Stephanie Harris

Tags: Producer, Television

Stephanie Harris


Steph has Exec Produced Channel 4's multi-award winning Embarrassing Bodies brand, overseeing more than 50 hours of programmes including the Teens and Fat seasons, Charlotte's Story, the BAFTA-winning and Emmy-nominated online show Embarrassing Bodies Live and more recently the live interactive prime-time spin-off Embarrassing Bodies Live From The Clinic.

During this time she's also exec-ed the BBC2 interiors series Home For Life and the BBC2 fact entertainment series Britain's Next Big Thing fronted by 'Dragon' Theo Paphitis. She's just completed a landmark factual series for ITV and is currently developing a slate of factual entertainment ideas. 

Steph was Creative Director of Radar, part of the RDF Media Group. This was preceded by a four year run at Talkback Thames where she was Editor of Factual, developing and producing a slate of hit shows including How Clean Is Your House, The Sex Inspectors and Honey I Ruined The House for Channel 4. 

What are your Top 3 Tips for those starting in the industry?

Carpe Diem

Seize any opportunity to get work experience and use this chance to impress - one work ex of mine is now creative director of a tv co, another is a series producer and another a sought after comedy writer. You've got two weeks to make your mark so make yourself indispensable.

Don't try to run before you can walk

Don't expect to be directing after a week and don't try and charm the executive producer - if you're doing a good job they will notice you

Don't be afraid to contribute good ideas when you have them

Just be aware of the right place and time to do this

What was your first Job in Television?

Assistant to the Head of Comedy at Thames Television. I was 26 

What was your 'Big Break?'

Series producing How Clean Is Your House? How do you make dusting into a global format? Cast two larger-than-life characters, find some seriously filthy homes and inject a lot of humour (see first job above). 







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