There’s a new drama chief in town, and he goes by the name Wenger. Former Doctor Who chief executive, Piers Wenger, is to succeed the departing Polly Hill for one of the most powerful jobs in Broadcasting, the BBC’s head of drama.
Wenger is currently Channel 4’s head of drama, his BBC credits including Parades End, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Rebecca Hall, and Eric and Ernie starring the late Victoria Wood. His recent Channel 4 shows include Humans and the recently cancelled Indian Summers.
Piers Wenger commented on the role:
“I have had an unforgettable and brilliant time at Channel 4 and it is with real sadness that I am saying goodbye. But the scope and scale of BBC drama make this an irresistible challenge and I could not be more excited about joining the talented team there and for the new relationships and creative adventures which lie ahead of me at the BBC”.