Patrick Holland became Channel Controller of BBC Two in March 2017, following his earlier appointment as Channel Editor in July 2016.
As Controller he’s overseen the launch of a raft of new titles including Hospital, Motherland, The Mighty Redcar, Collateral, MotherFatherSon, Surgeons – At the Edge of Life, A House Through Time, King Charles III, House of Assad: A Dangerous Dynasty, Boy with the Topknot and Blitz: The Bombs that Changed Britain.
His goal is to continue the revitalisation of BBC Two as a vital cultural force, filled with provocative points of view, where creatives can take their biggest risks and where the audience comes to be stimulated, challenged and entertained.
Patrick also line manages Cassian Harrison, the channel Editor of BBC Four.
Prior to joining BBC Two, Patrick was Head of Commissioning, Documentaries, leading one of the biggest commissioning teams at the BBC, responsible for a huge range of output across all channels. From The Real Marigold Hotel and Simon’s Choice, How to Die (BBC Two) to Abused: The Untold Story (BBC One), the award-winning global documentary strand Storyville (BBC Four), through to BBC Three stand-out films Chasing Dad and Murdered By My Father.
Other highlights include Camila’s Kids’ Company: The Inside Story (BBC One), Syrian Love Story (BBC Four), Louis Theroux: Savile (BBC Two), The Great Pottery Throwdown (BBC Two), Behind Closed Doors (BBC One), and Professor Green’s Suicide And Me film (BBC Three).
Before the BBC, Patrick was the managing director of one of the UK’s biggest factual independent production companies, Boundless (part of Fremantle Media UK). Whilst there he created a raft of new documentary series including An Hour To Save Your Life (BBC Two), World’s Toughest Jobs (BBC Three), Britain At The Bookies (BBC One) and Dara And Ed’s Great Big Adventure (BBC Two).
Patrick also oversaw the revitalisation of The Apprentice and Grand Designs (both BAFTA-nominated in 2015) and executive produced the feature documentary The Class Of ’92 (Universal). Before joining Boundless Patrick was the Director of Factual at Ricochet, where he ran Born To Be Different (Channel 4), executive produced Space Shuttle: The Final Mission (BBC Two) and established the new talent documentary strand My Crazy Life (Channel 4).