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Mobeen Azhar




Mobeen Azhar grew up in Huddersfield and has been a Londoner for the last decade.

He makes access-based documentaries across television and radio. He has produced and presented content across BBC Television, Radio and Online for almost 20 years. 

Mobeen has fronted documentaries across BBC One, BBC Two and BBC Three including Predator: The Secret Scandal of J-Pop, Santa Claus: The Serial Killer, Scam Land, Secrets of an ISIS Smartphone, The Battle for Britney: Fans, Cash and a Conservatorship, Hometown: A Killing, A Black and White Killing: The Case that Shook America, The Satanic Verses: 30 Years On, Plastic Surgery Undressed, The Best Pakistani Transgender Retirement Home and multiple editions of the flagship current affairs series Panorama.

He is a founding partner in Forest, an independent production company.  In recent years he has also made programmes with BBC inhouse, BBC Studios, Vice Studios, Expectation, Mentorn, Gobstopper and ITN Productions.  He presents the flagship BBC World Service programme ‘Outlook’ as well as the podcast ‘Lives Less Ordinary’      

Mobeen is a Bafta, Grierson, Broadcast and Royal Television Society award winner.

His specialist areas include religion, extremism and counter extremism, drugs, addiction, sex work, Prince and Pakistan.

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