Polly Thomas

freelance producer

Polly won Sony Bronze in 2010 with Divided We Fall by Mike Harris, Sony Bronze in 2001 with Coming Down the Mountain by Mark Haddon and was on the Sony shortlist 2009, with Cavalry by Dan Rebellato. She was awarded Best Radio Drama Producer 2010 at the Radio Academy. The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum, her most recent Woman’s Hour series, won Best Series BBC Audio Drama Awards 2013. Recent radio work includes Hedda Gabler (Old Vic Theatre production starring Sheridan Smith); Don’t Start by Frank Skinner series 1 and 2; Napoleon Rising; and Negative Signs of Progress, the new Dan Rebellato trilogy.

Polly produced Breaking the Silence for Unity FM, a Muslim community radio station, in 2008 – 2011. She also produced Divided We Fall, a community radio soap exploring violent extremism for Shahbash, and broadcast on Preston FM, community radio station February 2010.

She recently co-produced and directed the short film, Wake Up Beautiful by Paul Coates, co-produced by Flummox Films and Chocolate Bear Productions; dramatised The Graduate by Charles Webb for BBC Radio Drama in Wales, as a two part BBC Radio 4 Classic Serial (August 2012); and directed for JB Shorts March 2013.

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