Top BBC Comedy Producer Jon Plowman in Conversation

HE’S PRODUCED some of the most popular, critically acclaimed comedy programmes of the last twenty years; Jon Plowman will be speaking at Coventry Conversations on Thursday about what it takes to produce the next big thing in comedy.

Plowman will be speaking at a Coventry Conversation entitled ‘Don’t make me laugh’ also tomorrow Pete Clifton, head of multimedia News BBC will be speaking about the future of news technology, in a bumper week of Coventry Conversations celebrating the series 4th birthday.

Plowman took over BBC comedy in the early nineties but returned to programme making in 2007. Since returning to programme making Plowman has worked on Beautiful people, a family comedy based on the memoir Nasty Simon Doonan and British Comedy awarding winning series Psychoville.

To give you an idea of just how influential Jon Plowman has been in BBC comedy, here’s just a few of the programmes he’s worked on: Absolutely Fabulous, French & Saunders, The Vicar of Dibley, The Thick Of It, The Office, The League of Gentlemen, Little Britain and the list goes on.

In 2006 he was presented with the RTS Judges award for outstanding achievement in broadcasting. Other accreditations include RTS and BAFTA awards for the 2003 Office Christmas special, which included the BBC’s first awards at the Los Angeles Golden Globes in 2004 and a Peabody award.

The Coventry Conversation’s take place on Thursday the 21st of January from 1pm in ETG34. Entry is FREE and open to all.

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