Hamish Mykura named head of More4

Retains Channel 4 documentary portfolio

LONDON -- Channel 4 documentaries boss Hamish Mykura has been named head of the broadcaster's arts and documentaries for digital TV channel More4, reporting to director of content Kevin Lygo.

Mykura replaces Peter Dale, who has left to set up his own production company. He will retain his documentaries portfolio for the main channel alongside the More4 position.

"Through its close association with the British Documentary Film Foundation, More4 champions original documentaries from around the world, and so I am delighted that Hamish will be bringing his expertise in this area to the channel," Lygo said.

Mykura joins More4 -- home to such broadcasts as "Death of a President" and "The Trial of Tony Blair" -- at a time when the channel saw last year's share of viewers up 36% from the previous year.

Forthcoming highlights include "Kubrick's Cubes," which has access to the legendary filmmaker's private archives, and Brian Woods' "Chosen," a blistering expose of child abuse at a British public school.