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Richard McKerrow Executive Producer/Creator
Richard McKerrow is the creator and executive producer of "The Baby Borrowers," NBC's intriguing new social experiment, based on the hit British program that asks five diverse teenage couples to experience adult life on fast forward.
McKerrow began his career as a print journalist for The Nation magazine in New York. Following a stint with Yorkshire Television's Documentaries department on the First Tuesday team, he became a producer/director on Channel 4's "The World This Week" and ITV's current affairs series "3D." For ITV's Network First, McKerrow directed the award-nominated documentary "Miss Popular's Crack City."
In 1997, he joined Channel 4 as Deputy Commissioning Editor for Education, commissioning features programs and documentary series such as "Ramsay's Boiling Point" and the award-winning "Embarrassing Illnesses." In 1999, McKerrow became Editor of Education and commissioned groundbreaking, factual entertainment series, including "Living by the Book," "Perfect Match," "Freak Out," and "Joined: The World of Siamese Twins." He also commissioned the award-winning Sundance festival documentary, "The Day I'll Never Forget," directed by Kim Longinotto, about the experiences of young women undergoing female circumcision.
In 2002, McKerrow joined Maverick TV and eventually became its Managing Director, winning a spread of commissions across the UK broadcasters. In this role, he executive produced a variety of films and series in the U.K. and U.S., including "Tainted Love" and "Sex Bomb," two films looking at the rising problem of sexual disease amongst teenagers; the award-winning "Bollywood Star"; "Happy Birthday Thalidomide," about thalidomide on its 40th anniversary.
In October 2004, he started Love Productions with Anna Beattie. Thanks to the success of several provocative, informative, groundbreaking series, including BBC Three's "The Baby Borrowers" and "Filthy Rich and Homeless," Love Productions has established itself as one of the U.K.'s leading creative independent television companies. Currently, the company is in production in the U.K. on a second season of "The Baby Borrowers" entitled "The Baby Borrowers on Holiday." A fundamentally educational series, versions of the U.K. series have since been distributed throughout British schools as a teaching to aid for educational syllabus.
In addition, Love Productions is currently working on a second season of "Cirque De Celebrité" for Sky One. With its new sister company Love West, McKerrow and Love Productions will soon launch the U.K. series "Pramface Mansion," which will follow 10 single mothers and their kids as they live together in a large mansion for a month. Furthermore, McKerrow's commitment to documentaries continues with Channel 4's "Wait Till Your Father Gets Home," a two-part series that explores the crisis in modern fatherhood and reunites sons with their absent dads.
McKerrow resides in London.