Steve November has been appointed as ITV’s director of drama.
November, former head of continuing drama, has been acting director of drama at ITV since January, when Laura Mackie announced she was stepping down to work in the independent sector.
As head of continuing drama, a role he took up in 2008, November oversaw shows such as Law and Order, Vera and Foyle’s War.
ITV director of television Peter Fincham said: “Steve will be a brilliant director of drama. He has a fantastic eye for a storyline and a keen awareness of what makes ITV drama audiences tick.”
November said he was “looking forward” to working with the UK’s “incredibly strong production community”.