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Jake Lushington

Head of Drama , World Productions

Jake Lushington began his career as a theatre director. In 1995 he became a script editor on EastEnders and joined World Productions in 1997 as a script editor on This Life. He developed and produced Black Cab for BBC2, Men Only for C4 and Table Twelve again for BBC2.


In 2000 Jake joined BoxTV, where he became Head of Drama. He produced Trust for BBC1, Reversals for ITV and Old Street for Film Four. He was also development producer on BBC1's The Last Enemy. Going freelance in 2004 Jake produced Secret Smile for Granada/ITV, Mysterious Creatures for Leopard/TV (Best Single Drama Mental Health Awards) and Bon Voyage for Box/ITV (Best International Mini Series - Monte Carlo International Television Awards). Jake produced the pilot and the two subsequent films for the George Gently detective series for Company Pictures and BBC1. He then produced Peter Flannery's Civil War epic, The Devil's Whore for Company and C4 (South Bank Show, RTS Award, Press Guild Award and BAFTA nominated).


In 2012 Jake re-joined World Productions as Head of Drama. He produced the first series of The Bletchley Circle for ITV/PBS and Executive Produced the second series in 2013. In 2015 he produced Dark Angel for ITV/PBS and in 2017 Executive Produced Born To Kill for Channel4 (RTS/C21 nominated). In 2018 he Executive Produced Bletchley Circle: San Francisco for Britbox/ITV. Since then, Jake has Executive Produced Vigil for BBC1 (International Emmy winner/BAFTA nominated), The Suspect and The Hunt For Raoul Moat for ITV and Fifteen-Love for Amazon Prime.