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Charlotte Moore Speaks about BBC One at Edinburgh TV Festival

Earlier today, Zoe Ball hosted this year's BBC One controller session at the Edinburgh TV Festival and spoke to Director of Content for the BBC Charlotte Moore.

Here's a summary of what was said...

The session began with a reel that outlines some key statistics about BBC One including being the most-watched TV channel in the UK, the channel with the most BAME viewers and the channel which reaches the most 16-34 year olds. And when it comes to comedy the channel is responsible for four out of the five top comedies of the year.

Charlotte's personal favourite programmes from the last 12 months were the finale of Peter Kay's Car Share, the ongoing success of Michael McIntyre's Big Show and the second series of Doctor Foster.

She was also immensely proud of the last series of Strictly Come Dancing which continues to grow its audience after so many years. But what she's most proud of is the range across each genre that she has on the channel.

Speaking about diversity, Charlotte believes that the channels are already beginning to feel different after what she describes as "a great year on screen for diversity".

Talking about her vision for BBC One, Charlotte says she's "driven to tell British stories to British audiences that are important and relevant to our times."

Looking ahead, she's most excited about new dramas Wanderlust and The Informers as well as returning comedies Still Game and Still Open All Hours. And when questioned about the loss of The Great British Bake Off, Charlotte took it back to when BBC One lost The Voice UK and says that shows like Michael McIntyre's Big Show, All Round to Mrs Brown's recent hit All Together Now and future hit The Greatest Dancer would not have happened unless they lost The Voice UK.

She also admitted that she's "not scared to launch new shows and new talent at the heart of the BBC One schedule".

But she left her big announcement to the end and that was that Peaky Blinders will be making the move from BBC Two to BBC One for its fifth series.


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