Piers Wenger has been appointed senior commissioning executive at Film4, Channel 4’s feature division.
Wenger, currently head of drama at BBC Wales, will take up his new post at a date to be confirmed.
He will report to C4’s controller of film and drama Tessa Ross, who said his arrival comes at a time “when we are embarking on an exciting new phase in our development.”
Since 2008, Wenger has overseen and executive produced the regeneration of “Doctor Who,” under lead writer Steven Moffat, and has overseen the rapid expansion of the show around the world.
During his three-year tenure at BBC Wales, he expanded the slate of drama productions to include “Christopher and His Kind,” writer-producer Kevin Elyot’s account of author Christopher Isherwood’s Berlin years, and the reboot of period family drama “Upstairs Downstairs,” penned by Heidi Thomas, among other shows.
He is currently working on an adaptation of Ford Madox Ford’s “Parade’s End,” written by Tom Stoppard, as well as theatrical production “The Crash of the Elysium,” which preems at the Manchester Festival this year.