Jan Younghusband is Head of BBC Music TV Commissioning, working to Bob Shennan Director of Music and responsible for commissioning and strategy for music on BBC TV for BBC Music. She was previously Head of Arts at Channel Four television, responsible for original commissions such as HUNGER, Steve McQueen’s first feature film, THE ARBOR, Cleo Barnard, and many new TV formats including OPERATUNITY, the first opera reality format, Howard Goodall’s series including the award winning HOW MUSIC WORKS, and she also commissioned 3 new opera films for television. Jan started her career at Glyndebourne and was then Head of Planning at the National Theatre, before turning to writing and producing her own work. She is responsible for two BBC films about David Bowie, FIVE YEAR and THE LAST FIVE YEARS which she commissioned with director Francis Whateley. Jan is also responsible for big live music events at the BBC including Glastonbury, The Proms, the Ariana Grande Manchester concert; Adele at the BBC and many other big live music events for BBC One. She is a published author of 3 books.