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Jo Shinner

BBC Natural History Unit

Executive Producer

Jo Shinner

Jo has a broad children’s portfolio including CBBC’s ‘Planet Defenders’; ‘Deadly 60’; ‘Naomi’s Nightmares of Nature’ and ‘Wild ‘n’ Weird’; and CBeebies ‘Andy’s Safari Adventures’; ‘Andy’s Aquatic Adventures’ and ‘Andy’s Baby Animals’.

As well as leading on children’s programmes for BBC Studios Natural History Unit, Jo has worked across a broad portfolio in the NHU the since 2011. She exec-produced BBC1 series’ ‘Earth From Space’; ‘Animals Behaving Badly’; ‘Koko: the Gorilla who Talks To People’; ‘Nature’s Miracle Orphans’; ‘Animal Super Parents’; ‘Nature’s Greatest Dancers’; and BBC2 series ‘Animal Babies: First Year On Earth’; ‘Baby Chimp Rescue’; ‘Bears About The House’; ‘Big Cats About The House’; ‘Nature’s Weirdest Events’; and ‘Earth’s Greatest Spectacles’.

Previous projects as Series Producer have included BBC1 series’ ‘Super Smart Animals’ and ‘Monkey Planet’.

Prior to joining the NHU, Jo worked at Tigress Productions, producing wildlife investigative drama reconstruction documentaries ‘Nature Shock’ (National Geographic/Channel 5) and an original series for National Geographic Wild Channel ‘Wild Case Files’. Jo has also produced various features, music & art documentaries, and observational documentaries across a wide range of subjects for BBC One, Two, Three, Four, Channel 5 over thirty years in TV.