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Our Team

Jane Nicholson

Head of Production, Factual

biography

Amy Dallmeyer

Head of Development, Entertainment

biography

Paul Brassey

Development Executive

biography

Jackie Cooke

Financial Controller

biography

Denise Kadoo

Line Producer

biography

Jane Nicholson Head of Production, Factual

Jane joined Expectation’s Factual department in early 2019.  She came from Century Films, where she had been since 2001 and had become their Head of Production a couple of years later, managing their financial and business affairs, as well as overseeing all the factual and drama output of the company for a broad range of broadcasters and media companies.  This included the award-winning documentaries Feltham Sings, Mumbai High: the Musical, and the series ‘The Secret History of our Streets’ amongst many others – including labour of love The Life After.   She worked on a number of theatrical documentaries, including ‘Climate of Change’ for Participant Media, and for Film4/BFI ‘The Confessions of Thomas Quick’ which she also co-produced.

During her time at Century, she line-produced their dramas and docu-dramas, including ‘Falling Apart’ and ‘Consent’, which respectively won BAFTA and Grierson awards.

Prior to that, she spent several years producing TV commercials and non-broadcast documentary and drama, till she switched to working in television production in the mid-90s.

Amy Dallmeyer Head of Development, Entertainment

Amy began her career on Endemol’s internship programme, since then she’s held development positions at ITV Studios, Fresh One, Electric Ray, Thames and Betty, as well as working in Australia for Nine Network and comedian Chris Lilley’s production partner, Princess Pictures.

She’s developed and produced a range of programming from Married at First Sight and Travel Guides (Nine Network) to The Big Reunion (ITV2), Bad Bridesmaid (ITV2), Steps Reunion (SKY), Guess the Star (ITV), Alan Carr’s The Price is Right (C4), The Elaine Page Show (Sky Arts), The Ones to Watch: From Samsung Launching People (SKY) and most recently devised the upcoming BBC Three documentary, Joey Essex: Grief and Me.

Amy joined Expectation in early 2020 and oversees a slate which spans comedy ents, fact-ent, entertainment and reality, so far helping to bring It’s Clarkson on TV to ITV and several other yet to be announced projects to fruition.

 

Paul Brassey Development Executive

Paul joined Expectation in 2018, having previously led development teams at Remarkable (Endemol Shine) and Possessed (ITV Studios), as well as spending time with CPL Productions, 12 Yard Productions and the BBC.

He devised the 2x BAFTA-winning Sky One panel show ‘A League of Their Own’, and co-created game shows ‘The Colour of Money’ and ‘Magic Numbers’ for ITV, and ‘Beat the Pack’ and ‘Are You an Egghead?’ for the BBC. Other formats Paul’s worked on include BAFTA nominees Rob & Romesh vs. and Richard Osman’s House of Games, as well as 5 Gold Rings, Cash Trapped, Pick Me! and Decimate.

Jackie Cooke Financial Controller

Jackie started her career at Chrysalis Entertainment as an accounts assistant and since then have worked  in various finance roles in a wide range of television companies. She found her place at Expectation  in 2019 as Financial Controller and have contributed to some of her favourite projects.

 

Denise Kadoo Line Producer

Denise joined Expectation in Summer 2018 as Production Manager and now Line Produces numerous productions across the comedy entertainment department, including Bafta award wining ‘The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan’.

She started her television career in 2002, working as a runner for Brighter Pictures, since then she has worked and managed many different productions and prior to joining Expectation, worked on various shows including ‘Celebrity Juice’, ‘The Jump’, ‘The Million Pound Drop’ and ‘The Only Way is Essex’.

Amy MacKinnon

Production Coordinator

biography

Rhe-an Archibald

Series Producer

biography

Joe Fowler

Development Executive

biography

Simon Hulme

Senior Legal and Business Affairs Manager

biography

Sophie Conlon

Development Script Editor

biography

Amy MacKinnon Production Coordinator

Amy started off her TV career as a Production Management intern at Viacom. Since then she has worked across a number of different projects as a freelancer. Amy joined Expectation two years ago and continues to support all of our productions across every genre.

Rhe-an Archibald Series Producer

Rhe-an works across development and production at Expectation. Since joining the team she has developed and series produced BAFTA- winning The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan, developed and produced BAFTA- nominated The Big Narstie Show, and helped to secure a series of Redknapp’s Weekend Warm-up after successfully series producing the pilot.

Other credits include I Can See Your Voice, Alan Carr’s Specstacular, three years at The Last Leg including their Paralympic run live from Rio and serving as a writer on numerous shows including Celebrity Big Brother.

Joe Fowler Development Executive

In his role as Development Executive, Joe has developed some of the factual team’s biggest commissions, including Travels in Trumpland with Ed Balls, Travels in Euroland with Ed Balls and upcoming documentary, The Essex Lorry Deaths.

Prior to joining Expectation, Joe worked across development and production at several of the UK’s leading production companies, including Blast! Films, Century Films, Two Four and Twenty Twenty. His production credits include the Emmy Award-winning Educating Yorkshire, Reported Missing, Saving Lives at Sea, First Dates, the BAFTA-nominated The Choir: Sing While You Work and Epidemic: When Britain Fought AIDS.

