What I do
Kim Shillinglaw was appointed Controller of BBC Two and BBC Four in April 2014.
Kim’s previous role was Head of Commissioning for science and natural history programming at the BBC.
During this time she was responsible for commissioning c200 hours of television a year, including Landmark series, Features, Docu-Dramas and Live Events such as Stargazing, Trust Me I’m A Doctor; Wonders of the Universe, the Doctor Who Lecture; the Grierson Award-winner Joy Of Stats; Afterlife: House, Africa, Hidden Kingdoms, Animal Odd Couples, Wonder of Dogs, The 12 Billion Pound Railway, An Hour to Save Your Life, Pompeii and the BAFTA Award-winning Frozen Planet, as well as factual dramas such as the RTS Award-winning The Challenger and the recent Castles In The Sky.
Prior to that, Kim was Commissioning Editor for indies at CBBC, where she developed and commissioned the first series of the award winning Horrible Histories, as well as other entertainment and features such as Escape from Scorpion Island.
She has also worked as a programme maker for London Factual, overseeing landmark series such as The Incredible Human Journey with Dr Alice Roberts, for BBC Two, and Blood And Guts – A History Of Surgery and A Volatile History, both Bafta-nominated for BBC Four among many others, as well as working in Current Affairs and Documentaries both inside the BBC and in the independent sector.