The BBC has appointed Alan Tyler (pictured) to the post of acting controller of entertainment commissioning, effective November 2.
The news comes in the wake of BBC director of television Danny Cohen‘s forthcoming departure from the UK pubcaster after eight years of service. Mark Linsey, controller of entertainment commissioning, will step into Cohen’s role in an acting capacity.
Tyler is currently the entertainment commissioning editor for BBC Entertainment. He has been responsible for expanding entertainment commissions in all territories across the BBC’s channels, and has acted as Linsey’s deputy over the last year, overseeing the department when Linsey has been absent.
Tyler’s commissioning credits include The Great British Bake Off spin-off An Extra Slice; comic TV review series The Sarah Millican Television Programme; quiz show Only Connect; the Shane Richie-hosted game show Win Your Wish List; quiz show Now You See It; comedy series Room 101; and the forthcoming Michael McIntyre-fronted game show Can’t Touch This.