Mike Gunton and Chris Cole to lead BBC Natural History

Neil Nightingale is due to stand down as Head of the BBC Natural History Unit on June 26th and while the NHU search for a new leader, the BBCs controller of Factual Tom Archer has announced that he is appointing Mike Gunton (left) and Chris Cole as Joint Acting Heads.

"Mike and Chris have great complimentary skills and have of course worked very effectively together running development." Says Archer

"Together they can make sure we nail the outstanding deals we are pursuing, continue the push for new commissions and new ideas, and establish the NHU's relationship with the new commissioner Kim Shillinglaw"


  1. SteveyL9:49 AM

    Good Luck Mike and Chris - Mike I love your films!

  2. Anonymous11:36 AM

    thanks for news!