Simon Hulme Senior Legal and Business Affairs Manager

Simon began his legal career in private practice at Reed Smith. Soon after qualification he moved in-house advising across multiple genres first at Wall to Wall and then at Studio Lambert. Simon joined Expectation in 2021.

Sophie Conlon Development Script Editor

Sophie joined Expectation in 2018 assisting the factual department. She has since moved over to scripted and works across the development slate as a development script editor. Prior to joining Expectation, Sophie trained and worked as a classical singer before embarking on a career in TV, starting out as a part of the Big Brother team at Initial.

Anna Bonaddio

Factual Talent Manager

biography

Kellie Turner

Executive Assistant

biography

Annette Galloway

Accounts Assistant

biography

Ben Wicks

Creative Director, Comedy Entertainment

biography

Colin Barr

Creative Director, Factual & Factual Drama

biography

Anna Bonaddio Factual Talent Manager

Anna is Expectation’s factual talent manager. She brings the best TV talent to join our award-winning team. She is committed to supporting up-and-coming talent, collaborating with a wide range of factual talent schemes and setting up mentoring relationships for the prestigious Edinburgh TV Festival’s ‘Ones to Watch’, which kickstarted her own career when she joined the ’96 cohort.

She started at the BBC, researching for Jane Treays and discovering director Joe Wright for ‘10×10’ new directors, then progressed into developing factual formats and documentaries for indies including Keo, Blast, Renegade and Wall to Wall: her commissions include Channel 4’s long-running ‘Child Genius’ series and the Grierson-nominated ‘Excluded: Kicked out of School’.

Anna is from a diverse socio-economic background. Improving inclusion and equality of opportunity in our industry, and sharing her network, is at the heart of what she does.

Kellie Turner Executive Assistant

Previous to Expectation Kellie spent 8 years working alongside Tim Hincks at Endemol – she is a founding member of the Expectation team and has been with Peter and Tim since the very start!

Annette Galloway Accounts Assistant

Annette joined Expectation in Sept 2020 she previously spent the last 25 years working at the BBC for Music & Arts, Presentation, Children’s Television, News gathering and finally for the BBC International News Bureaux.

Ben Wicks Creative Director, Comedy Entertainment

As executive producer of The Last Leg, Wicks oversaw the transformation of the show; from dipping its foot into topical comedy, after London 2012 to the mammoth 40 shows a year run it enjoys today. Ben led the team in creating a joyous kind of satirical comedy, which proved popular with three million viewers tuning in the day Trump won the US election.

This transformation didn’t alienate the show’s original audience with The Last Leg’s run at 2016’s Rio Paralympics of 11 live daily shows broadcast from Brazil drawing an audience of 2 million people a day. The show won 2 RTS awards, a Broadcast award and a BAFTA nomination. Other credits include Exec Producing Alan Carr’s Specstacular, Series Producing Harry Hill’s Tea Time, producing Have I Got News For You and A League of Their Own, Frank Skinner’s Opinionated and The Revolution Will Be Televised.

Colin Barr Creative Director, Factual & Factual Drama

Colin Barr is a BAFTA and Emmy-winning Executive Producer/Director who works across Factual and Drama. Previously, he was Creative Director at Minnow Films and an Executive Producer at the BBC.

In Factual, his credits include the BAFTA-winning series’, “Our War” and “Life and Death Row”, as well as the critically-acclaimed, “The Detectives”, “American Justice”, “How to Die: Simon’s Choice” and “Abused: The Untold Story”. Prior to that, he won an Emmy as a Director for “Space Dive”, the feature documentary Red Bull Stratos, Felix Baumgartner’s record-beating freefall from the edge of space.

More recently, he was responsible for Channel Four’s hit format, “SAS: Who Dares Wins”, which sold globally and is now in its fourth series.

In Drama, he Executive Produced BBC One’s BAFTA-winning film, “Damilola: Our Loved Boy” and the BAFTA-nominated series, “Our World War”. He also oversaw the BBC Three dramas, “My Murder” and “Glasgow Girls” and Channel Four’s, “The Watchman” and “Shamed”.

Nerys Evans

Creative Director, Comedy

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Alexia Edwards

Chief Operating Officer

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Philippa Catt

Head of Production

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Tim Hincks

Co-CEO

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Peter Fincham

Co-CEO

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Nerys Evans Creative Director, Comedy

Nerys Evans joins from Channel 4 where she was Deputy Head of Comedy. She spent the past seven years at the Broadcaster where she commissioned award-winning series including: Catastrophe, Flowers, Derry Girls, Damned, Scrotal Recall and The Windsors. Before that she worked for BBC Comedy where she Produced Miranda, Jonathan Creek and French and Saunders.

Alexia Edwards Chief Operating Officer

Alexia joined Expectation from Warner Bros Television Production UK where she was the group commercial and business affairs director for Warner’s UK television production companies, looking after the commercial exploitation and business affairs of shows like First Dates, Who Do You Think You Are? and Don’t Tell The Bride.

Prior to Warner, Alexia served as head of legal and business affairs at ITV where, over a 10-year period, she was responsible for the legal, commercial and business affairs for entertainment, comedy and kids programming across ITV’s portfolio working on shows like The Brits, X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent and I’m a Celebrity Get Me out Of Here!

