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.
Tim ComptonCo-Head of Kids & Family
Tim began his career at HIT Entertainment, developing, writing and producing animation. He was script editor for all indie dramas at CBBC, working across MI High and Grange Hill, and developing the multi-award-winning Roy with Jam Media. At Lime, Tim developed the Banff award winning The Well (BBC Switch) by Melvin Burgess and was story producer and core writer on the global hit House of Anubis (Nickelodeon). He piloted Rocket’s Island for CBBC, as well as the International Emmy-nominated Evermoor for the Disney Channel, the first UK live action series commissioned by Disney Channel US. Tim has written for Evermoor and the Netflix Original Free Rein, and has just co-produced two standalone specials of Free Rein with Angelo Abela, as well as the show’s forthcoming third season. In early 2019 Compton was confirmed as Joint Head of Kids for Lime Pictures alongside Angelo Abela.
Angelo AbelaCo-Head of Kids & Family
Angelo Abela joined Lime Pictures in 2011 as Showrunner and Series Director of the multi award-winning House of Anubis, Nickelodeon’s first live action drama commissioned outside of North America. House of Anubis enjoyed three successful series securing a BAFTA nomination and the Nickelodeon US Kids Choice Award for Best UK show voted for by the audience. Following its success Angelo stayed with Lime Pictures to develop children’s projects alongside Tim Compton for all networks in the UK and abroad. In 2016 he developed the double Emmy award-winning Free Rein with Anna McLeery and Vicki Lutas for Netflix and then went on to produce/direct the series. Prior to joining Lime Pictures, Abela was an award-winning Comedian and Actor before moving into writing and then directing. As a Director/Producer he won awards for live theatre and across TV in Children’s, Entertainment and Drama - they include an RTS, Banff, Montreux and Broadcast. In early 2019 Abela was confirmed as Joint Head of Kids alongside Tim Compton. Their aim for Lime Kids is to deliver more shows to a global audience. He describes Lime’s dedication to elevating children’s television so it can stand alongside Adult Drama in scale and ambition as being at the heart of his vision. He comments, “we want to tell stories that resonate with our audience - to entertain and spark the imagination, shows that can make them feel, laugh and think.”
Peter HuntHead of Casting
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.
Rachel HardyHead of Press & Digital
As Head of Press and Digital for Lime Pictures Rachel has overall responsibility for the press and digital communications output including the work of the highly acclaimed and multi award-winning Digital team.
In addition to leading on all corporate communications, Rachel has led the press team during some of the most successful periods of Lime’s portfolio, launching new shows including TOWIE, Celebs Go Dating and most recently the double Emmy award-winning Free Rein, an original series for Netflix (worldwide), she has also managed some of the most difficult press stories around Lime’s high profile and constantly newsworthy programme brands.
With over a decade of experience working across communications for largely youth focused entertainment brands, Rachel has worked with some of the UK’s most recognisable onscreen talent nurturing them from unknowns into household names.
Rachel has worked with most major broadcasters in the UK including the BBC, ITV, C4, MTV, Nickelodeon, Disney and Netflix. As well as launching some of their biggest shows, Rachel has also overseen publicity campaigns for some of the UK’s most well-established brands including the X Factor and Hollyoaks with a specific focus on reviving and modernising their communications output.
With responsibility for all press and digital output for the company’s slate of programming, Rachel is tasked with devising and implementing truly integrated multi-platform campaigns that deliver volume, audience engagement, innovation and brand consistency across every platform as well as being an integral part of managing returning onscreen talent and reputation management for the company and brands.
Across all programme brands and platforms the digital team have grown a following of over 5 million users and won awards from the Royal Television Society, DigiDay, The Drum (including a Grand Prix Judge’s Award for Best Overall Campaign), MIND and have had a Webby nomination.