BBC has announced that Anne Gilchrist, currently CBBC controller, is to join the
BBC in-house Comedy department as creative and business director.
position, which is initially a year's attachment, will see Anne working on new
business and creative platforms including the Nations and Regions where in-house
Comedy has a new stake in the growth of output in both Scotland and Northern Ireland
will also include Comedy North based in Manchester, which is already well
established, and other opportunities outside London including in Wales where the
Whites pilot (BBC Two) was recently shot.
will also oversee in-house comedy's growing slate of original UK children's comedy,
bringing a wealth of experience with her from Children's where she has been a
true driving force. She will also be responsible for overseeing comedy online.
will take up her post in early September 2009. The CBBC controller
role will be advertised shortly.
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