Former BBC Three controller Murphy leaves RDF post after three months

LONDON - Former BBC controller Stuart Murphy has quit as RDF Media's creative director after only three months in the job.

Murphy, who left RDF on Friday, has not given a reason for his early departure, but there has been media speculation since he joined in January that he was unhappy in the new role.

He was absent from the Mip TV conference in Cannes last week, making him the only senior RDF executive not to attend.

RDF has so far declined to comment on the nature of Murphy's departure, which comes after he resigned as BBC Three controller last October after three years in the post.

He then became creative director at RDF, overseeing the development of its key programmes including 'Wife Swap', 'Faking It' and 'Shipwrecked'.

Murphy, who worked on some of BBC Three's most popular shows including 'Little Britain' and 'Casanova', was very outspoken when he left the corporation, saying: "I shall not miss having to listen to some bore of an MP who can't get his facts right and doesn't watch a channel, which is not even aimed at him." He was replaced by former E4 chief Julian Bellamy.

RDF has yet to announce who will be taking over as acting creative director in Murphy's absence.

If you have an opinion on this or any other issue raised on Brand Republic, join the debate in the Forum.

Have your say...

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus
Media Week Jobs
Search for more media jobs

Latest

ITV's Adam Crozier: 'Work to be done' after losing out to C4 during World Cup

ITV's Adam Crozier: 'Work to be done' after losing out to C4 during World Cup

Adam Crozier, chief executive of ITV, has admitted there is "work to be done" to boost viewers after being outperformed for share of commercial impacts (SOCI) by Channel 4, despite its World Cup coverage last month.

Share
Record entries for Media Week Awards 2014: meet the judges

Record entries for Media Week Awards 2014: meet the judges

This year's Media Week Awards have attracted a record number of 563 entries from the UK's most innovative media companies.

Share
Outdoor grows 6.4% to £258.8m in Q2

Outdoor grows 6.4% to £258.8m in Q2

The UK's outdoor advertising industry returned to growth in the second quarter of 2014, propelled by transport and digital spend, according to new figures from the Outdoor Media Centre today.

Share

Get news by email