BBC Head of Features Nick Patten to leave the BBC

The BBC’s Head of Features, Nick Patten, is to leave in the autumn after 11 years at the Corporation.

Prior to becoming Head of Features, Nick led the move of Birmingham Factual to Bristol. Birmingham’s output included programmes such as Countryfile, Coast, Gardeners' World, and coverage of the Chelsea Flower Show.

BBC Controller of Factual Production, Natalie Humphreys, said: “I personally want to thank Nick for his support and kindness to me during the time we have worked together, for his unstinting hard work and immense contribution overall to BBC Factual Production. We’re very sad to see Nick go, he will be missed and we wish him our absolute best in everything he does next."

Nick, who is planning to take a break before moving onto new projects, said: “Features has been my spiritual home throughout my career, but it's time for change. It has been a pleasure and privilege to work with the in-house production teams who are second to none and I wish them continued success in the future.”

Nick will hand over in August to Pete Lawrence, Creative Director, Features, who will take up the role of Acting Head of Features on an interim basis.

DTG Staff  |  28.06.2013

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