Patrick Holland


Patrick Holland was appointed Channel Editor, BBC Two in July 2016 and became Channel Controller in March this year. Since joining BBC Two he has seen Hospital series one transmit to widespread acclaim (recommissioned as 10 parts), ordered the topical comedy series The Daily Mash (WT), commissioned a follow up series to the acclaimed Exodus: Our Journey to Europe and seen the major season Gay Britannia land on our screens (including the drama Against the Law).

Prior to that, Patrick was Head of Commissioning, Documentaries, leading one of the biggest commissioning teams at the BBC, responsible for a huge range of output across all channels. From The  Real Marigold Hotel and Simon’s Choice, How to Die (BBC Two) to Abused: The Untold Story (BBC One), the award-winning global documentary strand Storyville (BBC Four), through to BBC Three stand-out films Chasing Dad and Murdered By My Father.

Other highlights include Camila’s Kids’ Company: The Inside Story (BBC One), Syrian Love Story (BBC Four), Louis Theroux: Savile (BBC Two), The Great Pottery Throwdown (BBC Two), Behind Closed Doors (BBC One), and Professor Green’s Suicide And Me film (BBC Three).

Before joining the BBC in September 2015, Patrick was the managing director of one of the UK’s biggest factual independent production companies, Boundless (part of Fremantle Media UK). Whilst there he created a raft of new documentary series including An Hour To Save Your Life (BBC Two), World’s Toughest Jobs (BBC Three), Britain At The Bookies (BBC One) and Dara And Ed’s Great Big Adventure (BBC Two).

Patrick also oversaw the revitalisation of The Apprentice and Grand Designs (both BAFTA-nominated in 2015) and executive produced the feature documentary The Class Of ’92 (Universal). Before joining Boundless Patrick was the Director of Factual at Ricochet, where he ran Born To Be Different(Channel 4), executive produced Space Shuttle: The Final Mission(BBC Two) and established the new talent documentary strand My Crazy Life (Channel 4).