Alan Yentob

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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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Imagine Producer
(2003-2021)
Arena Producer
(1977-2005)
Woman in Gold Producer
(2015)
Review Director
(1969-1972)

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  Imagine (TV Series) (series editor - 42 episodes, 2009 - 2020) (executive producer - 36 episodes, 2003 - 2018) (series producer - 7 episodes, 2010 - 2018) (producer - 7 episodes, 2004 - 2018) (Series Editor - 1 episode, 2019)
- Lenny Henry: Young, Gifted and Black (2020) ... (series editor)
- Olafur Eliasson: Miracles of Rare Device (2019) ... (Series Editor)
- Orhan Pamuk: A Strange Mind (2018) ... (series producer)
- Habaneros: You Say You Want a Revolution? Part Two (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Habaneros: You Say You Want a Revolution? Part One (2018) ... (executive producer)
 2019 The Man Who Saw Too Much (TV Special documentary) (producer)
 2017 Habaneros (Documentary) (executive producer)
 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 documentary) (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: The Quest for Harmony (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)
 2001 Masterpiece Classic (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- The Merchant of Venice (2001) ... (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 The Real Buddy Holly Story (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 - 6 episodes)
- Howard's Way (1987) ... (executive producer)
- Dark Victory (1987) ... (executive producer)
- It's All True (1987) ... (executive producer)
- A Woman's Lot (1987) ... (executive producer)
- Let's Face the Music and Dance (1987) ... (executive producer)
 1986 Stirling (Documentary) (executive producer)
  Omnibus (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 4 episodes, 1986) (producer - 3 episodes, 1974 - 1975) (series editor - 1 episode, 1986)
- The Mission (1986) ... (executive producer)
- The Bolshoi Ballet (1986) ... (executive producer)
- The Last Moguls (1986) ... (executive producer)
- Made in Ealing (1986) ... (series editor)
- Huw Wheldon by His Friends (1986) ... (executive producer)
 1986 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (producer - 1 episode)
 1986 Great Performances (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- The Cotton Club Remenbered (1986) ... (executive producer)
 1985 Francis Bacon and the Brutality of Fact (Documentary) (executive producer)
  Arena (TV Series documentary) (producer - 25 episodes, 1977 - 1984) (executive producer - 4 episodes, 1979 - 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 Caribbean Nights: The Bob Marley Story (Documentary) (executive producer)
 1982 The Catherine Wheel (TV Movie) (producer)
 1981 The Return of Lupino Lane (TV Short) (producer)
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[on the death of Bill Cotton] Under his leadership in the '70s the BBC commissioned and produced a raft of entertainment and comedy which set a benchmark for these genres which has rarely been surpassed. From Monty Python (Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969)) to Morecambe And Wise (The Morecambe & Wise Show (1968)), from The Generation Game (The Generation Game (1971)) to Dad's Army (1968), ... See more »

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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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