Danny Cohen (born 15 January 1974[1]) became Controller of BBC One in October 2010, having been the controller of BBC Three since 2007. He was the incumbent controller for the 2013 50th anniversary celebration.

In 2011, he famously said that Steven Moffat's commitments to Sherlock necessarily meant that Doctor Who's output would drop in 2012. Even though Moffat immediately used Twitter to push back against Cohen's statements, ultimately Cohen was proved correct.[2]

There's only so many hours a day [Moffat] can be awake. The man has to sleep and eat, and he's got a family.Danny Cohen

One of his personal commissions was the popular Call the Midwife, which propelled Jessica Raine to prominence, and may explain why Midwife won the coveted 7pm Christmas Day slot over Doctor Who in 2012. He also commissioned Toby Whithouse's The Game.

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