Panel Discussion

WFTV Meet the Commissioner: Louisa Compton, Head of News & Current Affairs at Channel 4

30th June 2020 14:15

Tuesday 30 June | 14:15-15:00

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Have you got a fantastic idea for a ground-breaking documentary or series? Would you like to find out how to get your programme proposal commissioned?

WFTV Chair, Liz Tucker will be in conversation with Louisa Compton, Head of News & Current Affairs at Channel 4 who will share her thoughts about what makes great television and explain what you need to do to get that elusive commission.

Louisa has overseen Dispatches, including films such as Celebs for Sale: The Great Charity Scandal, Trump’s Plans for the NHS, Starbucks and Nespresso: The Truth About Your Coffee and Growing Up Poor: Britain’s Breadline Kids.  And last year, she was responsible for Channel 4’s coverage of the general election and more recently has led the Current Affairs department’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.



Louisa-Compton-HeadshotLouisa Compton, Head of News & Current Affairs at Channel 4. Prior to this, she was a News and Current Affairs Commissioner at the channel, where her responsibilities included the Dispatches series.

Louisa joined Channel 4 after a career at the BBC which included launching and creating the BAFTA award-winning Victoria Derbyshire programme. She has also been the Editor of Newsbeat on BBC Radio 1.


Event Schedule:

14:10: Please join the webinar

14:15-14:40: Liz Tucker in conversation with Louisa Compton

14:40-15:00: Audience Q&A


This event is for WFTV members only.

Please log-in to your account and sign up via the Eventbrite link below this listing

If you are not a member and would like to join, membership costs just £100 + VAT/yr for those living within the M25, and £50+ VAT/yr for those living outside of this area, please click here or email


How will the online event work?

This event will be live streamed via Viewing details will be sent via your Eventbrite confirmation.

Live stream participants will not be visible to others and you will be muted throughout the session. After the talk, there will be an opportunity for audience members to ask their questions to Louisa by using the Q&A feature.