Alice Taylor

Commissioning Editor Education, Channel4

Alice Taylor commissions cross-platform educational content for 14-19 year olds, aiming to get useful, life-helpful information to teens via their most favoured platforms and formats.

She specializes in videogames and virtual worlds, and Channel 4 Education’s 2009 slate includes Routes, a cross-platform game tackling DNA and genetic testing, Smokescreen, a cross-platform game on the subject of privacy, online security and surveillance, and 1066 The Game, a web game depicting the events of the battles of 1066. Bow Street Runner, C4 Education’s first game commission, won a Children’s BAFTA in 2008.

Alice was a judge for the 2006 & 2007 Independent Games Festival, the D&AD awards 2008, and IndieCade 2009. Alice founded the gamecentric blog Wonderland ( and writes about gaming for sites and magazines, including The Guardian, New Statesman, and Kotaku.

Alice joined Channel 4 from BBC Worldwide, where she was Vice President, Digital Media for the USA’s west coast operations.

Channel 4
Placing a premium on “innovation and experiment in the form and content” of its programming, Channel 4 has been Britain's most cutting edge, controversial and creative broadcaster of the last two decades.

Channel 4 was established by Act of Parliament in 1982 and came on air in November of that year. It enjoys unique status as the world's only major public service broadcaster funded entirely by its own commercial activities, including advertising-funded digital TV channels E4, More4 and Film4.

Channel 4 commissions all its programmes from third parties and has played the leading role in helping nurture and grow a vibrant community of independent producers in the UK.