Charlotte Surtees

Charlotte Surtees

Charlotte Surtees – Producer

After 15 years producing documentaries on subjects as diverse as terrorism, time travel…and David Hasselhoff…Charlotte moved genres into scripted,  becoming in-house Development Executive at Darlow Smithson Productions. Tasked with growing their scripted drama and comedy slate from scratch, she quickly won script commissions from BBC, ITV and Channel 4.

She went on to executive produce two of her comedy-drama commissions; DAVE ALLEN AT PEACE and the critically acclaimed, ratings hit, WE’RE DOOMED! THE DAD’S ARMY STORY both written by Stephen Russell. Another of her drama projects, about skating legends TORVILL & DEAN, was written by Billy Ivory and produced by DSP for ITV Drama.

After going freelance, Charlotte oversaw the scripting of a new six-part Netflix series for Nutopia and helped develop several drama and comedy projects with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost at Stolen Picture. She then produced CODE 404, an ambitious new comedy series with Kudos and Water & Power for Sky One. The series, released earlier this year, has become Sky’s fastest binged comedy boxset ever. Charlotte then re-teamed with Kudos and Water & Power to produce the recently released TWO WEEKS TO LIVE for Sky One, starring Maisie Williams. Charlotte is currently producing the second series of CODE 404.

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