Helen Veale

Creative Director

Helen Veale is co-founder and Creative Director of Outline, an independent production company that specialises in popular factual and factual entertainment formats. Recent successes include three series of “Remarkable Places to Eat” for BBC2 and two series of “Sarah Beeny’s New Life in the Country”, Series 1 of which was Channel’s 4’s most watched 8.00pm new factual launch of 2020. Helen was the Executive Producer of BBC’s BAFTA nominated, social experiment series “No more Boys and Girls” and Channel 4’s critically acclaimed and Grierson nominated documentary “Things We Won’t Say About Race (That Are True)” written and presented by Trevor Phillips.


Before starting Outline, Helen produced and directed current affairs and journalism-led popular factual programming. Her aim for the company was to engage audiences who might not come to traditional factual TV with programmes that combine strong story-telling and with real entertainment value, so she teamed up with Laura Mansfield who shared that vision and had great track record as an entertainment producer.

Helen has recently joined the Cultural Diversity Network Industry Steering Group, looking for ways to make it easier for people from diverse back grounds to get into TV and to progress in their careers.