Kim Shillinglaw to leave BBC: A profile

Kim Shillinglaw to leave BBC: A profile

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Kim Shillinglaw to leave BBC after review. She will be replaced by Charlotte Moore.
Kim Shillinglaw to leave BBC after review. She will be replaced by Charlotte Moore.

BBC Two and BBC Four controller Kim Shillinglaw is to leave the corporation, after a strategic restructure put Charlotte Moore in control of all TV channels and iPlayer. 

Moore will report to Mark Linsey, Acting Director of Television, and will continue to sit on the TV Board. She said that she was "honoured" to lead the channels in her new role. 

Mark Linsey said: “Kim has led BBC Two and Four with great creativity, bringing viewers an amazing range of programmes including edgy documentaries like Meet The Ukippers, innovative comedy in Boy Meets Girl, ambitious TV experiments like Are Our Kids Tough Enough? Chinese School and distinctive treats like The Dresser

"She has been an outstanding leader of BBC Two and Four and I will be very sorry to see her go, but am incredibly grateful for her contribution.”

In a wide-ranging interview with the RTS Television Magazine last summer, Shillinglaw said she knew her days at the head of BBC 2 would be 'finite'. 

Charlotte Moore will take over her new responsibilities on 25 January.

Kim Shillinglaw, Controller, BBC Two

Born 1969

Lives West London

Married Steve Condie, TV producer; two children

Brought up Cameroon, Spain, London

Educated Holland Park School; Wadham College, Oxford

 

1990 Researcher, later series producer, at Observer Films, followed by contracts at ITV, Channel 4 and on the BBC’s The Money Programme

2006 Creative Executive Producer at BBC London Factual and Commissioning Editor for Independents, CBBC

2009 Commissioning Editor for Science and Natural History Programming, BBC

2014 - 2016 Controller of BBC Two (and BBC Four)

 

Triumphs Stargazing LiveEarthflightFrozen PlanetMarvellousWolf Hall

Flops 3DTV, whose potential she was charged with investigating for the BBC

Disasters Jeremy Clarkson exits Top Gear on her watch

Watching Made in ChelseaThe Big Bang TheoryModern FamilyBackchat with Jack Whitehall and his Dad

On pitching ‘Most of the pitches I get for auteur-driven documentaries are shit’

On BBC Four ‘BBC Two brings you the universe and BBC Four, the atom’

On the 10:00pm slot ‘It is where BBC Two should show its knickers’

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BBC Two and BBC Four controller Kim Shillinglaw is to leave the corporation, after a strategic restructure put Charlotte Moore in control of all TV channels and iPlayer.