Kim Shillinglaw was appointed controller of BBC Two and BBC Four in April 2014.
Over the past year, BBC TWO has gone from strength to strength with a combination of break out hits, creative innovation and thought-provoking, blue chip public service content. The channel has seen the critical and ratings success of Wolf Hall, the channel’s biggest drama series in at least 13 years and Banished, the fourth highest drama series launch as well the return of The Fall and Peaky Blinders whilst The Wrong Mans and W1A have been a talking point for the nation. Stand out factual has included the fascinating Reinventing the Royals, the haunting accounts from the Children of Gaza and Sue Perkins along the Mekong River as well as seasons on Food, The Super Rich And Us, Taking Liberties and the Holocaust Memorial. BBC Two recently won more RTS Awards than any other channel, with awards for for The Honourable Woman, Line of Duty, Inside No. 9, Harry and Paul’s Story of the TWOs (2), Marvellous and A Poet in New York.
Kim’s previous role was head of commissioning for science and natural history programming at the BBC. During this time she was responsible for commissioning 200 hours of television a year, including landmark series, features, docu-dramas and live events such as Stargazing, Trust Me I’m A Doctor; Wonders of the Universe, the Doctor Who Lecture; the Grierson Award-winner Joy Of Stats; Afterlife: House, Africa, Hidden Kingdoms, Animal Odd Couples, Wonder of Dogs, The 12 Billion Pound Railway, An Hour to Save Your Life, Pompeii and the BAFTA Award-winning Frozen Planet, as well as factual dramas such as the RTS Award-winning The Challenger and the recent Castles In The Sky.
Prior to that, Kim was commissioning editor for indies at CBBC, where she developed and commissioned the first series of the award winning Horrible Histories, as well as other entertainment and features such as Escape from Scorpion Island.
She has also worked as a programme maker for London Factual, overseeing landmark series such as The Incredible Human Journey with Dr Alice Roberts for BBC Two, and Blood And Guts – A History Of Surgery and A Volatile History, both Bafta-nominated for BBC Four among many others, as well as working in current Affairs and documentaries both inside the BBC and in the independent sector.