Edinburgh TV Festival 2012 'Meet the Controller' session with Richard Klein & 2013 BBC Four preview
I'm currently at Edinburgh where I'm taking part in a Meet the Controller panel session with Muriel Gray.
Looking back on 2012, we've celebrated BBC Four's tenth birthday in March with a disco night; we've taken a Scrapheap Orchestra to the Proms and left a model house to rot in Edinburgh Zoo to study decay in After Life; explored the rich cultural heritage of 20th century America with programmes including Rich Hall's Deep South and Art of America; shined a spotlight on women in history in She-Wolves, England's Early Queens, presented by Dr Helen Castor and Harlots, Housewives and Heroines: a 17th Century History for Girls, presented by Dr Lucy Worsley; and paid tribute to an eclectic range of music - from Bowie and Punk Britannia to Symphony and The Story of Musicals; all united by the channel's trademark wit, intelligence and spirit.
I'm delighted that the channel is the BBC's best-loved channel and it's continuing to grow.
Looking ahead, there's much more to come and the announcements I'm making today show the confidence and ambition of the channel.
I talked about a number of new commissions in my session including a major partnership with the Royal Institute of British Architects to a celebration of the golden age of the album from Danny Baker and seasons exploring the curious world of insects and Britain's foodie history.
Richard Klein is Controller of BBC Four