BBC Radio 3 loses a presenterNews
The presenter Suzy Klein has been named Head of Arts and Classical Music TV, effectively succeeding Jan Younghusband in a role that produces less and less clasical music on TV.
Suzy has been an agreeable presenter on Radio 3, but she lacks commissioning nous and political guile.
Suzy will lead the BBC’s world-class arts and classical music output on TV, driving audience reach and impact across the country and maintaining the BBC’s position as the UK’s biggest creator, investor and broadcaster of original Arts and Classical Music content.
Suzy will work to support British creativity by supporting the wider arts and music sectors, to showcase the best of UK talent and deliver a range of distinctive high-quality and impactful Arts and Classical Music content. Whilst her remit focuses on TV, iPlayer and Arts Digital, she’ll be collaborating with radio and BBC Sounds to make the most of the BBC’s arts and classical content for all audiences.
The position was created to see Arts and Classical Music TV commissioning fully integrated into BBC Content, as part of a new commissioning powerhouse under the leadership of Patrick Holland (Director of Factual, Arts & Classical Music). The restructuring of TV Arts and Music commissioning aims to bring specialist depth, modern storytelling and enhanced ambition to the genres and bring new opportunities for collaboration and programming of scale to help grow BBC iPlayer, build the BBC’s vital role in British Arts and Classical Music sectors, and deliver outstanding content for all licence-fee payers.