She began her career as a lawyer at All3Media-owned indie Lion Television, working across the production and distribution deal terms for the firm’s programming with major international broadcasters.

Philippa Catt Head of Production

Philippa joined Expectation from Tiger Aspect Productions where she was Head of Production (& previously Production Executive) – overseeing the Tiger Comedy, Entertainment & Cave Bear Production output including Bounty Hunters, Benidorm, Mount Pleasant, Psychobitches,  Jack Whitehall’s Travel With My Father, Harry & Paul, Bad Education & Ross Kemp Extreme Worlds.  She had initially joined Tiger Aspect in 2001 as a freelance Line Producer working on shows such as  Lenny in Pieces, Harry & Paul, Benidorm, Vicar of Dibley & The Catherine Tate Show.

Philippa started her comedy journey, and first met Peter Fincham, at TalkBack Productions when she joined as Production Co-ordinator, then becoming Production Manager on Smith & Jones, They Think It’s All Over S3,  Big Train Pilot, 11 O’Clock Show, Jam & Brass Eye.

Tim Hincks Co-CEO

Tim began his television career in 1990 when he divided his time between producing BBC Two’s Food and Drink programme in the UK for Bazal and working on current affairs programmes such as Newsnight and BBC Westminster. Tim became Creative Director of Endemol UK in 2002 and stepped up to become Endemol’s Chief Executive Officer in January 2005.

Under his tenure Endemol’s UK business grew to become one of the largest independent producers in the country with a strong, diversified output – from  Big Brother , Deal or No Deal , 8 Out of 10 cats and Pointless in non-scripted , to Black Mirror , Fortitude  and Peaky Blinders in scripted.

Tim became President of Endemol Group in 2011 and in 2014 became President of Endemol Shine Group, overseeing global creativity and strategy across  40 countries and over 80 companies.  In April 2016, Tim decided to step down from the company after 17 years to found a new independent content producer.

Tim is Co-CEO of Expectation, a multi-genre independent production company creating scripted and unscripted programming across comedy, drama, factual entertainment, entertainment, reality and factual. Tim founded Expectation in November  2016 with Co-CEO, Peter Fincham.

Tim was Executive Chair of the Edinburgh International TV Festival from 2007-2010 and sits on its Executive Board. He is also on the corporate advisory board of the National Theatre.

Peter Fincham Co-CEO

Peter Fincham joined TalkBack in 1985 and became Managing Director the following year. He executive produced many of their biggest shows including The Day Today (BBC Two), Brass Eye (Channel 4), I’m Alan Partridge(BBC Two), Never Mind The Buzzcocks (BBC Two), Smack The Pony (Channel 4), Da Ali G Show (Channel 4). TalkBack enjoyed many successes in other genres including dramas such as The Lost Prince (BBC One) and Sword of Honour (Channel 4) and factual/factual entertainment programmes including Grand Designs (Channel 4) and The Apprentice (BBC One).

In 2000 TalkBack was sold to Fremantle and two years later Peter became CEO of TalkBack Thames, responsible for a wide range of Thames output including The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent (ITV), and long-running drama series The Bill (ITV).

In 2005 Peter became Controller of BBC One and in 2008, Director of Television at ITV where he remained until 2016. While at BBC One Peter directly initiated The One Show and oversaw a revival of entertainment with shows such as How Do Solve A Problem Like Maria?. Successes during Peter’s time at ITV include Downton Abbey, Broadchurch, Appropriate Adult, Mrs. Biggs and Cilla, factual programmes such as Long Lost Family as well as ITV2 shows such as The Only Way Is Essex.

Our Team

Jane Nicholson

Head of Production, Factual

biography

Amy Dallmeyer

Head of Development, Entertainment

biography

Paul Brassey

Development Executive

biography

Jane Nicholson Head of Production, Factual

Jane joined Expectation’s Factual department in early 2019.  She came from Century Films, where she had been since 2001 and had become their Head of Production a couple of years later, managing their financial and business affairs, as well as overseeing all the factual and drama output of the company for a broad range of broadcasters and media companies.  This included the award-winning documentaries Feltham Sings, Mumbai High: the Musical, and the series ‘The Secret History of our Streets’ amongst many others – including labour of love The Life After.   She worked on a number of theatrical documentaries, including ‘Climate of Change’ for Participant Media, and for Film4/BFI ‘The Confessions of Thomas Quick’ which she also co-produced.

During her time at Century, she line-produced their dramas and docu-dramas, including ‘Falling Apart’ and ‘Consent’, which respectively won BAFTA and Grierson awards.

Prior to that, she spent several years producing TV commercials and non-broadcast documentary and drama, till she switched to working in television production in the mid-90s.

Amy Dallmeyer Head of Development, Entertainment

Amy began her career on Endemol’s internship programme, since then she’s held development positions at ITV Studios, Fresh One, Electric Ray, Thames and Betty, as well as working in Australia for Nine Network and comedian Chris Lilley’s production partner, Princess Pictures.

She’s developed and produced a range of programming from Married at First Sight and Travel Guides (Nine Network) to The Big Reunion (ITV2), Bad Bridesmaid (ITV2), Steps Reunion (SKY), Guess the Star (ITV), Alan Carr’s The Price is Right (C4), The Elaine Page Show (Sky Arts), The Ones to Watch: From Samsung Launching People (SKY) and most recently devised the upcoming BBC Three documentary, Joey Essex: Grief and Me.

