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Ralph Lee takes up position of head of factual at Channel 4


By The Drum Team, Editorial

November 11, 2011 | 2 min read

Ralph Lee has been appointed by Channel 4 to the newly created role of head of factual.

Lee, who joined Channel 4 in 2002, was previously head of specialist factual, before this new role was created. A deputy head of factual will also be sought to support him.

The appointed comes after factual commissioning within the broadcaster was changed to merge the documentary and specialist factual teams.

Jay Hunt said, "We have been working hard to make Channel 4 more accessible to suppliers and this new structure will streamline the factual commissioning team and speed up the time it takes to get back to producers. Previously there was considerable overlap between departments with suppliers often pitching the same ideas to a number of teams. The new structure creates a one stop shop for factual and ensures there is more coordination, as well as cross-fertilisation, between the different genre areas within it."

Jay Hunt added: "Ralph is a formidable creative leader and a superlative manager. His knowledge and enthusiasm across a wide range of specialisms as well as his substantial track record for bringing fresh approaches to factual television make him the ideal person to take Channel 4 Factual on to the next level."

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