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BBC documentary commissioner Nicola Moody calls it a day

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MUMBAI: Nicola Moody who is BBC's commissioner for documentaries and contemporary factual series has called it a day. She has decided not to proceed with an application to take a commissioning editor role in the newly streamlined factual commissioning team.     

 Moody was instrumental in the revamp of BBC's car show Top Gear. BBC Television director Jana Bennett said, "I am very sad to lose Nicola as she has been a key member of the senior television team for a number of years, but I do completely understand her desire for a fresh challenge.

"She has brought the kind of broad perspective that comes from her career having spanned in-house production, the independent sector, commissioning and running a channel. The same fantastic diversity she has in experience is mirrored in the award-winning output she has delivered across the BBC's family of channels – from Great Britons and Restoration to Himalaya with Michael Palin, The Hunt for Britain's Paedophiles."

Moody commented, " I am very proud of the successful range of programmes I've brought to all four channels and it was a wonderful experience running BBC Four but I have decided that it is time for a new challenge. I've thought long and hard about what I want to do with the next phase of my career and while I will miss everyone enormously, there is a lot going on in the wider industry and I want to be part of it."

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