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Heather Davies joins Unusual productions

A young producer who worked on BBC Radio 2’s Sounds of The 20th Century has joined a production company co-owned by writer and broadcaster Jon Holmes.

Heather Davies – named last year on the Radio Academy’s ’30 Under 30′ list of top talent – joins Unusual Productions from Trevor Dann’s Company.

She will produce, manage and develop a range of multimedia and broadcast projects for Unusual, which has been founded by Holmes along with Shane Wall who was formerly Head of Facilities at Unique The Production Company. Holmes continues to make regular appearances on Radio 4, Radio 2 and 6 Music and previously worked at stations including Power FM and Virgin Radio.

Unusual has already won commissions for comedy, music and documentary programming for the BBC and international clients. It also says it has numerous projects in development, from digital content for broadsheets to TV and film scripts. Heather will also continue to work with Trevor Dann on key commissions for BBC Radio as Unusual collaborates with other independent production companies.

Before joining TDC, Heath worked for Global Radio and The Radio Academy. Her recent documentary about
prisoners’ rehabilitation through music was described by the Guardian as “incredibly moving,” and the Twitter account she created for Sounds of The 20th Century became the BBC’s ‘most engaged’ during 2011-2012.

Heather says: “I’m delighted to be joining unusual. It’s a really exciting time to be part of a growing company with big ideas and the talent to deliver them.”

Jon added: “We’re thrilled and excited to welcome Heather to the unusual nest. We know that her considerable talent and ambition will take our fledgling indie to the next level which, as any decent ornithologist will tell you, is full flight.”

Heather replied: “I think you’ve taken the bird metaphor too far, Jon!”

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