The Association for Television on Demand

IM Profile

Ian McBride, Independent Board Member

Ian McBride is a journalist and programme maker with a 30 year record in delivering powerful and contentious programming, recognised by more than 20 national and international awards ranging from BAFTA and the RTS to Prix Italia and the International Emmies.

A former head of factual drama at Granada Television, he contributed to some of the most forceful and demanding television pieces ever screened: Who Bombed Birmingham?, Fighting for Gemma and Hillsborough.

Ian was previously deputy editor and producer/director on Granada’s World In Action, specialising in the sort of investigations which brought the current affairs series critical acclaim and profile. He led the uncovering and pursuit of the once-hopeless cause of the Birmingham Six, and Granada’s campaign for their release, with five separate programmes over seven years.

He has extensive detailed knowledge of broadcast content regulation: for eight years he led ITV’s compliance teams as managing editor and director of compliance.