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Unsworth named BBC Head of Daytime Commissioning

August 19, 2022

Th editor of BBC’s The One Show, Rob Unsworth has been appointed the new Head of BBC Daytime and Early Peak Commissioning and will start his new role in the coming months.

Kate Phillips, BBC Director of Unscripted Content, commented: “After a highly competitive interview process I’m delighted that Rob will be the new Head of Daytime and Early Peak, leading a team of very talented commissioners. Rob is an award winning producer and creative leader with an excellent track record in creating a broad range of popular programming with an emphasis on daytime, consumer and factual. I look forward to him joining our other excellent Genre Heads in BBC Unscripted as we work together”.

Unsworth has been with the BBC since 1997, working on a number of programmes, including Watchdog, Blue Peter, and Rogue Traders, as well as working as a Senior Advisor in the Editorial Policy team. After several years running the BBC Studios Factual team in Salford – where he oversaw and developed a string of Daytime successes including Rip Off Britain and For Love or Money, and documentaries for BBC Three – he became Head of The One Show in March 2020.

Unsworth said: “I’m thrilled to be taking on such an exciting role right at the heart of the schedule. Daytime and Early Peak has an incredible mix of shows that have a real impact on people’s lives. I can’t wait to work with the rest of the brilliant commissioning team to build on its strongest brands, and also find the big new ideas that will lead us into its next chapter.”

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