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A controversial blog supposedly written by a fictional TV controller is signing off, but the writer behind it has revealed who he is.

The Secret Blog of a TV Controller (aged 33 and 3/4) launched in April and took pleasure in parodying the overblown management and marketing speak of TV execs.

The blog was widely seen as an attack on Danny Cohen, the controller of BBC 3.

Although the blog's writer was anonymous, and remained so during an Observer interview on Sunday, the writer has used his last post to out himself.

One commenter said: "There is an important message here that the senior execs at the BBC must see. Those of us in television want to make good programmes, and we want your help to do it. Throwing buzz words around does not help. Commissioning conference jollies out-of-town does not help. Building relationships DOES.

"So get out of the sixth floor and visit your producers, your researchers, your content providers in the indie sector. For goodness sake, do it now. The world is moving on, and it is a crying shame to see the BBC suffocate in its own pit of business-speak, inefficiency, and mediocre content."

TVC was not universally loved - other posters described him as a bully, and worse.

TV Controller's "thank you and goodnight", and the Observer interview, is here. ®

Bootnote

Please note the man named as the author of TV Controller has denied he is in fact TV Controller. For more bloggage go here.

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