Amy joined Expectation in early 2020 and oversees a slate which spans comedy ents, fact-ent, entertainment and reality, so far helping to bring It’s Clarkson on TV to ITV and several other yet to be announced projects to fruition.

 

Paul Brassey Development Executive

Paul joined Expectation in 2018, having previously led development teams at Remarkable (Endemol Shine) and Possessed (ITV Studios), as well as spending time with CPL Productions, 12 Yard Productions and the BBC.

He devised the 2x BAFTA-winning Sky One panel show ‘A League of Their Own’, and co-created game shows ‘The Colour of Money’ and ‘Magic Numbers’ for ITV, and ‘Beat the Pack’ and ‘Are You an Egghead?’ for the BBC. Other formats Paul’s worked on include BAFTA nominees Rob & Romesh vs. and Richard Osman’s House of Games, as well as 5 Gold Rings, Cash Trapped, Pick Me! and Decimate.

Jackie Cooke

Financial Controller

biography

Denise Kadoo

Line Producer

biography

Amy MacKinnon

Production Coordinator

biography

Jackie Cooke Financial Controller

Jackie started her career at Chrysalis Entertainment as an accounts assistant and since then have worked  in various finance roles in a wide range of television companies. She found her place at Expectation  in 2019 as Financial Controller and have contributed to some of her favourite projects.

 

Denise Kadoo Line Producer

Denise joined Expectation in Summer 2018 as Production Manager and now Line Produces numerous productions across the comedy entertainment department, including Bafta award wining ‘The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan’.

She started her television career in 2002, working as a runner for Brighter Pictures, since then she has worked and managed many different productions and prior to joining Expectation, worked on various shows including ‘Celebrity Juice’, ‘The Jump’, ‘The Million Pound Drop’ and ‘The Only Way is Essex’.

Amy MacKinnon Production Coordinator

Amy started off her TV career as a Production Management intern at Viacom. Since then she has worked across a number of different projects as a freelancer. Amy joined Expectation two years ago and continues to support all of our productions across every genre.

Rhe-an Archibald

Series Producer

biography

Joe Fowler

Development Executive

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Simon Hulme

Senior Legal and Business Affairs Manager

biography

Rhe-an Archibald Series Producer

Rhe-an works across development and production at Expectation. Since joining the team she has developed and series produced BAFTA- winning The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan, developed and produced BAFTA- nominated The Big Narstie Show, and helped to secure a series of Redknapp’s Weekend Warm-up after successfully series producing the pilot.

Other credits include I Can See Your Voice, Alan Carr’s Specstacular, three years at The Last Leg including their Paralympic run live from Rio and serving as a writer on numerous shows including Celebrity Big Brother.

Joe Fowler Development Executive

In his role as Development Executive, Joe has developed some of the factual team’s biggest commissions, including Travels in Trumpland with Ed Balls, Travels in Euroland with Ed Balls and upcoming documentary, The Essex Lorry Deaths.

Prior to joining Expectation, Joe worked across development and production at several of the UK’s leading production companies, including Blast! Films, Century Films, Two Four and Twenty Twenty. His production credits include the Emmy Award-winning Educating Yorkshire, Reported Missing, Saving Lives at Sea, First Dates, the BAFTA-nominated The Choir: Sing While You Work and Epidemic: When Britain Fought AIDS.

Simon Hulme Senior Legal and Business Affairs Manager

Simon began his legal career in private practice at Reed Smith. Soon after qualification he moved in-house advising across multiple genres first at Wall to Wall and then at Studio Lambert. Simon joined Expectation in 2021.

Sophie Conlon

Development Script Editor

biography

Anna Bonaddio

Factual Talent Manager

biography

Kellie Turner

Executive Assistant

biography

Sophie Conlon Development Script Editor

Sophie joined Expectation in 2018 assisting the factual department. She has since moved over to scripted and works across the development slate as a development script editor. Prior to joining Expectation, Sophie trained and worked as a classical singer before embarking on a career in TV, starting out as a part of the Big Brother team at Initial.

Anna Bonaddio Factual Talent Manager

Anna is Expectation’s factual talent manager. She brings the best TV talent to join our award-winning team. She is committed to supporting up-and-coming talent, collaborating with a wide range of factual talent schemes and setting up mentoring relationships for the prestigious Edinburgh TV Festival’s ‘Ones to Watch’, which kickstarted her own career when she joined the ’96 cohort.

She started at the BBC, researching for Jane Treays and discovering director Joe Wright for ‘10×10’ new directors, then progressed into developing factual formats and documentaries for indies including Keo, Blast, Renegade and Wall to Wall: her commissions include Channel 4’s long-running ‘Child Genius’ series and the Grierson-nominated ‘Excluded: Kicked out of School’.

Anna is from a diverse socio-economic background. Improving inclusion and equality of opportunity in our industry, and sharing her network, is at the heart of what she does.

Kellie Turner Executive Assistant

Previous to Expectation Kellie spent 8 years working alongside Tim Hincks at Endemol – she is a founding member of the Expectation team and has been with Peter and Tim since the very start!

