Rumpus Media is bolstering its development and senior management team with the appointment of Nadine Furlong as Head of Development, and the promotion of Lucy Rothery to Director of Operations, it was announced today (TUES).

Nadine joins from MultiStory Media, where as a development executive, she was responsible for generating formatted factual entertainment and factual series for all the major terrestrial and SVOD broadcasters, with an unannounced 8-part series greenlit. 

Nadine began her career as a researcher at companies including ITV, Firefly and Brook Lapping, before moving on to producing across a number of live productions, including: So You Think You Can Dance and The Voice for BBC One, Big Brother and Celebrity Big Brother for Channel 5 and I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! for ITV.


At betty, Nadine held roles including senior development producer, deputy head of development and acting head of development and was instrumental in bringing commissions such as: How to Get Fit Fast and Gone to Pot for Channel 4, and My 10k Holiday Home for ITV to our screens.


Lucy, formerly Head Of Production, joined Rumpus eight years ago and has been fundamental in the growth of the business, working across all of the company’s output.  From company defining shows like Asian Provocateur to Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back, Lucy has overseen the production of a wide range of output including travelogue, consumer, comedy and entertainment.


Prior to joining Rumpus Lucy worked at Princess Productions, Somethin’ Else and At It Productions. 


Nadine and Lucy will report to Rumpus Media’s joint MD’s, Emily Hudd and Iain Wimbush.


Nadine Furlong said: “The team at Rumpus have a reputation for flair and creativity in their productions that I admire. I’m hugely excited to share my passion and enthusiasm for developing inventive formats that span genres, and most importantly tell a story to the audience.”


Rumpus Media, Managing Director, Emily Hudd said: “Nadine has a proven track record for bringing entertaining and engaging factual entertainment formats to screen. Her wealth of expertise in not only development but production will be pivotal as we continue to grow and expand the business.”


She continued…


“Lucy is instrumental to the business and continues to oversee and drive forward all aspects of production as we continue to grow.” 


Nadine and Lucy’s positions start with immediate effect. 


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Notes to Editors


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Rumpus Media was founded in 2013 by Emily Hudd and Iain Wimbush. Since then it has developed a number of successful projects including: the first, second series and three Christmas specials of The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan for BBC Two (which has also won BAFTA and Grierson Awards); first and second series of Asian Provocateur with Romesh Ranganathan for BBC Three (6 x 30) and a one-hour documentary for Sky Arts’ Passions strand on Richard Pryor; Joel and Nish vs The World for Comedy Central, Blindboy Undestroys The World BBC Three – a critically acclaimed pilot followed by a four-part series; three-part series for E4 with exclusive access to the lives of Spencer Matthews and Vogue Williams, Spencer and Vogue and Baby Too as a co-commission with Money Group Entertainment as well as the follow-up second series Spencer, Vogue and Wedding Two; two series of Walking Britain’s Lost Railways for Channel 5; two series of RTS-award-winning, Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back for Channel 4 – with a third series in production; two series of Around the World by Train with Tony Robinson with Motion Content Group following Sir Tony Robinson travel around the globe by train for Channel 5. 


Last year’s new commissions alongside Channel Hopping with Jon Richardson for Comedy Central included: acclaimed single documentary, Black, British and Funny with Mo Gilligan for Channel 4; while their pilot show Tom Allen Goes to Town transmitted on Channel 4 in December and Mary Berry Saves Christmas entertained BBC One viewers. 


Already in 2021, Rumpus Media’s six-part series for Comedy Central, Rhod Gilbert’s Growing Pains has transmitted to popular acclaim, with a second series confirmed, as well as Yesterday, Today &The Day Before, a female-led panel of famous comedy faces offering a fresh and unique take on what’s happening in the world. 

The first series of Weekend Breaks with Gregg Wallace debuted on Channel 5 with the second series currently on air; and for Channel 4, in partnership with Ronseal, Ronseal Presents…The Great Garden Revolution, a 4x60’ series designed to show us how to prepare our outdoor spaces for the warmer months ahead, aired in the Spring.