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Esther Springer

Executive Producer, BBC Studios Productions Drama

Esther is a highly experienced programme maker with over twenty years under her belt. She has developed and spearheaded many shows including BAFTA winning series THE FADES by Jack Thorne; MURDERED BY MY BOYFRIEND by Regina Moriarty, which won a best actress BAFTA for Georgina Campbell; she developed and was development executive on 5 x 5′ which was made in association with Idris Elba’s Green Door Productions and starred Idris Elba. Most recently Esther produced series 5 of THE BREAK for BBC3 which lands on the channel mid-March 2021. 

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Since starting in television in 1997 I have always championed writing talent and helped launch the careers of some of the UK’s top writers, performers and executives. It’s time for me to champion myself. I have worked on every kind of television drama – long form series, adaptations, limited series and singles. I have developed to greenlight many shows including THE FADES by Jack Thorne which won a BAFTA for best series. I’ve just produced a 5 x5′ monologue series for BBC3 which drops in February 2021 written by, starring and directed by up and coming disabled talent. I have a brilliant antenna for talent and I love nurturing and developing talent to their full potential. In 2019 I got our show WE HUNT TOGETHER greenlit at UKTV by up and coming writer Gaby Hull. I have worked with and developed projects with talent such as Idris Elba, Riz Ahmed, and John Boyega. I think it’s about time I put my own head above the parapet and use the opportunity you are providing to enhance further the considerable skills I have. Thank you.


Dr Mena Fombo is a global speaker, diversity and inclusion facilitator, coach and consultant. She is the co founder of Blak Wave Productions, an indie TV/Film company where she recently directed short doc Home Carnival Queen for the BBC. She is the founder and director of Black Girl Convention, the South West’s largest event for women and girls of African

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