Dan McGolpin

Controller, Programming & Daytime

Roles and responsibilities

  • Dan oversees BBC Content’s Programming teams comprising Planning, Scheduling, iPlayer and Programme Acquisitions.
  • Dan also leads the Daytime and Early-Peak commissioning team who are responsible for programmes on BBC One up until The One Show and on BBC Two up until 7pm (and usually until lunchtime at weekends for both channels).
  • Dan sits on the BBC Content Board and reports to the BBC Director of Content.

Biography

In February 2017, Dan took up a newly created role overseeing the Programming teams within BBC Content and has been tasked with ensuring that these teams work closely together to deliver to the strategic objectives of the Division.

He continues to lead the Daytime and Early-Peak commissioning team, which he has done since June 2015. On BBC One he has commissioned many new series during that time including drama series such as Shakespeare & Hathaway Private Investigators, quiz shows such as !mpossible, documentary series such as Murder, Mystery and My Family and investigative current affairs such as Britain’s Secret Charity Cheats. New drama acquisitions have included Red Rock and 800 Words. On BBC Two, new commissions in early-peak have included Richard Osman’s House of Games and The Repair Shop.

From 2010 to 2015, Dan was Head of Planning and Scheduling for BBC One. During this time, scheduling successes included Call The Midwife on Sundays at 8pm, Mrs Brown’s Boys first series at 10.35pm and then moving earlier into peaktime, The Voice launching on Saturday nights, Sherlock moving to a New Year’s Day slot, The Great British Bake Off moving to BBC One and BBC One’s schedule for the 2012 London Olympics.

From 2006 to 2010, Dan was Head of Planning and Scheduling for BBC Three. This was a period of very strong growth for the channel and the industry recognition included winning Channel of the Year three times within four years. Scheduling successes in that time included Torchwood, Gavin and Stacey, Family Guy, Being Human, Don’t Tell The Bride and Blood, Sweat and T-Shirts.

From 2001 to 2006, Dan performed a number of Planning Manager and Schedule Manager roles across BBC One and BBC Two.

Dan joined the BBC in 2000, when he initially worked as a Strategy Manager within both the Corporate Strategy and New Media Strategy teams analysing the potential impact of new technologies on TV and Radio consumption. Prior to that he was a Business Consultant in the private sector.

Salary and total remuneration

  • Salary: £203,000
  • Total remuneration: £203,000

This information is correct as of September 2017.

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  • Dan McGolpin had no gifts or hospitality to declare in Q4 2016-17
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  • Dan McGolpin had no gifts or hospitality to declare in Q4 2015-16
  • Dan McGolpin had no gifts or hospitality to declare in Q3 2015-16
  • Dan McGolpin had no gifts or hospitality to declare in Q2 2015-16
  • Dan McGolpin had no gifts or hospitality to declare in Q1 2015-16

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