BBC Drama announces new boss for Casualty and Holby City

Holby CityBBC Drama Production has announced that Oliver Kent is the new executive producer for Casualty and Holby City.

Kent is currently series producer of Casualty and a senior producer on Holby City. In his new role he will report to Head of BBC Wales Production, Clare Hudson, and the Drama Head for England Kate Harwood.

The news comes following an earlier report that the corporation was looking to replace the medical dramas’ current exec Jonathan Young.

“I am truly delighted to be taking up the position of Executive Producer on Casualty and Holby City. Over many years I have grown to love both programmes equally and am really excited at the prospect of working with the brilliant teams in Elstree and Roath Lock. I am inheriting two shows in great shape and I can’t wait to get started.” – Kent

Harwood added: “With his depth of experience, his passion for Continuing Drama and his commitment to talent on-screen and off, Oliver will be a great new leader for our two flagship medical shows and I can’t wait to work with him.”

Kent will take up his new position on Monday 11th March, dividing his time between Elstree and Roath Lock Studios in Cardiff.