STV hires BBC veteran Sarah Brown as head of drama

Media group STV has named one of the producers behind hit BBC shows such as Lark Rise to Candleford and Oliver Twist as head of drama for its production arm.

Sarah Brown started her broadcasting career at Radio Clyde. Picture: Complimentary

Sarah Brown, who started her broadcasting career at Radio Clyde, spent six years in New York before returning to the UK to become a BBC script editor. In her current role as executive producer, she has been responsible for projects including The Interceptor, an eight-part crime drama due to air on BBC One in the autumn.

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Brown, a graduate of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama – now called the Royal Conservatoire – said: “I grew up watching STV and enjoying its drama programmes, so I am delighted to be joining the company and look forward to being a part of its ambitious plans for the future.”

Alan Clements, director of content at STV Productions, said: “We are thrilled that Sarah is joining us and are confident that she will build on the great traditions of STV drama and reinvent them for a new era.”