Clare Sillery

head of commissioning, documentaries

Clare Sillery was appointed Head of Commissioning, Documentaries in December 2016, leading one of the biggest commissioning teams at the BBC. She is responsible for a huge range of output across all channels from Hospital, Exodus: Our Journey to Europe and Hillsborough on BBC Two and The Real Marigold Hotel, Ambulance and Reported Missing on BBC One to the award-winning global documentary strand Storyville on BBC Four and BBC Three stand-out films Ours Drugs War and Murdered For Being Different.

Other highlights include Rio Ferdinand: Being Mum and Dad (BBC One), Notes on Blindness  (BBC Four) Hillsborough (BBC Two), The Chillenden Murders  (BBC Two), The Week the Landlords Moved In (BBC One), and Professor Green: Living in Poverty (BBC Three).

Clare was previously a commissioning editor in documentaries responsible for a raft of returning documentary series from The Detectives to Real Marigold Hotel and Real Marigold on Tour and award winning single films like Simon’s Choice; How to Die on BBC Two as well as Bafta winning factual drama Damilola, our Loved Boy for BBC One.

As an executive producer at the BBC Clare was responsible for a really diverse range of programmes across all the channels from multi award winning series Life and Death Row (BBC Three) to RTS winning The Secret Life of the National Grid on BBC Four.