Ricochet has appointed Natalie Wilkinson as an executive producer after taking on former Renegade Pictures brands such as Our Yorkshire Farm and spin-off Beyond the Yorkshire Farm.
Wilkinson was series producer and executive producer at both Channel 5 shows and held the broader role of head of natural history and adventure at Renegade prior to the label’s founders Alan Hayling and Alex Cooke exiting the Warner Bros International TV Group in October.
WBITV, which said at the time that it would retain Renegade’s slate, said Wilkinson brought a specialist factual expertise to Ricochet’s popular factual returning formats heartland, which includes BBC1’s Repair Shop and C5’s Sun, Sea and Selling Houses.
She will steer all projects she is bringing from Renegade and will be tasked with winning new business for Ricochet, which is based in Brighton and Glasgow. She is also expected to bring across several creatives working on the projects she has been developing at Renegade.
Meanwhile, Ricochet has promoted executive producer Claire Egerton-Jones, who steered the indie’s BBC daytime show The Vintage French Farmhouse, to head of development.
Joining her is creative director of development Eddie Evelyn-Hall, who has previously worked for BBC Studios and Monkey, while Oxford Films development executive Jon Willers joins the Glasgow team to develop programmes and executive produce established C4 show Food Unwrapped.