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Tim Whitwell

Creative Director

Tim Whitwell is Creative Director at Shine Television. His shows include the BAFTA and RTS award winning format The Island with Bear Grylls, (his original idea), the Grierson-winning Hunted (C4) and The Heist (Sky1). Tim joined Shine in 2012 as Head of Programmes, previously working at Optomen TV where he won an RTS for Heston's Feasts (C4) and executive produced Kevin McCloud's Man Made Home (C4). He has been a series producer on projects including Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares (C4) – for which he also won a second BAFTA. Previously, Tim spent 10 years in BBC's documentary department where he produced and directed many observational documentaries and factual entertainment projects.

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