Kim Shillinglaw appointed Controller of BBC Two and BBC Four

Date: 11.04.2014     Last updated: 14.04.2014 at 15.37
Kim Shillinglaw has been announced as Controller of BBC Two and BBC Four, taking over from Janice Hadlow who stood down from the role earlier this year.

Currently Head of Science and Natural History Commissioning for the BBC, Kim has been responsible for commissioning 200 hours of television a year, with titles including Stargazing, factual dramas such as the RTS Award-winning The Challenger and the upcoming Castles In The Sky, Trust Me I’m A Doctor, the Doctor Who Lecture, the Grierson Award-winner Joy Of Stats, Africa and the BAFTA Award-winning Frozen Planet and Horrible Histories.

Kim said: “BBC Two has always been one of the most creative channels in the world, with a huge range of quality programming. I'm delighted and honoured by the prospect of working with the best of our British talent and programme makers; I look forward to taking it and BBC Four to the next phase of great, thought-provoking and lively TV for British audiences.”

Kim will be responsible for the creative and strategic direction of BBC Two and will also work in close collaboration with BBC Four to ensure that the channels are well-aligned. The Channel Editor of BBC Four, Cassian Harrison, will report to Shillinglaw and she will also take a place on BBC Television’s Board.

BBC Director of Television, Danny Cohen, added: “Kim has proved herself to be an exceptional creative at the BBC. She has an eye for scale and the bigger picture and seeks out distinctive, high-quality ideas. BBC Two is in fantastic shape and I’m looking forward to seeing the channel blossom further under Kim’s leadership.”

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