James Boyle to succeed Michael Green as new controller of Radio 4

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The new controller of Radio 4 will be James Boyle, now head of Radio Scotland, the BBC announced yesterday. He will succeed Michael Green in the autumn.

The post comes under the newly created BBC Broadcast directorate. Chief executive Will Wyatt said: "James is a powerful addition to the creative team." Yesterday he said of Radio 4: "I know the passion it inspires in both its audience and its programme makers and I will listen to their concerns in working to achieve our common aim of maintaining the intelligence and interest which pervade Radio 4 programmes."