Lucy AllanHead of Continuing Drama
Lucy Allan joined Lime Pictures in January 2021 as Head of Continuing Drama and Executive Producer of Hollyoaks. Lucy has overall responsibility for running the 5 night a week, multi award winning, show as well as developing her own slate of spins offs and long running drama ideas.
This is not Lucy’s first time at Lime or indeed working on Hollyoaks having fulfilled multiple roles on the show between 2002 and 2010. Lucy has a wealth of producing knowledge within Lime and in the broader industry. She Produced BBC 1’s Waterloo Road and helped navigate its move from the NW to Scotland before taking on Leonardo out in South Africa. She then returned to Lime where she Produced House of Anubis and Rocket’s Island as well as developing as part of the scripted team. Most recently Lucy has spent 6 years at the BBC, firstly as an Executive Producer on shows such as The Dumping Ground and Wolfblood. She also rebooted The Worst Witch which has racked up an enviable awards cupboard for the BBC, ZDF and Netflix. She has worked across a diverse slate as Genre Lead for Drama Productions where she managed all of the CBBC in house commissions as well as most recently Executive Producing the most successful co-production teen drama for the company, Get Even (BBC, Boat Rocker & Netflix).
Lucy is also proud of the multiplatform work that she has spear headed across all of her brands ensuring that where ever the audience is so are her shows, most recently The Worst Witch won the Broadcast Award for its achievements across all platforms. Lucy is dedicated to diversity and inclusion, mandating their importance in all areas of production, on and off screen and she is determined to ensure that Hollyoaks delivers on all fronts.
Colette ChardHead of Production (Hollyoaks)
Colette Chard is the Head of Production for Hollyoaks at Lime Pictures.
Colette began her career in the art department in 1989 working on Water Front Beat for the BBC, she then moved on to the channel 4 soap opera Brookside. After 4 years, she moved to Los Angeles and during her time there she worked for Catholic Production Company, Paulist Productions. Returning to the UK in 1995, Colette began work on the new channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks, and over a period of nearly a decade, she worked her way up to become the show's senior Production Manager.
She then moved on to become a Line Producer and Production Executive overseeing all Lime's in-house children’s drama Programmes including Grange Hill, Ingenious, Proper Messy, The Well, Shelfstakers, Combat Kids, House of Anubis, Rockets Island and The Evermore Chronicles. Being nominated for several BAFTA’s and winning awards including Banff, Kids Choice and an RTS for Grange Hill.
In 2015, Colette returned to Hollyoaks to become Head of Production and during her current tenure Hollyoaks been nominated for 3 BAFTA’s, won the 2018 Broadcast award for Best Continuing Drama and the 2019 RTS award for Best Soap and Continuing Drama as well as Best Soap at the British Soap Awards and Inside Soap Awards 2019 as voted for by the viewers.
Peter HuntCasting Director – Hollyoaks
Peter joined Lime Pictures in October 2015 taking up the position of Head of Casting & Casting Director of Hollyoaks. In his position as Head of Casting Peter oversees the casting needs for all Lime Drama and Children’s output.
Peter initially trained as an Actor at The Arts Education School, London and worked professionally as an Actor across various TV, Film & Theatre projects before moving behind the camera to work in production and casting.
Over the years Peter has worked on many popular and well-known productions such as ‘Where the Heart is’, ‘Coronation Street’, ‘Shameless’, ‘Blue Murder’ & ‘Cold Blood’ to name but a few. In recent years his career has led him to cast an array of productions both for the UK and international markets ranging from Music Videos to TV Commercials, TV Comedy, TV Drama, Feature films and Theatre.
In 2018 Peter was awarded Casting Director of the year by The Mandy Networks.