Annette Galloway

Accounts Assistant

biography

Ben Wicks

Creative Director, Comedy Entertainment

biography

Colin Barr

Creative Director, Factual & Factual Drama

biography

Annette Galloway Accounts Assistant

Annette joined Expectation in Sept 2020 she previously spent the last 25 years working at the BBC for Music & Arts, Presentation, Children’s Television, News gathering and finally for the BBC International News Bureaux.

Ben Wicks Creative Director, Comedy Entertainment

As executive producer of The Last Leg, Wicks oversaw the transformation of the show; from dipping its foot into topical comedy, after London 2012 to the mammoth 40 shows a year run it enjoys today. Ben led the team in creating a joyous kind of satirical comedy, which proved popular with three million viewers tuning in the day Trump won the US election.

This transformation didn’t alienate the show’s original audience with The Last Leg’s run at 2016’s Rio Paralympics of 11 live daily shows broadcast from Brazil drawing an audience of 2 million people a day. The show won 2 RTS awards, a Broadcast award and a BAFTA nomination. Other credits include Exec Producing Alan Carr’s Specstacular, Series Producing Harry Hill’s Tea Time, producing Have I Got News For You and A League of Their Own, Frank Skinner’s Opinionated and The Revolution Will Be Televised.

Colin Barr Creative Director, Factual & Factual Drama

Colin Barr is a BAFTA and Emmy-winning Executive Producer/Director who works across Factual and Drama. Previously, he was Creative Director at Minnow Films and an Executive Producer at the BBC.

In Factual, his credits include the BAFTA-winning series’, “Our War” and “Life and Death Row”, as well as the critically-acclaimed, “The Detectives”, “American Justice”, “How to Die: Simon’s Choice” and “Abused: The Untold Story”. Prior to that, he won an Emmy as a Director for “Space Dive”, the feature documentary Red Bull Stratos, Felix Baumgartner’s record-beating freefall from the edge of space.

More recently, he was responsible for Channel Four’s hit format, “SAS: Who Dares Wins”, which sold globally and is now in its fourth series.

In Drama, he Executive Produced BBC One’s BAFTA-winning film, “Damilola: Our Loved Boy” and the BAFTA-nominated series, “Our World War”. He also oversaw the BBC Three dramas, “My Murder” and “Glasgow Girls” and Channel Four’s, “The Watchman” and “Shamed”.

Nerys Evans

Creative Director, Comedy

biography

Alexia Edwards

Chief Operating Officer

biography

Philippa Catt

Head of Production

biography

Nerys Evans Creative Director, Comedy

Nerys Evans joins from Channel 4 where she was Deputy Head of Comedy. She spent the past seven years at the Broadcaster where she commissioned award-winning series including: Catastrophe, Flowers, Derry Girls, Damned, Scrotal Recall and The Windsors. Before that she worked for BBC Comedy where she Produced Miranda, Jonathan Creek and French and Saunders.

Alexia Edwards Chief Operating Officer

Alexia joined Expectation from Warner Bros Television Production UK where she was the group commercial and business affairs director for Warner’s UK television production companies, looking after the commercial exploitation and business affairs of shows like First Dates, Who Do You Think You Are? and Don’t Tell The Bride.

Prior to Warner, Alexia served as head of legal and business affairs at ITV where, over a 10-year period, she was responsible for the legal, commercial and business affairs for entertainment, comedy and kids programming across ITV’s portfolio working on shows like The Brits, X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent and I’m a Celebrity Get Me out Of Here!

She began her career as a lawyer at All3Media-owned indie Lion Television, working across the production and distribution deal terms for the firm’s programming with major international broadcasters.

Philippa Catt Head of Production

Philippa joined Expectation from Tiger Aspect Productions where she was Head of Production (& previously Production Executive) – overseeing the Tiger Comedy, Entertainment & Cave Bear Production output including Bounty Hunters, Benidorm, Mount Pleasant, Psychobitches,  Jack Whitehall’s Travel With My Father, Harry & Paul, Bad Education & Ross Kemp Extreme Worlds.  She had initially joined Tiger Aspect in 2001 as a freelance Line Producer working on shows such as  Lenny in Pieces, Harry & Paul, Benidorm, Vicar of Dibley & The Catherine Tate Show.

Philippa started her comedy journey, and first met Peter Fincham, at TalkBack Productions when she joined as Production Co-ordinator, then becoming Production Manager on Smith & Jones, They Think It’s All Over S3,  Big Train Pilot, 11 O’Clock Show, Jam & Brass Eye.

Tim Hincks

Co-CEO

biography

Peter Fincham

Co-CEO

biography

Tim Hincks Co-CEO

Tim began his television career in 1990 when he divided his time between producing BBC Two’s Food and Drink programme in the UK for Bazal and working on current affairs programmes such as Newsnight and BBC Westminster. Tim became Creative Director of Endemol UK in 2002 and stepped up to become Endemol’s Chief Executive Officer in January 2005.

Under his tenure Endemol’s UK business grew to become one of the largest independent producers in the country with a strong, diversified output – from  Big Brother , Deal or No Deal , 8 Out of 10 cats and Pointless in non-scripted , to Black Mirror , Fortitude  and Peaky Blinders in scripted.

Tim became President of Endemol Group in 2011 and in 2014 became President of Endemol Shine Group, overseeing global creativity and strategy across  40 countries and over 80 companies.  In April 2016, Tim decided to step down from the company after 17 years to found a new independent content producer.

