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Michael Carrington appointed to CBBC

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Former BBC executive Michael Carrington is returning to the corporation to take up the position of CBBC's head of acquisitions.

Carrington was CBBC's deputy head of acquisitions from 1993 to 1999, before leaving to co-found independent production company Create TV & Film Ltd. CBBC controller Dorothy Prior said:

"I'm delighted Michael is joining us. This is one of the most important jobs in children's television and it's probably the only role that could tempt Michael away from Create.

"He has a thorough knowledge of the children's market place and considerable experience of buying and co-producing both live action and animation.

"He will be a huge asset to our senior team and I'm confident he will acquire the very best children's programming to complement our home-grown output."

Carrington will take up his post in January 2004, taking over from the retiring Theresa Plummer-Andrews.

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