Jo Street has been appointed to the newly created role of BBC Commissioning Editor of Entertainment and Daytime, a combined role spanning development and commissioning for both genre teams, based in Scotland.

Entertainment and Daytime recently worked together on the BBC Two early-peak quiz Letterbox with Mel Giedroyc, and have created the new cross-over role to simplify the commissioning process for many suppliers and to develop stronger links between commissioning teams.

Jo Street has produced, directed, executive produced and commissioned shows across all genres, from Countryfile to Weakest Link.

Her current slate covers a range of network programmes including Homes Under The Hammer, Antiques Road Trip, Eggheads, Money For Nothing, Wild UK, and the new quizzes Impossible and Letterbox.

Street is based in Glasgow, and will be supported by the creation of a new Assistant Commissioner role, also based in Glasgow, as part of the BBC Content Commissioner Development programme.

The appointment was announced by Kate Phillips, Controller, Entertainment Commissioning, and Dan McGolpin, Controller, Programming and Daytime.

Street said: "It’s a great opportunity to build on the success I’ve had with Daytime and expand and grow Entertainment commissions in Scotland too. I work with some fantastic producers and I can’t wait to get stuck into the serious business of finding some brilliantly entertaining new shows."

She takes up her new role on 1 August 2017.

Staff Reporter

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