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Serious turn for Plowman

BBC's head of comedy moves to production

LONDON — BBC comedy topper Jon Plowman, whose hits include “The Office” and “Little Britain,” is moving to production.

Appointed head of comedy entertainment in 1994, he will step down later this year. Other shows he has been responsible for include “Absolutely Fabulous,” “French and Saunders,” and “The Vicar of Dibley.”

“I’m not gone yet but after 14 successful years I have decided to return to the coalface and give someone else a go at one of the best jobs in television,” he said. One of his new priorities will be working with the pubcaster’s commercial arm, BBC Worldwide, to develop the “Ab Fab” brand in the U.S.

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