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Charlotte Alexandra Moore (born 19 June 1968) is the BBC's Director of Content. She was appointed to this role in early 2016 when she assumed responsibility for all of the BBC's television channels after the controller posts were abolished. In January 2013, she had been appointed as the Controller of BBC One.


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Earlier career

A graduate of Bristol University, she joined Ideal World as a producer-director of documentaries in 2002. As a freelancer in this joint role, her credits included "Lagos Airport", RTS award winning Living With Cancer and Great Britons: Churchill. She was appointed head of documentaries for Muriel Gray's Ideal World company in February 2004, and then head of contemporary factual at IWC Media, as it became after its merger with Wark Clements, in 2005.

Moore became a commissioning executive for documentaries at the BBC in 2006, responsible for the Emmy award winning Stephen Fry's Secret Life of the Manic Depressive and Bafta award winning Evicted. After a period as temporary charge, she formally became the commissioning editor of Documentaries in May 2009, responsible for 220 hours of programming per annum across the BBC's four television channels with an annual budget of £30 million by 2011. In this role she gave the go ahead for BBC2's Welcome to Lagos, Protecting Our Children, a programme on assisted suicide, Terry Pratchett: Choosing to Die , 7/7 One Day in London, Inside Claridges and The Great British Bake Off among others. Rivals at Channel 4 suggested Moore's preference for authored documentaries might give her output an "old fashioned" air, a criticism she rejected in June 2011. She rejected that channel's fondness for 'fixed rig' programmes, like One Born Every Minute and Coppers which, Moore has said, appear to repeat the same narrative in each episode: "Where are the layers and complexity? It is difficult for them to be inventive and risky."


In February 2013 she was appointed acting controller of Daytime Television for the BBC, and had been acting controller of BBC One since Danny Cohen's promotion to Director of BBC Television on 7 May. She became controller of BBC One in June 2013.

At the time Moore became BBC One controller, the Media commentator Maggie Brown, wrote that "her appointment signals a rising appreciation of collaborative team players with an eye on the greater good of the BBC". In January 2016, it was announced that the controller posts for the BBC channels are to be abolished, and Moore will assume the overall post for all of them, including responsibility for the iPlayer, later in the year.

Honours and other activities

Moore has been a trustee since 2005 of the Grierson Trust, of which she is a Vice-Chair. Moore was made a Fellow of the Royal Television Society in 2016.

Personal life

Moore is married with two children. Her husband is Johann Perry.


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