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Moore named interim BBC1 chief

Charlotte Moore has been made acting controller of BBC1, following previous incumbent Danny Cohen’s appointment as the UK pubcaster’s director of television.

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Moore, the BBC’s current commissioning editor of documentaries, will run BBC1 while a permanent replacement is sought.

She was appointed by Cohen, the previous controller of BBC1, who becomes the Corporation’s director of television on May 7.

Execs who have been tipped for the top job at BBC1 on a permanent basis include controller of BBC drama commissioning Ben Stephenson, BBC3 controller Zai Bennett and entertainment commissioning controller Mark Linsey.

Moore has already been acting controller of BBC Daytime this year, before Damian Kavanagh took the job in February after Liam Keelan became global editorial director at BBC Worldwide.

Moore was given the role of commissioning editor of documentaries on a permanent basis in 2009, after rejoining the BBC in 2006 from Scottish prodco IWC Media.

Cohen said: “Charlotte is a fantastic creative leader and I’m confident she will do a great job as interim controller following her spell in charge of the BBC Daytime portfolio. The most important thing is that we carry on with business as usual and Charlotte will be empowered to make commissioning decisions and maintain BBC1’s momentum.”


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