Arlene Searle is a freelance communications professional with over 15 years’ experience in broadcast promotions and television production.
After graduating in Modern Languages from New College, Oxford she began working in live television for the British Forces Broadcasting Company as a transmission controller, continuity announcer and voice-over artist. A move to the BBC took her out of the studio environment into promotional directing, scripting and channel branding. During this time she was responsible for television promotions for BBC ONE and both BBC ONE and TWO Scotland plus radio promotions for BBC Radio Scotland.
After a stint at RED BEE Media, the BBC’s Promotional Division in London, Arlene returned to Scotland, to forge an award-winning, 10 year long career in factual entertainment. She has scripted, produced and directed over 30 long format television documentaries for the BBC, with a credit list which includes: The Culture Show, Karluk – Surviving the Arctic, Scotland’s Music with Phil Cunningham and BBC Scotland’s Landward.
After having spent the majority of her working life frozen on location or hidden away in dark edit suites, Arlene left the BBC to pursue a degree in Fine Art and write for a number of Scottish Galleries.