Apr 30 , 2020

Lunch with a Commissioner: Guy Davies, Commissioning Editor Factual, Channel 5

  • When: 30th Apr 2020, 13:00-14:00
  • Organised by: ScreenSkills
  • Location: Online
  • Price: Free
  • Age: 18+

Grab your homemade sandwich of choice and get ready to dine with a different commissioner every day. At 1pm from Monday to Friday, participants will be able to join a commissioner and listen to their insights as well as ask questions at the end of the hour.

These are great sessions for our freelance community who don’t normally get the opportunity to chat to commissioners. So, if you’re a head honcho who normally has all the commissioners on speed-dial this session isn’t for you! Please keep this in mind when booking. Thanks for your support and understanding.


Guy Davies is a Commissioning Editor, Factual at Channel 5. His recent commissions include the RTS Best Single Documentary winner and BAFTA nominee Raped: My Story, The Abused,  Rivers of Blood: 50 Years On, Michael Palin In North Korea, current affairs programme Portillo’s Trouble with The Tories and BAFTA, RTS and Grierson Awards-nominated Rich House Poor House.

This event is supported by the ScreenSkills Television Skills Fund which invests in training for the freelance television workforce thanks to contributions from the BBC, Channel 4 and Channel 5.

It is part of a ScreenSkills programme designed by media consultant Donna Taberer to support freelancers to upskill and stay connected, helping keep the industry resilient in these difficult times.

This session will take place online via Zoom. Click ‘get ticket’ to reserve your place: you must login or register before you are able to get a ticket for this event. Before the start of the session, a joining link will be sent to you via email.