Abigail Priddle (United Kingdom)
Creative Director
BBC Studios, The Documentary Unit

Abigail brings her years of experience as a BBC Commissioning Editor to her role as Creative Director for History & Arts.

Her previous credits include BAFTA-winning The Yorkshire Ripper Files, Chris Packham: Asperger’s & Me, Princess Margaret: Rebel Royal, and My Family The Holocaust & Me with Robert Rinder.

Prior to this, Abigail was a director making a wide range of factual programming from acclaimed documentaries including The Met and 24 Hours in A&E, to popular returners including Back in Time… and Hunted.

The Documentary Unit at BBC Studios is the home of high quality, thought-provoking and award-winning factual television. Powerful storytelling is at the heart of what we do – and this helps us take global audiences on gripping journeys underpinned by real journalism viewers can trust. Our distinctive, ambitious and informative output ranges from observational access documentaries, crime, history and arts to popular specialist factual, formats and factual drama. Spanning five bases across the UK in London, Cardiff, Salford, Glasgow and Aberdeen, our programming is critically acclaimed, with titles like the BAFTA-winning Basquiat: From Rage to Riches, Celebrity: A 21st Century Story, The Flu That Killed 50 million, and the multi-award-winning Arts strand Imagine….