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Alan Yentob

Alan Yentob has held many of the most prestigious positions at the BBC. He joined as a general trainee in 1968. After working on arts programmes such as Omnibus (1967) and Arena (1975), he was made Head of Music and Arts at the BBC (1985 - 1988), Controller of BBC Two (1988 - 1993), Controller of BBC One (1993 - 1997), BBC Director of Programmes in... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 8 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Imagine
Imagine Producer
(2003-2016)
Woman in Gold
Woman in Gold Producer
(2015)
Ken Russell: A Bit of a Devil
Ken Russell: A Bit of a Devil Himself - Presenter
(2012)

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  Imagine (TV Series documentary) (series editor - 34 episodes, 2009 - 2015) (executive producer - 34 episodes, 2003 - 2012) (producer - 6 episodes, 2004 - 2014) (series producer - 4 episodes, 2010 - 2016)
- Georgia O'Keeffe: By Myself (2016) ... (series producer)
- Antony Gormley: Being Human (2015) ... (series producer)
- Richard Flanagan: Life After Death (2015) ... (series editor)
- Toni Morrison Remembers (2015) ... (series editor)
- Frank Gehry: The Architect Says "Why Can't I?" (2015) ... (series editor)
 2016 One Night in 2012 (TV Movie documentary) (series editor)
 2015 Woman in Gold (executive producer)
 2013 The Vivian Maier Mystery (Documentary) (producer)
 2012 London - The Modern Babylon (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2011 The Trouble with Tolstoy (TV Series documentary) (series editor - 2 episodes)
- In Search of Happiness (2011) ... (series editor)
- At War with Himself (2011) ... (series editor)
 2010 Painted with Words (TV Movie) (producer)
 2009 Nova (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Musical Minds (2009) ... (executive producer)
 2008 The Story of the Guitar (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 3 episodes)
- This Time It's Personal... (2008) ... (executive producer)
- Out of the Frying Pan... (2008) ... (executive producer)
- In the Beginning... (2008) ... (executive producer)
 2008 Trip to Asia - Die Suche nach dem Einklang (Documentary) (producer)
 2007 Krapp's Last Tape (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2006 Who Cares About Art (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 2003 Leonardo (TV Mini-Series documentary) (executive producer)
 1988 American Experience (TV Series documentary) (producer - 1 episode)
- Let Us Now Praise Famous Men: Revisited (1988) ... (producer)
 1988 Exiles: Edward Said (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1987 Forty Years at the I.C.A. (TV Series) (producer - 2 episodes)
- Mentioned in Dispatches (1987) ... (producer)
- Boyle Family/Patrick Hughes/Christo (1987) ... (producer)
 1987 Hollywood the Golden Years: The RKO Story (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 2 episodes)
- A Woman's Lot (1987) ... (executive producer)
- Let's Face the Music and Dance (1987) ... (executive producer)
  Omnibus (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 3 episodes, 1986) (series editor - 1 episode, 1986) (producer - 1 episode, 1975)
- The Mission (1986) ... (executive producer)
- The Last Moguls (1986) ... (executive producer)
- Made in Ealing (1986) ... (series editor)
- Huw Wheldon by His Friends (1986) ... (executive producer)
- Cracked Actor (1975) ... (producer)
 1986 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (producer - 1 episode)
  Arena (TV Series documentary) (producer - 18 episodes, 1977 - 1984) (executive producer - 3 episodes, 1982 - 1985) (series editor - 2 episodes, 1981 - 1982)
- Buddy Holly (1985) ... (executive producer)
- The Everly Brothers Reunion Concert (1983) ... (producer)
- The GPO Story (1983) ... (producer)
 1982 The Catherine Wheel (TV Movie) (producer)
 1982 Caribbean Nights: The Bob Marley Story (Documentary) (executive producer)
 1981 The Return of Lupino Lane (TV Movie) (producer)
 1979 Arena: Mentioned in Dispatches (Documentary) (executive producer)
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[on the frustrating complications of programme commissioning] You know what these things are like. You know there is endless discussions, negotiations. You know what the American networks are like, you know what Hollywood is like, you know what the BBC is like. You can't trust anyone, believe me. These things take a while. See more »

Trivia:

He is regarded as a supporter of science-fiction. He brought Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) to British television as controller of BBC Two, screened repeats of Doctor Who (1963) and while running BBC One he made efforts to restore Doctor Who (1963) to the channel despite antipathy towards it from other BBC executives at the time. This eventually led to the production of the Doctor Who (... See more »

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