BBC comedy controller to run CBBC

Cheryl Taylor is to leave her post as the BBC’s controller of comedy commissioning to run children’s channel CBBC.

In her comedy commissioning role, Taylor has ordered programmes including Miranda, Rev and Twenty Twelve. At CBBC she replaces Damian Kavanagh, who has left to work for Channel 4.

Joe Godwin, director of BBC Children’s, said: “I’m delighted to be able to welcome Cheryl to the department. She brings so much commissioning and production experience, in the BBC and the indie sector, to the CBBC role – one of the most exciting and important commissioning roles in children’s media.”

Taylor added: “I feel very privileged to be moving from a brilliant job in comedy to an equally fabulous one at CBBC. The channel is a leading light in the world of children’s television and generates imaginative and inspiring shows with the very highest creative standards. I look forward to collaborating with our dedicated and passionate teams both in-house and the indie sector and building on their great work to date.”

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