Tim is Co-CEO of Expectation, a multi-genre independent production company creating scripted and unscripted programming across comedy, drama, factual entertainment, entertainment, reality and factual. Tim founded Expectation in November  2016 with Co-CEO, Peter Fincham.

Tim was Executive Chair of the Edinburgh International TV Festival from 2007-2010 and sits on its Executive Board. He is also on the corporate advisory board of the National Theatre.

Peter Fincham Co-CEO

Peter Fincham joined TalkBack in 1985 and became Managing Director the following year. He executive produced many of their biggest shows including The Day Today (BBC Two), Brass Eye (Channel 4), I’m Alan Partridge(BBC Two), Never Mind The Buzzcocks (BBC Two), Smack The Pony (Channel 4), Da Ali G Show (Channel 4). TalkBack enjoyed many successes in other genres including dramas such as The Lost Prince (BBC One) and Sword of Honour (Channel 4) and factual/factual entertainment programmes including Grand Designs (Channel 4) and The Apprentice (BBC One).

In 2000 TalkBack was sold to Fremantle and two years later Peter became CEO of TalkBack Thames, responsible for a wide range of Thames output including The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent (ITV), and long-running drama series The Bill (ITV).

In 2005 Peter became Controller of BBC One and in 2008, Director of Television at ITV where he remained until 2016. While at BBC One Peter directly initiated The One Show and oversaw a revival of entertainment with shows such as How Do Solve A Problem Like Maria?. Successes during Peter’s time at ITV include Downton Abbey, Broadchurch, Appropriate Adult, Mrs. Biggs and Cilla, factual programmes such as Long Lost Family as well as ITV2 shows such as The Only Way Is Essex.

Our Team

Jane Nicholson

Head of Production, Factual

biography

Amy Dallmeyer

Head of Development, Entertainment

biography

Jane Nicholson Head of Production, Factual

Jane joined Expectation’s Factual department in early 2019.  She came from Century Films, where she had been since 2001 and had become their Head of Production a couple of years later, managing their financial and business affairs, as well as overseeing all the factual and drama output of the company for a broad range of broadcasters and media companies.  This included the award-winning documentaries Feltham Sings, Mumbai High: the Musical, and the series ‘The Secret History of our Streets’ amongst many others – including labour of love The Life After.   She worked on a number of theatrical documentaries, including ‘Climate of Change’ for Participant Media, and for Film4/BFI ‘The Confessions of Thomas Quick’ which she also co-produced.

During her time at Century, she line-produced their dramas and docu-dramas, including ‘Falling Apart’ and ‘Consent’, which respectively won BAFTA and Grierson awards.

Prior to that, she spent several years producing TV commercials and non-broadcast documentary and drama, till she switched to working in television production in the mid-90s.

Amy Dallmeyer Head of Development, Entertainment

Amy began her career on Endemol’s internship programme, since then she’s held development positions at ITV Studios, Fresh One, Electric Ray, Thames and Betty, as well as working in Australia for Nine Network and comedian Chris Lilley’s production partner, Princess Pictures.

She’s developed and produced a range of programming from Married at First Sight and Travel Guides (Nine Network) to The Big Reunion (ITV2), Bad Bridesmaid (ITV2), Steps Reunion (SKY), Guess the Star (ITV), Alan Carr’s The Price is Right (C4), The Elaine Page Show (Sky Arts), The Ones to Watch: From Samsung Launching People (SKY) and most recently devised the upcoming BBC Three documentary, Joey Essex: Grief and Me.

Amy joined Expectation in early 2020 and oversees a slate which spans comedy ents, fact-ent, entertainment and reality, so far helping to bring It’s Clarkson on TV to ITV and several other yet to be announced projects to fruition.

 

Paul Brassey

Development Executive

biography

Jackie Cooke

Financial Controller

biography

Paul Brassey Development Executive

Paul joined Expectation in 2018, having previously led development teams at Remarkable (Endemol Shine) and Possessed (ITV Studios), as well as spending time with CPL Productions, 12 Yard Productions and the BBC.

He devised the 2x BAFTA-winning Sky One panel show ‘A League of Their Own’, and co-created game shows ‘The Colour of Money’ and ‘Magic Numbers’ for ITV, and ‘Beat the Pack’ and ‘Are You an Egghead?’ for the BBC. Other formats Paul’s worked on include BAFTA nominees Rob & Romesh vs. and Richard Osman’s House of Games, as well as 5 Gold Rings, Cash Trapped, Pick Me! and Decimate.

Jackie Cooke Financial Controller

Jackie started her career at Chrysalis Entertainment as an accounts assistant and since then have worked  in various finance roles in a wide range of television companies. She found her place at Expectation  in 2019 as Financial Controller and have contributed to some of her favourite projects.

 

Denise Kadoo

Line Producer

biography

Amy MacKinnon

Production Coordinator

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Denise Kadoo Line Producer

Denise joined Expectation in Summer 2018 as Production Manager and now Line Produces numerous productions across the comedy entertainment department, including Bafta award wining ‘The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan’.

