Bentley Productions head of development Tom Winchester has joined the TV arm of 28 Days Later film producer DNA.

Winchester joins DNA TV as head of TV development having overseen script development for British crime drama series Midsomer Murders.

He worked with writers including Margaret Atwood, Lucy Kirkwood, Jack Lothian and the recent Bafta and RTS Award winners Daniel Fajemisin-Duncan and Marlon Smith after being appointed by the All3Media-owned indie Bentley in 2012.

A former Hat Trick Productions and Tiger Aspect exec, Winchester worked as a script editor for Mammoth Screen on shows including Lewis, Bouquet of Barbed Wire and Margot. He also developed Lewis prequel Endeavour for ITV.

DNA owner Andrew Macdonald said: “We are looking forward to building a vibrant British TV business with Tom.”

London-based DNA, which has produced films including Trainspotting, The Beach and The Last King of Scotland, partnered with Fox Networks to establish a TV division in February.

Winchester said: “DNA is already a major force in British Film and I am delighted to be helping bring their expertise and world class talent relationships to television.”