Mar. 11th, 1947
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Alan Yentob has held many of the most prestigious positions at the BBC. He joined as a general trainee in 1968. After working on arts programs such as "Omnibus" and "Arena", he was made Head of Music and Arts at the BBC, Controller of BBC Two, Controller of BBC One, BBC Director of Programs in Production, BBC Director of Television, Director of Drama, Entertainment and CBBC and Creative Director of the BBC.
As well as his role at the BBC, he is on the Board of The South Bank and the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. He is also Chairman of the Institute of Contemporary Art and the charity Kids Company.
- 'Anne Bancroft (I)' (qv) and 'Mel Brooks' (qv) are godparents of his children.
- He was made a Fellow of the British Film Institute in recognition of his outstanding contribution to television culture.
- Attended King's School, Ely, Cambridgeshire, England.
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