HQ to house drama unit

Cana­dian ex­ec­u­tive poached from BBC as tele­vi­sion broad­caster pre­pares to re­turn to York­shire roots

Yorkshire Post - - NEWS -

DRAMA WILL be among the units re­lo­cated to Chan­nel 4’s new head­quar­ters in Leeds.

Its re­newed re­la­tion­ship with the city will see ex-BBC ex­ec­u­tive Navi Lamba’s Dig­i­tal Cre­ative Unit de­vel­op­ing “young-fo­cused con­tent”.

She said the chan­nel’s ear­lier shows had been “part of my for­ma­tive years, in spite of the fact that I grew up in Canada”, and added: “Be­ing able to join a chan­nel that has had such a big in­flu­ence on me is a dream come true.”

Tony Cap­stick, whose ra­dio show was an in­sti­tu­tion in Sh­effield, did not have an­other TV se­ries when his Chan­nel 4 days ended. He died in 2003.

PIC­TURES: CHAN­NEL 4/BBC

CITY LINKS: Clock­wise from left, Chan­nel 4 hit Count­down was filmed in Leeds; the chan­nel’s first head of en­ter­tain­ment Ce­cil Korer, from Leeds, also worked on It’s a Knock­out, above, and booked Tony Cap­stick’s sketch show, be­low.

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