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John Yorke

John Yorke leaves Company Pictures

Takes on consultancy role

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Battle for Number 10

Battle for Number 10 peaks with 3m

THURSDAY: Channel 4’s election special registered 2.7m viewers, significantly down on the audience who tuned in to the opening head-to-head Leaders’ Debate on ITV five years ago.


Indie Survey 2015

Call The Midwife

Tough times at the top Video

Combined turnover is up again in this year’s survey, with true indies recording healthy rises. However growth is slowing, especially among the bigger players

A Place In The Sun

Rising stars of British TV Video

For small indies, a breakout commission or format can transform their business. Meet the fastest-growing producers in the Indie Survey with turnovers below £10m.

Benefits Street

Love Productions conquers all-comers Video

The breadth of its output and ability to get noticed helped Love Productions reach the top of the Peer Poll, with Bake Off and Benefits Street two of the most talked-about shows of 2014

Last Tango In Halifax

Consolidators tighten their grip Video

Despite double-digit declines in revenues for groups such as All3Media and Shine, ahead of its merger with top-ranked Endemol, UK turnover was up overall.


'True' indies: the top 30 Video

A rundown of the top 30 producers not majority owned by a larger group.


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    Londongrad, CTC Media

    Behind the scenes on Londongrad, the first Russian television series to be filmed in the capital

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    Who'd Be A Billionaire?, Sky Living

    The super-rich aren’t very forthcoming about their lives, but their staff provided a fascinating insight into their world, says Remy Blumenfeld

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    Media asset management

    As the costs come down, production companies are increasingly investing in archive and MAM systems of their own. Adrian Pennington asks the experts about the options

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    Morgan Matthews, Minnow Films

    Morgan Matthews talks about his first feature film X+Y and the future for expanding UK production outfit Minnow Films

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    Small screen, big breaks

    The UK tax incentive for high-end TV drama is giving the industry a massive boost. We look at its impact and assess the prospects for similar schemes elsewhere.

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    Roundtable: Channel 5 special

    Broadcast gathered indie bosses to debate the strengths and pitfalls of making shows for the broadcaster.

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    The Broadcast Interview: Ben Frow

    C5 director of programmes talks about changing perceptions of the channel and what he plans to do with the bigger budget provided by Viacom

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    Richard E Grant's 7 Deadly Sins, Discovery

    A genre-bending exploration of the animal instincts inside us all proved an eye-opening experience for Benedetta Pinelli


Inside No 9

TV Critics: Inside No 9; The Truth About Calories; Outlander


“This was inventive, deliciously wicked and utterly characteristic of its creators.”


The Twitter verdict

Battle For Number 10

The Twitter verdict: Battle For Number 10 Video

“Put some food in front of them and a French waiter in the background and you’ve got an episode of first dates #BattleForNumber10”

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INFOGRAPHIC: Indie Survey 2015 - key numbers

The key figures from Broadcast’s 2015 Indie Survey.

Broadcast Greenlight

Broadcast Greenlight offers the latest information on commissions and provides a comprehensive guide to indies, channels and commissioners.