UK pubcaster Channel 4 has promoted David Glover to head of specialist factual and Nick Mirsky to head of documentaries, both of which are newly created positions.
Specialist factual encompasses arts, science, history and religion programming, while the documentary role includes series such as 24 Hours in A&E and doc strands ‘True Stories,’ ‘First Cut,’ and ‘Cutting Edge,’ among others.
Both will continue to report into head of factual Ralph Lee.
As C4′s former senior commissioning editor for factual, Glover oversaw live events and specials. He joined the network in 2005 and has commissioned programs such as Inside Nature’s Giants, Mummifying Alan, The Plane Crash and The Audience. He has also ordered programs starring Richard Dawkins and Stephen Hawking as well as several specialist docs about 9/11.
Mirsky joined C4 last year from the BBC as deputy head of factual. His commissions include the drama doc Blackout and the series’ First Dates, Skint and Educating Yorkshire. During his time at BBC he worked as an executive producer and oversaw commissioning for the BBC2 doc strand ‘Wonderland.’
He has worked on 20 films directed by Louis Theroux since 2006, including The Most Hated Family in America, Behind Bars and A Place for Paedophiles.
“Nick and David have made a huge mark on the channel’s programming this year,” Lee said in a statement. “The three of us will work together closely on planning the factual output to ensure it continues to deliver to the high creative and commercial standards we have set.”