Hindell becomes Radio 4 commissioning editor for Drama and Fiction

Hindell becomes Radio 4 commissioning editor for Drama and Fiction

Alison Hindell has been appointed Radio 4’s commissioning editor for Drama and Fiction after more than a decade as the BBC's head of Audio Drama.

Hindell will take up her new position at Radio 4 from October. She succeeds Jeremy Howe, who will take up the post of editor of "The Archers" at the end of August.

Hindell joined the BBC in 1988 from the Royal Shakespeare Company. Subsequently she was appointed head of Audio Drama in 2005, directing more than 270 radio dramas and overseeing the creation of over 400 hours of drama across BBC radio networks, from "The Archers" to new writing and classic literature.

Hindell's own productions include the 2003 commemorative making of "Under Milk Wood", and she has won awards for her productions including the Sony Gold, the Writers’ Guild Award, the Richard Imison Award and a Gold Medal at the New York Radio Festival. She began her production career in BBC Wales where she has made the majority of her productions and where she is based in her current role. 

Hindell said: “I am delighted to be taking up this new role and bringing my experience and passion for radio drama to the commissioning team of Radio 4. It is an amazing network that uniquely values drama and storytelling at its heart, alongside its renowned news and factual programming.”

Controller of Radio 4, Gwyneth Williams, said: “Alison is a distinguished presence in radio drama and it is a pleasure to welcome her to my commissioning team. Millions are drawn to our wonderful dramas broadcast every day on Radio 4 and her appointment will continue this unique public service, bringing a new blend of experience and creativity.”