Janice Hadlow

Swain becomes latest BBC exit

Long-serving BBC executive Emma Swain is the latest high-profile programming executive to exit the UK pubcaster. Swain (pictured) has been with the BBC for 20 years. She was most recently controller of factual commissioning until being seconded to an internal role as BBC Television director of future commissioning, channels and online. This future-gazing post saw […]

Another controller leaves the BBC

The BBC’s Janice Hadlow has become the second high-ranking channels to leave the UK pubcaster in less than a week. Hadlow was the BBC2 and BBC4 channel controller until early last year when she stepped down to take a newly-created role as controller, special projects and seasons, a position she will now vacate. When she […]

Shillinglaw exits in BBC channels rejig

BBC Two and Four controller Kim Shillinglaw (pictured) is to leave the UK pubcaster, as part of a wider restructure that sees Charlotte Moore take over all channels and the iPlayer. Moore (below, right) has been named controller, TV channels and iPlayer for the BBC following an internal recruitment process, which was designed to create […]

BBC announces BBC Two/BBC Four controller

UK public broadcaster the BBC has appointed Kim Shillinglaw controller of its BBC Two and BBC Four channels. She will replace Janice Hadlow who stood down from the role earlier this year. Adam Barker has been acting controller, BBC Two and BBC Four, since Hadlow’s departure. Hadlow announced her decision to step down in February […]

BBC names acting BBC Two, BBC Four controller

The BBC has named Adam Barker as acting controller, BBC Two and BBC Four. BBC director of television Danny Cohen named Barker as acting controller of the two channels following Janice Hadlow’s move to become controller, special projects and seasons. Barker, who is currently editorial executive for the two channels, will take up his new […]

Janice Hadlow out as BBC Two controller

Janice Hadlow has stepped down as controller of UK channels BBC Two and BBC Four. Having run two of the public broadcaster’s channels, Hadlow will move into a newly created role as controller, special projects and seasons. The BBC said that in that position Hadlow will develop “robust” returning formats for early evening television, ranging […]

BBC lines up Twenty Twelve successor

The UK’s BBC has commissioned W1A, a spiritual successor to its London Olympic Games satire Twenty Twelve satire set inside the UK pubcaster. The BBC Two series will follow the hapless Ian Fletcher (Hugh Bonneville) as he takes up a new job as the BBC’s head of values, a fictional position. The character was first […]

Eddie Izzard to star in BBC science drama

Actor and stand-up Eddie Izzard will star in a science-themed, fact-based drama for UK terrestrial BBC Two as one of a raft of new commissions. Izzard (Ocean’s Twelve, Ocean’s Thirteen) will play British scientist Robert Watson Watt, the inventor of the radar, in Castles in the Sky (pictured). It will sell the story of the […]

News brief: BBC orders Alex Polizzi special

BBC Two has ordered a Christmas special with Alex Polizzi, the presenter best known as the face of fact ent series The Fixer and The Hotel Inspector. The 1x60mins series, Alex Polizzi’s Perfect Christmas (WT), has been commissioned for BBC Two by channel controller Janice Hadlow. It will show viewers how craft seasonal décor and […]

Hadlow begins BBC Two/Four integration with new commissions

Janice Hadlow has commissioned a series for BBC Two factual series that will be backed up by a number of films for BBC Four – the first example of how the Corporation is bringing the networks closer together. Hadlow was recently named acting controller of BBC For following the departure of Richard Klein and has […]