discuss what the current UK TV production landscape looks like and how BBC Studios has adapted to fit in to it.

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  • 18:00 - Registration and refreshments
  • 18:30 - Lecture
  • 19:30 - Networking


Registration for this event will open on Wednesday 28 March 2018.


Mark Linsey (@BBCStudios) is the Director of BBC Studios, the BBC's commercial production arm that creates bold, British, creative content across a range of genres and specialisms.

From Strictly Come Dancing, Doctor Who and Mrs Brown's Boys to Planet Earth II, Three Girls and Glastonbury, its programmes are renowned for their quality and loved by audiences in the UK and around the world.

Mark leads on all aspects of BBC Studios, driving creative excellence and commercial performance.

Mark joined BBC Studios in March 2016. He was previously Acting Director, BBC Television, leading the BBC's channel portfolio, BBC iPlayer and genre commissioning.

Prior to that he was Deputy Director, BBC Television and Controller, Entertainment Commissioning, where he was responsible for some of the BBC's biggest programmes including Strictly Come Dancing, The Apprentice, The Voice, Top Gear, The Graham Norton Show, Have I Got New For You, Masterchef, Comic Relief and The Revolution Will Be Televised.

About the Bristol Distinguished Address Series

The Bristol Distinguished Address Series provides a unique opportunity to hear about the challenges, issues and decisions being made at the highest level of strategic leadership.

The series is delivered by the Bristol Business School in partnership with ACCA, Bristol City Council, Bristol Junior Chamber, Bristol Law Society, Bristol Post, Business West, CBI, CIPD, CMI, FSB, IoD, ICAEW and the West of England Combined Authority.


We will aim to make all addresses available as a podcast one week after the lecture, subject to approval of the speaker and no technical difficulties with the recording. Podcasts can be viewed on our previous address archive.

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Cost: Free
Contact: Strategic Communications and Engagement
Telephone: +44 (0)117 32 84517

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