BBC - writersroom - Insight:
"John Yorke is Controller of Continuing Drama Series and Head of Independent Drama.
John joined the BBC in the 1980's, working initially in radio before moving to television, where he was to become Executive Producer of EastEnders, masterminding some of the soap's most famous storylines.
In his present role, John works closely with the independent sector on a portfolio that encompasses series, serials and events across the four BBC channels, while retaining responsibility for EastEnders, Casualty, Holby City and Doctors. He also oversees the development of new series for BBC ONE. "