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Meet the Controller: Cassian Harrison, BBC4

Cassian Harrison has been at the helm of BBC Four since October 2013; reinventing the schedule with programmes like Television’s Opening Night and the phenomenon that is Slow TV. The channel is known for its eccentricity and intelligence, but in this session, Cassian will share what is at the very heart of a BBC Four idea; a unique DNA that runs through every commission. Cassian will be joined by one or more of his genre commissioners to further unpick the commissioning process – and he also has a few surprises up his sleeve to give a vital insight into what makes him (and the channel) tick.