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Meet the Commissioners

23 January 2012
Danny Cohen

Every TV ideas person wants to know how to get their programme commissioned. Get advice from the top of the chain in this series of interviews with the UK's leading commissioners.

Towards the end of 2011, BAFTA hosted an interactive, insightful and practical strand of interviews in which TV’s top decision makers discussed the vision for their channels, the shows that excited them and their priorities for the year ahead.

Select from the links below to watch highlights from the interviews on BAFTA Guru and to find out more.

Meet the commissioners...

Danny Cohen

Danny Cohen

BBC One

2011 was Danny Cohen's first year at the helm of BBC One and we’re now beginning to see his vision taking shape. BBC One’s overall share has risen over the last year. Find out what Danny’s looking for across the genres and how he plans to deliver new programming in 2012.

> Watch Danny's interview on BAFTA Guru

Jay Hunt

Jay Hunt

Channel 4

Jay Hunt became Chief Creative Officer (CCO) of Channel 4 in January 2011. As Channel 4 enters its next phase of creative renewal with a revamp of More 4, a raft of new programming and plans to potentially spend its biggest budget yet are emerging.

> Read Jay's interview on BAFTA Guru

Stuart Murphy

Stuart Murphy

Sky

Stuart is the Director of Sky 1HD & Director of Commissioning at Sky Entertainment. The last 12 months have seen Sky 1 deliver a programming slate that's distinctive, original and risk-taking with more original commissions than acquisitions for the first time.

> Watch Stuart's interview on BAFTA Guru

Peter Fincham

Peter Fincham

ITV

ITV’s five-year transformation plan is making progress. The broadcaster recently posted revenues of more than £1bn, with profits up 45% for the same period in 2011. ITV’s family of channels also increased their share of viewing figures in the first half of 2011.

> Watch Peter's interview on BAFTA Guru