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14/01/2016

CE Live 2016: Speaker Bios - Pat Connor

As Head of Development & Events for BBC England, Pat oversees the BBC's strategy to best connect with audiences, across the country. 

Recent projects developed by Pat's team include 'The Great North Passion' for BBC One, 'Bollywood Carmen Live' for BBC Three, 'CBBC Live in Hull', The 'BBC Music Awards' in Birmingham, the '6Music Festival' in Bristol,  and 'The BBC Philharmonic Presents Season' across all BBC Radio Networks.

Pat works closely with Drama, Comedy, Sport and Factual Television to reflect talent and a 'sense of place' from all corners of the country, and to find the next generation of story-tellers from film-makers to digital creatives.

Previously, Pat worked as Series Producer of 'The Culture Show' on BBC TWO and as Head of Development for BBC Arts.

Pat began her career as a music journalist and presenter at BBC Radio Bristol before joining BBC Radio Four to make dramas and poetry programmes. Pat then moved to London where she became Head of specialist and mainstream music programmes at Radio One, developing a specialism in live events across multiple genres for the BBC.

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