Channel 4’s Lee McMurray

31 Aug, 2022
Channel 4’s Lee McMurray
TellyCast episode 112

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This week’s show features Lee McMurray, commissioning editor of Factual Entertainment at Channel 4 in conversation with Boom! PR’s Justin Crosby.

As a series producer and exec, Lee launched successful returning series on Channel 4, such as Secret Eaters and What Happens in Kavos. He was also responsible for a range of other popular factual shows, including The Naked Choir with Gareth Malone on BBC2 and the Grierson-nominated Life is Toff for BBC3, which brought the Fulford family back to our screens. Other SP and producer credits straddle the popular factual genre, comprising everything from Loose Women, to Castaway, to Bizarre E.R.

After joining Channel 4 as a commissioning editor in formats in 2017, Lee moved across to the factual entertainment department during Ian Katz’s restructure of the commissioning teams. He has overseen continuing brands such as Made in Chelsea on e4, as well as launching The Sex Clinic on the youth-oriented channel. For Channel 4, he currently looks after Married at First Sight, which will be coming back for a creatively refreshed fifth series. His original commissions include Famous & Fighting CrimeCelebrity Call CentreCharlotte Church: My Family & Me, The Posh Frock Shop, It’s Grime Up North and A Very British Sex Shop.

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TellyCast is edited by Ian Chambers. Recorded in London.

Thanks to Kate Conway.

Music by David Turner, lunatrax. Recorded in lockdown March 2020 by David Turner, Will Clark and Justin Crosby. Voiceover by Megan Clark.

Transcripts for this episode will be available soon.