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Diene Petterle

Diene was a specialist factual commissioning editor at the BBC. During her time there, Diene was responsible for commissions including BAFTA winning Who Do You Think You Are with Danny Dyer (BBC One), ratings hit Fifteen Billion Pound Railway (BBC Two), The Doctor Who Gave Up Drugs (BBC One) and Steve Backshall’s popular expedition series: Extreme Mountain Challenge and Down the Mighty River. She also oversaw science documentary strands Horizon (BBC Two) and The Truth About (BBC One).

Before joining the BBC, Diene was a showrunner at Nutopia, where she made the Emmy winning series How We Got to Now (BBC and PBS) and Finding Jesus (CNN). As a director and series producer, she helped craft many first series including Paranormal Witness (Syfy and UKTV), Mary Queen of Shops (BBC2) and Gordon Ramsay’s F Word (Channel 4).

Diene started her career as a writer and producer in the theatre. Her award-winning play ‘100’ has been translated into 15 languages and is now part of the GCSE syllabus in the UK. Diene is originally from Brazil.