Gale, who has not yet finalised a start date for his move to Five, will oversee programming for the broadcaster’s core channel, replacing Jay Hunt who is to become BBC1 controller.
At the BBC, Gale was responsible for Nigella Express, Heston Blumenthal’s Perfection and Indian Food Made Easy on BBC2, and the re-launch of Crimewatch on BBC1. Before that,
he was executive producer for features and documentaries. His credits include The Baby Borrowers, Mischief, The Real Hustle and The Choir.
Gale joined the BBC in November 2004 from independent production company Wall To Wall.
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