Brisbane, Australia | November 27–30, 2018

World Congress of Science and Factual Producers

Where smart content matters
Tom McDonald

Tom McDonald, BBC (UK)

Head of Commissioning, Natural History and Specialist Factual

Tom McDonald is the head of commissioning for Natural History & Specialist Factual at the BBC. Recent commissioning highlights include the BAFTA and Emmy winner Planet Earth II, BAFTA winner Muslims Like Us, BAFTA nominees The Doctor Who Gave Up Drugs and Life That Glows; and recent ratings successes The Day The Dinosaurs Died and The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway. He also oversees some of the BBC’s most successful specialist factual returning series including Springwatch, Trust Me, I’m A Doctor, Inside The Factory and The Truth About... strand.