Over the next few days, the BBC is taking part in a wide range of sessions at this year’s Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival. I’ll be speaking in several sessions – sitting in for BBC Two Controller Kim Shillinglaw to talk about her strategy for the channel, joining fellow broadcasters on a panel to debate issues around commissioning, and discussing the plans we announced in July for changes to BBC Productions in “BBC – The New Super Indie?” (Read Director General Tony Hall’s speech outlining the proposals on the Media Centre website.)

BBC One Controller Charlotte Moore will be talking about her ambitions for the channel as well as joining a debate about diversity in television, and BBC Four Channel Editor Cassian Harrison makes his Edinburgh debut to explain what he sees as the big moments for the channel over the next 12 months.

Full details of all BBC related announcements will appear on this blog over the next few days, linked to below. I’ll also be joining Richard Bacon’s Radio Five Live show at 2pm live from the Festival on Thursday.

I’m excited by the new BBC Television programmes announcements we’re making this week at the Festival – I’m proud that we offer such a wide range of compelling, world-class programming.

Danny Cohen is Director of BBC Television

  • BBC One Controller Charlotte Moore introduces new drama, comedy and factual programming.
  • New drama, comedy and factual programmes for BBC Two.
  • Sam Bickley announces new commissions for BBC Three.
  • BBC Four Channel Editor Cassian Harrison unveils new content for the channel.



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