Sohail Shah

Assistant Commissioning Editor
BBC Entertainment

Sohail is the first Assistant Commissioning Editor for BBC Entertainment. As well as commissioning new content across all channels, Sohail is Executive Producer of several BBC shows including Q.I, The Eurovision Song Contest, The Apprentice You’re Fired, Hive Minds, and Sounds Random.

Prior to working at the BBC, Sohail’s career saw him series produce and develop shows on all 5 terrestrial UK channels and numerous digital channels worldwide. With a background in features, entertainment archive, specialist factual formats, and children’s, Sohail shot, created and edited several prime time shows, with both high profile celebrities and members of the public; including Attenborough’s Saving Planet Earth, Cilla In Black & White, Planet’s Got Talent, Shipwrecked, Glamour Girls, Fish Town and Liquid Assets to name a few.

Alongside filming shows all over the world, Sohail is a successful Development Executive and has headed up development at ITV Studios, BBC and October Films, as well as consulting at companies including Objective, Talkback and Maverick.