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Phil Edgar-Jones

Director of Sky Arts

Phil Edgar-Jones is responsible for driving the vision and strategy of the UK’s only dedicated arts channel and it’s on demand service which offers over 1000 hours of dedicated arts programming. He joined Sky as Head of Entertainment in 2012, overseeing all entertainment series in production across Sky’s channels – Sky 1 HD, Sky Living HD, Sky Atlantic, HD, Sky Arts HD and Sky Movies. And, in his role as Director of Sky Arts he has introduces shows including Guitar Star, Landscape Artist of the Year and the Marriage of Reason and Squalor with Jake Chapman.

Portrait Artist of the Year, Guitar Star, Landscape Artist of The Year and Hot Ticket.
Prior to that, Edgar-Jones was Creative Director of Remarkable Pictures (part of Endemol UK) where he oversaw Big Brother and a number of entertainment projects including the first constructed reality show in the UK, The Salon, Space Cadets, Shattered and Seven Days on the Breadline.

Edgar-Jones’ credits also include Ginger TV (Exec Producer, The Priory); Absolutely (exec Producing The Jack Docherty Show and working alongside writers such as Mitchell and Webb, Armstrong and Bain, Cecil and Riley); and before that on The Big Breakfast, The Word and The Sunday Show. One of his first jobs was as a writer for a Sky 1 show called Barry's Joy Pad featuring a then unknown performer called David Walliams.
From Old Masters to Fresco Disasters - Celebrating the Glory of

From Old Masters to Fresco Disasters - Celebrating the Glory of Failure

I became really interested in the subject of failure when I was watching my daughter make the transformation from a child unfettered by the constraints of grown-up measurement to one consumed by anxiety over GCSE exams - from glorious freedom of imagination to a dread of failure.
26/02/2016 17:58 GMT
From Caravaggio to Kylie - A Day in the Life of Sky

From Caravaggio to Kylie - A Day in the Life of Sky Arts

One thing you must never ever do when you have the privilege of running a channel like Sky Arts is talk nonsense. This is the number one rule of running an arts channel, with the addendum that you must be able to stroke your beardy chin and say something frighteningly clever and well informed about everything you see, no matter how bad it might be.
21/12/2015 20:11 GMT