ITV has enlisted The Archers editor Huw Kennair-Jones to work within its commissioning team.

Kennair-Jones will be across Coronation Street and Emmerdale when he starts at the broadcaster in December.

“I’m delighted to be joining the ITV drama team at such an exciting time. ITV has always been at the forefront of TV drama and I’m thrilled to be getting the chance to work on Coronation Street and Emmerdale, two of the UK’s most iconic programmes. And though I’ll be away from Borsetshire, the fantastic cast and crew of The Archers in Birmingham will always have a special place in my heart and I’ll be listening as avidly as I ever have. I’ve loved being part of such a brilliant programme.” – Huw Kennair-Jones

Kennair-Jones’ soap experience began at the beeb where he was a story producer on EastEnders and producer on Holby City. He has spent the past year overseeing the goings-on in Ambridge in Radio 4 saga The Archers.

Other work includes producing the dramas Medici: Masters of Florence, New Tricks and Waterloo Road, plus involvement with Strike Back, Mad Dogs, The Last Witch, Fleming, Falcon, The Runaway and Going Postal during a lengthy spell in drama commissioning with Sky.

“I am delighted that Huw is joining our drama team. His experience and passion will be invaluable in working on our brilliant continuing dramas. Victoria and I are also looking forward to welcoming him into our commissioning team, and look forward to his contribution in continuing to make distinctive and ambitious mainstream drama for ITV.” – Polly Hill, Head of Drama, ITV

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