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Sophie Gardiner

Commissioning Editor, Drama | Channel 4 and E4
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Having studied drama at Manchester University, Sophie worked in documentary television before buying the rights to the novel, Eureka Street. She set up a company and produced it as an award-winning 4 part drama for BBC2.

There followed a stint of freelance producing, with some time out to have children, until she was the maternity cover for the Commissioning Editor of Drama at Channel 4.

Sophie went on to executive produce Sinbad, for Sky and Impossible Pictures, before returning to Channel 4 as commissioning editor of Drama in November 2011.

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