Beyond Productions UK has appointed award-winning executive producer and showrunner Hamo Forsyth to the new role of creative director, factual. Forsyth will report into Beyond Productions’ president John Luscombe, and will work closely with Damon Pattison, also a creative director in the UK office, who focuses primarily on formatted entertainment and factual entertainment. Hamo will be charged with leading the development of factual content for UK commissions but will also work with the development teams in the Australian and US offices on co-production opportunities.
Hamo’s most recent projects include showrunner/executive producer for Wall to Wall on Apple TV’s landmark series Becoming You and co-executive producer for Nutopia on a major, yet-to-be-named, documentary series for a global streaming platform. He was executive producer and head of programmes at The Garden Productions for six years, working on a range of shows including the BAFTA-nominated and Bulldog Award-winning titles 24 Hours in Police Custody and 24 Hours in A&E. Before that he was at North One TV, where he worked across the Channel 4 series How Britain Worked with Guy Martin, winner of anRTS Best Factual Programme award. Prior to that, Hamo was at the BBC where projects included Donald Trump: All-American Billionaire, The Foods That Make Billions and Mary Portas: Save Our Shops. He also originated and piloted BBC One’s Rogue Restaurants and long-running Rogue Traders series. In addition, Hamo spent four years in New York as a series producer for BBC Productions, producing and directing several local factual entertainment formats, including Honey We’re Killing the Kids USA and What Not to Wear USA.