Dan McGolpin Named as BBC Daytime Controller

Dan McGolpin has been handed control of all daytime output on BBC One and BBC Two as well as The One Show.

Reporting directly to BBC One Controller Charlotte Moore, Dan McGolpin will have control of the lion's share of BBC terrestrial television output, including flagship 'The One Show' and control of BBC Two until 7pm.

McGolpin replaces former BBC Daytime Controller Damian Kavanagh, now Digital Controller, BBC Three.

Currently Head of Planning & Scheduling for BBC One, Dan has also overseen the scheduling of BBC Television's portfolio of channels since 2012, working closely alongside both Danny Cohen and Charlotte Moore.

He has worked in channel management roles for BBC Television since 2001, first on BBC Two and then on BBC One before becoming Head of Planning and Scheduling for BBC Three in 2006. Prior to that Dan spent two years in BBC Strategy working on some of the changes undertaken by the BBC to embrace digital technologies in TV, Radio and Online.

He will take up his new role in June and the BBC will begin recruitment immediately for a new Head of Planning & Scheduling BBC One.

McGolpin said: “The BBC offers a fantastic range of high quality programmes in daytime and early-peak and I feel honoured that Charlotte Moore has asked me to lead the team responsible for delivering that. I'm looking forward to working with all of the talented people involved in creating that rich mix of shows across all genres."

BBC One Controller, Charlotte Moore added: "Dan did a brilliant interview in a very competitive field and showed a real vision for daytime. His background as a scheduler across the BBC portfolio means he has great experience with a broad mainstream audience and a passion for high quality, popular programming across all genres. He has a fantastic strategic mind and an instinctive editorial flair which always puts the viewer first. I am confident Dan will lead the daytime team into an exciting new era."