New Channel 4 boss Alex Mahon faces some unwelcome drama

The broadcaster’s possible move from London, the verdict on Bake Off and competition from streaming services make for a tricky agenda

When Alex Mahon takes over at Channel 4, she will face some of the most daunting on- and off-screen challenges in the broadcaster’s 35-year history.

Mahon, head of the special effects company behind Gravity and Guardians of the Galaxy, will arrive as chief executive in the autumn, as Channel 4 relaunches the post-BBC Great British Bake Off and discusses a proposed move out of London.

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