Victoria Coker

BBC Children's

Head of Unscripted Development

Victoria Coker

Since starting her TV career as a Graduate Trainee at LWT, working on entertainment shows ‘Blind Date’ and ‘Don’t Try This at Home’, Victoria has specialised in nurturing new talent and is always on the hunt for the next big thing. She helped develop the award-winning format, ‘How Clean is Your House?’, and cast the original queen of clean, Kim Woodburn. Later, when working as Development Producer in BBC Children’s, Scotland, we devised the comedy panel show ‘The Dog Ate My Homework’ and ‘A Long Long Crime Ago’.

In 2009 she set up A Different Drum Productions CIC, a media arts organisation based in Hackney, East London, that delivered participatory arts projects and offered video and photography workshops to children and young people. She’s a trained youth facilitator and inclusive arts practitioner.

After a year-long sabbatical working for an inclusive arts charity in Cambodia where she project managed a media arts course for young people with disabilities, she returned to the UK and have held several senior editorial roles in the broadcasting and charity sector.

She currently oversees the unscripted development team for BBC Children’s In House, covering both factual and comedy entertainment formats from 0-12-year-olds.  In her spare time she can often been seen weaving her way through London traffic on her bike.