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Damian Kavanagh


Controller CBBC

Damian Kavanagh is Controller of the award-winning children’s channel CBBC.

He oversees all programmes and multiplatform commissioning for the CBBC channel and the two dedicated blocks on BBC One and BBC Two.

Damian was previously Head of Planning and Scheduling for BBC Daytime where he also worked as an Executive Producer on shows including Escape To The Country, Hospital Heroes and The Unsellables.
He previously worked in Children’s as Head of Planning and Scheduling and as an Independent Commissioning Executive, where he Executive Produced shows including Hider in the House, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and The Underdog Show. Prior to that he was Head of Planning and Scheduling for BBC Three and was Acting Controller following Stuart Murphy’s departure.

Damian was a speaker in the 2011 ConferenceCMC Opening Quiz “Our Survey said…” and in MEET THE COMMISSIONERS: Public Service