Alan Yentob


Alan Yentob’s career has centred on the BBC from his first job at the World Service. He was producer/director with Omnibus; editor of Arena; and became Head of Music and Arts in 1985. He was appointed Controller – first of BBC 2 in 1989 – then BBC 1 in 1993. Since 2004 he has been Creative Director of the BBC and hosts Imagine.

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JBW had a brilliant time at the London Chanukah celebrations in Trafalgar Square last night, hosted by London Mayor Sadiq Khan.

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Jonathan Safran Foer discusses his novel Here I Am with Hephzibah Anderson at an out-of-festival event.