Andrew Blackwell

Head of Development

Andrew leads on Tern Development, with a particular focus on (constantly) generating new ideas, writing proposals, producing sizzles and preparing pitches for commissioners.

He joined Tern in 2010 from a career in advertising and has stayed in Development throughout. His climb from producer to head of department has been helped by a succession of UK and International wins, largely in his key focus area – Specialist Factual.

Key wins include: "Flights/Holidays/Cruises/Homes/Roads From Hell: Caught On Camera" (Channel 4); “The Secret Life of Landfill – A Rubbish History (BBC FOUR); "Vinnie Jones – Russia’s Toughest" (Nat Geo); “Britain’s Wildest Weather” (Channel 4); “Emergency Helicopter Medics” (More 4); “Great British Car Journeys” (Channel 4); "Britain At Low Tide" (C4); "The People’s News” (BBC Scotland); "Cybercrimes with Ben Hammersley" (BBC World News and Netflix); "One Day In..." (BBC World News) and "The Harbour", "The Mountain", "The River", “The Forest” and “The Children’s Hospital”(all BBC Scotland).

He currently has developments in production with BBC ONE, More 4, Channel 5, Channel 4, BBC Scotland and BBC FOUR.