Robert Seatter

Robert Seatter has been Head of BBC History since 2008, telling the story of the BBC at the heart of the nation and as a global broadcaster. Robert is leading on all aspects of BBC History’s celebrations of the BBC centenary. 

More broadly Robert’s work includes orchestration of major anniversary seasons; cultural partnerships with museums; in-depth academic collaborations; and wider interpretation of BBC history in our BBC buildings. 

Recent projects have ranged diversely across the history of BBC Children’s broadcasting, an examination of fan culture around the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who; 80 years of Wimbledon Tennis, and the first ever exhibition examining the role of the war correspondent, done in collaboration with the Imperial war Museum.  

Previously Robert worked in BBC World Service and BBC Education, following earlier careers in publishing and teaching. He is also a published poet and Chair of the Poetry Archive.