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Kate Harwood is a British television producer. She is currently the Head of Series and Serials at the BBC.

Kate graduated from the University of Birmingham with a degree in Drama before becoming an Arts Council Trainee director with Century Theatre and then Literary Manager of the Royal Court Theatre.

She has spent over 15 years with a career at the BBC, and became an executive producer in the BBC Drama Serials department. As a Producer Kate has worked on dramas including The Beggar Bride, Close Relations, The Echo, David Copperfield, Man and Boy and BAFTA winner Charles II: The Power and The Passion (released in the US, under the title The Last King: the Power and the Passion of Charles II, in a heavily edited version on the A&E cable network).

In her role as Executive Producer in BBC Drama Serials, she has been responsible for programmes including Crime And Punishment, Daniel Deronda, The Lost World, and Final Demand.

She was executive producer of EastEnders from February 2005, to October 2006. She quit EastEnders and was succeeded by Diederick Santer.


Her grandfather, Commodore Henry Harwood, was commander of the British warship HMS Ajax during the pursuit which resulted in the scuttling of the German battleship Admiral Graf Spee after the Battle of the River Plate, off Uruguay, in World War II (these events were later the basis of the 1956 film The Battle of the River Plate). Her brother, Anthony Harwood, is Head of News at the British newspaper The Daily Mirror.[1]


  1. ^ Trivia section Internet Movie Database Accessed 19 September 2006

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Preceded by
Kathleen Hutchison
Executive Producer of EastEnders
2005 – 2006
Succeeded by
Diederick Santer


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