Charlotte Moore picks up Lansdown’s reins at BBC3

The BBC's head of documentaries (pictured) takes on additional responsibilities, picking up the role vacated by the departure of formats, features and specialist factual commissioner Harry Lansdown earlier this month.
January 25, 2012

BBC Knowledge’s head of documentaries Charlotte Moore (pictured) will take on additional commissioning duties at the British pubcaster’s digital channel BBC3, replacing previous formats, features and specialist factual commissioner Harry Lansdown, who left the network earlier this month to join indie Renegade Films.

In addition to her current role commissioning documentaries for all the BBC TV channels, she will now oversee all factual commissioning for BBC3, working closely with BBC3 controller Zai Bennett, and the Knowledge Commissioning team led by Emma Swain.

During her tenure at the British pubcaster, Moore has commissioned several programs for BBC3, including Kids Behind Bars, Small Teen Bigger World, My Brother the Islamist and How Drugs Work, as well as docs such as The Day the Immigrants Left, Between Life and Death, Terry Pratchett: Choosing to Die and The Agony and the Ecstasy.

“This is great for BBC Knowledge and great for BBC3,” Swain said in a statement. “Charlotte is a real champion of talent, equally passionate about creating television that is important, innovative as well as popular.  She is also a terrific manager and colleague and I am delighted she has agreed to take on these new responsibilities.”

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.