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Having lived in the US for 5 years now, Jane was President of Discovery Channel US until 2007 where she re-positioned the Channel giving it a fresh voice leading it to record ratings. During her time at Discovery, Jane commissioned international hits like Man vs. Wild (Born Survivor), Deadliest Catch and Dirty Jobs, as well as turning Planet Earth... See full bio »


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 2014 How We Got to Now (TV Series documentary) (executive producer) (pre-production)
 2015 Finding Jesus: Faith. Fact. Forgery. (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 5 episodes)
- The True Cross (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Secret Brother of Jesus (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Judas (2015) ... (executive producer)
- John the Baptist (2015) ... (executive producer)
- The Shroud of Turin (2015) ... (executive producer)
 2014 The British (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 7 episodes)
- War and Peace (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Tale of Two Cities (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Superpower (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Dirty Money (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Revolution (2014) ... (executive producer)
 2014 The '90s: The Last Great Decade? (TV Mini-Series documentary) (executive producer)
 2013 Held Hostage: The in Amenas Ordeal (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2013 The '80s: The Decade That Made Us (TV Mini-Series documentary) (executive producer)
 2012 The Nazi Gospels (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 2012 Mankind the Story of All of Us (TV Mini-Series documentary) (executive producer)
 2012 Adrift: 47 Days with Sharks (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2011 Targeting Bin Laden (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 2010 9/11 State of Emergency (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 2010 America: The Story of Us (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 10 episodes)
- Millennium (2010) ... (executive producer)
- WWII (2010) ... (executive producer)
- Cities (2010) ... (executive producer)
- Boom (2010) ... (executive producer)
- Heartland (2010) ... (executive producer)
 2007 In the Shadow of the Moon (Documentary) (executive producer: Discovery Channel)
 2006 Saving Ronald Reagan (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1997 Plotlands (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer)
 1996 Wired World (TV Series documentary) (executive producer)
 1994 The Alternative Christmas Message (TV Short documentary) (producer)
 1994 A Mutter of Voices (TV Short) (executive producer)
 1992 The Making of 'A Brief History of Time' (TV Short documentary) (producer)
 1992 Cinéma! Cinéma! The French New Wave (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1991 The Thing Is... Hotels (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 1991 The Thing Is... Babies (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 1991 Arena (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- The Human Face (1991) ... (executive producer)
 1990 Without Walls (TV Series documentary) (producer - 1 episode)
- The Thing Is... Prisons (1990) ... (producer)
  The Media Show (TV Series) (producer - 40 episodes, 1987 - 1989) (series editor - 10 episodes, 1989)
- Episode #5.11 (1989) ... (series editor)
- Episode #5.9 (1989) ... (series editor)
- Episode #5.8 (1989) ... (series editor)
- Episode #5.7 (1989) ... (series editor)
- Episode #5.6 (1989) ... (series editor)
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(1999-2004) Head of BBC Two TV (England).

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