Edinburgh TV Festival 2013: Looking ahead to BBC One in the next twelve months
Controller, TV Channels and iPlayer
I’ve inherited the channel in a great place, 2012 was a record-breaking year for BBC One and it remains Britain’s most-watched channel so far this year, with by far the biggest reach of any other. My focus is to build on that success and ensure BBC One remains the nation’s favourite.
My vision for BBC One is all about storytelling. Under my leadership, I want to bring warm-hearted storytelling that celebrates the richness and complexities of life in new and surprising ways. I intend to look under the bonnet of every genre to make sure we are bringing audiences distinctive, innovative and pioneering television.
It’s important to me that all our audiences have an emotional connection with the channel. I want BBC One to be part of their lives and our programmes to become part of the national conversation. I want viewers to feel that their licence fee is being well spent on quality programmes. BBC One needs to offer something for everyone, every week of the year and that is what I’m committed to.
I’m very excited about the big Autumn coming up on BBC One. Sir Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly return to Strictly Come Dancing next month with an inspired line-up.
There is an ambitious range of original British drama to look forward to with What Remains, Atlantis, Truckers, the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special and Last Tango 2. Plus, in comedy, a second series of Citizen Khan and a bold new Natural History series called Hidden Kingdoms.
Charlotte Moore is Controller, BBC One
There's more on Charlotte's 'Meet the Controller' session in Edinburgh on Storify.