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Richard Klein

Diploma of Journalism
City alumnus Richard Klein

Making television that matters.


Richard Klein is Director of Factual at UK television network ITV.

He studied Journalism at City, University of London and quickly made a name for himself as a director of documentaries. Richard joined the BBC in 1996 as a current affairs producer and became Controller of BBC Four in 2008, where he doubled the channel's audience share and brought The Killing and Borgen to British screens.

Before his BBC Four role, Richard oversaw all the BBC's commissioning in genres such as features, arts, music, religion, and documentaries.

He has won numerous BAFTAs, RTS and Grierson Awards and his credits include Motorway Cops, Britain From Above, The Choir, Tribe, Welcome to Lagos and Man on Wire. He moved to ITV in 2013.

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City, University of London is an independent member institution of the University of London. Established by Royal Charter in 1836, the University of London consists of 18 independent member institutions with outstanding global reputations and several prestigious central academic bodies and activities.