Oliver Kent

Producer

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Film, TV & Theatre

Agent: Nick Barron
Assistant: Nicole Schivardi

Film, TV & Theatre

Oliver Kent is a hugely experienced, BAFTA-winning creative producer with an unparalleled knowledge of audiences from twenty years’ experience of running some of the highest rating shows on British television. Under his leadership, his programmes won many prestigious awards, including BAFTA for Soap and Continuing Drama, RTS Programme Award for Soap and Continuing Drama and National Television Award for Drama. 

He has produced, series produced and executive produced several of the UK’s favourite dramas, including HOLBY CITY, CASUALTY and EASTENDERS. He worked for the BBC from 1998 until 2019 and was Head of Continuing Drama Series from 2016 to 2019, where he oversaw EASTENDERS, HOLBY CITY, CASUALTY, DOCTORS, RIVER CITY and POOL Y CWM. 

In 2015, Oliver was Executive Producer of the four part thriller FROM DARKNESS, written by Katie Baxendale, Directed by Dominic Leclerc and starring Anne-Marie Duff and Johnny Harris.

During his time as Head of Continuing Drama Series, Oliver successfully led on the highly competitive processes to retain the tenders for both HOLBY CITY and DOCTORS for BBC Studios. 

He is also a well-known nurturer of new writing talent, having championed such luminaries as Matthew Barry (THE CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA), Paul Matthew Thompson (VERA, SHAKESPEARE AND HATHAWAY) and Sarah Phelps (THE ABC MURDERS).

Television

ProductionCompanyNotes

RIVIERA SR 4

Archery Pictures / Sky Atlantic

Executive Producer over development

EASTENDERS, CASUALTY, HOLBY CITY, DOCTORS, RIVER CITY AND POBOL Y CWM

2016 - 2019

BBC Studios Scripted

Head of Continuing Drama Series.

HOLBY CITY and DOCTORS

2017 - 2018

BBC Studios

Project Leader on successful BBC Studios Tender bids for HOLBY CITY and DOCTORS.

THE BEST OF EASTENDERS

2018

BBC Studios

Executive Producer - DVD release

HOLBY CITY and CASUALTY

2013 - 2016

BBC Studios

Executive Producer, HOLBY CITY and CASUALTY, BBC Studios Scripted.

FROM DARKNESS

2014 - 2015

BBC Studios Scripted North

Executive Producer.

Executive Producer BBC Studios Scripted Development

2013 - 2019

BBC Studios

Projects include QUEENS, written by Matthew Barry, DEVILS ROCK, written by Simon Norman, MARMALADE SKIES, written by Paul Matthew Thompson, THE ACADEMY, written by Mark Catley.

HOLBY CITY

2011 - 2013

BBC Drama Production

Senior Producer.

CASUALTY

2006 - 2011

BBC Drama Production

Series Producer

HOLBY CITY

2004 - 2006

BBC Drama Production

Producer.

WESTWAY

2003 - 2004

BBC Radio Drama

Series Producer / Director

EASTENDERS

2001 - 2003

BBC Drama Production

Producer.

EASTENDERS

2001

BBC Drama Production

Script Editor.

CASUALTY

1999 - 2001

BBC Drama Production

Script Editor.

CASUALTY

1998 - 1999

BBC Drama Production

Researcher.