The BBC has 'missed a trick' by failing to cater for the needs of pop music
The BBC has "missed a trick" by failing to cater for the needs of pop music fans, according to BBC head of entertainment group Wayne Garvie.Garvie's admission comes as BBC1 controller Lorraine Heggessey raised questions over the long-term future of flagship music show Top of the Pops, after former Channel 4 kids chief Andi Peters was appointed to undertake a full review of the 40-year old programme.Garvie told Broadcast: "I don't feel we have developed enough pop music shows. I think we have missed a trick. We have got some great people who do Later with Jools Holland and Glastonbury but we don't have as much pop music expertise as we should. Andi absolutely understands that area."Peters, who launched youth strand T4 for C4, will take up the new role of BBC executive editor, popular music, in September, reporting to creative head, music entertainment, Mark Cooper.He will be charged with developing new youth and pop shows as well as taking on duties for the long-running TOTP show, with a remit to refresh the programme.He will replace TOTP executive producer Chris Cowie, who is leaving the corporation and considering "a number of amazing new ideas and offers".Heggessey fuelled speculation this week that TOTP could move to digital youth channel BBC3, after conceding that the show would only stay on BBC1 "for the moment".Peters has previously produced BBC music show The O Zone and LWT's An Audience With the Spice Girls. He will continue his presenting work, including Capital Radio's Hit Music Sunday show.