Nick Betts - Director of Scripted, BBC Studios
Nick Betts is the Director of Scripted for BBC Studios, leading the Scripted teams, working with creative leads, production management and business teams to deliver and grow its world-class drama and comedy content. From big global brands like Doctor Who and Silent Witness and highly acclaimed reputational dramas like War and Peace, Rillington Place and Three Girls to hugely popular comedies and radio comedies like Mrs Brown’s Boys, W1A, News Quiz and Just A Minute, BBC Studios drama and comedy are renowned for their quality and loved by audiences in the UK and around the globe. Its award-winning continuing dramas like EastEnders, Casualty and Holby City bring together audiences of more than 8 million daily and play an important role in developing new diverse creative talent and the next generation of writers, directors and actors.
Nick has a wealth of commercial and business experience in the TV sector. He was previously the BBC’s Controller of Business for Drama, Films and Acquisitions, Managing Director, responsible for all business activities across drama, films and acquisitions from production management through to business affairs and commercial strategy, working with both independent production companies and BBC production.
Prior to this, he was Managing Director of NBC Universal Global Channels, UK and Northern Europe and Commercial Director and Head of Channel Management at UKTV. Nick started his BBC career in News and Current Affairs before heading up UK and Ireland Television for BBC Worldwide.
Nick reports directly to Mark Linsey, the Director of BBC Studios and is a member of the BBC's wider Leadership Group.