Mark Bell

head of arts commissioning

Mark Bell is the Head of Arts commissioning at the BBC.

Recent television arts highlights commissioned by Mark include the Big Painting Challenge and Fake or Fortune? on BBC One, a number of acclaimed films on Saturday nights on BBC Two including The Marvellous World of Roald Dahl, The Secret Life of Sue Townsend (Aged 68¾), Francis Bacon – a Brush With Violence and Paula Rego: Secrets and Stories on BBC Two and numerous series and seasons on from conceptual art to surrealism and Japanese art and culture on BBC Four.

Forthcoming commissions include a season on poetry – Contains Strong Language, films on Picasso, Basquiat and John Le Carré and the major BBC Two series, Civilisations.