BBC confirms Moore as BBC1 controller

The BBC has confirmed the appointment of docs commissioner Charlotte Moore (pictured) as controller of flagship UK terrestrial channel BBC1.
June 26, 2013

The BBC has confirmed the appointment of Charlotte Moore (pictured) as controller of flagship UK terrestrial channel BBC1, after rumors of her appointment began surfacing in the UK media.

Moore, who has been serving as acting controller of the channel since Danny Cohen was promoted to BBC director of television in April, will hold a salary of £240,000 (US$368,700) in her new role.

Cohen said: “Charlotte has proven herself as a highly talented creative leader, with fantastic credentials as a commissioner and a reputation as a thoughtful and collaborative colleague.

“She has a passion for storytelling and a real understanding of audiences and BBC1′s commitment to scale, range and risk-taking. I am looking forward to her joining my new senior management team on a permanent basis and leading the channel to great future success.”

Since 2009, Charlotte has been the BBC’s commissioning editor of documentaries, responsible for strategy and commissioning for in-house and independents across all four channels.

Her commissions have included docs such as Protecting Our Children, 7/7 One Day In London, The Great British Bake Off, Terry Pratchett’s Choosing To Die, The Choir and Welcome To Lagos, and series such as Inside Claridges, The Call Centre, Lambing Live and The Tube.

In 2012, she took on the additional role of commissioning editor for knowledge on BBC3, responsible for formats and specialist factual on the channel, overseeing titles including Our War and the upcoming mental health season ‘It’s A Mad World.’

She joined the BBC in 2006 as commissioning executive for documentaries, before which she was director of contemporary factual at IWC Media.

BBC director-general Tony Hall said: “This is a very critical appointment. I was really excited by Charlotte’s ideas and vision; they have a boldness and originality that is absolutely what the channel should offer.”

Moore added: “Running BBC1 is the most exciting and creative job in television and I’m honored to be taking over as the new controller. Under Danny Cohen’s leadership, the flagship channel has enjoyed great success and it’s a huge privilege to be part of its future.”


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