Cassian Harrison to be BBC Four editor

Cassian Harrison Cassian Harrison is a former factual commissioner

Cassian Harrison is to be BBC Four's channel editor.

He will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the service, with Janice Hadlow continuing as BBC Two and BBC Four controller.

Harrison has been working across the two channels recently as a channel executive, looking to increase collaboration.

Before that, he was a commissioning editor for history, science and natural history in Factual Commissioning. His credits include BBC One's Turn Back Time: The High Street and Penguins, Spy in the Huddle, BBC Two's Mary Beard's Rome and Operation Iceberg and BBC Four's Lucy Worsley's If Walls Could Talk and The Joy Of Stats.

His most recent project is Wonder Of Dogs, which is currently on BBC Two.

Harrison said it was an 'extraordinary privilege' to run BBC Four.

'Luckily I am in the amazing position of being able to build on the legacy of one great BBC Four controller, Richard Klein, whilst having by my side the advice and support of Richard's brilliant predecessor, Janice Hadlow, not to mention a fantastic channel team.

'I look forward to continuing BBC Four's unrivalled reputation for insightful, surprising and innovative television of every kind.'

Before joining the BBC, Hamilton was a producer and exec producer of the likes of the BBC's Britain From Above and Channel 4's Beneath The Veil.

He was also involved in new media production and set up an early cross-platform production unit at Lion Television.

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