Tommy Nagra

Tommy NagraHead of Television, BBC Religion & Ethics

Tommy is currently Head of Television for the BBC’s Religion & Ethics department based in MediaCity UK and oversees programme teams making a range of programmes from documentary, features and worship programming through to Live OB’s and Events for all BBC Channels , covering all faiths. 

He is an award winning programme maker and creative leader who began his career in the early 90’s at BBC Birmingham in theMulticultural Programmes Department, before going on to be the BBC’s Head of Asian Programmes at the pioneering Asian Programmes Unit where he was responsible for launching a raft of new programmes including Network East and Desi DNA, and developing a significant slate of on and off screen British Asian talent. 

He has been voted by the Media Guardian as one of the Top 10 Multicultural Media practitioners in the UK and alongside numerous awards for programmes he was honoured at the inaugural Carlton Television Awards for Outstanding achievement in Broadcasting as well as receiving a Mentor Special Recognition Award at the CDN Awards held at The Royal Opera House in 2010. 

Tommy has worked across the broadcasting sector in a number of leading roles including Head of Channel Development & Partnerships for BBC Childrens; Head of BBC Birmingham; and Channel Executive for BBC Two. 

He has also worked in the Indie Sector as a Senior Executive Producer at Maverick Television where he headed up a range of Specialist Factual output for Channel 4, More 4 and BBC 1.

NOTE: Tommy Nagra will not be judging categories where BBC entries have been shortlisted