Woodward in tourism post

Culture czar Jowell survives reshuffle

Former BBC producer Shaun Woodward is the U.K.’s new creative industries and tourism minister, replacing James Purnell, who was promoted in a massive government reshuffle Friday.

Woodward’s responsibilities include film, TV and music.

A previous report that Richard Caborn had been moved into the film slot was incorrect.

Woodward reports to Tessa Jowell, secretary of state in the Dept. of Culture, Media & Sport, who kept her job in the reshuffle.

“Ten years of working in the broadcasting industry will undoubtedly help me both understand and promote the creative industries within Britain and across the world,” Woodward said.

“Whether it’s television, film, computer games or the music business, we have a fantastic set of opportunities with which I am thrilled to engage.”

Woodward started in politics as a Conservative MP before joining the ruling Labor Party. At the time, he was said to be the only Labor MP with a butler.

He worked at the BBC from 1982-91 as producer of the daily magazine program “Newsnight,” senior producer of the flagship investigative strand “Panorama” and editor of consumer show “That’s Life.”

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