Cheryl Taylor, Controller, CBBC


Last updated November 2014

Cheryl Taylor is the BBC's Controller, CBBC. Previously she was Controller, Comedy Commissioning.

Cheryl, who is based in Manchester, took up the role of CBBC Controller in June 2012 and she was the first Genre Controller to be based outside London.

Prior to this Cheryl was BBC Executive Editor, Out of London Comedy Commissioning where she was responsible for nurturing original comedy from the nations and regions including Gavin And Stacey, Sunshine, The Old Guys, and Life Of Riley for BBC One; Rab C Nesbitt Christmas Special, The Cup, and Home Time for BBC Two; Lunch Monkeys and The Gemma Factor for BBC Three; and The Cowards on BBC Four.

Between August 2006 and May 2007 Cheryl Taylor was Acting Controller, Comedy Commissioning at the BBC covering Lucy Lumsden's maternity leave. During this time she re-commissioned Gavin And Stacey (BBC Three) and commissioned Sunshine (BBC One) and Lab Rats (BBC Two) amongst others.

Prior to this she was Head of Comedy at Hat Trick Productions from where she co-created Drop Dead Gorgeous (BBC Three), and executive produced Worst Week Of My Life (BBC One) and Bromwell High (Channel 4).

She began her commissioning career at Channel 4 where she was responsible for Spaced, Black Books and The World Of Derren Brown amongst others.