Mark Bell (UK)
Commissioning Editor, Arts
BBC

Mark is Commissioning Editor of the long-running and acclaimed BBC Arts strand Arena and was executive producer of Civilisations.

Mark is Commissioning Editor of the long-running and acclaimed BBC Arts strand Arena and was executive producer of Civilisations. He has commissioned numerous landmark series including The Face of Britain and The Story of Women and Art as well as returning series from the Big Painting Challenge and Fake or Fortune? to Italy Unpacked and numerous series on BBC Four.

He has been responsible for many acclaimed and award-winning single documentaries including Paula Rego: Secrets and Stories (Grierson and RTS), the BAFTA-winning Basquiat: Rage to Riches, Make Me Up; Billy Connolly: Made in Scotland; Raymond Briggs: Snowmen, Bogeymen & Milkmen; Egon Schiele: Dangerous Desires; Don McCullin: Looking for England; and Black Hollywood: They’ve Gotta Have Us.