Jes Wilkins, Class of 1989, joined Firecracker as Head of Programmes in 2008 - true to their name, Firecracker make TV programmes that go off with a loud bang! He was promoted to Chief Creative Officer with overall, executive responsibility for creative and business leadership of the company in 2015.
Jes is one of the most respected and experienced executive producers in factual television. He has overseen the development and production of some of the highest rating and most talked about shows of the last decade including the record breaking, multi award winning, international smash hit Big Fat Gypsy Weddings.
Other notable successes have included series like The Class Next Door and Dr Christian Will See You Now and single documentaries like Susan Boyle: Unlikely Superstar, and Jamie: Drag Queen At Sixteen – the BBC3 film which inspired the hit West End musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.
In a world of disposable viewing Jes aims to make programmes that stand out from the crowd and which audiences will remember for years.