Reggie Yates

REGGIE YATES is a broadcaster, writer and director, best known for his work at the BBC in radio and television.  Reggie has an impressive body of documentary work, from COMIC RELIEF IN KIBERIA, to AUTISTIC SUPERSTARS and TOURETTES: LET ME ENTERTAIN YOU for BBC Three.  Reggie fronted the award-winning documentary series, EXTREME and THE INSIDER for BBC Three.  EXTREME RUSSIA won Reggie an RTS Award for ‘Best Presenter’ as well as ‘Best Factual Programme’ at the Edinburgh Television Festival and a Broadcast Award for ‘Best Multichannel Programme’. In 2014, Reggie wrote and directed comedy short film, DATE NIGHT, which won ‘Best UK Short Film’ at the London Independent Film Festival and last year completed his short film SHELTER, presented by BBC Films which he has both written and directed which is currently available on iPlayer.  Netflix have just acquired some of his documentaries and are currently available to watch under the title OUTSIDE MAN.

Last year Reggie released his debut book UNSEEN: MY JOURNEY with BBC Books, the book takes readers behind the scenes on his remarkable journey from TV presenter to award-winning documentary maker.  He also had the second series of THE INSIDER split in to three standalone documentaries which premiered on BBC 3 and BBC One. Most recently announced is REGGIE YATES: SEARCHING FOR GRENFELL’S HIDDEN VICTIMS (w/t) for BBC Two, the special documentary will go behind the headlines to explore the lives of some of Grenfell Tower’s residents who have been lost, and whose personal stories and experiences remain little known.


Israel Peters