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Farah Qayum

Farah is a seasoned producer and director who has worked on some of the nation’s most discussed programmes. Her work has cut across a number of genres including current affairs, observational documentaries, factual entertainment and drama.  She is most passionate about exploring diverse voices and making films that say something about the world we live in.


Farah was integral to producing and shaping BBC2’s BAFTA-winning series Muslims Like Us which explored a range of voices from Britain’s Muslim communities. Other notable credits include the Great British School Swap, Educating Yorkshire and Make Bradford British for Channel 4, all of which interrogated race, integration and what it really means to be British in a society where identity has become polarised.


Recently she produced RTS-nominated Hometown for BBC Three – an eight-part documentary series about the proliferation of drugs and extreme violence culture in West Yorkshire.  


Farah series produced Bradford On Call for the BBC and Ramadan in Lockdown: five short films which explored the holy month of Ramadan for Muslims in the middle of a pandemic. 


Now, Farah is now working as an executive producer at ClockWork – helping to oversee BBC Three documentary Bend it Like Bollywood that explores the intersectionality of life for people who identify as members of the LGBTQ+ and South Asian communities. Farah is also overseeing ClockWork’s One Show films.

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