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Pickard to head kid shows at RDF

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UNITED KINGDOM — Nigel Pickard, who will ankle this week as ITV’s program topper, is expected to announce Wenesday that he will join British independent RDF as head of children’s shows.

Pickard is one of British TV’s most experienced children’s programmers having run CBBC, where he launched two kids’ weblets, and commissioned kid fare for ITV before rejoining as the web as program director three years ago.

RDF is best known for reality skeins such as “Faking It.”

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