She started her television career in 2002, working as a runner for Brighter Pictures, since then she has worked and managed many different productions and prior to joining Expectation, worked on various shows including ‘Celebrity Juice’, ‘The Jump’, ‘The Million Pound Drop’ and ‘The Only Way is Essex’.

Amy MacKinnon Production Coordinator

Amy started off her TV career as a Production Management intern at Viacom. Since then she has worked across a number of different projects as a freelancer. Amy joined Expectation two years ago and continues to support all of our productions across every genre.

Rhe-an Archibald

Series Producer

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Joe Fowler

Development Executive

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Rhe-an Archibald Series Producer

Rhe-an works across development and production at Expectation. Since joining the team she has developed and series produced BAFTA- winning The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan, developed and produced BAFTA- nominated The Big Narstie Show, and helped to secure a series of Redknapp’s Weekend Warm-up after successfully series producing the pilot.

Other credits include I Can See Your Voice, Alan Carr’s Specstacular, three years at The Last Leg including their Paralympic run live from Rio and serving as a writer on numerous shows including Celebrity Big Brother.

Joe Fowler Development Executive

In his role as Development Executive, Joe has developed some of the factual team’s biggest commissions, including Travels in Trumpland with Ed Balls, Travels in Euroland with Ed Balls and upcoming documentary, The Essex Lorry Deaths.

Prior to joining Expectation, Joe worked across development and production at several of the UK’s leading production companies, including Blast! Films, Century Films, Two Four and Twenty Twenty. His production credits include the Emmy Award-winning Educating Yorkshire, Reported Missing, Saving Lives at Sea, First Dates, the BAFTA-nominated The Choir: Sing While You Work and Epidemic: When Britain Fought AIDS.

Simon Hulme

Senior Legal and Business Affairs Manager

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Sophie Conlon

Development Script Editor

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Simon Hulme Senior Legal and Business Affairs Manager

Simon began his legal career in private practice at Reed Smith. Soon after qualification he moved in-house advising across multiple genres first at Wall to Wall and then at Studio Lambert. Simon joined Expectation in 2021.

Sophie Conlon Development Script Editor

Sophie joined Expectation in 2018 assisting the factual department. She has since moved over to scripted and works across the development slate as a development script editor. Prior to joining Expectation, Sophie trained and worked as a classical singer before embarking on a career in TV, starting out as a part of the Big Brother team at Initial.

Anna Bonaddio

Factual Talent Manager

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Kellie Turner

Executive Assistant

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Anna Bonaddio Factual Talent Manager

Anna is Expectation’s factual talent manager. She brings the best TV talent to join our award-winning team. She is committed to supporting up-and-coming talent, collaborating with a wide range of factual talent schemes and setting up mentoring relationships for the prestigious Edinburgh TV Festival’s ‘Ones to Watch’, which kickstarted her own career when she joined the ’96 cohort.

She started at the BBC, researching for Jane Treays and discovering director Joe Wright for ‘10×10’ new directors, then progressed into developing factual formats and documentaries for indies including Keo, Blast, Renegade and Wall to Wall: her commissions include Channel 4’s long-running ‘Child Genius’ series and the Grierson-nominated ‘Excluded: Kicked out of School’.

Anna is from a diverse socio-economic background. Improving inclusion and equality of opportunity in our industry, and sharing her network, is at the heart of what she does.

Kellie Turner Executive Assistant

Previous to Expectation Kellie spent 8 years working alongside Tim Hincks at Endemol – she is a founding member of the Expectation team and has been with Peter and Tim since the very start!

Annette Galloway

Accounts Assistant

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Ben Wicks

Creative Director, Comedy Entertainment

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Annette Galloway Accounts Assistant

Annette joined Expectation in Sept 2020 she previously spent the last 25 years working at the BBC for Music & Arts, Presentation, Children’s Television, News gathering and finally for the BBC International News Bureaux.

Ben Wicks Creative Director, Comedy Entertainment

As executive producer of The Last Leg, Wicks oversaw the transformation of the show; from dipping its foot into topical comedy, after London 2012 to the mammoth 40 shows a year run it enjoys today. Ben led the team in creating a joyous kind of satirical comedy, which proved popular with three million viewers tuning in the day Trump won the US election.

This transformation didn’t alienate the show’s original audience with The Last Leg’s run at 2016’s Rio Paralympics of 11 live daily shows broadcast from Brazil drawing an audience of 2 million people a day. The show won 2 RTS awards, a Broadcast award and a BAFTA nomination. Other credits include Exec Producing Alan Carr’s Specstacular, Series Producing Harry Hill’s Tea Time, producing Have I Got News For You and A League of Their Own, Frank Skinner’s Opinionated and The Revolution Will Be Televised.

Colin Barr

Creative Director, Factual & Factual Drama

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Nerys Evans

Creative Director, Comedy

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Colin Barr Creative Director, Factual & Factual Drama

Colin Barr is a BAFTA and Emmy-winning Executive Producer/Director who works across Factual and Drama. Previously, he was Creative Director at Minnow Films and an Executive Producer at the BBC.

In Factual, his credits include the BAFTA-winning series’, “Our War” and “Life and Death Row”, as well as the critically-acclaimed, “The Detectives”, “American Justice”, “How to Die: Simon’s Choice” and “Abused: The Untold Story”. Prior to that, he won an Emmy as a Director for “Space Dive”, the feature documentary Red Bull Stratos, Felix Baumgartner’s record-beating freefall from the edge of space.

