After a childhood split between Liverpool and York, Taylor initially made her name as a spotter of innovative comedy, with Spaced and Black Books among the programmes she commissioned while at Channel 4.

She was also head of comedy at Hat Trick Productions before beginning her Beeb career in 2005, rising to controller of comedy commissioning – the corporation’s first Salford-based genre controller – with primetime hits under her belt including Outnumbered, Miranda, Mrs Brown’s Boys and Twenty Twelve.

Taylor took the CBBC controller job in 2012 because she wanted a new challenge, and has scored successes with the likes of Hank Zipzer, Justin’s House and All at Sea while demonstrating a fondness for vintage programming through the likes of The Furchester Hotel and a revival of Danger Mouse. Now living in Hebden Bridge, she is managing a 10.5% children’s budget cut to £91m by 2016-17.