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Pat Younge resigns from BBC Production post

BBC Productions’ chief creative officer Pat Younge has resigned from his position, citing the new commissioning and production structure at BBC Television as the cause of his departure. Younge said that while he “fully” supported the BBC’s new ‘genre-based’ process and could “already see an improved creative relationship between commissioning and production,” the changes had […]

Karl Warner to launch indie after exiting BBC Ents

The BBC’s commissioning editor, entertainment, Karl Warner has resigned from the Corporation to launch his own independent production company. Warner has been with the BBC Entertainment unit since 2004, though did leave to join indie Monkey Kingdom before returning in 2008. His current role is commissioner and executive editor, entertainment. He will exit the Beeb […]

Moore appointed BBC1 controller

The BBC has appointed Charlotte Moore as its new permanent controller of flagship channel BBC1, in what director general Tony Hall described as a “very critical appointment.” Moore, who joined the BBC in 2006 as commissioning executive for documentaries, has been running BBC1 as acting controller since May, taking over from Danny Cohen who was […]

BBC’s Cohen bows out with drama commissions

Danny Cohen’s final drama commissions as the controller of UK terrestrial channel BBC One include a series about the inventor of Chester Zoo and a Charles Dickens-themed show from Tony Jordan. Cohen will soon become the BBC’s director of television overseeing all four main BBC channels and other programme-related services. He said: “It has been […]

Danny Cohen names Charlotte Moore interim BBC One controller

Danny Cohen has named Charlotte Moore as acting controller of BBC One, filling the role he will vacate to become BBC director of television. Cohen notified staff of the interim appointment in an email this morning. He starts in his new role on May 7 and Moore will fill in thereafter. Moore has been at […]

Danny Cohen named BBC TV chief

The BBC has named BBC One controller Danny Cohen as director of television. Cohen’s appointment comes after an open recruitment process and marks the final addition to new director general Tony Hall’s senior management team at the new look UK pubcaster. The role was previously known as director of vision. Roger Mosey, who helmed the […]

BBC orders War and Peace adaptation

UK public broadcaster the BBC has ordered a new adaptation of Tolstoy classic War and Peace from Andrew Davies, the writer of TV series including Pride and Prejudice and Mr Selfridge. Davies’ film credits include the Bridget Jones movies. The BBC made a highly regarded adaptation of the novel starring Anthony Hopkins in the early […]

BBC One orders raft of new dramas, comedies, formats

British public broadcaster BBC One has ordered a raft of new series including a number of big-budget dramas. The network has ordered Jonathan Strange And Mr Norrell, The 7.39 and The Game as well as new sitcom Father Figure. Other new additions to the network’s 2013 schedule include primetime documentary series The Prisoners And Life-Savers […]