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Out: Janice Hadlow, Controller, BBC2 & BBC4

Janice Hadlow, Controller of BBC Two and BBC Four, is to step down from her role and take up a new post within the BBC.

In her new role as Controller, Special Projects and Seasons, she will develop and originate high impact cross-platform series, seasons and other major television events. Janice will also advise Danny Cohen and the Channel Controllers on broadcast strategy.

Janice’s new role will involve identifying ideas of scale and ambition which will work across BBC output to maximise quality and distinctiveness. She will also seek to develop robust returning formats for more popular early evening television. This content will range across a variety of programme genres, with a particular focus on factual and drama for BBC One, Two, and Four.

Future projects include a range of programmes on popular music, a season focussing on women’s history and a collaboration between drama and factual genres to create a literary season in 2016. She will drive a Creative Label within Television to enable the development of these ideas. It is intended that these and the other projects Janice is involved in will build an intellectually ambitious and exciting creative story for the BBC in the coming years.

Janice will continue at BBC Two and BBC Four until early March 2014 and a recruitment process for the role will begin straight away.

Source: BBC press release

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