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Alan Hart was a British television executive, who from 1981 to 1984 was the Controller of BBC One. His initial career was in the BBC sports department, and he rose through the ranks to become the Head of Sport in the late 1970s. In 1981, BBC One Controller Bill Cotton was promoted to Managing Director of BBC Television, and Hart was chosen to succeed him.
As channel Controller, Hart was responsible for managing the direction, content and commissioning of programmes on the BBC’s premier television station. However, his tenure is not generally regarded as one of the most successful in the broadcaster’s history, and when Michael Grade expressed a desire to return from working in the US to work for the BBC, Hart was shifted aside to allow Grade to succeed him in 1984.
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