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BBC England has appointed multi-award winning executive producer, Sarah Trigg, to launch a new peak time current affairs programme for BBC One - serving local and regional audiences across the country.

Sarah will lead all six regional versions of the new BBC One programme, oversee the recruitment of the production team, and help shape the editorial strategy and priorities for the programmes. The new show aims to share real-life stories that reflect communities across the country.

The programme will be made in six regional hubs based in Newcastle, Leeds, Birmingham, London, Bristol and Norwich; and launches on BBC One in January 2022.

Sarah says: “The opportunity to launch a brand new nationwide current affairs series from Birmingham is incredibly exciting.

“I’m absolutely thrilled to be joining BBC England and I can’t wait to begin working with the talented teams across the country to create some fresh content that provides a voice to our diverse regional audiences.”

Aisling O’Connor, Head of TV Commissioning BBC England, says: “I’m delighted that Sarah is joining to launch the new current affairs programme. Sarah is a very experienced executive producer and creative programme maker, with a proven track record in delivering high-quality programmes and new formats and is one of the most respected names in the industry.

“Her appointment will help us reinvent and refresh what we do, while delivering a new current affairs programme that appeals to English audiences and reflects communities right across the country.”

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