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'Casualty', 'Holby City' executive producer announced by BBC

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Oliver Kent has been announced as the new executive producer of Casualty and Holby City.

BBC Drama Production announced that Kent will be taking over from Johnathan Young, following reports that the BBC was searching for a replacement earlier this month.

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Kent has worked for BBC Drama for 17 years, and became Casualty's series producer in 2007. He is also currently the senior producer for Holby City.

His new role will see him reporting to Clare Hudson, Head of BBC Wales Productions, and Kate Harwood, Head of BBC Drama Production England.

Kent ´╗┐said of his appointment: "I am truly delighted to be taking up the position of Executive Producer on Casualty and Holby City.

"Over many years I have grown to love both programmes equally and am really excited at the prospect of working with the brilliant teams in Elstree and Roath Lock. I am inheriting two shows in great shape and I can't wait to get started."

Harwood added: "With his depth of experience, his passion for Continuing Drama and his commitment to talent on-screen and off, Oliver will be a great new leader for our two flagship medical shows and I can't wait to work with him."

Kent will begin his new position on March 11, dividing his time between Elstree and Roath Lock Studios in Cardiff. Get the Inside Soap magazine on your iPhone or iPad

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