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Lucy Willis

Commissioning Editor VP Non Scripted, Channel 5/Paramount

Lucy is a Commissioning Editor and VP at Channel 5 and Paramount Plus, where she looks after a wide-ranging factual slate including documentaries, popular factual and history.

She has been responsible for commissioning a number of the Channels peak-time programmes including Warship: Life at Sea; Inside the Tower of London as well as the stripped history event The Great Plague and The Disappearance of Shannon Matthews

Lucy was also behind the major eight-part drama documentary series Eight Days That Made Rome; Diana: Seven Days That Shook The Windsor’s; and the Cotswolds with Pam Ayres.

She has recently commissioned three documentaries on Fashion, for Paramount Plus and the Secrets of the Universe Presented by Tim Peake

Lucy has worked extensively with diverse talent in front of and behind the camera, brining JJ Chalmers, Raksha Dave and Onyeka Nubia to the Channel and has a keen interest in sustainability

Before moving to Channel 5 Lucy was at Raw Television for eight years where she became Head of UK Factual and Multiplatform and won a number of awards including two International Emmy’s.