More recently, he was responsible for Channel Four’s hit format, “SAS: Who Dares Wins”, which sold globally and is now in its fourth series.

In Drama, he Executive Produced BBC One’s BAFTA-winning film, “Damilola: Our Loved Boy” and the BAFTA-nominated series, “Our World War”. He also oversaw the BBC Three dramas, “My Murder” and “Glasgow Girls” and Channel Four’s, “The Watchman” and “Shamed”.

Nerys Evans Creative Director, Comedy

Nerys Evans joins from Channel 4 where she was Deputy Head of Comedy. She spent the past seven years at the Broadcaster where she commissioned award-winning series including: Catastrophe, Flowers, Derry Girls, Damned, Scrotal Recall and The Windsors. Before that she worked for BBC Comedy where she Produced Miranda, Jonathan Creek and French and Saunders.

Alexia Edwards

Chief Operating Officer

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Philippa Catt

Head of Production

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Alexia Edwards Chief Operating Officer

Alexia joined Expectation from Warner Bros Television Production UK where she was the group commercial and business affairs director for Warner’s UK television production companies, looking after the commercial exploitation and business affairs of shows like First Dates, Who Do You Think You Are? and Don’t Tell The Bride.

Prior to Warner, Alexia served as head of legal and business affairs at ITV where, over a 10-year period, she was responsible for the legal, commercial and business affairs for entertainment, comedy and kids programming across ITV’s portfolio working on shows like The Brits, X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent and I’m a Celebrity Get Me out Of Here!

She began her career as a lawyer at All3Media-owned indie Lion Television, working across the production and distribution deal terms for the firm’s programming with major international broadcasters.

Philippa Catt Head of Production

Philippa joined Expectation from Tiger Aspect Productions where she was Head of Production (& previously Production Executive) – overseeing the Tiger Comedy, Entertainment & Cave Bear Production output including Bounty Hunters, Benidorm, Mount Pleasant, Psychobitches,  Jack Whitehall’s Travel With My Father, Harry & Paul, Bad Education & Ross Kemp Extreme Worlds.  She had initially joined Tiger Aspect in 2001 as a freelance Line Producer working on shows such as  Lenny in Pieces, Harry & Paul, Benidorm, Vicar of Dibley & The Catherine Tate Show.

Philippa started her comedy journey, and first met Peter Fincham, at TalkBack Productions when she joined as Production Co-ordinator, then becoming Production Manager on Smith & Jones, They Think It’s All Over S3,  Big Train Pilot, 11 O’Clock Show, Jam & Brass Eye.

Tim Hincks

Co-CEO

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Peter Fincham

Co-CEO

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Tim Hincks Co-CEO

Tim began his television career in 1990 when he divided his time between producing BBC Two’s Food and Drink programme in the UK for Bazal and working on current affairs programmes such as Newsnight and BBC Westminster. Tim became Creative Director of Endemol UK in 2002 and stepped up to become Endemol’s Chief Executive Officer in January 2005.

Under his tenure Endemol’s UK business grew to become one of the largest independent producers in the country with a strong, diversified output – from  Big Brother , Deal or No Deal , 8 Out of 10 cats and Pointless in non-scripted , to Black Mirror , Fortitude  and Peaky Blinders in scripted.

Tim became President of Endemol Group in 2011 and in 2014 became President of Endemol Shine Group, overseeing global creativity and strategy across  40 countries and over 80 companies.  In April 2016, Tim decided to step down from the company after 17 years to found a new independent content producer.

Tim is Co-CEO of Expectation, a multi-genre independent production company creating scripted and unscripted programming across comedy, drama, factual entertainment, entertainment, reality and factual. Tim founded Expectation in November  2016 with Co-CEO, Peter Fincham.

Tim was Executive Chair of the Edinburgh International TV Festival from 2007-2010 and sits on its Executive Board. He is also on the corporate advisory board of the National Theatre.

Peter Fincham Co-CEO

Peter Fincham joined TalkBack in 1985 and became Managing Director the following year. He executive produced many of their biggest shows including The Day Today (BBC Two), Brass Eye (Channel 4), I’m Alan Partridge(BBC Two), Never Mind The Buzzcocks (BBC Two), Smack The Pony (Channel 4), Da Ali G Show (Channel 4). TalkBack enjoyed many successes in other genres including dramas such as The Lost Prince (BBC One) and Sword of Honour (Channel 4) and factual/factual entertainment programmes including Grand Designs (Channel 4) and The Apprentice (BBC One).

In 2000 TalkBack was sold to Fremantle and two years later Peter became CEO of TalkBack Thames, responsible for a wide range of Thames output including The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent (ITV), and long-running drama series The Bill (ITV).

In 2005 Peter became Controller of BBC One and in 2008, Director of Television at ITV where he remained until 2016. While at BBC One Peter directly initiated The One Show and oversaw a revival of entertainment with shows such as How Do Solve A Problem Like Maria?. Successes during Peter’s time at ITV include Downton Abbey, Broadchurch, Appropriate Adult, Mrs. Biggs and Cilla, factual programmes such as Long Lost Family as well as ITV2 shows such as The Only Way Is Essex.

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