Howard Burch

Managing Director, Scripted


Howard joined Keshet Productions UK in 2015, and is responsible for overseeing the company’s distinctive and thought-provoking dramas. As Managing Director for Scripted, he has executive produced the award-winning series The A Word (BBC1) and acclaimed comedy-drama Loaded (C4).

A renowned television producer, Howard has been associated with many of the best UK dramas of the past 20 years.  He co-developed the internationally successful spy series Spooks which won a Best Drama Series BAFTA in 2003 and an RTS award in 2004.  The series ran for an astonishing ten series and was sold around the world.  Howard has also either produced or executive produced ground-breaking series such as Ashes to Ashes, Hustle, and Moving Wallpaper. He has produced a feature film, Pure, which starred Keira Knightley and Molly Parker and was shown at the Toronto Film festival in 2002.

Prior to joining Keshet, Howard served as Head of TV at Vertigo Films and has also worked in the commissioning team at Channel 4. He also previously held the position of Head of Drama Development at Kudos, part of Endemol Shine Group.

Howard was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Arts from Teesside University in 2011.

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