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Rachel Platt

Commissioning Editor, BBC

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Rachel is a Commissioner for BBC Daytime, looking after Rip Off Britain and Morning Live on BBC One, in which she oversaw the move from London to Manchester. Rachel has also commissioned popular programmes such as BAFTA nominated Scam Interceptors, Rick Stein’s Cornwall, Make it at Market and Dr Xand’s Con or Cure.

Before joining the BBC, Rachel was Creative Director at Reef TV where she developed and produced a number of daytime formats, including Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is, Getting The Builders In and Critical Incident for BBC Daytime, and French Collection and Village of the Year for Channel 4.

Rachel has also been at the helm of a number of popular and long-running peak series across the schedules, including: Great Interior Design Challenge (BBC Two), Sarah Beeny Selling Houses and Selling Houses With Amanda Lamb (Channel 4), Paul Hollywood’s City Bakes (Food Network), and Police Code Zero (C5).

Shows I Oversee

I commission factual and fact ent series. Am responsible for indie relations in the West Midlands, but also work with indies from all across the UK.

Morning Live
Rip Off Britain
Scam Interceptors
Make it at Market
Rick Stein’s Cornwall
Critical Incident
Dr Xand’s Con or Cure

Would like to meet

BBC Daytime is looking for factual and factual entertainment series that are high volume and returnable and appeal to a broad audience. Content should be accessible and inclusive and useful to people’s lives.