EastEnders executive manufacturer Sean O’Connor is leaving the long-running soap after a year in the task.
The radio and tv manufacturer stated he was leaving the program to focus on his movie profession.
He stated it was “with a heaviness of heart” that he bid farewell to Albert Square.
Before signing up with the square in Walford, O’Connor was the editor of BBC Radio 4’s The Archers, and was accountable for the domestic abuse story in between Helen Archer and Rob Titchener.
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O’Connor stated: “I’ve had a fantastic time at EastEnders.
“I’ll delight in viewing EastEnders go from strength to strength however will miss out on everyone tremendously. Elstree actually is a location where you make buddies for life.”
He included that he had actually planned to continue at Elstree – the Hertfordshire studios where EastEnders is shot – till completion of 2017.
But shooting dedications with Camberwell Productions suggested his departure came quicker.
Along with other jobs, O’Connor is relocating to deal with Sherlock co-creator and League of Gentleman star Mark Gatiss.
Gatiss is composing his very first cinema function on the killer Neville Heath.
Controller of BBC Drama Piers Wenger stated: “I wish to thank Sean on behalf of the BBC for the work he’s done on EastEnders, and we want him all the absolute best for the future.”
Former Channel 4 head of drama John Yorke will take control of as short-lived imaginative director.
He was formerly executive manufacturer on EastEnders in between 2000 and 2003, throughout the time that Phil Mitchell had actually been shot by his sweetheart Lisa.
Head of continuing drama series at BBC Studios Oliver Kent stated: “John Yorke is a Walford legend and I am delighted that he will be joining us for a brief duration to manage the program and to assist us construct on Sean’s tradition while we hire a long-lasting follower.”
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